Wolters Kluwer

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Total dividend bookyear 2019: € 0.000*

Interim dividend

proposed amount
?
announcement date
Jul 31, 2019
ex-coupon date
Aug 27, 2019
payment date
Sep 19, 2019

26 SepPayment date: 2019 interim dividend ADRs
19 SepPayment date: 2019 interim dividend

Total dividend bookyear 2018: € 0.980*

Final dividend

proposed amount
€ 0.640
announcement date
Apr 18, 2019
ex-coupon date
Apr 24, 2019
payment date
May 16, 2019

In view of our strategic priorities and expected capital allocation for the coming three years (2019-2021), we are proposing to increase the total dividend per share for financial year 2018 by 15%. We will therefore recommend a final dividend of €0.64 per share which will bring the total dividend to €0.98 per share (2017: €0.85). The 2018 dividend proposal is subject to approval by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in April 2019.

23 May: Payment date: 2018 final dividend ADRs
16 May: Payment date: 2018 final dividend ordinary shares

Interim dividend

amount
€ 0.340
announcement date
ex-coupon date
Aug 27, 2018
payment date
Sep 19, 2018

For 2018, we intend to set the interim dividend at 40% of prior year total dividend (previously: 25%). This will result in a 2018 interim dividend of €0.34 (to be paid in September 2018).

Total dividend bookyear 2017: € 0.850

Final dividend

amount
€ 0.650
announcement date
Apr 19, 2018
ex-coupon date
Apr 23, 2018
payment date
May 17, 2018

At the 2018 Annual General Meeting, shareholders approved a total dividend of €0.85 per ordinary share resulting in a final dividend of €0.65 per ordinary share. The final dividend of €0.65 will be paid in May 2018.

17 May: Payment date 2017 final dividend ordinary shares
24 May: Payment date 2017 final dividend ADRs

Interim dividend

amount
€ 0.200
announcement date
ex-coupon date
payment date

Total dividend bookyear 2016: € 0.790

Final dividend

amount
€ 0.790
announcement date
ex-coupon date
payment date

Source: company website, April 2018

NOTE: this amount represents the total gross dividend of this bookyear. It may or may not have been paid in multiple separate dividends (interim, final etc).

Total dividend bookyear 2015: € 0.750

Final dividend

amount
€ 0.750
announcement date
ex-coupon date
payment date

Source: company website, April 2018

NOTE: this amount represents the total gross dividend of this bookyear. It may or may not have been paid in multiple separate dividends (interim, final etc).

Dividend history

financial events

Company information

Wolters Kluwer is a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services for clinicians, nurses, accountants, lawyers, tax specialists, and finance, audit, compliance, and regulatory sectors.

Dividend policy

source: company website January 2019

Progressive dividend policy

Wolters Kluwer has a progressive dividend policy under which the company aims to increase the dividend per share each year. The dividend pay-out ratio will therefore vary from year to year. The annual increase is dependent on our financial performance, market conditions, and our need for financial flexibility. Our dividend policy takes into consideration the nature of our business and our expectations for future cash flow and investment needs.