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2014-04-07

Wolters Kluwer NV: Wolters Kluwer Completes Acquisition of Remaining 62% of Third Coast Holdings

April 7, 2014 - Wolters Kluwer today announced that, following regulatory
approval, it has completed the acquisition of the 62% of Third Coast
Holdings, Inc. which
it did not already own for approximately $180 million (excluding acquired
cash).

Third Coast Holdings is the parent company of Datacert, one of the world's
leading providers of enterprise legal management (ELM) solutions, including
legal billing and matter management solutions, serving corporate general
counsel and law firms. Datacert serves more than 120 corporations in over 140
countries.

Datacert will be combined with Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services'
fast-growing ELM business, TyMetrix. The combination will establish an
enhanced leadership position from which to offer broad, innovative solutions,
accelerate international expansion, and create operating efficiencies.

This acquisition is in line with Wolters Kluwer's strategy of focusing its
capital on its market-leading, high-growth businesses. Datacert had revenues
of $57 million in 2013, of which over 80% is subscription based. Including
integration benefits, Datacert is expected to deliver a return on total
investment above Wolters Kluwer's after tax cost of capital (8%) within 3 to
5 years. The transaction is expected to be slightly earnings enhancing in the
first full year. Wolters Kluwer is expected to record a non-cash book profit
of approximately $100 million on its minority investment at the time of
closing, subject to accounting adjustments.

"This acquisition is in line with our strategy to continue to invest capital
to extend our leading, growing businesses, of which Corporate Legal Services
is one", said Nancy McKinstry, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of
Wolters Kluwer.
"The combination of these two great companies will enable us to deliver a
broad range of solutions for the legal services community," said Richard
Flynn, Group President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services.

About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information services.
Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance,
audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market
leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their
business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an
ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2013 annual revenues of €3.6 billion. The group serves
customers in over 150 countries, and employs over 19,000 people worldwide.
The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.

Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are
included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored
Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the
over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

For more information about our products and organization,
visitwww.wolterskluwer.com, follow @Wolters_Kluwer onTwitter, like us
onFacebook, follow us onLinkedIn, or follow WoltersKluwerComms onYouTube.

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Forward-looking Statements
This report contains forward-looking statements. These statements may be
identified by words such as "expect", "should", "could", "shall" and similar
expressions. Wolters Kluwer cautions that such forward-looking statements are
qualified by certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results
and events to differ materially from what is contemplated by the
forward-looking statements. Factors which could cause actual results to
differ from these forward-looking statements may include, without limitation,
general economic conditions; conditions in the markets in which Wolters
Kluwer is engaged; behavior of customers, suppliers, and competitors;
technological developments; the implementation and execution of new ICT
systems or outsourcing; and legal, tax, and regulatory rules affecting
Wolters Kluwer's businesses, as well as risks related to mergers,
acquisitions, and divestments. In addition, financial risks such as currency
movements, interest rate fluctuations, liquidity, and credit risks could
influence future results. The foregoing list of factors should not be
construed as exhaustive. Wolters Kluwer disclaims any intention or obligation
to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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