Wolters Kluwer Germany Acquires LexisNexis Deutschland

Tuesday, 16. November 2010 08:00
Wolters Kluwer reinforcing German market position as online legal services

Cologne, Germany (November 16, 2010) - Wolters Kluwer Germany Holding GmbH
announced today that the company will acquire LexisNexis Deutschland GmbH.
Through this acquisition, the online legal services part of the portfolio of
Wolters Kluwer Germany will be expanded by the range of services and the
technological expertise of the online databases of LexisNexis Deutschland. The
transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close around
the end of the year. Financial terms are not being disclosed.

"This acquisition is an important milestone to establish Wolters Kluwer as a
comprehensive and efficient online service provider for legal information in
Germany," commented Ulrich Hermann, Regional Managing Director for Wolters
Kluwer Legal & Regulatory Central Europe, and CEO Wolters Kluwer Germany. "Our
strategy is focused on providing our customers with workflow solutions from our
software business, content from our publishing business, and online research
through our web services, as an integrated offering from a single source."

With a workforce of over 200 employees based in Münster, LexisNexis Deutschland
is a leading information and knowledge management provider with strong online
legal services in the law and business segment in Germany. Under its publishing
brands, which include ZAP, the business also produces legal publications in the
areas of insolvency, notarial, employment, family, and social law and provides
information services for the areas of public administration, health insurance
funds, and human resources. The addition of LexisNexis Deutschland expands the
range of publications and strengthens the online services provided by Wolters
Kluwer in the German legal market. The German Business Information activities of
LexisNexis with approximately 20 employees as well as use of the LexisNexis
brand in Germany remain with LexisNexis International.

Wolters Kluwer Germany has been expanding its portfolio in the German market in
all areas of law for over 25 years. The company is particularly well known in
the Germany legal and regulatory market through highly regarded publishing
brands such as Carl Heymanns, Luchterhand, and Werner, and for its software
business AnNotext and Trigon Data. By acquiring LexisNexis Deutschland, Wolters
Kluwer Germany is expanding its online business while also reinforcing and
developing its publishing operations, especially through the well-known ZAP

About Wolters Kluwer Germany
Wolters Kluwer Germany is an information services company specializing in the
legal, business and tax sectors. The organization covers two markets: legal &
regulatory and tax & accounting. The legal & regulatory business unit provides
important information to legal professionals in the form of content, software
and services through well-known publishing brands such as Carl Heymanns,
Luchterhand and Werner. Headquartered in Cologne, it has over 1,000 employees
located at 22 offices throughout Germany and has been serving the German market
for over 25 years.

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

Wolters Kluwer has 2009 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), employs
approximately 19,300 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40
countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters
Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are
quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100

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Wolters Kluwer Services Wolters Kluwer Investor Relations
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