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Wolters Kluwer nv (WLSNc.D) Appoints Joint Presidents, Bob Jansen and Michelle Woker to Run Healthcare Analytics Business


6/22/2011 9:54:34 AM

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (June 21, 2011) – Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions, a leading provider of scientific information and analytics to professionals in the pharmaceutical and biotech fields, today announced the joint appointments of Bob Jansen and Michelle Woker as Co-Presidents of its healthcare analytics business. Both leaders were promoted from within the company and were selected for their deep and varied experience in the pharmaceutical industry and the pharma information space.

Both leaders report directly to Bob Becker, President and CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health & Pharma Solutions, a division of Wolters Kluwer and the parent company of Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions. In his new role, Bob Jansen will serve as President & Chief Commercial Officer, Healthcare Analytics, and is responsible for all client and market facing functions. Michelle Woker was named President & Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare Analytics, and will handle all technology, delivery and operations functions.

“The unique combination of skills, experience and passion that Bob and Michelle collectively possess is going to help us deliver the attention to detail and high level of service that our clients have come to expect,” said Bob Becker, President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health & Pharma Solutions. “At the same time, their demonstrated ability to work collaboratively is the new ingredient that will allow us to scale to new heights.”

A 20-year year veteran of the pharmaceutical industry, most recently, Jansen had been Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, for Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions’ healthcare analytics business since 2007. In this role, he led the sales, service and consulting organizations. Prior to coming to Wolters Kluwer, he was with Medpointe Pharmaceuticals where he served as Director of Commercial Operations and Director of Marketing for the company’s allergy franchise. He also made many significant contributions as a leader in the managed markets sales and contracting areas at a number of other pharmaceutical companies, including Forest, Watson and Elan. Jansen is a member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and the Foundation for Medical Excellence, and a graduate of the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon.

Michelle Woker has been with the Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions healthcare analytics business for a total of 17 years. Most recently, as Senior Vice President, Operations, she ran the data intake, aggregation and delivery operations environments as well as business support functions for product development. Previously, she worked at Amgen, where she was a regional health system sales director, and also held roles in strategic planning, business operations and information management. Woker is a member of the Life Office Management Association and a Certified Medical Representative (CMR). She is a graduate of Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.wolterskluwerpharma.com.

About Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions

Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions, Inc. (Bridgewater, NJ) is a leading provider of information and analytics to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. The company’s brands include Adis, Source® and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. A provider of business intelligence and services, Adis publishes 19 peer-reviewed drug research journals and 2 newsletters and offers the most respected drug and clinical trials databases in the pharma industry. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international healthcare publisher with nearly 300 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines. A longstanding provider of market data and healthcare analytics, Source® offers a unique set of comprehensive patient and physician-level prescribing and usage data. For more information, visit www.wolterskluwerpharma.com.

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer, U.S., part 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 2010 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), employs approximately 18,200 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 indices.

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Thomas M. Kivett

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