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Wolters Kluwer Appoints Deidra D. Gold as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for North America


Amsterdam (January 24, 2006) - Wolters Kluwer, a leading multinational publisher and information services company, today announced it has appointed Deidra D. Gold as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for its corporate activities in North America.
In this newly created role within Wolters Kluwer’s North American Shared Services organization, Ms. Gold is responsible for overall leadership of the Company’s legal function throughout North America, as well as sourcing and management of all legal services provided to Wolters Kluwer’s North American operations.

Ms. Gold has more than twenty-five years of broad-based legal and management experience. With significant leadership experience in both corporate organizations and law firms, Ms. Gold brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the organization, in corporate law matters and transactions and across a broad range of other substantive legal areas.

Most recently, Ms. Gold served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of United Stationers, a Fortune 500 wholesale distributor of business products with annual sales of more than $4 billion. Prior to joining United Stationers, she was Vice President and General Counsel of eLoyalty Corporation, a public IT consulting and managed services company focusing on CRM services and solutions. Her other corporate experience includes positions as Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Ameritech Corporation, then a $17 billion NYSE-traded multinational communications company, and as Vice President and General Counsel of Premier Industrial Corporation, then a multinational public company principally engaged in the wholesale distribution of electronic components and MRO products.

Ms. Gold’s law firm experience includes roles as a corporate partner at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Cleveland and Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black, Rosenbloom & Moritz, Ltd. in Chicago. In these positions, she directed legal work on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance projects, securities law matters, and other commercial and dispute resolution projects.

Ms. Gold was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wellesley College, and earned her law degree from Columbia University School of Law. In addition, she has a M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Ms. Gold is based at Riverwoods, Illinois and reports to Chris Cartwright, CEO of Shared Services North America.

About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company. The Company’s core markets are spread across the health, corporate services, financial services, tax, accounting, law, regulation, and education sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2004) of €3.3 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more information, see

Forward-Looking Statements
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