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Operation HOPE Honors Wolters Kluwer with Longstanding Partnership Award

For-purpose Organization Recognizes Company for over 10 years of Helping Provide Financial Literacy to Young People in Underserved Communities


Wolters Kluwer today announced Operation HOPE, a for-purpose organization working to disrupt poverty for low and moderate-income individuals and families, has honored the company with its Longstanding Partnership Award. John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE founder, Chairman, and CEO presented the award to Steven Meirink, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Solutions business at Operation HOPE’s HOPE Global Forums | 2018 Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Operation HOPE’s global mission and Silver Rights Movement promotes financial dignity and economic inclusion. Wolters Kluwer has partnered with the organization since 2008 to offer products, access to experts, and leadership required to provide tools and services to consumers within underserved communities to help them achieve financial independence.

Wolters Kluwer has produced the printed components of the instructor training kits and student curriculum for Operation HOPE’s award-winning youth financial literacy program, Banking On Our Future, with an in-kind value of millions of dollars. To date, the program has empowered more than a million students through partnerships with over 4,000 schools and community-based organizations throughout the United States and South Africa.

“We are pleased to recognize the generous support of our partner Wolters Kluwer,” said Mary Hagerty Ehrsam, Chief of Staff and Partnerships at Operation HOPE. “Their commitment to support the work of Operation HOPE across the country and around the world for over a decade has extended our mission and impacted millions of lives.”

“We are honored Operation HOPE has recognized the role we have played in helping the organization achieve its mission to improve financial literacy across the globe,” said Meirink. “Every day, Wolters Kluwer works with leading financial institutions and regulators to educate consumers on making wise monetary decisions with our suite of expert solutions. Through our involvement with Operation HOPE, we have been able to play an even larger role in helping people improve their economic situations.”

For more than 60 years, Wolters Kluwer has served as a market leader and trusted provider of financial and regulatory compliance solutions and services to more than 5,000 U.S. banks and credit unions. The company helps these financial institutions efficiently manage compliance obligations tied to loan and deposit origination transactions and workflow so they can gain the insight needed to focus on better serving their customers and growing their business.


About Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance

Wolters Kluwer’s Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) division provides legal, finance, risk and compliance professionals and small business owners with a broad spectrum of solutions, services and expertise needed to help manage myriad governance, risk and compliance needs in dynamic markets and regulatory environments.

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

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