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Wolters Kluwer Appoints Shasha Chang as CEO Wolters Kluwer China


Amsterdam – Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services and publishing company focused on professionals, announced today that it has appointed Shasha Chang as its new CEO of Wolters Kluwer China. Ms. Chang will oversee all Wolters Kluwer activities in mainland China and Hong Kong, including legal, tax and accounting, and health information.

Ms. Chang, a seasoned international professional with strong knowledge of the Chinese information market, has previously worked with McGraw-Hill Companies in several management functions, among them General Manager of McGraw-Hill China and Director of Standards & Poor’s Beijing office. Prior to that, she had gained a broad experience in several management positions in the legal and property development fields with several companies in the U.S. such as Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and Tishman Speyer.

“Shasha brings an excellent track record both in the information industry in general and the Chinese market in particular. Our position in the Chinese markets with our legal, tax and accounting, as well as our healthcare information services offers a strong foundation for further growth in mainland China and Hong Kong. Shasha’s expertise, relationships, and vision on growing online services and products for our Chinese professional customers will greatly contribute to that ambition,” commented Nancy McKinstry, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer.

Ms. Chang, a native of the People’s Republic of China, holds a Master’s degree from the State University of New York, and a Bachelor’s degree from Guangdong Foreign Languages University, China. Ms. Chang will be based at the Wolters Kluwer offices in Beijing, reporting to Nancy McKinstry.

About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008 annual revenues of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.

Forward-looking Statements
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