Wolters Kluwer North America Appoints Vice President Of Business Development

(CHICAGO, ILL., January 12, 2001) – Wolters Kluwer North America announced today that Martin Bush has been named to the newly created position of vice president, business development. Bush was formerly publisher, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) Group, at CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a Wolters Kluwer (WK) company.

Bush, an attorney and CPA, has extensive experience in developing Internet based products and e-commerce applications for professional and business-to-business markets. Most recently, he led the team that developed CCH Business Owner’s Toolkit (www.toolkit.cch.com), the SOHO unit’s successful core product and one of the first specialized Internet portals developed for small business owners. In addition, he’s been instrumental in the development and evolution of WK’s online strategies as well as CCH’s e-commerce activities.

In his new position, Bush will be identifying and developing opportunities for expanding and investing in WK’s Internet initiatives for the North American tax and accounting market.

He’ll be responsible for developing partnerships and alliances with other content and service providers, identifying acquisition opportunities and implementing long term strategic planning. Tax and accounting professionals depend on WK companies – including CCH INCORPORATED, Aspen Publishers and CCH Canadian – for authoritative, timely and comprehensive research products, specialized analysis software and services.

Prior to his position as SOHO publisher, Bush managed the development of CCH’s expert software for tax and accounting professionals and served as an executive editor in the company’s Federal Tax Reporting and Tax Practice Systems group. Previously, Bush held tax consulting and supervisory positions with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and Coopers & Lybrand.

Bush, a resident of Buffalo Grove, Ill., holds a master’s degree in management from J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, a juris doctor from DePaul University and a bachelor of science degree from Indiana University.

About Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Business Unit

Wolters Kluwer North America, headquartered in Chicago, is a unit of Wolters Kluwer nv, Amsterdam. Its legal, tax, and business operations in North America include a number of highly respected information and software companies including Aspen Publishers, CCH Canadian, CCH INCORPORATED, CCH Legal Information Services, and CCH Tax Compliance.

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