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Mckinstry Named To Executive Board Of
$4 Billion Multinational Information Services Company Adds
American to Executive Team
(CHICAGO, May 4,
2001) - Shareholders of Wolters Kluwer nv, Amsterdam, today
approved the appointment of Nancy McKinstry, New York City, to its four-member executive
board, which oversees global operations of the $4 billion information services company.
McKinstry, the second American ever appointed to the Wolters Kluwer executive board, is
currently president and CEO of the companys legal, tax and business information,
software and services operations in North America.
Wolters Kluwer (WK) is one of the worlds largest professional publishing
companies, with operations in 25 countries and 19,000 employees. The $1.1 billion North
American unit includes market-leading providers of electronic information and services for
attorneys, accountants and business professionals, including CCH INCORPORATED, Riverwoods,
Ill.; Aspen Publishers, Gaitherburg, Md.; CCH Canadian, Toronto; and CCH Legal Information
In addition to her executive board member duties, McKinstry, 42, will continue to
oversee North American operations. She will be involved particularly in the development
and implementation of the parents global Internet initiatives, which include the
continued development in North America of innovative, integrated web-based applications
for Wolters Kluwers content, software and specialized services.
Prior to being named CEO of Wolters Kluwer North America last October, McKinstry had
been CEO and a director of SCP, New York City, a medical publishing and services company
specializing in clinical research, journals, medical education and communications. For
eight years prior to SCP, she held executive positions with several Wolters Kluwer North
McKinstry served as president and CEO of CCH LIS, a leading provider of agent
representation and filing services to the legal and corporate markets, from 1996 to 1999.
During her tenure there, the company experienced rapid growth, expanded its line of
technology-based services and products, and became one of WKs most profitable
Prior to becoming president and CEO of CCH LIS, McKinstry was executive vice president
of marketing and product management for CCH for four years. During McKinstrys time
at CCH, the company emerged as a leading provider of electronic publishing products,
launched the markets first Windowsâ -based software and
initiated integrated marketing.
Her career also includes seven years as a principal with Booz Allen & Hamilton, a
management and technology consulting firm. She holds an MBA from Columbia University, New
York City, and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Rhode Island,
Wolters Kluwer is a multinational information services company with annual sales of
approximately EUR 3.7 billion, employing approximately 19,000 people in Europe, North
America and Asia Pacific. The companys core activities are Legal, Tax &
Business, International Health & Science, and Education. The Wolters Kluwer shares are
quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam.
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