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CCH Announces McGovern As Vice President, Tax and Accounting Publishing

(RIVERWOODS, ILL. July 24, 2007) – CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business announced today that Gene McGovern has joined the company as Vice President of Tax and Accounting Publishing. CCH is a leading provider of tax, audit and accounting information, software and services ( and is part of Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting.

As Vice President of Tax and Accounting Publishing, McGovern will further advance CCH’s strategy to provide integrated workflow solutions to tax and accounting professionals, leveraging the company’s authoritative content and software resources to enhance professionals’ productivity and accuracy. McGovern will report to CCH President Mike Sabbatis.

“I am very pleased to welcome this industry leader to the CCH team,” said Sabbatis. “Gene’s extensive publishing experience, exceptional leadership track record and deep customer commitment will ensure that CCH continues to serve our customers best as a strategic partner.”

“I am honored to join CCH and to lead the organization that delivers the most comprehensive and trusted research solutions in the industry,” said McGovern. “I’m also very excited about where we can go in further advancing as a market leader with CCH’s significant commitment to investment and innovation in new product development and workflow integration,” said McGovern.

McGovern joins CCH with 30 years of legal and business publishing experience. Most recently, he was CEO of Marquis Who’s Who LLC. Previously, he held leadership positions with LexisNexis, including Senior Vice President of Operations and Editorial, North American Legal Markets Division, where he led editorial, publishing and customer operations for legal content. He also served as Senior Vice President, Operations, North American Legal Markets Division and Vice President of Publishing for LexisNexis. Earlier in his career, McGovern had been with Matthew Bender & Company, where his editorial positions included serving as Vice President, Legal Publishing.

McGovern holds a B.A. from Yale University, New Haven, Conn., and an M.B.A. in taxation from New York University.

McGovern replaces Catherine Wolfe who was named Wolters Kluwer U.K. CEO earlier this year. McGovern will be based in CCH’s Riverwoods headquarters.

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business ( is a leading provider of tax, audit and accounting information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals and their clients since 1913. Among its market-leading products are The ProSystem fx® Office, CCH® Tax Research Network™, Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. CCH is based in Riverwoods, Ill.

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 and legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has 2006 annual revenues of €3.7 billion, employs approximately 19,900 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more information, visit

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