New York (July 9, 2003) -- Wolters Kluwer, parent company of tax and business publishers CCH and Aspen Publishers Inc., named four chief executives Tuesday to head its four newly created customer units.

The new units, known as Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting, Legal, Financial Services and Corporate Legal Services, brings together Aspen, CCH, Bankers Systems Inc., Legal Information Services and CCH Tax Compliance.

Gene Landoe, currently president and CEO of Wolters Kluwer's Legal Information Services group and interim CEO of CCH, will lead the Corporate Legal Services unitl. Kevin Robert, now president and CEO of CCH Tax Compliance, will head the Tax and Accounting unit; and Bob White, president and CEO of Bankers Systems, will lead the Financial Services unit.

In addition, Robert Becker will be joining Wolters Kluwer to head the Legal unit. Most recently Becker was with Jupiter Media Metrix.

"The new structure will allow us to best serve our customers, rapidly increase innovation and achieve efficiencies through shared services across our many companies," said Chris Cartwright, president and CEO of Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Business North America. "These four highly qualified individuals each come to their new role with proven abilities and remarkable expertise. They are the ideal leaders to help us capitalize on the new structure and continue to drive us towards providing our customers with innovative content, tools and services."

Wolters Kluwer Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Business North America, headquartered in New York, is a unit of Wolters Kluwer nv, Amsterdam. Wolters Kluwer is a multinational information services company, employing almost 20,000 people in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. The company's core activities are Legal, Tax & Business, Health and Education.

-- WebCPA staff

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