bpost and PostNL end negotiations

bpost confirms that it has conducted negotiations with PostNL regarding a possible combination of the two companies through a friendly public offer by bpost on all shares of PostNL.  These negotiations have not, in the end, led to agreement on the terms of such a transaction.





Baudouin de Hepcée (journalists and investors): +32 (0)476/49 69 58


Barbara Van Speybroeck (journalists only): +32 (0)476/51 79 29




Saskia Dheedene (investors only): +32 (0)2/276 76 43





This announcement is being made on the basis of Article 10 of the Law of 2 August 2002 on the supervision of the financial sector and on financial services (Wet van 2 augustus 2002 betreffende het toezicht op de financiële sector en de financiële diensten), the Royal Decree of 14 November 2007 regarding the duties of issuers of financial instruments which have been admitted for trading on a regulated market (Koninklijk Besluit van 14 november 2007 betreffende de verplichtingen van emittenten van financiële instrumenten die zijn toegelaten tot de verhandeling op een gereglementeerde markt) (Belgium) and Section 4, subsection 3 of the Dutch Decree on Public Takeovers (Besluit openbare biedingen Wft) (the Netherlands). 



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bpost is Belgium’s leading postal operator and a parcel and e-commerce logistics provider in Europe, North-America and Asia. We deliver mail and parcels to millions of doorsteps and provide logistic services to businesses and consumers. With over 34,000 employees in Belgium and across the globe, bpost's total operating income amounts to 3,837.8 million EUR, while reducing our impact on the environment and the communities around us.

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