bpost provides an update on current trading and announces the payment of an interim dividend of 1.06 euro gross per share

Introductory text for the press release concerning the interim dividend 
 
bpost today confirms that it expects to achieve the projected financial results for 2018, including normalized EBITDA at the low end of the range of € 560-600m.
After 10 months, the company remains on track, and announces the payment of an interim dividend of €1.06 per share.

bpost now confidently sets its sights on the important Christmas and New Year period. Thanks to its employees, the company will be able to focus on its service to customers and citizens during this challenging period. To ensure everything goes smoothly, bpost is strengthening its network with at least 900 additional temporary employees. 
 
bpost also expects 2019 to be a challenging year for the company. Not only because consumer behaviour continues to change fast, but also because special attention will be given to fleshing out conclude on the proposals currently on the table to keep the workload in balance, improve the attractiveness of the operational jobs and boost purchasing power. These measures will have an impact on the profitability of the company, but management stresses that the wellbeing of the employees remains a high priority and that it has heard the concerns expressed in this regard.

Management is convinced that it will tackle the challenges for bpost in partnership with all employees over the next few months. That will enable bpost to continue to be a strong universal service provider that is adapting to the needs of customers and citizens.



About bpost

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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