Friday, April 10 2020
The Board of Directors of bpost NV/SA hereby invites the shareholders to (i) the Ordinary General Meeting of shareholders which will be held on Wednesday 13 May 2020 at 10 AM (Belgian time) at BluePoint Brussels Conference & Business Centre, Bd. A. Reyers 80, 1030 Brussels (Belgium) and to (ii) the Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders which will be held at the same location directly after the Ordinary General Meeting (together, the “Meetings”).
The following documents are available on the website of the Company (http://corporate.bpost.be/investors/shareholders-meetings/2020):
- convening notice, including the agenda of the Meetings;
- proxy form;
- vote by correspondence form;
- access map;
- documents made available to shareholders with respect to items on the agenda of the Meetings.
As a consequence of the measures taken by the Belgian federal government on March 13 and 18, 2020 to limit the spread of the COVID-19, bpost SA/NV requests its shareholders to abstain from participating in person in the Meetings and instead vote by proxy or by correspondence.
bpost SA/NV has the responsibility to limit health risks for its shareholders, service providers and employees, while at the same time guaranteeing the shareholders’ right to vote.
bpost SA/NV will allow access to the Meetings only and strictly to the extent permitted under the measures taken by the Belgian authorities as applicable at the time of the Meetings and taking into account any necessary health and safety considerations.
If, at the time of the Meetings, any Belgian law or decree prohibits attendance in person at the Meetings and/or allows shareholders to vote remotely, bpost SA/NV will consider using such right in order to avoid any health and/or safety risk at the occasion of the Meetings.
Depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 situation and the adoption of any Belgian legislation applicable to the holding of shareholders meetings, bpost SA/NV may communicate further in relation to the attendance and organization of the Meetings by way of a press release (https://press.bpost.be/en).
Shareholders will only be allowed to participate in the Meetings with the number of shares they held on the Registration Date, i.e. 29 April 2020 at 24.00 (midnight – Belgian time), and for which they have notified their intention to participate in the Meetings, irrespective of the number of shares they hold on the date of the Meetings.
Shareholders should notify their intention to participate in the Meetings no later than 7 May 2020.
Questions relating to the Meetings can be sent to GeneralMeeting@bpost.be.
For more information:
Website : https://press.bpost.be/en
Barbara Van Speybroeck
T. +32 2 276 32 18
Website : http://corporate.bpost.be/investors
Saskia Dheedene / Stéphanie Voisin
T. +32 2 276 76 43
Journalists will be informed in due course of possible options to attend the Meetings. Please notify your interest in advance by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.