The Board of Directors of bpost further strengthens its governance and proposes three new directors to be appointed by the Ordinary General Meeting of ShareholdersWednesday 5 May 2021
The Board of Directors of bpost NV/SA is following a professional process under the leadership of its Remuneration and Nomination Committee to further strengthen its governance.
In accordance with its nomination right under Article 14, §2 of the Articles of Association, the Belgian State proposesto the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to appoint Ms. Audrey Hanard as non-executive director for a term of 4 years. As communicated on April 8th 2021, the Belgian State also proposes to renew the mandate of Mr. Jos Donvil as director for a term of 4 years and to appoint Mr. Mohssin El Ghabri as director for a term of 4 years.
Upon recommendation of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee, the Board of Directors of bpost NV/SA proposes to the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of May 12, 2021 to appoint Mr. Jules Noten and Ms. Sonja Rottiers as independent directors for a term of 4 years. The information available to the Company shows that these candidates meet the general independence criterion laid down in Article 7:87 of the Belgian Code of Companies and Associations and the specific independence criteria laid down in Article 3.5 of the Corporate Governance Code.
The Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders will be requested to deliberate and resolve upon the appointment of these candidates.
These international and diverse executive profiles offer a great opportunity to further strengthen the overall bpost governance, support the execution of bpost’s strategy and transformation, while creating value for shareholders and society.
- Audrey Hanard
Associate Partner at Dalberg Global Advisors, president of Be education, former president of the Friday Group, former manager at Telos Impact
- Jules Noten
Independent director at Sioen, Port of Antwerp, LRM and Ardo. Former CEO of a.o. Vandemoortele Group
- Sonja Rottiers
EO Lloyd’s Europe, board member for Kinepolis NV Group and Matexi NV, board member Women on Board, former Chief Financial and Data Officer and executive board member AXA Belgium
If she is appointed as director, the Board of Directors proposes that Audrey Hanard be appointed as Chairperson immediately after the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders.
The documents relating to the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (such as the forms for voting by correspondence, forms for voting by proxy and CV of Board candidates) have been completed accordingly and are available on the website.
The Board wishes to thank Ms. Anne Dumont, Ms. Bernadette Lambrechts Ms. Philly Texeira and Ms. Saskia Van Uffelen – whose mandate will end with effect from the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of May 12, 2021 – and Mr. François Cornelis – who resigned as director and chairperson on March 31st 2021 – for their commitment and dedication to bpost.
Please note that the votes and abstentions expressed in proxies or votes by correspondence which bpost NV/SA has already received, will be taken into account.
Questions relating to this Ordinary General Meeting can be sent to [email protected].
If and when appropriate, further information will be released to the market as well as on bpost website.
Journalists will be informed in due course of possible options to attend the Ordinary General Meeting. Please notify your interest by sending an email to [email protected] by Monday May 10, 2021 (COB).
Toute question relative à cette Assemblée Générale Ordinaire peut être envoyée à [email protected].
Si et dès qu’il y aura lieu de le faire, d’autres communications seront faites au marché et publiées sur le site internet de bpost.
Les journalistes seront informés en temps utiles des options possibles pour suivre l’Assemblée Générale Ordinaire. N’hésitez pas à manifester votre intérêt en envoyant un e-mail à [email protected] pour le lundi 10 mai au plus tard.
Pour plus d’informations:
Veerle Van Mierlo T. +32 472 920229 (Media) [email protected]
Antoine Lebecq T. +32 2 276 2985 (IR) corporate.bpost.be/investors