Shareholders who elected an interim dividend in shares will receive one new TNT N.V. ordinary share for every 72 dividend rights. This represents a value of € 0.2892 per dividend right which is 3.30% above the value of the cash dividend. The conversion rate has been based on the volume-weighted average share price of € 20.8256 for all TNT N.V. shares traded on Euronext Amsterdam over a three trading day period from 13 up to and including 17 August 2010.
Over 47% of outstanding capital has elected for dividend to be paid in shares, which results in approximately 2,450,000 new ordinary shares being issued as stock dividend. The stock dividend will be paid out of additional paid in capital as part of the distributable reserves, free of withholding tax in the Netherlands.
The dividend will be payable as from 20 August 2010.
TNT provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. Headquartered in the Netherlands, TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and continues to optimise the performance of its networks. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs some 160,000 people. Over 2009, TNT reported €10.4 billion in revenues and an operating income of €648 million. TNT is publicly listed on the stock exchange of Amsterdam. TNT recognizes its social responsibility, and has formed partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme to fight hunger and pollution in the world. Our efforts are being recognised: in 2010, TNT was again designated the “Supersector Leader” for “Industrial Goods and Services” (including the “Industrial Transportation” sector) in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), More information about TNT can be found on its website http://group.tnt.com.
PostNL is the inventive partner in the world of sending and receiving. We have been so for 200 years already. We are primarily active in the fields of mail, parcels and e-commerce, but we also offer services in the areas of data and document management, direct marketing and fulfilment. Outside the Netherlands, we are active in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and Luxemburg. PostNL employs a total of more than 59,000 people. In 2013 our revenues reached € 4.3 billion.
We like to stay ahead of things. We are the most modern postal company in the world. We are proud of that. As the first listed postal company, we are an example to the rest of the world in automatic letter sorting. And our innovative parcels network is completely adapted to the wishes of web retailers.