Following the new Dutch legislation for audit firm rotation PostNL N.V. is called to appoint a new auditor for the audit of its financial statements from 2016 onwards. In order to ensure an orderly transfer, it was agreed to conduct the audit tender process in the first half of 2014. The Supervisory Board selected Ernst & Young Accountants LLP as the preferred candidate.
The contract with the current auditor PwC runs until 2015 and will be served out as planned.
We are PostNL. We are an essential link between the physical and the online world. We have the largest network for letters, parcels and e-commerce in the Benelux countries. Our combinations of smart networks and digital applications enable us to provide our clients with valuable solutions. We live in a world where digital applications play an increasingly large role in our daily lives. These services develop very rapidly. We put our resourcefulness to good use to constantly think up new ways to connect senders and receivers.
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. Outside the Netherlands, we are active in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and Luxembourg. PostNL employs a total of approximately 59,000 people. In 2013 our revenues reached almost € 4.3 billion.