PostNL acknowledges bpost’s press release of today

2 November 2016 – The Hague – PostNL was unpleasantly surprised by the rumours in the media yesterday that bpost would be preparing a possible offer. We have taken notice of this morning’s public announcement by bpost and we confirm that we are not in discussions with bpost.

We have confidence in our stand alone strategy. We have made good progress in implementing our strategy and enforcing PostNL’s sustainability over the last couple of years. We are committed and expect to resume dividend payments in 2017 and to create long term value for our shareholders.

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