PostNL provides update on the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2020 due to coronavirus outbreak
17 March 2020 – The Hague – In light of the evolving coronavirus outbreak, PostNL is providing an update on its upcoming Annual Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), scheduled to be held on 14 April 2020 in The Hague, in the Netherlands.
To mitigate potential health risks, PostNL kindly makes the unusual request to its shareholders not to attend the meeting in person, and to make use of the option to exercise their voting rights by way of electronic or written proxy. PostNL has extended the possibility to grant a written or electronic proxy. Proxy forms and/or the electronic proxy must be received at the latest by Sunday 12 April 2020 at 17:00 CET. Please note that your intermediary might stipulate a different deadline. Shareholders are referred to PostNL’s original convocation for more details on how to exercise their voting rights. In order to enable shareholder viewing, the AGM will be made public via video webcasting.
Unfortunately, PostNL considers it necessary to cancel all social gatherings surrounding the meeting, and will not be providing lunch or a post-meeting reception. Given the measures imposed by the Dutch government, is has been decided that only a limited number of members of the Supervisory Board may physically attend. The members of the Supervisory Board and Board of Management present during the meeting will not be available for social interaction other than at the AGM itself. We are monitoring the situation, and are bound by any further measures imposed by the Dutch government.
Questions by shareholders
PostNL is inviting shareholders to submit any questions in relation to the agenda items prior to the meeting, and have therefore extended the possibility for submitting questions. These questions shall be addressed and discussed jointly during the meeting. Shareholders are invited to address any such questions to the Corporate Secretary, Mr. E.H. de Wit, at the offices of PostNL (Prinses Beatrixlaan 23, 2595 AK The Hague, the Netherlands) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 13 April 2020 at 09:00 CET at the latest.
PostNL advises people to regularly check its website for any further updates.
We are PostNL, the mail and logistics solutions provider for all. With our mail and parcel deliverers who get everywhere, our 5,500 PostNL locations, 11.000 mail boxes and 517 automated parcel lockers, we are always nearby. We aim to be our customers’ favourite deliverer by making it as easy as possible for them to send and receive parcels and letters. Our over 35,000 people are right at the heart of society. On weekdays, we deliver an average 1.1 million parcels and 7.4 million letters across the Benelux region. Our focus is on quality for our customers, creating opportunities for our people and adding value for our stakeholders through growth, digitalisation and sustainability initiatives.
We optimise and support our physical networks by using smart digital solutions and launching new propositions that create value for our customers. We build long-lasting working relationships by acting as a good employer and client for everyone who works for and with us. To make our deliveries as sustainable as possible, we cover a lot of kilometres on foot or by bicycle or e-bike, provide innovative city logistics, use cleaner fuels, and use electric vans and light electric trucks. PostNL NV is a listed company with revenues of €3.1 billion in 2022, 61% of this derived from e-commerce. We provide deliveries of mail and parcels, logistics solutions for e-commerce, and cross-border solutions.