PostNL publishes agenda for the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2019 and nominates Marike van Lier Lels as member of the Supervisory Board

5 March 2019 – The Hague – The Annual Meeting of Shareholders 2019 of PostNL N.V. will be held on 16 April 2019 in The Hague. Included on the agenda are, among others, a number of proposed (re)appointments, the discussion of the annual report, the approval of the financial statements and the proposed dividend of €0.24 over the financial year 2018.

The Supervisory Board nominates Marike van Lier Lels as a member of the Supervisory Board for a period of four years. Jan Nooitgedagt, chairman of the Supervisory Board: “We are very pleased with the proposed appointment of Marike van Lier Lels to the Supervisory Board. She has broad insight and experience in many sectors in the Netherlands, thanks to an extensive career holding management and supervisory functions in various companies. As such, she will make an important contribution to our discussions and decision making.” Marike van Lier Lels currently holds supervisory board positions at Dura Vermeer, the NS, Innovation Quarter and RELX. 

Marc Engel has informed the Supervisory Board that he wishes to step down from his position as a member of the Supervisory Board of PostNL as per 1 October 2019. The Supervisory Board respects the decision of Marc Engel and – also on behalf of the Board of Management – thanks him for his efforts and involvement. Marc Engel has been a member of the Supervisory Board of PostNL since April 2013. 

Furthermore, the Supervisory Board proposes to reappoint Thessa Menssen as a member of the Supervisory Board. Also, the Supervisory Board intends to reappoint Herna Verhagen as CEO and member of the Board of Management. Finally, the Supervisory Board proposes to reappoint Ernst & Young Accountants LLP as auditor of PostNL for a 2-year term. 


The agenda and other relevant information can be found on our website: 

The meeting will be held on Tuesday 16 April 2019 at 2:00 PM (CET) at Marriott hotel Den Haag, Johan de Wittlaan 30 (2517 JR) in The Hague. 


If the above dividend proposal is adopted, the shares will be traded ex-dividend as of 18 April 2019. The record date will be 23 April 2019. Shareholders will be given the opportunity to make their choice between cash and shares between 24 April 2018 and 8 May 2019. If no choice is made during this election period, the dividend will be paid in cash. The shares to be issued as stock dividend are paid out of additional paid in capital as part of the distributable reserves, free of withholding tax in the Netherlands. The number of share dividend rights entitled to one new common share will be determined based on the volume-weighted average price of all traded PostNL ordinary shares at Euronext Amsterdam on 6, 7 and 8 May 2019. The value of the stock dividend, based on this VWAP, will, subject to rounding, be targeted at but not be lower than the cash dividend. There will be no trading in stock dividend rights. The dividend will be payable as of 10 May 2019. 


This press release contains inside information within the meaning of article 7 (1) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

Published on the 5th of March 08.00 am