On 9 April 2020, the Belgian federal government adopted a Royal Decree [1] providing for a number of exceptional measures to ensure the organization and functioning of general meetings of shareholders while limiting the spread of COVID-19.

bpost NV/SA intends to strictly follow the regulations adopted by the Belgian federal government and take all necessary measures to avoid any health or safety risks for its shareholders, service providers and employees at the occasion of the Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meetings (together, the “Meetings”) that will be held on Wednesday 13 May 2020 at 10 AM (Belgian time).

As a consequence, the Board of Directors of bpost NV/SA has decided to implement article 6 of the aforementioned Royal Decree as follows:

1.   The physical presence of shareholders, proxyholders and other persons otherwise entitled to attend the Meetings will not be allowed: the Meetings will be held behind closed doors at the Company’s registered office (MuntCentrum, 1000 Brussels, Belgium).

2.   Voting rights can only be exercised by correspondence, or by proxy to the single proxyholder designated by the Board of Directors (i.e. Mr. François Cornelis, Chairman of the Board of Directors). The updated forms for voting by correspondence or by proxy are available on bpost Group’s website: https://corporate.bpost.be/investors/shareholders-meetings/2020.

Source: bpost