As a consequence of the measures taken by the Belgian federal government on March 13 and 18, 2020 to limit the spread of the COVID-19, bpost SA/NV requests its shareholders to abstain from participating in person in the Meetings and instead vote by proxy or by correspondence.
bpost SA/NV has the responsibility to limit health risks for its shareholders, service providers and employees, while at the same time guaranteeing the shareholders’ right to vote.
bpost SA/NV will allow access to the Meetings only and strictly to the extent permitted under the measures taken by the Belgian authorities as applicable at the time of the Meetings and taking into account any necessary health and safety considerations.
If, at the time of the Meetings, any Belgian law or decree prohibits attendance in person at the Meetings and/or allows shareholders to vote remotely, bpost SA/NV will consider using such right in order to avoid any health and/or safety risk at the occasion of the Meetings.
Depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 situation and the adoption of any Belgian legislation applicable to the holding of shareholders meetings, bpost SA/NV may communicate further in relation to the attendance and organization of the Meetings by way of a press release.