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Proxy Report - 09/05/2018

ITEMS 8.1 to 8.3: it is proposed to elect candidates proposed by the Belgian State. However, names, current functions and biographies have not been released yet. Hence, ECGS cannot estimate whether they hold an excessive number of mandates.

Moreover, at the end of the 2018 AGM, the board will have 12 members, including 6 non independent members, which does not respect our Guidelines which requires a majority of independent members. Hence, we cannot support these proposals.

ITEM 5: it is proposed to approve to remuneration report. The company does not disclose the amount of the annual bonus based on 2017 performances. This does not respect the accrual principle and European practice. Moreover, the CEO’s remuneration does not comprise any LTI. Hence, his interests are not in line with the long-term interests of shareholders.

bpost SA

Bpost is engaged in the provision of national and international mail and parcels services comprising the collection, transport, sorting and distribution of addressed and non-addressed mail, printed documents, newspapers and parcels. In addition, through its subsidiaries and business units, Co. sells a range of other products and services, including postal, parcels, banking and financial products, express delivery services, document management and related activities. Co. operates through two business units: the Mail & Retail Solutions and the Parcels & International.


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