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Annual Report Magazine FY 2015

AUSTRIAN POST ANNUAL REPORT 2015 23 nised, of which the lion’s share relate to the sub­ sidiary trans-o-flex Group which is held for sale. There was also a positive net effect to the amount of EUR 23.0m, arising from the claims related to non-wage costs paid in previous periods. On balance, EBIT totalled EUR 89.0m. Adjusted earnings per share were at EUR 2.10 and report­ ed at EUR 1.06. Austrian Post continues to boast a stable basis for its business operations thanks to an equity ratio of 39.8% and liquid resources of EUR 357m. Convincing long-term total shareholder return From a long-term perspective, the Post share ranks among the most attractive stocks on the Vienna Stock Exchange, and is clearly on par with its international counterparts. The notable total shareholder return of 163.1% since 2006 has given Austrian Post an outstanding reputa­ tion in the financial community. The Manage­ ment Board will propose to the Annual General Meeting scheduled for April 14, 2016 to distrib­ ute a dividend of EUR 1.95 per share for the 2015 financial year. In addition to the solid long-term performance of the Post share and the sustainable dividend policy, the company’s strong position on its do­ mestic market and the clearly-defined strategic orientation are arguments in favour of the com­ pany. The investment profile is rounded off by a strong balance sheet and solid cash flow, serving as a reliable basis for future investments. Recognised transparency Austrian Post is a solid, predictable and reliable partner for its shareholders. It keeps its promis­ es, and its corporate governance clearly empha­ sises transparency and open communications in its corporate governance activities. Accordingly, it has gained a high level of investor confidence over the past years. This is underlined by the nu­ merous awards and prizes won by Austrian Post, which has almost become a tradition. These in­ clude first place in the Vienna Stock Exchange Awards, the New Yorker ARC Award or the Aus­ trian Annual Reporting Award granted by the business magazine “trend”. Austrian Post is number one in Austria. This not only applies to its market shares. The company can justifiably claim the leadership position in numerous other categories. This is reflected in a series of awards Austrian Post received once again in 2015: AWARD-WINNING ANNUAL REPORT 2014 » trend Austrian Annual Report: Overall winner, and winner in all four individual categories for the first time » Austrian Public Reporting Award: 2nd place for publicly traded companies VIENNA STOCK EXCHANGE AWARDS 2015 » 1st place: Main category ATX » 3rd place: Journalist Prize MISSION:SUSI » Austrian Event Award » IAB Webad » Guinness World Records » German Event Award BEA More information on page 70 ADVERTISING SPOT “BETTER NO LETTER” » Austrian National Award for Advertising » Cannes Corporate Award “ÖKOPROFIT” » Styria Letter Centre » Vienna Letter Centre » Freight Logistics Centre East “POST AM ROCHUS” » Pre-certificate in Silver from the Austrian Sustainable Building Council (ÖGNI) More information on page 69 FOOD4ALL@HOME » Spring Award » Austrian Logistics Prize More information on page 49 SILVER BEST RECRUITERS SEAL PROCURE2PAY » E-Procurement Award ■ AUSTRIAN POST ANNUAL REPORT 201523

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