Rome, 13 May 2020, yesterday, the Board of Directors of Poste Italiane S.p.A. (“Poste Italiane” or the “Group”), chaired by Maria Bianca Farina, approved First Quarter 2020 Financial Results (unaudited).
Commenting on the results, Matteo Del Fante, Poste Italiane Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, said:
“In these extraordinary times, my thoughts go to the communities and individuals hit by COVID-19. Thanks to the commitment and sense of duty showed by our employees, Poste Italiane has been rapidly adapting its operations, in order to guarantee essential services to our customers and provide support to the Country, in line with its role of strategic backbone for Italy.
While 2020 performance has been impacted by lockdown, recent events have accelerated key emerging trends and confirmed Deliver 2022 strategic direction. Poste Italiane faced the crisis with a solid financial profile, a strong balance sheet and the capability of generating cash thanks to our profitable businesses.
During this unprecedented situation, we protected our employees; we sanitized buildings and fleet, provided PPE and reduced physical presence in post offices, sorting and distribution centres. Remote working was enabled for most headquarter staff, reaping the benefits of our IT investments.
Our loyal customers have continued to benefit from uninterrupted services. We took important measures to protect them, leveraging on our unique multichannel distribution model made up of post offices, third party networks and our digital platform. In this way we are continuing to engage with customers in different, complementary ways across all of our segments. We have supported our communities, also with dedicated social initiatives, while collaborating with all institutions.
Throughout its history, Poste Italiane has always been there for its customers and communities. During this crisis, we have continued to support all of our stakeholders, strengthening our reputation. Poste is a systemic player; our role has become more important and this will result in a stronger and sustainable business.Together, we will rise to the challenge.”
Source: Poste Italiane