Ad hoc: Deutsche Post World Net expects group EBIT of at least 3.7 billion Euros in 200603/14/2006
For 2006 Deutsche Post World Net expects the group's operating profit (EBIT) to reach at least 3.7 billion Euros. On a divisional levels this includes an EBIT for the MAIL division, that remains stable at the 2 billion Euro level. In the EXPRESS division the EBIT will reach the operating profit of 2005 of 445 million Euros before impairment result. For the LOGISTICS division including the Exel business together with integration expenses and synergy effects an operating profit of around 0.5 billion Euros is expected. The FINANCIAL SERVICE division is expected to contribute to EBIT with at least 0.9 billion Euros.
For the year 2005 the management board and the supervisory board of Deutsche Post World Net propose a dividend of 0.70 Euro per share (up 40% from 0.50 Euro per share in the previous year) corresponding to a payout ratio of 37%.
Deutsche Post World Net today holds its annual press conference in Bonn at 1000h (CET) followed by an investors conference, also in Bonn at 1400h (CET).