Press Release

TNT analyst conference confirms Focus on Network strategy

Publish Date : 4 December 2006 at 13:30 CET - Amsterdam, Today at a meeting with analysts in London, TNT will present an update on its ‘Focus on Networks' strategy. TNT has made good progress in all aspects of its strategy over the past year, with the sale of the Logistics division completed, the sale of Freight Management announced and share repurchases approaching Euro 2 billion nearly completed. Furthermore TNT has begun to accelerate growth through strategic acquisitions in China and India and continued delivering strong results from its mail and express divisions.

TNT Post, the mail division of TNT, will announce new commercial and cost saving initiatives aimed at preparing its Dutch operations for the changing market dynamics from increased competition and substitution. As part of the commercial initiatives TNT Post has announced the development of new products and services and aims to apply price and service differentiation to meet changing customer demand. Under the TNT Post brand name it will launch more economy products. Netwerk VSP Geadresseerd, its budget mail operator, will start operations in January 2007. New cost saving initiatives are targeted to save Euro 300 million of costs on an annual basis, to be implemented between 2008 and 2015.

Outside of the Netherlands TNT Post will benefit from the upcoming liberalization of the European mail market. In seven European countries outside the Netherlands, TNT Post will be expanding its European Mail Networks (EMN) with an average of 18% revenue growth per year, leading to expected annual revenue of € 1.7 billion by 2012.

TNT Express, the express division of TNT, strives to further strengthen its number one position in Europe. The integration of the recent acquisition of TG+ in Spain, is well on track. Outside the European market TNT Express aims to achieve leading positions in selected intercontinental routes, as well as building number one positions in the major emerging markets. The acquisition of Speedage in India is completed and the acquisition of Hoau in China is awaiting final approval by the local authorities. The last element of growth for TNT Express is the expansion into the broader express market through “Special Services”. Overall, the medium term revenue growth guidance of between 10 - 15%, with margin levels reaching 10% from 2007 onwards, will be confirmed.

TNT's financial strategy continues to focus on maintaining financial flexibility to support its growth platforms, whilst delivering strong returns to shareholders.

Furthermore, TNT will announce that its ticker symbol on the New York Stock Exchange will change from TP to TNT. The change is effective from the opening of trading today.

The presentations which will be held at the Analyst Meeting are an integral part of this press release; all presentations can be found below this page.

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About TNT
TNT provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. Headquartered in the Netherlands, TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and is expanding operations worldwide to maximize its network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs around 127,000 people. In the first nine months of 2006, TNT reported € 7.3 billion in revenues and an operating income of € 921 million. TNT N.V. is publicly listed on the stock exchanges of Amsterdam and New York. TNT recognizes its social responsibility, and has formed partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Environmental Programme to fight hunger and pollution in the world.


Page publication date: 4 December 2006 at 13:30 CET