Under PostNL’s articles of association, the dividend specified in article 31, paragraph 1 will first be paid on the preference shares B if outstanding. Subject to the approval of PostNL’s Supervisory Board, the Board of Management will determine thereafter which part of the profit remaining after payment of dividend on any preference shares B will be appropriated to the reserves (article 31, paragraph 2). The remaining profit after the appropriation to reserves shall be at the disposal of the General Meeting of Shareholders (article 31, paragraph 3). No dividend shall be paid on shares held by PostNL in its own capital (article 31, paragraph 6). Preference shares B were not issued in 2021.