PostNL on the capital markets

This chapter provides information on a range of topics about the company's capital structure, our investor relations department and their role in building our financial brand, our dividend and share buyback programme, and our financial calendar for the year ahead.

Shares and share ownership

Ordinary shares in PostNL N.V. (ticker: PNL, ISIN code 0009739416) are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and included in the AMX index. Options on PostNL shares are traded on Euronext Derivatives Amsterdam and on the European Options Exchange in Amsterdam.

PostNL Relative performance PostNL compared to AMX-index

In 2022, 1,010 million PostNL shares were traded on Euronext Amsterdam (2021: 1,247 million). The average daily number of shares traded was 3.9 million (2021: 4.8 million). The market capitalisation of PostNL was €829 million at the end of 2022 (2021: €1,964 million).

PostNL’s authorised share capital is divided into 1,500,000,000 shares of €0.08 each and consists of 750,000,000 ordinary shares and 750,000,000 preference shares B. The number of issued and outstanding ordinary shares was 487,530,628 on 31 December 2022 (2021: 513,252,013 shares). During the year, 25,721,385 shares have been cancelled after completion of the first tranche of the share buyback programme, payment of the final dividend 2021, interim dividend 2022 and execution of its bonus share plans (2021: 17,513,098 shares were issued as stock dividend and 747,526 shares for the share plan for employees). All shares in issue are fully paid. No preference shares B were issued and outstanding. See note '4.6 Equity'download to the Consolidated financial statements for more information on PostNL’s equity.

Major shareholders

Pursuant to the Financial Markets Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht), shareholders must disclose percentage holdings in the capital and/or voting rights in the company when such holding reaches, exceeds or falls below 3%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 75% and 95%. Such disclosure must be made to the Dutch Financial Markets Authority (AFM) without delay.

Investors also have to disclose net short positions in the company that equal or exceed 0.5% of outstanding shares. At the end of 2022, investors had filed an accumulated net short position of 3.7% in PostNL (2021: 4.3%).

Our substantial shareholders are listed in the table below.

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PostNL Overview of substantial shareholders and their relative ownership (>3%)
31 December 2022

Date of AFM notification


(In)direct voting rights




22 November 2022




14 May 2021

Talpa Beheer BV


  • 1 Vesa Equity Investment Sarl/EP Investment Sarl

Shareholder base

The estimated distribution of our shares between retail (20%) and institutional shareholders (80%) has slightly changed compared to 2021. PostNL has a broad base of international institutional shareholders.

PostNL Institutional shareholders by region
2021, 2022 (in %)

PostNL included in Euronext's most sustainable stock exchange funds

In 2022 PostNL has been included in Euronext Amsterdam's stock market index for companies that score highest in terms of environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. The AEX ESG index lists the 25 most sustainable companies from the AEX and Midkap indices, based on an ESG assessment carried out by a global sustainability research analytics company. We are working to make the logistics sector more sustainable, and believe this is recognition of the strong progress we are making in this direction.