Swiss Post to sell CarPostal France to Keolis S.A.
Press release, 27. Mai 2019
Swiss Post is in advanced talks with Keolis S.A. to sell CarPostal France. The interested buyer is a subsidiary of SNCF. The two companies signed an exclusivity agreement for the sale on 16 May.
Swiss Post is substantiating its promise to review the foreign commitments of PostBus in France. It received an irrevocable purchase offer from the French company Keolis S.A. on 16 May and signed the corresponding exclusivity agreement for the sale of CarPostal France. The potential buyer Keolis S.A, based in Paris, is a subsidiary of the French state-owned rail company SNCF and operates internationally within passenger transport. It has a good market reputation and intends to take over all CarPostal France entities. This meets Swiss Post’s intention of structuring its exit in a way that is socially responsible.
As the exclusivity agreement has been signed, the sale process can now move forward. In the coming weeks, the legally required information and consultation process will be carried out with the responsible employee representatives, and official authorizations will be obtained. Swiss Post will not comment any further on the ongoing process and will give more information in due course.
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