Sodexo and La Poste Combine to Serve French Military Abroad

  Sodexo and La Poste Combine to Serve French Military Abroad

Business Wire

ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX, France -- November 28, 2012

Regulatory News:

Sodexo (PARIS:SW) (OTCBB:SDXAY) and the French post office, La Poste,
announced the creation of a consortium to provide postal services (collection,
transport and distribution of mail and parcels) for the 19,000 men and women
serving on French military bases abroad. Both organizations expressed great
pride in having been entrusted with providing vital support to France’s
soldiers and the Ministry of Defense.

The four-year contract awarded to La Poste – Sodexo consortium resulted from a
competitive process launched by the Ministry in 2010 for the provision of
customized postal services for the armed forces.

The contract represents a new and unique approach for both partners, based on
their complementary expertise: La Poste’s mail and package handling
capabilities and Sodexo’s long experience in delivering high quality on-site
services to clients operating in extreme environments, including support for
military bases, temporary detachments and peacekeeping missions. The
consortium’s offer thus represents a customized response, covering transport
to distribution of parcels and letters, training for mail clerks and Sodexo
teams on postal operations and setting up post offices from scratch in hostile
operating theaters.

Salvator Erba, La Poste’s Director for Public Sector Market Large Accounts,
said: "La Poste is proud to confirm its role as a natural partner to the
Ministry of Defense and delighted to support the French armed forces in their
various theaters of operations and at French Naval facilities; we look forward
to ensuring the link between French troops and their families through a
totally innovative approach, leveraging the expertise of La Poste and its
teams.”

Sodexo Vice President for Defense, Continental Europe, Veronika Roux, said:
"It is an honor for Sodexo to help support postal service for French military
bases abroad. For military service personnel, the mail and parcels they
exchange with their loved ones has a major influence on the quality of their
daily lives. Through its expertise and understanding of the demands of
military life gained through years of experience, Sodexo is able to offer
integrated services that improve quality of life for armed forces women and
men around the world."

About Sodexo

Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an
essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80
countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers each day through its unique
combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal
and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients
an integrated offering developed over more than 45 years of experience: from
reception, safety, maintenance and cleaning, to foodservices and facilities
and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits
for employees to in-home assistance and concierge services. Sodexo’s success
and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business
model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 420,000 employees
throughout the world.

Key Figures (as of August 31, 2012)

Sodexo in the world

18.2 billion euro consolidated revenue
420,000 employees
20th largest employer worldwide
80 countries
34,300 sites
75 million consumers served daily
9.5 billion euro market capitalization (as of November 7, 2012)

About La Poste

A 100% publicly funded corporation since March 1, 2010, La Poste SA is an
original model of a multi-business group structured around four core business
areas: Courrier (Mail), Colis/Express (Parcel/Express), La Banque Postale
(banking) and Enseigne La Poste (Post branches). Every year, the 170,000 La
Poste branches welcome 45 million individual clients and 3.5 million business
clients. La Poste has decided to make mail its core business in the customer
relationship, offering the best paper, digital and proximity to all its
clients. They place an emphasis on their high-performing industrial tools,
advanced technologies, innovative services and their network of postmen,
readily available professionals and trusted third parties. In 2011, the La
Poste Group published a turnover of 21.3 million Euros and has more than
268,000 employees. Looking to 2015, the La Poste Group aims to become the
European leader in postal and financial services. Aiming constantly towards
innovation, the La Poste Group puts a daily focus on developing services and
products, which will make the lives of clients and employees easier. Faithful
to its values and its public service missions, strengthening the relationships
with the postmen, the La Poste Group strives to be the example of a modern
public service.

                       www.sodexo.com / www.laposte.fr

Contact:

Sodexo
Press
Laura SCHALK
Tel. & Fax : +33 1 57 75 85 69
laura.schalk@sodexo.com
Analysts and Investors
Pierre BENAICH
Tel. & Fax : +33 1 57 75 80 56
pierre.benaich@sodexo.com
or
La Poste
Print Press
David DRUJON
Tel : +33 1 55 44 22 36
david2.drujon@laposte.fr
Audiovisual press
Jacques GOURIER
Tel : +33 1 55 44 22 43
Jacques.gourier@laposte.fr
 
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