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Company Overview of Royal Mail plc

Company Overview

Royal Mail plc primarily provides postal and delivery services in the United Kingdom and continental Europe. It is involved in the collection, sorting, transportation, and delivery of parcels and letters in the United Kingdom. The company operates in two divisions: UK Parcels, International & Letters (UKPIL); and General Logistics Systems (GLS). The UKPIL division collects and delivers parcels and letters primarily through the Royal Mail Core Network and Parcelforce Worldwide networks; and carries out various other letter-related business activities, including marketing mail consulting services. It offers collection and delivery services under the Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide brands....

100 Victoria Embankment

London,  EC4Y 0HQ

United Kingdom

Founded in 2013

Key Executives for Royal Mail plc

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director and Chairman of Chief Executive's Committee
Age: 60
Total Annual Compensation: $883.0K
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director, Member of Pensions Committee and Member of Chief Executive's Committee
Age: 51
Total Annual Compensation: $756.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Royal Mail plc Key Developments

John Allan to Stand Down as a Non-Executive Director of Royal Mail plc

Royal Mail plc announced that, following his appointment as chairman of Tesco PLC, John Allan has informed the Board of his intention to stand down as a non-executive director at a date to be determined in the first half of 2015.

Donald Brydon to Step Down as Chairman of Royal Mail plc in 2015

Donald Brydon has informed the Board of Royal Mail plc of his intention to step down from the Board as Chairman. The senior independent director, Orna Ni-Chionna, has initiated a process to appoint his successor and Donald will continue to chair the Board until at least the AGM in the summer. Donald was appointed Chairman in 2009.

Royal Mail Launches Click & Drop Postage and Label Solution for eBay Sellers

Royal Mail Group Limited has launched Click & Drop, a new online postage and label solution for the sellers of eBay Inc. This is part of Royal Mail's programme of investment in IT to support customers, making it easier for them to do business with the company. The new solution allows eBay sellers to integrate their accounts, enabling them to easily buy and print postage labels at the click of a button, without the need for manually inputting the address of each individual buyer. The online service will also automatically check the delivery postcode to limit the risk of a misdelivery. Royal Mail has also extended the payment options for those using the new solution. Customers now have the flexibility of paying using their PayPal account as well as debit or credit cards. By extending payment options, marketplace sellers have the option of covering the cost of their postage using the proceeds generated from their marketplace sales, if the same account is used. Customers using the new online service will have access to Royal Mail's domestic parcel services. They will also be able to offer customers a choice of delivery options including 1st and 2nd Class, Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm, Signed For 1st and 2nd Class. Customers wishing to send items abroad or use Parcelforce Worldwide services will be able to do so later in the year as new capabilities are developed. eBay high volume sellers who have business accounts with Royal Mail will also be able to access their accounts online later in the year. Users can continue to post their items in a postbox or drop off at one of 11,500 Post Office branches nationwide, depending on the service selected. This is the next step in Royal Mail's commitment to introduce new easy to use online shipping tools for customers of all sizes.

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February 23, 2015
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Merger/Acquisition
August 5, 2014
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