Ministry of Commerce People's Republic of China approves FedEx acquisition of TNT Express

FedEx Corporation (FedEx) (NYSE:FDX), FedEx Acquisition B.V. (the Offeror) and TNT Express N.V. (TNT Express) have obtained the unconditional approval of the Ministry of Commerce People´s Republic of China (MOFCOM) in connection with the offer, the companies said.

With the approval of MOFCOM, the Offer Condition with respect to Competition Clearances has now been fulfilled. Shareholders are reminded that in accordance with the dispensation (ontheffing) granted by the AFM and the joint press release dated 8 January 2016, the Acceptance Period shall end at 17:40 hours CEST (11:40 hours New York time) on 13 May 2016 (the Acceptance Closing Time).

Shareholders who hold their Ordinary Shares through an Admitted Institution must make their acceptance known via their custodian, bank or stockbroker prior to 17:40 hours CEST, on 13 May 2016. Custodians, banks or stockbrokers may set an earlier deadline for communication by Shareholders in order to permit the custodian, bank or stockbroker to communicate acceptances to ING Bank N.V. (the Settlement Agent) in a timely manner.

FedEx provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of USD49 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world´s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 340,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.

TNT Express is one of the world´s largest express delivery companies. On a daily basis, TNT Express delivers close to one million consignments ranging from documents and parcels to palletised freight. The company operates road and air transportation networks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. TNT Express made €6.9 billion in revenue in 2015.