Poste Italiane S.p.A.
A network uniting the country
The Poste Italiane Group constitutes the largest service distribution network in Italy. Its activities range from letter and parcel delivery to financial and insurance services, payment systems and mobile telecommunications. With its 158-year history, a network of more than 12,800 post offices, a workforce of 124,600, total financial assets of €556 billion (at 30 September 2020) and 35 million customers, Poste Italiane is an integral part of Italy’s economic, social and productive fabric, occupying an unparalleled position in the country in terms of size, recognisability, reach and customer loyalty.
Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since 2015, Poste Italiane’s free float accounts for approximately 35% of its share capital, of which 35% is in turn held by retail shareholders and some of the world’s most important institutional funds (figure updated to 30 July 2020). In addition, 65% of the Company's shares are held by the Ministry of the Economy, with a 29.26% stake, and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, with a 35% interest.
A company like Poste Italiane, which plays a key role in Italy, operates across a value chain that involves a significant number of actors, which includes individuals, organisations, authorities and businesses. Consequently, in addition to complying with the regulations it is subject to, Poste Italiane is committed to taking on ever greater responsibility in safeguarding the wellbeing of the people who work in and for the Company, and those who collaborate with it or merely live in the communities where it operates, in order to foster the development of a “corporate culture” and a response to new challenges and market opportunities.