VESA: National Security and Investment Act 2021

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International Distributions Svc PLC
31 October 2022

International Distributions Services plc

(Incorporated in England and Wales)

Company Number: 8680755

LSE Share Code: IDS


LEI: 213800TCZZU84G8Z2M70


31 October 2022


National Security and Investment Act 2021 ("NSI Act") - Update

On 25 August 2022, the Company announced (whilst still named Royal Mail plc) that it had received notification from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ("Secretary of State") that he reasonably suspected that arrangements were in progress or contemplation which, if carried into effect, would result in VESA increasing its shareholding in the Company from 25% or less to more than 25% and that he was exercising his call-in power under section 1 of the NSI Act.

The Company has now been notified by the Secretary of State that no further action is to be taken under the NSI Act in relation to the potential increase by VESA of its shareholding in the Company to more than 25%.

VESA's most recent notification to the Company in relation to its holding, as disclosed to the market on 19 July 2022, indicated that VESA held just over 22% of the total voting rights in the Company at that time.


Investor Relations
John Crosse
Royal Mail investor relations line: 020 7449 8183

Media Relations
Greg Sage
Phone: 07483 421374
Royal Mail press office:

Company Secretary
Mark Amsden

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