(22 January 2015) TRADING UPDATE FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED 28 DECEMBER 2014
Royal Mail plc (RMG.L) today issued the following trading update covering the nine months ended 28 December 2014.
Moya Greene, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Mail plc, said:
“Our postmen and women delivered a great service over the busy festive period. Royal Mail delivered one of its highest ever quality of service performances for parcel delivery to our customers over the month. This is because we started to plan for Christmas in April, putting investment behind extra sorting capacity with 10 temporary hubs and training around 19,000 extra people. As a result, Royal Mail was able to provide customers with reliability, flexibility and high quality delivery at a competitive price.
“As the UK’s biggest parcels carrier we are proud that so many people and businesses the length and breadth of the country trusted us to deliver their Christmas. We handled around 120m parcels in the month of December alone, 4% more than last year. Letters performed in line with our expectations, with addressed letter volumes down 3% in the first nine months. GLS, our ground-based European parcels business, continued to perform well.
– See more at: http://www.royalmailgroup.com/trading-update-Q3-2014-15#sthash.yXDBchbq.dpuf
Read more at royalmailgroup.com