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2005 - The Group acquires Exel

In December 2005, Deutsche Post acquires the British logistics company Exel for 5.5 billion euros. At that time, approximately 111,000 employees work for Exel in 135 countries.

Exel specializes in providing transport and logistics solutions for key customers. The company concludes the first half of 2005 with a 55 percent leap in profits to 172 million pounds (251 million euros).

2005 - Majority of Deutsche Post shares held privately

In June 2005, KfW Bankengruppe sells off 126.5 million shares in Deutsche Post. Over 53.8 percent of all Deutsche Post shares are now in free float. Five years after the IPO, the majority of Deutsche Post shares are no longer owned by the government.

The History of DHL Group

More than 500 years of postal history - from the founding of the modern postal system to the establishment of the world's leading logistics group.  

 Photos from 1950, 1924, 1876, 1874, 1646, 1490: © Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation