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Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG: FP - 2014 to be the year of De-Mail
[February 04, 2014]

Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG: FP - 2014 to be the year of De-Mail

(DGAP Corporate News Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) (DGAP-Media / 04.02.2014 / 12:17) Corporate News 2014 to be the year of De-Mail - Growing interest in De-Mail from companies and authorities - Simple, verifiable and confidential communication holds numerous benefits Birkenwerder, 4. February 2014: Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG (FP), the first accredited De-Mail provider, expects De-Mail to make a significant leap forwards this year on its way to becoming an important and accepted communication medium. On the one hand, business has a growing need for more trustworthy and secure communication now that it is known how easily e-mail messages can be picked out and read. On the other, De-Mail holds huge potential for developing into the standard for communication with the authorities since E-Government legislation came into force last summer and strengthened official commitment to electronic data interchange. De-Mail holds increasingly clear benefits for companies and authorities. The reason: De-Mail facilitates simple, verifiable and confidential electronic communication.

Interest in De-Mail is growing since the enactment of E-Government legislation. Essentially, this governs aspects including the administration's duty to open an electronic channel and that of the Federal Administration to open access for De-Mail. 'The benefits are evident,' explains Hans Szymanski, CEO of the FP Group. 'De-Mail provides encrypted written correspondence, avoids media discontinuities, speeds the exchange of documents, and saves costs.' He is certain: 'For us, 2014 is going to be the year of De-Mail'.

Further evidence of rising interest in De-Mail comes from numerous entries submitted to Francotyp-Postalia for the De-Mail Award for Innovation. To further promote the De-Mail idea and give third parties an opportunity for active involvement, the FP Group will present the inaugural award this year. Contenders can include companies, institutions and individuals developing innovative communication concepts around De-Mail. The De-Mail Award for Innovation is to be presented at CeBIT on 12 March 2014. Further information: Contact Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG Corporate Communications Sabina Prüser Tel: +49 (0)3303 525 410 Fax: +49 (0)3303 53707 410 E-mail: About Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG The FP Group is the first multi-channel provider for mail communication.

The globally active company offers the entire range of products and solutions for business and private customers. In addition to standard machines for franking and inserting mail, its offering includes services such as the collection of business mail and innovative software solutions such as the fully electronic letter. The FP Group, based in Birkenwerder near Berlin, can therefore provide tailored multi-channel solutions. The Group currently operates its own branches in a number of industrialised countries and holds a global market share in franking machines of around 10%. With a history dating back 90 years, the FP Group today benefits across all markets from the increasing liberalisation of postal markets and the readiness of companies to outsource their business mail to professional service providers. In the 2012 financial year, the company generated revenue of EUR 165.6 million. The FP Group employs around 1,100 people worldwide.

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Media archive at and --------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG Triftweg 21-26 16547 Birkenwerder Germany Phone: +49 (0)3303 525 777 Fax: +49 (0)3303 53 70 77 77 E-mail: Internet: ISIN: DE000FPH9000 WKN: FPH900 Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München, Stuttgart End of News DGAP-Media --------------------------------------------------------------------- 250937 04.02.2014

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