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DSV, 767 - INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORT H1 2019

July 31, 2019 at 1:31 AM EDT

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Company Announcement no. 767

Selected financial and operating data for the period 1 January - 30 June 2019

(DKKm)Q2 2019Q2 2018
 excl. IFRS 16
YTD 2019YTD 2018
excl. IFRS 16
     
Revenue20,07919,49140,05837,871
Gross profit5,2854,45010,3998,570
EBIT before special items1,6311,4493,0852,605
Operating margin8.1%7.4%7.7%6.9%
Conversion ratio30.9%32.6%29.7%30.4%
Special items, costs19-19-
Profit after tax1,1491,1872,1121,956
Adjusted earnings for the period1,1961,2142,1892,000
Adjusted free cash flow  1,8021,671
Diluted adjusted earnings per share of DKK 1 for the last 12 months  23.520.5

Jens Bjørn Andersen, Group CEO: ”We are very pleased with the strong results for the second quarter of 2019. Global transport markets are soft – especially within air freight, but DSV has managed to outgrow the market while still delivering market leading profitability. We expect that the Panalpina transaction will close in Q3 and we look forward to combining two strong companies and leveraging our extensive networks and expertise to provide even stronger customer offerings.”

To facilitate the listing of new shares for the Exchange Offer to the shareholders of Panalpina, DSV withdrew its outlook for 2019 on 30 April 2019. We expect to publish a new financial outlook once the combination with Panalpina has been completed.

Contacts

Investor Relations
Flemming Ole Nielsen, tel. +45 43 20 33 92, flemming.o.nielsen@dsv.com
Nicolas Thomsen, tel. +45 43 20 31 93, nicolas.thomsen@dsv.com

Media
Tina Hindsbo, tel. +45 43 20 36 63, tina.hindsbo@dsv.com

Yours sincerely,
DSV A/S


Forward-looking statements
This announcement contains forward-looking statements that reflect DSV’s current expectations and views of future events. Some of these forward-looking statements can be identified by terms and phrases such as “estimate,” “expect,” “target,” “plan,” “project,” “will” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements include statements relating to: the expected characteristics of the combined company; expected ownership of the combined company by EGS; expected financial results and characteristics of the combined company; expected timing of the launch and closing of the proposed transaction and satisfaction of conditions precedent, including regulatory conditions; and the expected benefits of the proposed transaction, including related synergies. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our beliefs, assumptions and expectations of future performance, taking into account the information currently available to us. These statements are only predictions based upon our current expectations and projections about future events. Risks and uncertainties include: the ability of DSV to integrate Panalpina into DSV’s operations; the performance of the global economy; the capacity for growth in internet and technology usage; the consolidation and convergence of the industry, its suppliers and its customers; the effect of changes in governmental regulations; disruption from the proposed transaction making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers; and the impact on the combined company (after giving effect to the proposed transaction with Panalpina) of any of the foregoing risks or forward-looking statements, as well as other risk factors listed from time to time in DSV’s and Panalpina’s public disclosures.

The forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included elsewhere, including the risk factors included in any public disclosures of DSV or Panalpina. Any forward-looking statements made in this announcement are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by us will be realised or, even if substantially realised, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, us or our business or operations. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer to exchange or acquire, or a solicitation of an offer to exchange or acquire, shares in Panalpina, or an offer to sell, acquire or offer, or a solicitation to sell, acquire or offer shares in DSV. This announcement is not a substitute for the (i) Swiss offer prospectus or (ii) listing prospectus for new DSV shares ((i) to (ii) collectively, the “Offer Documents”). No offering of securities shall be made in the United States except pursuant to a vendor placement or another applicable exception from the registration requirements pursuant to the U.S. securities laws.

INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE OFFER DOCUMENTS AND ALL OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT DSV OR PANALPINA HAS FILED OR MAY FILE WITH ANY SWISS OR DANISH REGULATOR WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

The information contained in this announcement must not be published, released or distributed, directly or indirectly, in any jurisdiction where the publication, release or distribution of such information is restricted by laws or regulations. Therefore, persons in such jurisdictions into which these materials are published, released or distributed must inform themselves about and comply with such laws or regulations. Neither DSV nor Panalpina accepts or assumes any responsibility for any violation by any person of any such restrictions.

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