It is the start of a new era for Swiss Post. On 26 June 2013, it will be converted from a public institution into a public limited company under special law. At the same time, PostFinance will be demerged into a public limited company under private law, placed under the supervision of FINMA and granted a banking licence. The conversion is a major step forward for Swiss Post.
As a result of the change in legal status, Swiss Post will obtain the modern structures and entrepreneurial freedom it needs to carry out its varied tasks. The three subsidiaries, Post CH Ltd, PostFinance Ltd and PostBus Switzerland Ltd will now be run under the umbrella of the parent, Swiss Post Ltd. The new legal structure is in line with Swiss Post's markets. The Confederation will remain the full owner of Swiss Post Ltd - in its new role as shareholder. PostFinance Ltd will still be owned entirely by Swiss Post Ltd. The new structure will become legally effective on 26 June 2013 with the corresponding commercial register entries.