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Danzas to take over physical logistics of Swisscom Fixnet

30 May 2002

The new partner Danzas wishes to continue to operate the physical logistics of Swisscom Fixnet in a sustained and profitable manner. All current Swisscom Fixnet employees will continue to be employed by Danzas under the terms and conditions of the present Collective Employment Agreement. 73 Swisscom Fixnet employees will be offered a contract with Danzas from 1 July 2002; five others will continue to work in logistics for Swisscom Fixnet.

Concentration on core business

Physical logistics is not part of Swisscom Fixnet?s core business. Swisscom Fixnet operates a modern high-bay warehouse at its site in Ostermundigen, but this can no longer be fully used. Internal cost pressures have led to a requirement for logistics services at market prices which can no longer be guaranteed with the existing structures. The aim is to acquire third-party customers. The "Solutions" business unit at Danzas has extensive experience in the operation of logistics centres and is internationally acclaimed as a professional logistics provider in the field of telecommunications. Danzas has reaffirmed its desire for long-term cooperation and sees the area of logistics as an opportunity to extend this cooperation. As a customer, Swisscom Fixnet fits into the Danzas Switzerland strategy.

The new partner

With 45,000 employees on all continents and revenues of almost CHF 14 billion (2001), the Danzas Group is one of the leading logistics providers worldwide. Today, the company that was founded in 1815 with headquarters in Basle is a one hundred percent subsidiary of Deutsche Post World Net. As well as conventional air and sea freight services and a highly developed European road and rail transport network, Danzas offers state-of-the-art integrated logistics solutions. To this end, Danzas has developed tailored logistical products in the area of supply chain management for various industrial sectors, including telecommunications.

Berne, 30 May 2002


Swisscom AG
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