About Japan Post
Japan Post has been operating since the establishment of the modern postal service in 1871.
Japan Post is one of three wholly owned subsidiaries of Japan Post Holdings – the other two are Japan Post Bank and Japan Post Insurance. Japan Post Holdings is one of the largest companies in the world.
With a network of more than 24,000 post offices through Japan, Japan Post operates the third largest domestic mail operation globally, behind the US and Germany. In addition to offering postal services, it operates the over-the-counter (OTC) business for the banking and insurance operations of Japan Post Holdings.
About our acquisition by Japan Post
On 18 February 2015, Toll’s Board announced that it had accepted a proposal from Japan Post to acquire all of Toll’s shares. Japan Post was looking to Toll to spearhead its global operations.
On 28 May 2015, Toll formally became a division of Japan Post after an acquisition process that was overwhelmingly supported by Toll’s Board and its shareholders.
Japan Post floats on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
On 4 November 2015, Japan Post became a publically listed company with shares trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) for the first time.
11% of the shares in Japan Post Holdings – parent company of Japan Post Co. Ltd, the owners of Toll Group – has been sold to both individual investors and institutions.
Japan Post Holdings has also sold 11% of the shares in its two other business units, Japan Post Insurance and Japan Post Bank, which were both also listed on the TSE on 4 November 2015.
Towards a new future
After 127 years of growth and change as an Australian-based logistics company with a strong focus on the Asia Pacific region, Toll has embarked on a new chapter as part of the Japan Post family.
Toll remains headquartered in Melbourne and continues to operate as Toll Group, with the same commitment to delivering excellent services for our customers.
What’s changed is that we’re now growing globally with the support of Japan Post behind us. Together, we are building one of the top logistics companies in the world.