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Today, we announced the acquisition of HSF Logistics group by Copenhagen based DFDS. With this letter we wish to inform you about the details of this opportunity for our company.

The shareholders of the HSF Logistics Group intend to transfer all companies belonging to the HSF Logistics Group to Copenhagen-based DFDS with retroactive effect from 1 January 2021, once approved by regulatory authorities.  The Group operates four leading brands with HSF Logistics as market leader in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK and N&K Spedition and Skive Køletransport as market leaders in Denmark and Scandinavia whereas Eurofresh is focused on the German market. With this transfer of shares, all of HSF's 1,800-plus employees will join DFDS, and all real estate including 750 trucks and 1,500 trailers will be transferred. The acquisition is subject to approval by the European Competition Authority, expected within three months.  

Important step for the future of the HSF Logistics Group of companies

The HSF Logistics Group - a family business for four generations and specialised in the logistics of conditioned food within Europe - has undergone enormous growth in recent years, particularly as a result of the cooperation and merger with the N&K companies in Scandinavia. Besides transport, we have become a strong player in packaging management and warehousing within the food sector.  

In order to secure the long-term future of the company main shareholders felt that now was the time to secure the future of the company with a long-term owner having similar values to HSF Logistics and it is our believe that DFDS can create the basis for a stable future with excellent opportunities for the further expansion and growth, continuing the high standards and values towards customers and employees.

Business as normal until regulatory approval is in place We expect the acquisition to be approved within three months. Until then, the daily business of HSF Logistics and DFDS remains as is today. Simon Frederiks, Martin Gade Gregersen, Dennis Nijmeijer, Frank Kremer and all management members will remain in active function to prepare for an optimal integration of the two companies.

We trust that we have provided you with the relevant necessary information for the time being.

In case of any questions please contact your HSF Logistics/N&K/Skive Køletransport/Eurofresh representative directly or contact Eric van Gaalen (HSF Logistics) at Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript., Martin Gade Gregersen (N&K) at Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript..

With the hope for a continued cooperation with you and your company,

Kind regards, 

Management Board and shareholders HSF Logistics Group

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