We are the largest service distribution network in Italy, covering activities that range from logistics, letter and parcel delivery and financial and insurance services to payment systems and telecommunications. The Group’s recent entry into the energy market confirms the Company as a reference point for satisfying the needs of Italian families, no longer only related to savings, investment, financing, fixed and mobile telephony and fibre, but also linked to electricity and gas.

Poste Italiane is an integral part of the Country’s economic, social and production fabric and is a unique entity in Italy in terms of
size, recognisability and widespread coverage. The Company’s activities therefore generate significant impacts throughout the
territory, also with a view to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Poste Italiane’s ownership

Poste Italiane has issued shares listed on the Mercato Telematico Azionario (Electronic Stock Exchange – MTA) organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. as of 27 October 2015. At 31 December 2022, the Company is 29.26% owned by the Ministry of the Economy and Finance (MEF) and 35% owned by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti SpA (CDP), also controlled by the MEF. The remaining shares are held by institutional and retail investors. A total of 33.9%2 of the shares held by institutional investors3 of Poste Italiane S.p.A. belong to investors who follow ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) criteria in their investment choices. The share capital of Poste Italiane S.p.A. consists of 1,306,110,000 ordinary shares, of which 1,298,574,009 are out standing at 31 December 2022 (7,535,991 treasury shares).


Title: Poste Italiane Ownership

35.00% Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

0.58% Treasury shares

29.26% Ministry of the Economy and Finance

35.16% Float


66.2% Institutional investors

33.8% Retail investors

2. Source: Nasdaq Corporate Solutions.
3. Poste Italiane’s institutional investors represent 23.3% of the share capital and 66.2% of the free float.

Organisational structure

The organisation of Poste Italiane SpA envisages business functions4 specialising in the main areas of offer that cover the Group’s4 business sectors and two commercial channels responsible for sales of products/services, which are supported by corporate functions of guidance, governance, control and provision of services in support of business processes.


Titolo: Organisational structure

The Board of Directors, which includes the President, CEO, and General Manager, is the top governing body.

They report to it:

Corporate functions: 

  • Internal Auditing;
  • Corporate Affairs, Co-general manager; 
  • Administration, Finance and Control;
  • Digital, technology & Operations;
  • Group, Strategic Marketing

Business area:

  • Banco Posta
  • Mail, Communications and Logistics

Group Companies:

  • PosteVita
  • Postepay

Commercial Channels:

  • Post Office Networl
  • Business and Public Administration

Moreover Technical Secretary.

4. These are the Mail, Communication and Logistics functions for the offer of mail, parcels and commercial communication services and BancoPosta as placement intermediary for the financial and insurance offer. The other two business areas are covered by PostePay for the payments, telephony and energy sales services offering and by Poste Vita Group for the insurance range.

Group structure

At 31 December 2022, the Group held, directly and indirectly, equity investments in 51 companies and consortia, of which 36 are consolidated on a line-by-line basis, 3 are subsidiaries and valued using the equity method, 6 are associates and valued using the equity method and 6 represent minority stakes.

Read more about our group structure on our corporate website