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Blue Dart Sales at Rs. 2,268.45 crores

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Mumbai : May 07, 2015

Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, declared its financial results for the quarter & year ended March 31, 2015, at the Board Meeting held in Mumbai.

The company posted Rs. 34.74 crores profit after tax for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 and Rs. 126.84 crores for the year ended March 31, 2015. Net Sales/Income from operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 stood at Rs. 570.99 crores and Rs. 2,268.45 crores for the year ended March 31, 2015.

Anil Khanna, Managing Director said, “The macroeconomic situation in the last 2-3 years has not been encouraging to support growth. Despite an adverse external situation and challenges, the company has been able to deliver a reasonable performance, aided by our clear focus on the e-commerce vertical although the core verticals have not shown much traction.”

He adds, “We all have to work as one team to increase revenue, reduce cost and improve efficiency, productivity and service quality. We are a insanely customer centric and highly people focused company. The brand is our most critical asset. The “I love my Blue Dart” campaign will continue throughout the year to enable us to deliver superior brand experience. At the end of the day, we always bet on our people as part of our people first philosophy to make the brand stronger.”

During the year ended March 31, 2015, Blue Dart handled over 1,396.84 lacs domestic shipments, 8.95 lacs international shipments and over 558,537 tonnes of documents and parcels across the nation and 220 countries worldwide.

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Blue Dart Sales at Rs. 1,932.51 crores

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Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, today declared its financial results for the year ended March 31, 2014, at its Board Meeting held in Mumbai.

The company posted Rs. 124.40 crores profit after tax for the year ended March 31, 2014. Income from operations for the year ended March 31, 2014 stood at Rs. 1,932.51 crores. Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express Ltd. said, “Inspite of the strong headwinds faced by the Indian economy and high cost pressures, Blue Dart has performed reasonably well on all fronts and capitalized on its Quality, Consistency, Reliability, Passion and Commitment. We look back with great pride at the efforts our teams have put in to remain a Provider, Investment and Employer of Choice”.

He adds, “Looking forward, we will continue to drive our business with insane customer centricity, strengthen our market share in the air and ground express segments and sustain our leadership position in Blue Dart Country. I thank every Blue Darter, our customers, shareholders, partners and all other stakeholders for their commitment and support.”

During the year ended March 31, 2014, Blue Dart handled over 126.40 million domestic shipments, 0.91 million international shipments and over 513,474 tonnes of documents and parcels across the nation and 220 countries worldwide.

The Board of Directors have recommended a final dividend of Rs. 15/- per share for the year ended March 31, 2014. Together with the interim dividend of Rs. 35/- per share declared on February 5, 2014, the total dividend for the year ended March 31, 2014 works out to Rs. 50/- per share.

About Blue Dart:

Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 33,867 locations in India. As part of the DP DHL Group (DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding & DHL Supply Chain), Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries and territories and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding supply chain solutions and customs clearance.

The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people force, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart’s market leadership is further validated by numerous awards and recognitions from customers for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability. Some of these include SUPERBRAND and ‘Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand Platinum Award’, one of ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For’ by The Great Place to Work® Institute four times in a row, ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Cause of Education’ – Global HR Excellence Awards 2011-2012, BSE Best CSR Practice Award and 22nd CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Fair Business Practices Award – 2010 in the category of Service Enterprises (Medium) to name a few.

Blue Dart accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach).

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  • Net Sales/income from operations (inclusive of fuel surcharge and currency adjustment factor) has recorded an increase of 12.90 % for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 as compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
  • The Company had changed its Accounting year to commence from 1st April of every year and to end on 31st March of the following year, to proactively comply with the Companies Act, 2013. Consequent to this, the previous accounting period was for the fifteen months period from January 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013.
  • ACMI Charges (forming part of Freight, handling and servicing costs) for the year ended March 31, 2014 includes a one time amount of Rs.1,200 lacs provided for the repair of a returned leased aircraft engine during the quarter ended December 31,
  • The Board of Directors have recommended a final dividend of Rs. 15/- per share for the year ended March 31, 2014. Together with the interim dividend of Rs.35/- per share declared on February 5, 2014, the total dividend for the year ended March 31 2014 works out to Rs.50/-per share.
  • The Board of Directors of the Company in its meeting held on October 15, 2013 approved a `Scheme of Arrangement’ under Sections 391 and any other applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and/or Companies Act, 2013 (the “Scheme”) for issuance of unsecured, redeemable, non-convertible, fully paid up debentures of Rs. 10/- each (Rupees Ten Only), by way of Bonus, to be allotted out of Surplus in the Statement of Profit and Loss of the Company, to the shareholders as viz; 7 Debentures under Series I Debentures, 4 Debentures under Series II Debentures and 3 Debentures under Series III Debentures respectively for every 1 (one) equity share of the Company held by the Shareholders on the Record date to be fixed for this purpose. BSE Ltd. and National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. have given their no-objection to the Scheme vide their letter dated March 21, 2014. Further, the Hon’ble Bombay High Court has directed that a meeting of the (i) Equity Shareholders; and (ii) unsecured creditors of the Company be convened on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm respectively at Hotel Hilton, Andhrei (East), Mumbai, for the approval of Scheme. The Company is in process of issuing notice of Court Convened Meeting to Equity Shareholders and unsecured creditors of the Company.
  • The Company is primarily engaged in a single segment business of integrated air and ground transportation and distribution of time sensitive packages in India and is managed as one entity for its various service offerings and is governed by a similar set of risks and returns. The said treatment is in accordance with the guiding principles enunciated in the Accounting Standard on Segment Reporting (AS-17) as notified under Section 211(3C) of the Companies Act, 1956 read with the General Circular 15/2013 dated September 13,2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act,2013.
  • The Consolidated Financial results represent those of Blue Dart Express Limited and its Wholly Owned Subsidiary Company, Concorde Air Logistics Limited. The Company has consolidated its results based on the Accounting Standard on Consolidation of Financial Statements (AS-21) as notified under section 211(3C) of the Companies Act, 1956. The 49% holding in Blue Dart Aviation Limited, its Associate Company has been consolidated in accordance with the Accounting Standard on Accounting for Investments in Associates in Consolidated Financial Statements (AS-23) as notified under section 211(3C) of the Companies Act, 1956 read with the General Circular 15/2013 dated September 13,2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act,2013.
  • The results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 are the balancing figures between audited figures in respect of financial year ended March 31, 2014 and the published year to date figures up to the third quarter of the current financial year.
  • The prior period’s figures have been regrouped and reclassified wherever necessary to conform to current period’s classification.
  1. The above results were reviewed by the Audit Committee and were thereafter approved by the Board at its meeting held on May 9, 2014. There are no qualifications in the Auditors’ Report issued in the financial statements as of and for the financial year ended March 31, 2014.
    By Order of the Board
    For Blue Dart Express Limited
    Sd/-
    Anil Khanna
    (Managing Director)
    Date : May 9,2014
    Place : Mumbai

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Blue Dart Sales at Rs. 505.41 crores

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Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, today declared its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, at its Board Meeting held in Mumbai.

The Company posted Rs. 23.04 crores profit after tax for the quarter ended December 31, 2013. Income from Operations for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 was Rs. 505.41 crores.

The Board of Directors have declared an interim dividend of Rs. 35/- per equity share. The record date for the same has been fixed as February 17, 2014.

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Blue Dart Sales at Rs. 471.02 crore

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Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation, distribution and logistics company, today declared its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, at its Board Meeting held in Mumbai.

Net Sales/Income from operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 stood at Rs. 471.02 crore, an increase of 12.87% over the corresponding quarter of the previous financial year. The company posted Rs. 30.06 crore profit after tax for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

The Board of Directors at its Meeting held today also approved a scheme of arrangement (“Scheme”) for issue of Unsecured, Redeemable, Non-convertible fully paid Debentures of Rs. 10 each, by way of Bonus, out of Surplus in the Statement of Profit and Loss to reward the shareholders in the 30th year of its operations. The Scheme is subject to approval from the Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Bombay, shareholders and creditors of the Company, Reserve Bank of India, Stock Exchanges and other authorities.

The Scheme entails issue and allotment of 7 (seven) Debentures under Series I Debentures redeemable at the end of 36 months from the date of allotment, 4 (four) Debentures under Series II Debentures redeemable at the end of 48 months from the date of allotment and 3 (three) Debentures under Series III Debentures redeemable at the end of 60 months from the date of allotment for every 1 (one) equity share of the Company held by the Shareholders on the Record date to be fixed for this purpose. The aggregate value of the Debentures that will be issued will be up to a maximum of Rs.332.20 crore (Rupees Three Hundred and Thirty Two Crore and Twenty Lacs Only).

The Debentures will carry a coupon rate payable annually, that will be determined by the Board of Directors of the Company. The Company intends to list the Debentures on BSE Limited and/or National Stock Exchange of India Limited.

Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express Limited said, “In tough times like these when the industry is grappling to cope with the current economic scenario and the slow GDP growth, we have worked as one team with determination to overcome the challenges and have kept up to our commitment to service excellence.

We are delighted to serve in “Blue Dart Country” with a business and human conscience to remain the Provider, Investment and Employer of Choice. We will continue to focus on product innovation, customer centricity, deliver world-class service quality and maintain our reliability quotient”.

He further added, “Recently Blue Dart has been the proud recipient of a host of prestigious recognitions this year including the ‘Cost Management Excellence Award’, ‘Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Award – Platinum’ and one of ‘India’s Best Companies To Work’ (Rank 10). These awards are a validation of our customer centricity, People First philosophy and commitment to Blue Dart Country.”

About Blue Dart:

Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 33,745 locations in India. As part of the DP DHL Group (DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding & DHL Supply Chain), Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries and territories and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding supply chain solutions and customs clearance.

The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people force, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart’s market leadership is further validated by numerous awards and recognitions from customers for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability. Some of these include SUPERBRAND and ‘Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand Gold Award’ 7 years in a row, one of ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For’ by The Great Place to Work Institute four time in a row, ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Cause of Education’ – Global HR Excellence Awards 2011-2012, BSE Best CSR Practice Award and 22nd CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Fair Business Practices Award – 2010 in the category of Service Enterprises (Medium) to name a few.

Blue Dart accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach).

YES BANK and BLUE DART partner to revolutionize Door step Payments

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YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank has further simplified the e-Commerce, Cash on Delivery platform through its Mobile Point of Sales (MPOS) mechanism. The YES BANK – MPOS has proven extremely beneficial for Blue Dart, South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, and a differentiated solution provider for all merchandise delivery offerings from e-tailing companies in the country.

The Home Delivery Model of e-tailing with “Cash on Delivery” as the USP has seen tremendous growth in last few years; however, it carries the inherent risk of fraud, counterfeit, mutilation and theft which increase the operational cost of the company. YES BANK – MPOS is a first of its kind payment mechanism that uses mobile device based GPRS connectivity to facilitate debit/credit card payments. This unique device when connected to any mobile device can be used as a POS terminal to facilitate card payments. BLUE DART being the pioneer of the “Cash on Delivery” model with coverage to over 32,757 locations and the preferred solution provider for the country’s leading e-tailers was the obvious choice in that segment to test this solution in a live environment.

Mr. Asit Oberoi, COO, YES BANK Ltd said, “YES BANK is pleased to have partnered with Blue Dart to offer a simple yet innovative mechanism towards payments collections in the country. Blue Dart & YES BANK have successfully piloted this solution in major cities across India. This solution is the first of its kind in India and considering Blue Dart’s market share, will change the dynamics of the e-commerce business in India. At YES BANK, we strive to build strong customer-oriented systems with superior technological backing.”

Mr. Yogesh Dhingra, COO & Finance Director, Blue Dart Express Ltd. said, “As a technological knowledge leader for the industry in the country, we have always had a first mover advantage and have pioneered several Best Demonstrated Practices replicated by the industry. This solution from YES BANK was an ideal fit in our delivery system and another opportunity to add to customer delight / convenience / reliability which are the core essence of all our initiatives.”

YES BANK’s MPOS offers multiple benefits to merchants that require home delivery services for payments collection including Retailers, Insurance Agents, Restaurant Delivery Chains and e-commerce platforms among others.

About YES BANK

YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector Bank, is the outcome of the professional & entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder, Rana Kapoor and his top management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven, private Indian Bank catering to the Future Businesses of India. YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence, and offers comprehensive banking and financial solutions to all its valued customers. YES BANK has a knowledge driven approach to banking, and a superior customer experience for its retail, corporate and emerging corporate banking clients. YES BANK is steadily evolving as the Professionals’ Bank of India with the vision of “Building the Best Quality Bank of the World in India” by 2015. About BLUE DART EXPRESS LTD.:

Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 32,751 locations in India. As part of the DP DHL Group (DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding & DHL Supply Chain), Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries and territories and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding supply chain solutions and customs clearance.

The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people force, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart’s market leadership is further validated by numerous awards and recognitions from customers for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability. Some of these include SUPERBRAND and ‘Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand Platinum Award’, Innovation in HR – SAP Awards 2013, Best Overall Corporate Governance and Compliance & Ethics Program and Best Return to Investors Award – BSE 7th Social and Corporate Governance Awards 2013, ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Cause of Education’ – Global HR Excellence Awards 2011-2012, BSE Best CSR Practice Award and 22nd CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Fair Business Practices Award – 2010 in the category of Service Enterprises (Medium) to name a few.

Blue Dart accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach).

Celebrate Raksha Bandhan with a exclusive Blue Dart and DHL service

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This Raksha Bandhan, as part of its continuing efforts to provide solutions that help near and dear ones connect during festive occasions, Blue Dart, South Asia’s premier number one express air and integrated transportation, distribution and logistics company and DHL, the world’s leading logistics company have announced the launch of a unique customized service to send Rakhis covering both domestic and international markets – ‘Rakhi Express’.

With people increasingly moving away to other cities to pursue education and careers, Raksha Bandhan is a time when dear ones are missed. Blue Dart and DHL’s ‘Rakhi Express’ helps siblings bridge this gap while ensuring secure and timely delivery of the ‘Rakhi’ anywhere in the country and internationally.

This exclusive service is available at all 500+ Blue Dart-DHL retail outlets.

Key elements of the Blue Dart ‘Rakhi Express’ service for India: 

– Send your own Rakhi in a specially designed festive coloured ‘Rakhi Envelope’ with a personalized greeting card

– Avail of special discounted rate of Rs. 200 for 500 gms, anywhere in India.

Apart from being able to send Rakhis anywhere in India and be assured of timely and secured delivery, sisters can also be lucky winners to win a TITAN watch for their brothers absolutely free. All they have to do is fill a slogan form that makes them eligible for a lucky draw. 100 best slogans stand to win 100 TITAN Watches. This offer is open from 29th July 2013 till 31st August 2013.

Key elements of DHL’s ‘Express Easy Rakhi’ service for international market:

With DHL Express Easy Rakhi, customers in India can send Rakhis anywhere in the world to over 220 countries and territories and avail of the following benefits:

– Send your own Rakhi or choose from Rakhis online in a specially designed festive coloured ‘Rakhi Envelope’ with a personalized greeting card with weather proof packaging

– Receive proactive updates through sms and email

– Flat 50% discount on basic freight

– Offer is valid from 29th July to 24th August 2013

Commenting on the launch of Rakhi Express, Ketan Kulkarni, VP & Head – Marketing, Corporate Communications & Sustainability, Blue Dart Express Ltd. said, “Rakhi is an unblemished bond of love between a brother and a sister celebrating their emotional affinity. Our ‘Rakhi Express’ enables siblings to celebrate this special occasion even if they may be miles apart. This year, we are making the Rakhi Express service all the more exciting for our customers with the chance to win a TITAN watch. At Blue Dart, we ensure that distance cannot come between happiness and matters of the heart.”

Chandrashekhar Pitre, Senior Director Marketing, South Asia, DHL Express said, “The Rakhi Express is our endeavour to constantly innovate and provide customized solutions to our customers. For DHL we believe in ‘Delivering Joy’ and with this service we are glad we are able to connect sisters and brothers all over the globe on this special and auspicious occasion.”

Blue Dart Sales at Rs. 453.19 crores

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Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia’s number one express air and integrated transportation, distribution and logistics company, today declared its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, at its Board Meeting held in Mumbai.

The company posted Rs. 40.65 crores profit after tax for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Income from operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 stood at Rs. 453.19 crores.

Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express Limited said, “Since inception, Blue Dart has focussed on being a customer centric brand and will continue to concentrate on delivering world-class service quality, experience and maintain our reliability quotient. Blue Dart will continue to focus on product innovation, reach expansion, transit time improvements, small town (Tier-II and III) activation and strengthening channels.”

He further added, “Recently Blue Dart has been the proud recipient of 2 prestigious recognitions – ‘Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Award – Platinum’ and one of ‘India’s Best Companies To Work’ (Rank 10). Both these awards are a validation of our customer centricity, People First philosophy and commitment to Blue Dart Country.”

Blue Dart strengthens presence in Phagwara

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Ludhiana, May 31, 2013:

Blue Dart, South Asia’s number one express air and integrated transportation, distribution and logistics Company and part of the DHL Group today launched a Counter cum Service Center near Phagwara, Punjab. The Counter cum Service Center, located in the commercial mall within the campus of MLovely Professional University (LPU), was inaugurated by Sukhwinder Singh – Regional Head (North), Blue Dart Express Ltd. and Mrs. Rashmi Mittal, Pro-Chancellor, Lovely Professional University.

The new Counter cum Service Center marks another milestone in Blue Dart’s journey of strengthening its presence in Tier II & III towns that are emerging as key growth hubs. The center will offer customers the entire bouquet of Blue Dart’s services and more specifically will be a trusted partner to LPU’s approximately 25,000 students for all their courier needs including applying for placements / further studies and general communication.

Speaking on the launch of the Counter cum Service Center, Sukhwinder Singh, Regional Head – North, Blue Dart Express Ltd., said, “Phagwara has been witnessing significant growth due to its emergence as a manufacturing hub. World-class institutes such as LPU and other developing institutes setting up base here have only given an additional fillip to the growth curve of the city. The launch of this service center marks our commitment towards partnering this city in its growth and more specifically offering a better service experience to the students of LPU.”

“The university does not only provide quality education to its young students but also believes in making them technology savvy to prepare them for global challenges. Buying behavior of the youth today is undergoing significant changes and lots of purchases are being made online. The Blue Dart retail counter cum service centre will be of great convenience to our students who will now have access to send and get shipments globally and at attractive rates through ‘Student Express’ and other innovative solutions.” said Mrs. Rashmi Mittal, Pro-Chancellor, Lovely Professional University.

Located strategically between Ludhiana and Jalandhar on NH1, Phagwara is the main industrial center in the Kapurthala District. Served by the rail link between Delhi and Amritsar, the city has been seeing tremendous growth with the emergence of various industries including textiles, auto components, machine tools and agricultural implements. Blue Dart’s new service center, while catering to the specific needs of students of LPU, will also cater to the needs of the industries in and around the region.

About Blue Dart:

Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 33,742 locations in India. As part of the DP DHL Group (DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding & DHL Supply Chain), Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries and territories and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding supply chain solutions and customs clearance.

The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people force, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart’s market leadership is further validated by numerous awards and recognitions from customers for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability. Some of these include SUPERBRAND and ‘Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand Gold Award’ 7 years in a row, one of ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For’ by The Great Place to Work� Institute thrice successively, ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Cause of Education’ – Global HR Excellence Awards 2011-2012, BSE Best CSR Practice Award and 22nd CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Fair Business Practices Award – 2010 in the category of Service Enterprises (Medium) to name a few.

Blue Dart accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach).

Blue Dart Sales at Rs. 2,162.06 crores

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Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia’s number one express air and integrated transportation, distribution and logistics company, today declared its financial results for the fifteen months period ended March 31, 2013, at its Board Meeting held in Mumbai.

The Company has changed its Accounting year to commence from 1st April of every year and to end on 31st March of the following year, to proactively comply with the proposed Companies Bill 2012. Consequent to this, the current accounting period is for the fifteen months period from 1st January, 2012 to 31st March, 2013.

The company posted Rs. 188.66 crores profit after tax for the fifteen months period ended 31st March, 2013. Income from operations for the fifteen months period ended 31st March, 2013 stood at Rs. 2,162.06 million.

Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express Limited said, “Inspite of the challenging macro-economic environment, we will continue to invest in our customers. Blue Dart continues to enjoy high Customer Satisfaction and Net Promoter Scores in the industry which is a validation of our service excellence and customer delight.”

He further added, “Blue Dart stands for Quality, Consistency, Reliability, Passion and Commitment. I thank every Blue Darter, associates, our customers and stakeholders for their support and trust in our brand. We are delighted to serve in ‘Blue Dart Country’ with a business and human conscience to remain the customer’s First Choice”.

During the fifteen months period ended March 31, 2013, Blue Dart handled over 141.7 million domestic shipments, 1 million international shipments and over 594,900 tonnes of documents and parcels across the nation and 220 countries worldwide.

The Board of Directors has recommended a dividend of Rs. 71/- per share for the fifteen months period ended 31st March, 2013.

Blue Dart & DHL lead the Corporate Responsibility thrust in India

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Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia’s premier courier and integrated express package distribution Company, and part of the DPDHL Group presented the 2nd Blue Dart Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards at a glittering function at the Taj Lands End, Mumbai on February 18, 2013. The awards recognized corporate social responsibility and sustainability champions across various industries. Sustainability champions from over 50 companies were awarded by the Chief Guest, Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs.

Part of the Blue Dart World CSR Day, the 2nd Blue Dart Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards were in conjunction with DHL’s Corporate Responsibility Day in India and comprised of two CEO panel discussions – ‘Mandatory 2% spend on CSR: Will it be just compliance or a trajectory for meaningful CSR?’ and ‘Changing Businesses from Inside Out’. Both the intellectually stimulating panel discussions focussed on awareness of corporate responsibility within the private sector and were well attended by leaders in both the government as well as the corporate sector. Some of the panel members included: Yogesh Dhingra, COO & FD, Blue Dart Express Ltd., Gayatri Nair Lobo, Senior Director, Strategy and Development, Teach For India, Suhas Tuljapurkar, Managing Partner, Legasis Service Pvt. Ltd., Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs and Head of Corporate Philanthropy, Microsoft Corporation, Emily Harrison, Executive Vice President, Innovaid, Vikas Puthran, Vice President – Alliances and Operations, Give India, Betsy Vincent, Vice President, General Carbon Advisory Services and Animesh Kumar, Group Head, HR & Corporate Services & Co CEO, IDFC Foundation.

Malcolm Monteiro, SVP & Area Director – South Asia, DHL Express, said, “We not only believe in creating a fine balance between economic success and social objectives but also in spearheading activities that would result in making the planet a better place to live in. We follow Deutsche Post DHL group’s sustainability strategy – ‘Living Responsibility’ which includes the 3 pillars of GoGreen, GoHelp and GoTeach. The Group has also been offering environmentally friendly logistics solutions to our customers, thereby making them co-stakeholders in our efforts to minimize the impact of our business on the environment. Going by the tremendous response to the 1st World CSR Day, this year too, we are happy to observe that sustainability amongst corporations is gaining momentum in India.”

The day culminated with the 2nd Blue Dart Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards which recognized contribution across categories such as Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices, Support and Improvement in Quality of Education, Diversity and Human Resource, Concern for Health, Poverty Alleviation, Accounting for Climate Change, Carbon Footprint Accounting, Community Development, Regulation of Corporate Social and Environmental Behaviour, Social Entrepreneurship.

Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express Ltd. added, “The inaugural edition of World CSR Day was a huge success and like last year, this year too we are proud to be presenting the 2nd Blue Dart Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards. It is indeed commendable to see corporates converge, discuss & debate issues pertaining to sustainability and also share practical views and insights in terms of their organisations. While Blue Dart has a strong sustainability programme working towards making the communities and environment a better place for future generations, another way of keeping the momentum going is recognising those efforts. We have taken up the mantle of recognising corporates & individuals who have championed causes in the best of their capacity and brought about a change in the environment we live in.”

The 2nd Blue Dart Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards advisory council included Bhaskar Chatterjee (Director General & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs), Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala (Executive Director, Wockhardt Ltd.), Mohini Daljeet Singh (Chief Executive, Max India Foundation), Vijay Kalantri (Chairman & Managing Director, Dighi Port Ltd.), Herman Mulder (Chairman, Global Reporting Initiative) and Harsha Mukherjee (Founder & MD, Editor, Ekjaa and IndiaCSR) to name a few.