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Since now on, a postman is an additional sales channel accessible to Lithuanian residents. The goods will be delivered to the resident’s home free of charge. The service must be very convenient to the residents living in remote areas.

“The postmen of Lithuania Post have long been just deliverers of newspapers and letters. More than 3.5 thousand postmen collect and pay utility bills as well as deliver petty goods.

It is convenient to order goods from postmen as there is no need to go anywhere or bother about transportation of purchased goods. We believe that this service will be convenient for elderly people or the ones living in remote locations”, Lithuania Post’s Director of Sales Division Arūnas Venckavičius said.

A special catalogue offers for choice more than half a hundred articles produced by manufacturers well-known in Lithuania. Customers can order mattresses, pots, flatware, sets of knives, domestic electric appliances, telephones, and other goods for health or leisure. In the future, the catalogue will be updated and supplemented by new goods meeting the residents’ expectations.

According to Mr Venckavičius, it is convenient to order the goods from the catalogue as they will be delivered to the residents’ homes free of charge. The ordered goods will be delivered to the residents by LP EXPRESS couriers.

The Public Limited Company Lietuvos paštas runs the widest network of postal access points in Lithuania. Lithuania Post provides postal, logistic, and financial intermediation services.

Lithuania Post will commemorate Father’s Day by releasing a new stamp. The stamp dedicated to all fathers will appear in circulation on Saturday, June 1.

This is the first stamp released in Lithuania for Father’s Day. The stamp will be issued in the edition of 80 thousand copies with a nominal value of LTL 1.35.

Along with the stamp, the first day cover and sheet will be released. On Saturday, postal correspondence paid by the new stamp will be marked by the first day cancellation in Vilnius Main Post Office.

The author of the stamp, the artist Eglė Jakutavičiūtė, has created the stamp using her three-year-old niece‘s drawing under the title “Daddy”. The drawing of niece was also used for another stamp released on May 4; it was dedicated to Mother’s Day.

Father’s Day was founded in the United States of America. The movement to honour all fathers was initiated by Louise Dodd, whose father had raised six children after her mother’s death. In Lithuania, Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of June.

In the course of a year, Lithuania Post issues on average 25-30 postage stamps. Lithuania Post also provides courier, logistic, and financial intermediation services.

Lithuania Post will join those who are going to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the international Red Cross organization. On Saturday, May 11, Lithuania Post will release a new stamp The 150th Anniversary of the International Red Cross Organization.

The new stamp features the founder of this organization, a Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist Jean-Henri Dunant, and the waving flag of the Red Cross.

The stamp will be released in the edition of 80 thousand copies with a nominal value of LTL 2.15. The author of the stamp is the artist Tomas Dragūnas.

Along with the stamp, the first day cover and souvenir sheet will be released. On Saturday, in Vilnius Main Post Office, postal correspondence paid by the new stamp will be marked by the first day cancellation.

The international Red Cross organization was founded in 1863 in Geneva (Switzerland) on the initiative of Jean-Henri Dunant. This organization helps combating diseases, provides help to the victims of natural disasters. Also, the organization arranges trainings for nurses, supports donors, gives treatment to sick and wounded troops.

The Lithuanian Red Cross society was founded on 12 January 1919 on the efforts of the physician Rokas Šliūpas and other medicals. A lot of famous Lithuanian physicians and health service people were engaged in the activities of the society. The society has established a number of hospitals in Vilnius, Kaunas, Panevėžys, and Klaipėda. The Lithuanian Red Cross was the founder of the first Lithuanian tuberculosis sanatorium in Aukštoji Panemunė as well as blood transfusion establishments of emergency medical service. During the Soviet period, all property of the Red Cross was nationalized, and has not been returned.

In the course of a year, Lithuania Post issues on average 25-30 stamps. The company also provides courier, logistic, and financial intermediation services.  

This year Lithuania Post is inviting to congratulate all mothers on the occasion of Mother’s Day by sending a postcard with a stamp created specially for this day. The stamp dedicated to Mother’s Day is special for its author, namely a three-year-old girl Grytė Kučinskaitė.

“The rules of the contest said that a child’s drawing must be used for the design of the stamp. As my niece likes drawing, I have decided to put on the stamp her work.

Up till now, my stamp designs have never been among the winners, and the work of my three-year-old niece became the best at once. It seems that my three-year-old niece is a better painter than I am,” the artist and the author of the stamp Eglė Jakutavičiūtė said.

This is the first stamp ever dedicated to Mother’s Day issued in Lithuania. The stamp will be released on Saturday, May 4th. The stamp dedicated to Mother’s Day will be issued in the edition of 80 thousand copies with a nominal value of LTL 1.35.

Along with the stamp, the first day cover, sheet, and maximum card will be released. On Saturday, postal correspondence paid by the new stamp will be marked by the first day cancellation in Vilnius Main Post Office.

In Lithuania, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May. This is an ancient Lithuanian holiday.  On this day, Mothers are congratulated by children and men: they are trying to do all domestic chores.

Mother’s Day is celebrated in spring, as Mother is a symbol of soil. Thus in spring, while praising the soil to be it fertile, mothers are also remembered.

Within a course of a year, Lithuania Post issues on average 25-30 postage stamps. Lithuania Post also provides courier, logistic, and financial intermediation services.

On Saturday, April 27, new stamps from the series Europa will be put into circulation. The stamps are intended to commemorate postal vehicles.

The stamps designed by the painter Mindaugas Gribauskas feature two postal vehicles used in Lithuania: Moskvich 401 ran a half-a-century ago and currently in use Tazzari Zero. The nominal value of both stamps is LTL 2.45. The edition of the new stamps amounts to 80 thousand copies.

Along with the stamps, the first day cover and sheet will be released. On Saturday in Vilnius Main Post Office postal correspondence paid by the new stamps will be cancelled by the first day cancellation.

The postal history of Lithuania says that up to the 16th century letters and postal items were carried by couriers-riders.

In the 17th century, there were postal carriages running by unpaved roads from Lithuania to Moscow, Poland, Prussia, and Latvia. Gradually these roads developed into postal highroads. In the 19th century, the main means to transport mails was a postal wagon. More comfortable stagecoaches were used to run by the main highroads of Lithuania. With appearance of the railways, the importance of stagecoaches diminished.

A more comfortable means of transport – railways – was used in the independent Republic of Lithuania. The 3rd decade of the 20th century marks the beginning or air transport in Lithuania. During the World War II, the communications of Lithuania, including the postal transport, were destroyed. Since then, Lithuania’s communications activities were fully dependent on Russia.

Nowadays mails and postal items are transported by various means: air transport, railways, cars and other up-to-date means. In 2012, Lithuania Post was nearly the first company in Lithuania, which, apart from conventional petrol and diesel cars, started using a very economical and ecological means of transport – electric car.

In the course of a year, Lithuania Post issues on average 25-30 postage stamps. Lithuania Post also provides courier, logistic, and financial intermediation services.

The company Finasta Asset Management is inviting residents to get better acquainted with the changes in the pension system and conclude pension accumulation contracts under the second-tier pension programme at PayPost outlets, the network of financial services run by Lithuania Post.

Since now on, more detailed information on the reform of the second-tier pension system and possibility to conclude with Finasta a pension accumulation contract is available at 110 PayPost outlets established by Lithuania Post throughout the whole country to provide financial services. This is especially important to the residents of small towns with a poor choice of banking services, if compared with large cities.

Andrej Cyba, CEO of UAB Finasta Asset Management, said:

“There is a natural demand for our pension funds that has been generated in the market by good results: to compare the value change recorded from 2004 until 2013, the results of Finasta pension funds are the best in three out of four categories. Accordingly, it is very important to us to be close to residents and offer them a convenient and simple way to become our customers and start accumulating an additional pension right now.”

“We are always striving to offer our customers the services that are reliable and in need. It is gratifying that since now one can not only send or receive a money order, take a consumer credit, but also sign a pension accumulation contract. There are no doubts that this will give a freedom of choice to the residents of small towns,” Neringa Knyvienė, Head of Financial Services Department of Lithuania Post, said.

At the PayPost outlets contracts with Finasta Asset Management on accumulation of pensions can be concluded both by the residents who have never participated in the second-tier pension programme and the ones wishing to come to Finasta from other companies. The customers of Finasta already accumulating their pensions and having decided to supplement their pensions by voluntary contributions as of the beginning of 2014, they can come to the PayPost outlet and sign the agreement on payment of such contributions.

The staff of the PayPost outlets will provide everyone interested with all needed information and will give an advice on how to choose a pension fund meeting the resident’s needs best. More information is available on the website www.finasta.com or at the PayPost outlets.

Based on audited data, a state owned company Lithuania Post plc. earned LTL 484 thousand of net profit in 2012. Last year, the company’s sales revenues grew as well.

“We are pleasedto announce that Lithuania Post was profitable for the second consecutive year. While financial results were not as good as in the previous year, the significantly increased investment inspires optimism. In 2012, the company investments totalled nearly LTL 20m”, said Mrs Lina Minderienė, Chief Executive Officer of Lithuania Post.

Last year, the company’s income from sales made more than LTL 190m. It makes 4.2% more than in 2011. Rise in income from sales largely resulted from active sales operations and marketing measures.

Income from the universal service provision constitutes the largest part of sales income making in total 51.2%. In comparison with 2011, revenues from the universal service provision grew 8% and constituted almost LTL 97.8m.

In 2012, income from courier mail services has increased by 10.2% when compared with 2011.

EBITDA (Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) for 2012 was 14.2% lower than in 2011 and amounted to LTL 8.1m.  

Lithuania Post runs the widest network of access points in Lithuania. It also provides logistics, financial intermediation, and electronic services.

This spring, Lithuania Post welcomes returning storks with a new postage stamp. The postage stamp White Stork, National Bird of Lithuania will be put into circulation from the next Saturday, April 6th

The painting featuring White Stork landing on a nest is used for the stamp. The author of the picture is a painter Roberta Mašidlauskytė, and that of the stamp design is an artist Rolandas Grigaravičius. The postage stamp dedicated to the national bird of Lithuania will be issued in edition of 80.000 copies with nominal value of LTL 7.

Along with the postage stamps, the first day cover, and first day sheet will be issued. On Saturday, in Vilnius Main Post Office, postal correspondence paid by the new postage stamps will be stamped with the first day cancellation.

The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a farmland bird that settles in the vicinity of areas where people live. White Storks are active mainly during the day. They consume a wide variety of animal prey. They prefer to forage in meadows, pastures, and swamps. Common food items include insects, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, eggs and young birds of ground nesting birds, sometimes - rats, mice, various reptiles. Frogs represent only minor part of the diet.

White Storks usually nest on buildings, poles, water towers, top of trees. People help storks to settle by installing pedestals of nest. The birds bring quite large branches then and build nests of hay balls, turf, dry manure, etc. White Storks build their nest continuously, even when stork chicks grow. While livingin nests and repairing them White Storks assemble quite a large structure, which sometimes suffer from storks fighting and strong winds.

Storks usually lay 3-5 white eggs. Both male and female stork incubates the eggs that hatch in 31-34 days. Stork chicks are fed by both parents and before leaving the nest (after 53-55 days) fly with them about 2 weeks.

On average, Lithuania Post releases 25-30 stamps in the course of a year. Lithuania Post also provides courier, logistic and financial intermediation services.

Vilnius Main Post Office holds the second philatelic exhibition prepared by Jonas Načiūnas, one of the most famous Lithuanian philatelists. The three philatelic collections are shown at the event – “Lithuanian stamps on the letters”, “Lithuanian prepaid philatelic items”, and “Lithuanian envelopes”. Besides the first Lithuanian prepaid envelopes, postcards and aerogrammes, the exhibition visitors also can see the examples of envelope printing defects as well as those of letters with Lithuanian stamps of various denomination and publication year stuck to them. More than a few hundred philatelic exhibits are shown at the exhibition that will be open until 6 April.

The Public Limited Company Lietuvos paštas runs the widest network of postal services access points in Lithuania. Lithuania post provides postal, logistic, and financial intermediation services.

Lithuania Post will further cooperate with the company “Žalvaris“, and is encouraging residents to pay a special attention to waste batteries. Residents can dispose of waste and unnecessary batteries at any post office in Lithuania.

“Waste batteries have been collected at post offices since 2011. While participating in this project we have noticed that waste sorting is the public’s issue of interest. Last year we collected more than a half ton of waste batteries; hence, each post office has accepted about 10kg of batteries. We hope that residents will further demonstrate their environmental concern, and will be active in waste sorting”, Head of Lithuania Post’s Maintenance Department Algirdas Činikas said.

“We are glad that the number of points accepting waste batteries and voltaic cells is increasing. I believe residents will find it convenient to bring waste batteries to post offices and dispose of them ecologically”, Sigitas Ašmonas, the company’s UAB Žalvaris Director of Commerce, said.

Special boxes for waste batteries disposal will be available at all post offices except for mobile ones. The boxes will be put in well seen and accessible places. The collected batteries will be later recycled.

Environment specialists say that batteries and accumulators may contain hazardous materials: lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), hydrargyrum (Hg); therefore, the disposal of hazardous waste in the general waste stream is strictly forbidden. Unsorted hazardous waste, when appears in dumps along with the general waste, may penetrate to the soil, contaminate groundwater, and make harm to the environment and humans‘ health. Therefore, it is essentially important to separate such waste and dispose of it in special places.

More information on points collecting waste batteries is available at www.zalvaris.lt, www.epa.lt, and www.senosbaterijos.lt.

The Public Limited Company Lietuvos paštas runs the widest network postal access points in Lithuania. Lithuania Post provides postal, logistic, and financial intermediation services.

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