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Personal names may be written differently according to context, and this is also the case in the context of a postal address.

Examples

In Germany, when to a private individual, the name is written:

   Herrn
   B. Schmidt

When the name is included with company information the format changes:

   Widgets GmbH
   Herrn B. Schmidt

In Sweden, when business correspondence is private, the personal name is written before the company name:

   Sven Jansen
   Widgets AB

But when the correspondence may be opened by others, the format is revesed:

   Widgets AB
   Sven Jansen

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