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FedEx delivers 1,800kg clothes to victims of Hurricane Katrina

October 14, 2005

Oude Meer, Netherlands – October 14, 2005 – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, announced today they are providing shipping for 1,800kg of clothing collected by the U.S. Army, NATO, Allied Forces North Battalion in the Netherlands to send to Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, for distribution to Louisiana families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

The U.S. Army, supporting Allied Joint Forces Command Brunssum will transport the goods to the FedEx facility in Melsbroek, Belgium, from where it will then be shipped via its CDG hub in France directly to the United States.

"FedEx’s generous offer to provide transportation gives Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen from 26 different NATO nations the opportunity to donate much needed supplies to those whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina," said Captain Ernest Tornabell IV, U.S. Army, Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort Coordinator stationed with NATO at JFC Brunssum, the Netherlands.  "Because of their cooperation, displaced families from Louisiana will be able to have warm clothing, blankets, sheets, pillows and other items for the coming months, as they rebuild their lives."

"FedEx Express is proud of its long standing record of helping those in need and participating in humanitarian operations," said Robert W. Elliott, President, FedEx Express EMEA. "In addition to relief shipments like this, we have assisted the American Red Cross in delivery of relief supplies for victims of Katrina as in other disasters.  In addition, we have made a $1.5 million donation for this relief effort, which is in addition to $1 million FedEx donates annually to the American Red Cross."  

About FedEx Express
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., connects areas that generate 90 percent of the world’s gross domestic product in one to three business days with door-to-door, customs-cleared service and a money-back guarantee.  The company’s unmatched air route authorities and infrastructure make it the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast, reliable and time-definite transportation of approximately 3.2 million packages to more than 220 countries and territories each working day.  FedEx Express employs more than 138,000 employees and has approximately 50,000 drop-off locations, 671 aircraft and approximately 41,000 motorized vehicles in its integrated global network

About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services.  With annual revenues of $30 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brands.  Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 250,000 employees and contractors to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit fedex.com.

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