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FedEx Express Expands ‘International First’ Service for Early Deliveries

August 14, 2012

MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 14, 2012—FedEx is offering solutions for global customers who need their critical deliveries to arrive as early as the start of the next business day. FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is expanding the ‘International First’ early delivery service, nearly doubling the number of destination markets, by making it available to eight additional countries that span the globe:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Japan
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico

Until now, 11 destination countries could receive shipments through the ‘International First’ service. The addition of these eight markets brings the total number to 19.

Depending on the country of origin and destination, customers in these newly added countries can receive their shipments within 1-3 days via ‘International First,’ marking the first time they’ve had access to the global service that focuses on morning deliveries.

“The ‘International First’ expansion highlights the FedEx commitment to serve as a global connector—staying ahead of our customers’ needs by strengthening the network that links them to businesses and economies large and small,” said Raj Subramaniam, Senior Vice President of FedEx Global Marketing and Customer Experience.

The expansion also emphasizes the FedEx focus on key global markets for strategic growth.

About International First
International First is a time-definite, customs cleared, door-to-door express service with a pre-defined delivery commitment for shipments up to 150 lbs. per package. Customers receive International First deliveries as early as 8 a.m. in the United States, 9 a.m. in Europe, and 10 a.m. in Asia, Canada and Latin America. While the range of shipments is broad, it’s often the delivery service of choice for customers shipping materials that include critical legal and business documents, electronic equipment, medical devices, and gear from the motion picture industry. Customers can now ship to all 19 destination markets on www.fedex.com.

About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air and ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.

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 $43 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members 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 news.fedex.com.

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