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FedEx Express wins Diversity Award 2006

March 20, 2006

Brussels, Belgium – March 20, 2006 – FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company, received the Diversity Award 2006 following a comprehensive survey of its staff as part of the Great Place to Work® competition organized by the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. In addition, FedEx Express was rated one of the top 10 best employers in Belgium for the second consecutive year.

"We are honoured to have received the Diversity Award 2006", Robert W. Elliott, FedEx Express EMEA President, said. "FedEx corporate culture has always put people first.  We have long recognized that providing a safe and enjoyable workplace, adhering to high ethical standards and building great team spirit among a diverse workforce results in employees with a real sense of pride in their work. That pride, together with a "whatever it takes" attitude enables us to deliver the best possible service to our customers."

At FedEx Express Belgium, 29 different nationalities are represented in the work force and one out of three managers is female. Additionally in a profession usually held by men, 30% of our FedEx Express couriers are female. These statistics reflect our recruiting policy — our goal is to attract people with the best skills and knowledge regardless of gender, orientation or background. Human resource policies emphasize personal development for all employees and promotion from within.

 "Every employee in our company makes a difference," Patrick Stienlet, FedEx Express MD Operations Benelux, said. "We value the contributions and perspectives of a diverse work force and we are committed to treating every employee with the same respect and fairness. We are delighted our employees have recognized this by rating us so highly in the Great Place to Work® survey", Stienlet concluded.

For more information on the Great Place to Work® survey in Belgium, please visit the Great Place to Work® section on the website of the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School.  For more information on the Great Place to Work® Institute itself you can go to www.greatplacetowork-europe.com.

About FedEx Express Belgium
FedEx Express in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. In addition, the company operates stations in Melsbroek, Ghent, Antwerp and Liège. In total, FedEx Express employs 719 people in Belgium.

About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, 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, usually in one to two business days with the delivery time guaranteed.

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 $32 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 260,000 employees and contractors to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs for their customers and communities. For more information, visit fedex.com.

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