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FedEx Honored as Top Corporation for Women Business Enterprises

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Issues 17th Annual List

February 3, 2017

America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises

MEMPHIS, Tenn., February 3, 2017 — FedEx Corp. has been recognized by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as one of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).  This prestigious award is the only national award honoring corporations for world-class supplier diversity programs that reduce barriers and drive growth for women-owned businesses.

“FedEx is proud to be recognized by WBENC,” said Sue Spence, vice president of Sourcing at FedEx.  “The development and growth of women-owned businesses is a key focus area for FedEx, and we are committed to doing all that we can to create opportunities for women entrepreneurs not only in the US, but globally as well.”

“As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we are so proud of WBENC’s Top Corporations, including FedEx, for choosing to set the standard for access and increase opportunities to women suppliers in new markets—both domestically and internationally,” said Pamela Prince-Eason, president and CEO of WBENC, the nation’s leader in women’s business development.  “WBENC-Certified WBEs in turn are able to fuel innovation, and empower communities through economic growth and job creation.”

As the only national award honoring corporations who are choosing to integrate policies and programs to enable growth and reduce barriers for women-owned businesses, FedEx is committed to increasing opportunity in markets—both domestically and internationally—as well as fueling innovation and empowering communities through economic growth and job creation.

FedEx will be honored in front of an audience of more than 1,500 business leaders at the WBENC Summit & Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises March 21-23 in New Orleans.

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 $58 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 400,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.  To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit about.fedex.com.

About WBENC

Founded in 1997, WBENC is the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with over 13,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs.  WBENC-Certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities.  Throughout the year, WBENC and its 14 Regional Partner Organizations provide opportunities for interactions between more than 650 member corporations, government agencies and thousands of certified WBEs at business building events and other forums.  WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations and individuals that support its mission and programs.  For more information about the annual America’s Top Corporations for Women Business Enterprises, visit http://www.wbenc.org/americas-top-corporations-for-wbes

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