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Eleven FedEx Drivers Earn Honors at the Kentucky State Truck Driving Championship

May 20, 2008

<p class="MsoNormal"><strong><st1:city w:st="on">MEMPHIS</st1:city> &ndash; May 19, 2008 &ndash;</strong> Eleven drivers representing FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) operating companies placed among the winners at the 2008 Kentucky State Truck Driving Championship in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Louisville</st1:city></st1:place> on May 16-17.</p>
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    <li style="" class="MsoNormal">Harold      Clemons, a contractor for FedEx Ground based in <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Independence</st1:place></st1:city>, captured the top spot in      the Tank Truck class. He also won the coveted Grand Champion title for      achieving the highest score among the winners of each class.<o:p></o:p></li>
    <li style="" class="MsoNormal">Wayne      Crowder, the 2004 National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion, captured      first place in the Flatbed class. A driver for FedEx Freight domiciled in <st1:city w:st="on">Louisville</st1:city>, Crowder is currently a captain on the      American Trucking Associations&rsquo; <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">America</st1:place></st1:country-region>&rsquo;s Road Team.<o:p></o:p></li>
    <li style="" class="MsoNormal">John      Willinger, a driver for FedEx Freight based in <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Louisville</st1:place></st1:city>, won the 5-Axle class to earn      his fifth state title in seven years.<o:p></o:p></li>
    <li style="" class="MsoNormal">Louisville-based      FedEx Freight driver John Higgs earned the state title in the 4-Axle      class.<o:p></o:p></li>
    <li style="" class="MsoNormal">Three      other FedEx Freight drivers domiciled in <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Louisville</st1:place></st1:city> posted second-place finishes:      Rickie Livingston, Straight Truck class; David Proctor, 3-Axle class; and      Brad Mertz, Tank Truck class. <o:p></o:p></li>
    <li style="" class="MsoNormal">Doug      Adams, a driver for FedEx Express in <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Hebron</st1:place></st1:city>,      placed third in the 5-Axle class.<o:p></o:p></li>
    <li style="" class="MsoNormal">Bowling      Green-based FedEx Freight drivers Lonnie Embry and Martin Flannery      finished third in the 4-Axle and 5-Axle Sleeper classes, respectively.<o:p></o:p></li>
    <li style="" class="MsoNormal">David      Campbell, a Corbin-based FedEx Freight driver, was third in the Twins      class.<o:p></o:p></li>
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<p class="MsoNormal">In addition, FedEx Freight finished second in the team competition.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Clemons, Crowder, Willinger and Higgs will go on to compete at the American Trucking Associations&rsquo; 2008 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC), known as the &ldquo;Super Bowl of Safety&rdquo; August 20-23 in <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Houston</st1:place></st1:city>. In addition, each state winner will be recognized by FedEx as part of its safe driving initiative, The Chairman&rsquo;s Challenge.<span style="">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The Kentucky State Truck Driving Championship is an opportunity for professional truck drivers to demonstrate their driving skills and commitment to safety. The event includes a difficult driving skill test, pre-trip inspection, personal interview and written examination covering vehicle operation and knowledge of federal safety regulations. <o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">In 2007, a record 78 driving professionals from 38 states representing FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, FedEx Custom Critical and FedEx Global Supply Chain Services qualified to compete at the National Truck Driving Championships by winning their respective state’s competition and driving accident-free for at least one year. FedEx drivers captured National Champion titles in the Flatbed and Straight Truck classes and the NTDC Rookie of the Year honor. In addition, FedEx drivers earned five additional top-three finishes in their respective vehicle classes.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><strong style="">About FedEx<o:p></o:p></strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $37 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&rsquo;s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 290,000 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 news.fedex.com.</p>

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