FedEx back for the 2012 Thailand Open
BANGKOK, September 12, 2012 –FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), is back as the “Official Carrier” for the 2012 Thailand Open, marking the second year of its involvement with the tournament.
The sponsorship, which was confirmed at the official launch of the 2012 Thailand Open recently, is part of FedEx three year agreement to be a global Platinum Sponsor of the ATP World Tour. The global sponsorship, which commenced in 2011, encompasses 18 ATP World Tour tournaments in 13 different countries.
The Thailand Open is to be held at the Muang Thong Thani Impact Arena from the 24th to the 30th of September. First held in 2003, the Thailand Open is one of two ATP World Tour Events held in Southeast Asia. A number of past and present top 10 players have won the Bangkok title including two-time champion Roger Federer, James Blake, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Gilles Simon and most recently, Andy Murray.
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, 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.
About the ATP
The ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) is the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuits – the ATP World Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. With 62 tournaments in 32 countries, the ATP World Tour showcases the finest male athletes competing in the world’s most exciting venues. From Australia and Europe to Africa; from North and South America to Asia, the stars of the ATP World Tour battle for prestigious titles at Grand Slams (non ATP members), ATP World Tour Masters 1000, ATP World Tour 500 and ATP World Tour 250 events. At the end of the season the world’s top 8 ranked singles players and top 8 doubles teams, based on their performance throughout the year, will qualify to compete in the season’s climax – the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Held at The O2 in London. the event determines the final South African Airways 2012 ATP Rankings. For more information, please visit www.ATPWorldTour.com.
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