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FedEx Express to Improve Next-Business-Day Service from Greece, Portugal and Turkey to the Eastern United States

April 16, 2010

BRUSSELS, Belgium April 15, 2010 – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, has upgraded its next-business-day delivery service, FedEx International Priority®, from main cities in Greece, Portugal and Turkey to major U.S. East Coast cities. Customers in Turkey and Greece benefit from later pick-up times of up to six hours and customers in Portugal benefit from next-business-day deliveries to the U.S. East Coast.

With this service enhancement, FedEx now offers superior coverage for next-business-day services from Greece, Portugal and Turkey to the Eastern United States.

The new service will deliver to U.S. East Coast cities by 3 p.m. Eastern time, including Baltimore, Boston, Newark, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.  at no extra cost, and will now be standard to the FedEx International Priority service offering, providing a value-added benefit to customers.

“Supporting the trading relationship between Europe and the U.S. is crucial, particularly at this time. At FedEx Express, we are ensuring we are always looking at ways to enhance the services we offer to strengthen that relationship,” said Robert W. Elliott,  president , FedEx Express Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa. ”FedEx Express already provides faster access to more markets with next-business-day delivery to the U.S. by 10.30 a.m. With this service enhancement, we will deliver a superior experience and added value to all our Greek, Turkish and Portuguese customers.”

"FedEx is continuously focused on providing customers with the best possible connectivity to the global marketplace. Enhancing our service offering from Greece, Portugal and Turkey to the U.S. is another industry-leading solution from FedEx and represents another key milestone in our international growth strategy,” said Gerald Leary, senior vice president operations, FedEx Express Europe.

The FedEx International Priority service already provides outstanding connectivity to European customers and suppliers, featuring late cut-off times and early deliveries from points of origin including Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

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