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FedEx Golf Challenge Tees off in Shanghai

May 23, 2011

SHANGHAI, May 23, 2011 FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, hosted the China qualifying round of the FedEx Golf Challenge 2011 on May 18. The event took place at the Silport Golf Club in Shanghai and marks the first time that the FedEx Golf Challenge, which started in 2007 and involves customers from around the world, has been played in China.

 

The FedEx Golf Challenge includes qualifying rounds in 10 countries around the world, with the top winners from each country moving on to a playoff at the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links course in California, U.S. in November.  In China, key FedEx customers teamed up with FedEx China employees for the qualifying round.  The winner of the China challenge and will join winners from the United States, United Kingdom, Portugal, Peru, Canada, South Korea, Ireland, the U.A.E. and the Dominican Republic to battle it out for the FedEx Cup.  Initially launched in the U.S., the tournament has become truly global in five short years, with events to be held in more than 30 international locations in 2011.

 

“In order to provide customers with unique opportunities, FedEx is actively involved in sporting activities around the world,” said Marco Lee, vice president, Sales, FedEx China.  “We are proud to introduce the FedEx Golf Challenge to Shanghai for the first time, and give our customers a chance to realize their golfing dreams.  We are very proud to have the winner represent China in the playoffs at Pebble Beach, which is considered a ‘dream course’ by golf lovers.

 

About FedEx Express    

FedEx Express is one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, 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[1].

 

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 $38 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 290,000 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.



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