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New Freight Restrictions & Security at FedEx

December 21, 2010

In our ongoing efforts to make our global express network even more secure, FedEx is working closely with security agencies around the world to implement security measures. In compliance with new directives, the following restrictions on cargo shipments are in effect:

Yemen: All shipments outbound from Yemen are suspended. This restriction went into effect at the end of October and will remain until further notice.

U.K.: Unless originating from a UK Department for Transport Known Consignor, shipments of ink or toner cartridges are not permitted to, from or via the UK if they are being transported within printing equipment and the cartridge weighs more than 500g (17.6 oz). All other restrictions on printer cartridges are lifted.

America Samoa: Due to regulatory compliance directives, certain commodities cannot be transported to America Samoa. Please contact FedEx at 1-800-GoFedEx (1-800-463-3339) or your account representative for assistance.

We want to assure you that security is a core value at FedEx; protecting our global transportation networks is, and will always be accomplished through close cooperation between private sector operators and government security agencies. We, like other carriers, are working with the Transportation Security Administration as well as other international security agencies around the world to identify areas where the use of new technologies and tactics can detect attempts to misuse our system as quickly as possible.

We take any security threat seriously and will act quickly, aggressively and responsibly with law enforcement agencies worldwide.

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