UPS Pledges $1.5 Million in Aid to Storm Recovery Efforts

  UPS Pledges $1.5 Million in Aid to Storm Recovery Efforts

Delivery Operations in All Package, Freight and Logistics Facilities Have Been
                Restored to Provide Service Wherever Possible

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- November 02, 2012

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it has pledged $1.5 million in cash and in-kind
support to aid in the recovery efforts following the devastation caused by
Superstorm Sandy that struck the northeast corridor of the U.S. earlier this

In addition, all UPS package, freight and logistics operations have been
restored and UPS employees throughout the region are working diligently to
provide service to the affected areas, although many businesses remain closed
and some locations are inaccessible. Even so, some UPS drivers are attempting
deliveries wherever safety allows, much to the delight of their customers,
some of whom have posted videos on social media channels.

“The determination and caring spirit of UPSers has never been more evident,”
said Scott Davis, UPS chairman and CEO. “The UPS team has answered the call
and everyone involved is going above and beyond to bring relief and hope to
those impacted by the storm.”

UPS’s financial and in-kind contribution is comprised of a $250,000 grant to
the American Red Cross to help with the sheltering needs of the victims of
Sandy, $250,000 in logistical aid for urgent response and an additional $1
million in cash and in-kind support to a variety of relief organizations
throughout 2013 to assist in the long-term recovery of communities affected by
the storm.

UPS has been in daily contact with Red Cross staff since Sandy began to sweep
across the northeast to assess the areas in most need of assistance and
establish a schedule for the delivery of urgent shelter support and relief
supplies. UPS also has been working with the Red Cross to strengthen its
supply chain network in the affected zones. Next week, UPS will deliver 14
truckloads of relief supplies into some of the most heavily impacted areas in
New York and New Jersey.

As a leading member of the American Red Cross’s Annual Disaster Giving
Program, earlier this year UPS contributed $800,000 in support to help enable
the organization to respond to the nearly 70,000 disasters that occur
throughout the year. Before the 2012 hurricane season began, UPS already
pre-positioned Red Cross shelter support trailers, which the Red Cross began
mobilizing immediately after Sandy passed through the region.

“UPS has a long history of working with disaster relief organizations to
deliver urgent, life-saving aid to communities in need around the world,” said
Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “The victims of Sandy are
facing many challenges and UPS is committed to helping them get back on their
feet by donating financial and logistical support to the American Red Cross
and other organizations that will be providing assistance in the days, weeks
and months ahead.”

UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of
solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the
facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology
to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta,
UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can
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