UPS Continues Its Legacy of Community Support with Robust Year of Contributions

  UPS Continues Its Legacy of Community Support with Robust Year of

     Company and Employees Donated Almost $100 Million to Community-based
            Organizations Around the Globe to Support Urgent Needs

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- February 1, 2013

UPS (NYSE: UPS) today released highlights of another year of strong corporate
support for communities around the world in 2012. With more than $97.5 million
in cumulative donations, the company also exceeded previous records for the
overall volunteer hours documented by employees worldwide and the number of
organizations served. Additionally, UPS continues to be one of United Way’s
largest contributors, donating more than $55 million in 2012 and stands alone
in contributing more than $1 billion to the United Way over the past 30 years.

“We combine our philanthropy with the volunteer spirit and skills of UPS
employees worldwide to create a unique and powerful way to positively impact
and help save lives in our global communities,” said Eduardo Martinez,
president of The UPS Foundation. “We are proud to give to a diverse array of
programs, causes and organizations that reflect our values, strengths and the
immediate needs of our communities – and we do so in a significant way.”

Established in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads UPS’s corporate citizenship
programs and is responsible for facilitating the company’s involvement with
local, national and global communities. Throughout the year, The UPS
Foundation invests time and financial support around four pillars that align
with the company’s corporate values and business expertise – community safety,
diversity, environmental sustainability and volunteerism.

Highlights from this year’s corporate citizenship efforts include:

  *$97.5 million in cumulative charitable giving for the year
  *$55 million contributed for United Way
  *$10 million donated for various international grants, sponsorships and
  *$9.4 million in local grants across the U.S.
  *More than 1.8 million volunteer hours recorded by employees worldwide
  *4,404 non-profit organizations served globally

As the world’s largest package delivery company and one of the leading global
providers of specialized transportation and logistics services, UPS has also
supported more than 200 humanitarian relief programs in 35 countries. This
includes programs that prepare communities for a crisis, providing them with
urgent relief when a crisis occurs and post-crisis recovery phase support.
Through a combination of in-kind shipments, technical and expertise sharing
and funding of relief organizations, UPS contributed in excess of $6.5 million
last year. This includes areas impacted by natural disasters such as
Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac as well as global crises in the Sudan and
the Congo.

“Throughout our history, The UPS Foundation has evolved to meet the changing
needs of communities across the globe,” said Martinez. “We strongly encourage
our employees to support causes that matter to them and we continue to find
meaningful ways to give to help build stronger and safer communities.”

For more information about UPS’s corporate giving, please visit

About The UPS Foundation

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. Since its founding in 1907,
UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen,
supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs.
Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation, which celebrated its 60^th anniversary in
2011, is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local,
national, and global communities. In 2012, UPS and its employees, active and
retired, invested more than $97.5 million in charitable giving around the
world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at To
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