DHL Official Sponsor of the USA Sevens Rugby Tournament

  DHL Official Sponsor of the USA Sevens Rugby Tournament

  *Extends partnership for third consecutive year
  *Exclusive sponsor of U.S. Rugby team

Business Wire

PLANTATION, Fla. -- February 6, 2013

DHL, the global market leader in the logistics industry, is once again the
Official Sponsor of the USA Sevens Rugby Tournament and the exclusive sponsor
of the U.S. Rugby team. The 2013 USA Sevens – the largest rugby tournament in
North America – will be broadcast live throughout the world as fans of 16
international teams descend upon Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas from February

“Truly a global sport, Rugby demonstrates many of the key attributes that DHL
lives and breathes every day – speed, precision and great teamwork,” said
Christine Nashick, Vice President of Marketing for DHL Express U.S. “Initially
a US-based company that pioneered a global industry, DHL is pleased to
continue its relationship with USA Sevens and its exclusive sponsorship of the
US Team. Rugby provides an excellent platform to reinforce DHL as the 
international shipping specialists.”

With exposure to 60,000 fans on site and millions watching the live
international broadcast in more than 145 countries, DHL has a unique
opportunity to showcase its brand to fans of one of the fastest growing sports
in America with on and off-field advertising and the exclusive sponsorship of
the US team jersey.

“DHL has been an ardent supporter of rugby in the U.S. and worldwide,” said
Dan Lyle, Tournament Director of USA Sevens. “DHL’s high-profile visibility
throughout our global broadcast that reaches 341 million homes and extensive
on-site activation provides the company with a unique and compelling platform
that only a global sport such as rugby can deliver.”

The three-day U.S. tournament in Las Vegas is Round 5 of the competition that
includes stops in Dubai, South Africa, New Zealand, Las Vegas, Hong Kong,
Australia, England and Scotland. It will be broadcast live on NBC and NBC

For more information on the USA Sevens Rugby Tournament, visit

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About USA Sevens Rugby -- The annual USA Sevens international rugby tournament
is the premier rugby event in North America as well as the fifth event out of
nine in the HSBC Sevens World Series. USA Sevens is the only North American
stop in the series. Fans in attendance witness 16 international rugby teams
play 45 matches during a three-day competition in an attempt to gain points in
the Sevens World Series standings. The 2012 USA Sevens event broke all
previous attendance records in its third year at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las
Vegas. Fans can stay updated on all the latest USA Sevens Rugby news, events
and details by following on Facebook (USA
Sevens Rugby Tournament And Festival) and Twitter (@USASevensRugby). Played on the same size
field as traditional 15-player rugby, rugby sevens is played with just seven
players per team. Matches have seven-minute halves with two-minute intervals
for pool and knock-out matches. The fast pace and short duration of matches
makes every moment of the action thrilling for spectators.


DHL Express U.S.
Robert Mintz, 425-984-4249
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