UPS Applauds Administration on Launching Talks on a Comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

  UPS Applauds Administration on Launching Talks on a Comprehensive
  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Transatlantic Partnership between U.S. and the EU would Expand World’s Largest
      Economic Relationship, Creating Jobs and Boosting Economic Growth

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- February 13, 2013

UPS (NYSE: UPS) today commended President Obama on announcing in his State of
the Union address the launch of talks regarding a comprehensive Transatlantic
Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union. A transatlantic
partnership would open up new dynamic trade opportunities for small, medium,
and large enterprises on both sides of the Atlantic, while boosting U.S.
exports and creating new U.S. jobs. Additionally, the President’s commitment
to conclude the 2013 Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will be equally
significant in unleashing economic growth through trade and it will send a
strong message of confidence to the global economy and markets.

“UPS sees strengthening and deepening the U.S.-EU trade relationship as a
cornerstone of our own success,” said Scott Davis, UPS Chairman and CEO. “A
stronger partnership in trade between the U.S. and the EU will bring
tremendous benefits for U.S. and European exporters alike. UPS is excited
about the possibilities of what a U.S.-EU free trade agreement means to our
customers and how it will improve the position of our economies.”

The U.S. and the 27 European Union member states share a common outlook and a
similar determination to maintain open markets and benefit from liberalized
services trade regimes. As the world’s largest economic relationship, it
accounted for $4.5 trillion in investment and trade in 2011. U.S.-EU services
trade accounted for $300 billion, one-third of total U.S. services trade, and
nearly 10 percent of all world services trade. At this critical point in the
global economic recovery, it is essential that the U.S. and EU continue to
lead in setting the most modern rules of trade for global markets.

UPS, as the world's largest package delivery company, has long been committed
to breaking down barriers and encouraging the economic growth and jobs that
come with increased trade.

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
be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at
blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in
this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements, including statements
regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of UPS and its management
regarding the company's strategic directions, prospects and future results,
involve certain risks and uncertainties. Certain factors may cause actual
results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking
statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which we
operate, our competitive environment, increased security requirements,
strikes, work stoppages and slowdowns, changes in energy prices, governmental
regulations and other risks discussed in the company's Form 10-K and other
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which discussions are
incorporated herein by reference.

Contact:

UPS
Peggy Gardner, Public Relations, Atlanta
404-828-6051
or
Kara Ross, Public Relations, Washington, D.C.
202-675-1725