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FedEx Express Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award 2012-2013

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FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, recently received an award for the significant voluntary work performed around the world by its employees. David L. Cunningham, Jr., president, FedEx Express Asia Pacific, accepted the President’s Volunteer Service Award 2012-2013 Bronze Award on behalf of FedEx in Boston in September 2014.

David L. Cunningham, Jr., president, FedEx Express Asia Pacific (left) receives the President's Volu

David L. Cunningham, Jr., president, FedEx Express Asia Pacific (left) receives the President’s Volunteer Service Award 2012-13 Bronze Award from Sean Rush, CEO of JA Worldwide (right). (Photo: Business Wire)

The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a U.S. presidential recognition program created by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. Established to recognize the importance of voluntary work in local communities and to encourage more people to volunteer, the award program evaluates the contributions of individuals and organizations that dedicate significant amounts of time to voluntary work and makes awards accordingly.

“FedEx has always attached high importance to voluntary work, and we encourage and support our staff to get involved in their communities as part of our CSR commitment,” said David L. Cunningham Jr., president, FedEx Express Asia Pacific. “It was therefore an honor to receive this award on behalf of FedEx, and a powerful reminder that our employees’ overall contribution was built from the ground up, with employees in Asia Pacific and globally giving up time hour-by-hour and project-by-project. FedEx is proud to be recognized and will continue its dedication to volunteering and being a responsible corporate citizen.”

“JA (Junior Achievement) truly appreciates the leadership and all the hours of dedicated work from FedEx associates, both in Asia Pacific and around the world,” said Sean Rush, CEO of JA Worldwide, an NGO focused on youth economic development that partners with FedEx on CSR projects. “They have significantly impacted the future leaders of business, supported communities around the world, and should truly be proud of all that they have accomplished.”

In the Asia Pacific region, FedEx works with JA to nurture entrepreneurialism and foster business knowledge through classroom learning, practical teamwork exercises, and student business contests. Two of the most prestigious programs are the JA Company of the Year Competition and FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge, in which FedEx employees volunteer their time to act as mentors. Through the competitions, FedEx has educated and inspired young people across the region.

This latest recognition adds to a string of similar awards FedEx has won. Earlier this year, the company also received the Bronze Award for corporate social responsibility leadership at the 6th Global CSR Awards.

About FedEx Express

FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee[1].

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $46 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.

About JA Worldwide

JA Worldwide is one of the largest global NGOs dedicated to addressing fundamental social and economic challenges of young people by educating and empowering them to transform their future and own their economic success.

Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship, JA Worldwide effectively broadens the canvas of possibility for young people and enriches their ability to both engage in their own economic development as well as contribute to the strength of their families, communities and economies.

The 123 country JA Worldwide network is powered by over 400,000 volunteers and mentors from all sectors of society, reaching more than 10 million students around the world.

[1] Subject to relevant terms and conditions

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