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FedEx Pledges $1.2 Million to Support Northeast Disaster Relief

Memphis, TN (October 31, 2012)—FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has committed $1.2 million in cash and in-kind transportation to support hurricane relief efforts across the northeast corridor of the United States. Existing relationships with humanitarian organizations will allow FedEx to lend transportation and logistics expertise to support several agencies in their vital relief work following the devastation.

FedEx will provide monetary or in-kind transportation support to the following relief organizations to assist with their relief efforts: The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Heart to Heart International, and Direct Relief International. This support will allow these agencies to provide humanitarian relief to the hurricane victims, including food, shelter, clothing, medical supplies, and hygiene kits.

“FedEx team members around the globe are deeply saddened by the loss of life and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy,” said Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president and CEO of FedEx Corp. “We will continue to work closely with several humanitarian and disaster relief organizations to assess the needs across the northeast and provide support to the areas hardest hit by the storm.”

FedEx has a long history of using its global network to deliver important and life-saving aid and support to lessen the pain and loss experienced by victims of natural disasters. Recent relief efforts include
•Donating $1 million in cash and in-kind transportation to assist those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011.
•Donating $1.8 million, including the transportation of more than one million pounds of critical supplies, to assist those affected by the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010.
•Providing in-kind shipping for more than two million pounds of relief aid to those affected throughout the Gulf Coast region during the 2005 hurricane season.

To learn more about FedEx disaster relief efforts, visit news.fedex.com or about.fedex.com.

San Francisco Salvation Army Receives Special Delivery from FedEx

San Francisco, CA (May 21, 2012)—FedEx Corp. made a very special delivery last Friday to The Salvation Army, Golden State Division during National Salvation Army Week. As part of the company’s commitment to supporting disaster relief efforts around the world, FedEx donated a custom Disaster Response Unit (DRU) to The Salvation Army, the first vehicle of its kind to be used in San Francisco. The new canteen will help Salvation Army workers and volunteers better serve the community by providing meals to needy and displaced residents during and after natural disasters.

“At FedEx, we are fully committed to disaster relief and recovery through our transportation network and are known for making critical deliveries in times of need,” said Rose Flenorl, manager, Global Citizenship, FedEx Services. “Through the donation of this new Disaster Response Unit, we hope to help The Salvation Army continue to deliver much-needed food and aid to San Francisco-area residents in times of need.”

The co-branded DRU, valued at $100,000, is one of 15 units that FedEx has donated to The Salvation Army global fleet during the past five years. It is outfitted with the latest equipment and technology to assist disaster response personnel in helping community members during and after emergencies such as fires, earthquakes, floods or other weather-related disasters.

The custom-designed and built unit features a fully functional kitchen where workers and volunteers can prepare meals and feed approximately 2,500 people per day. It is also outfitted with a GPS tracking device which keeps Salvation Army commanders aware of the unit’s exact location at any given time. In addition to assisting personnel during disaster situations, the unit will participate in The Salvation Army’s street outreach program, which serves approximately 750 unsheltered people per week.

“Mobile feeding units are the main pillars of The Salvation Army’s disaster response capability and other local feeding efforts,” said Major Wayne Froderberg, emergency disaster services coordinator, The Salvation Army’s Golden State Division. “These Disaster Response Units, like the one donated by FedEx, allow our responders to be among the first on the scene of a disaster and help ease the devastation experienced by so many involved.”

The canteen donated for use in the San Francisco area represents over $1.5 million dollars in vehicles that FedEx has donated worldwide in the past five years. In addition to the donation last week, units have been presented to the following U.S. cities — Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Memphis and Boston — and are in use abroad in San Juan, London, Mexico City, Sydney and Winnipeg.

About FedEx

FedEx Corp. provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $42 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 The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

FedEx, NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin & The Salvation Army Welcome Family Home

Event aims to raise awareness of ongoing needs of disaster victims in Tuscaloosa and other parts of U.S. as they work to rebuild their lives.

TUSCALOOSA, AL (May 3, 2012) – FedEx Corp., The Salvation Army of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, and NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin are working together to bring awareness to the ongoing recovery efforts in the Tuscaloosa, Ala., area in the wake of the devastating tornadoes that hit the area in April 2011. Today, the two organizations and Hamlin are welcoming a local family into its newly built home at a special event in Tuscaloosa.

“FedEx is proud to be in Tuscaloosa and contribute to the ongoing disaster recovery efforts,” said Jannette Maye, senior manager, FedEx Station Operations in Tuscaloosa. “It is important to us to shed light on disaster victims’ continuing needs, which can persist for months and years following a natural disaster.”

Benjamin Torres, a father of three children, lost the home he was renting in the April 27, 2011 tornado. The Afghanistan and Iraq war veteran, who served in both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, was out of the state when the storm hit. He frantically returned to Tuscaloosa to find his home destroyed, but joyfully found his children, who were staying with their mother, unharmed.

The Torres family is now receiving a new home built by The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), a not-for-profit humanitarian aid organization. The organization has a goal of building 20 homes in the Tuscaloosa area for victims of last spring’s tornado. The local Salvation Army chapter is providing furniture and appliances for the Torres’ home as well as for many of the other UMCOR-built homes in the area.

As part of the FedEx commitment to supporting disaster preparedness, relief and recovery efforts, the company is donating $10,000 to the local Salvation Army chapter in Tuscaloosa. A portion of this donation will be used to fund the purchase of appliances and furniture for the family.

FedEx has supported The Salvation Army for more than ten years. In 2007, FedEx began an initiative with The Salvation Army to provide funding for the purchase of Disaster Response Units (canteen trucks) in markets across the U.S. and around the world. To date, FedEx has provided funding for 14 Units, at a cost of approximately $100,000 each.

FedEx support enables The Salvation Army and its emergency response personnel to be among the first to reach the site of devastation and immediately begin providing material, physical and emotional comfort for both survivors and first responders. The company’s logistics expertise makes it uniquely qualified to help in quickly responding to a disaster and delivering supplies and aid to those in need.

To aid The Salvation Army in providing continued outreach to victims of disaster, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY; text “storm” to 80888 to make a $10.00 gift on your cell phone bill; or visit donate.salvationarmyusa.org.

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 $42 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 The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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