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FedEx Supports Open Skies

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May 15, 2017 – Today, FedEx President and COO David J. Bronczek joined the CEOs of three other leading U.S cargo and passenger airlines in sending a letter to newly confirmed United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. Writing on behalf of the U.S. Airlines for Open Skies Coalition, the letter’s authors underscore the importance of protecting the global network of U.S. Open Skies agreements, which eliminate government interference in commercial decisions about the routes, frequency, pricing, and capacity of passenger and cargo airline service. These critical agreements allow airlines to “deliver more efficient and cost-effective service to American consumers, businesses, and the U.S. government, including the military.”

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FedEx Extends Sponsorship of the FedExCup Championship on the PGA TOUR

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (May 9, 2017) – Having celebrated the first decade of the FedExCup last September with Rory McIlroy’s memorable charge to the championship, the PGA TOUR and FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today announced the extension of the shipping giant’s sponsorship of the FedExCup season-long competition on the PGA TOUR.

“The FedEx relationship has been invaluable to the PGA TOUR on multiple fronts for more than 30 years, beginning with its sponsorship of the FedEx St. Jude Classic,” PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan said. “The FedExCup championship revolutionized the fan viewing experience and competitive landscape of the PGA TOUR, establishing a cohesive narrative throughout the schedule and a compelling conclusion to the season with the FedExCup Playoffs.”

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FedEx Trade Index: 8 in 10 Small Businesses Say Trade Will Improve the U.S. Economy

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WASHINGTON, May 8, 2017 — An increasing majority of U.S. small business leaders overwhelmingly view global trade as beneficial to Americans. FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has released results of the second FedEx Trade Index(1), a national survey of over 1,000 small business leaders which tracks the impact of international trade among the small business segment of the U.S. economy.

The results of the second survey*, commissioned by FedEx and conducted by Morning Consult, finds a significant majority (84%) of small business leaders say expanding trade between the U.S. and other countries is a good thing, up from 77% last year. Similarly, 8 in 10 small business leaders (80%) say increasing global trade will improve the U.S. economy overall, up from 71% in the 2016 Index. Three out of four small business leaders (76%) also agree increasing global trade will create opportunities and U.S. jobs, compared to 69% in September 2016.

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FedEx Extends Official Sponsorship of National Football League

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 26, 2017— FedEx announced today the extension of its official sponsorship of the National Football League (NFL) to remain the exclusive “Official Delivery Service Sponsor” of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl.

“FedEx has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the league and we are excited to continue to serve as the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, senior vice president, Integrated Marketing and Communications. “The sponsorship provides us the opportunity to continue to engage with NFL fans, while giving back to the communities where our team members and customers live and work.”

“Whether it’s delivering the Vince Lombardi Trophy before the Super Bowl or activating the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week awards program, the relationship offers a unique and compelling platform for integrating our global brand,” Fitzgerald added.

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FedEx Awards $120,500 in its Fifth Annual Small Business Grant Contest

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 25, 2017 — FedEx announced today that Sword & Plough is the grand prize winner of its 5th annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. Based in Denver, Colo., Sword & Plough will receive a $25,000 grant, plus $7,500 in FedEx Office® print and business services to help them grow their business. This year, the contest offered grants and services to 10 small businesses, distributing a collective prize pool of $120,500—the largest sum since the contest’s inception.

“Marking our fifth year of the FedEx Grant contest, we saw a broad range of small business owners with diverse interests who all exhibited a great passion for their business,” said Becky Huling, vice president of Customer Engagement Marketing at FedEx. “FedEx is committed to empowering diverse individuals and giving entrepreneurs everywhere the tools they need to succeed. We’re excited to work with Sword & Plough as they take their business to the next level, while continuing to give back to the military community in a profound way.”

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FedEx Releases 2017 Global Citizenship Report

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April 11, 2017 – FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced today the online release of its 2017 Global Citizenship Report (GCR), which details how the company connects the world responsibly and resourcefully. The annual report includes updates on the company’s strategies, goals, programs and progress in three key areas: Economy, Environment and People. The report also includes statistics that track the progress of the company’s citizenship goals in fiscal year 2016, which ended on May 31, 2016.

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FedEx Freight CEO Michael L. Ducker Testifies on Freight Transportation Infrastructure and the U.S. Economy

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April 4, 2017 – Congressional testimony by FedEx Freight CEO Michael Ducker on April 4th, 2017 before the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine In testimony today on Capitol Hill, FedEx Freight CEO Michael L. Ducker underscored FedEx focus on safety and innovation in the trucking industry and the need for modern infrastructure. “Collaboration and sustained commitment to modernization will be vital to ensuring a reliable transportation system for American consumers, businesses and the growing e-commerce marketplace,” Mr. Ducker told members of the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security. Mr. Ducker addressed the importance of a modern infrastructure network for trucking and a thriving U.S. economy, including common sense policy solutions to upgrade transportation equipment, such as the use of 33 foot trailers.

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FedEx and JA Worldwide Tee-Up Inaugural “FedEx Junior Business Challenge”

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 27, 2017 —FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and JA (Junior Achievement) Worldwide are set to launch the FedEx Junior Business Challenge, a program in conjunction with the PGA TOUR to help empower the next generation of entrepreneurs across the country.

The FedEx Junior Business Challenge, an extension of the JA Company Program, will serve as a platform to provide select JA students the opportunity to showcase their business company concepts at designated PGA TOUR tournaments this season for a chance to generate a $75,000 donation from FedEx to further support youth entrepreneurship.

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FedEx Express to launch Liege-Memphis flight

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 21, 2017 — FedEx Express (FedEx), the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), will begin operating a new flight linking TNT’s European air hub in Liège (Belgium) to the FedEx World Hub in Memphis (U.S.) beginning in early April 2017. From Memphis the aircraft will continue on a round-the-world flight to Shanghai (China) via Seattle (U.S.) and Anchorage (U.S.) before returning to Liège.

This is an important step in connecting the FedEx Express and TNT worldwide networks, which will give TNT customers around the globe direct access to the robust portfolio of FedEx services in the U.S. and Canada.

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