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UPS Accelerates U.S.-Mexico Trade with New Ground Freight Service

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Atlanta, April 11, 2012

“UPS CrossBorder Connect” Supports Flexibility in Supply Chains, Speeds Transit Times

UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced UPS CrossBorder Connect™, a ground freight service between the United States and Mexico designed to significantly ease heavyweight freight supply chain challenges for companies investing in cross-border trade. Ups express tracking

The service bundles UPS’s transportation and customs brokerage expertise north and south of the border to boost speed to market, drive cost efficiencies and reduce supply chain risk.

UPS CrossBorder Connect is a contractual service that utilizes the trucking network that supports UPS’s North American Air Freight service. That network has been connected with trusted carriers in Mexico at eight important points along the U.S.-Mexico border. By integrating UPS’s brokerage capabilities, the service helps companies with the complex brokerage process and is designed to help reduce customs delays associated with border regulations, inspections and lengthy paperwork.

UPS also provides the option of bonded movements through the border to help enable faster crossing of goods.

“With the global rise in fuel and labor costs, near-sourcing has become an increasingly viable option for many businesses looking to reduce their production and supply chain costs and expand their market share,” said Steve Flowers, president, UPS Global Freight Forwarding. “For example, we’re seeing more high-tech and automotive companies now moving production closer to consumption points in North and South America, and UPS CrossBorder Connect can help them navigate the complexities inherent in U.S.-Mexico trade while containing costs.

“Our research clearly revealed the gaps in service options that exist for today’s customers,” Flowers continued. “With this product, we’ve improved visibility and predictability as well as reliability on one of the largest and most important U.S. trade lanes.”

Prior to this service offering, cross-border heavyweight freight shipping options were limited to air freight or conventional less-than-truckload (LTL) movements, providing shippers with little middle ground between air freight and standard heavyweight ground freight shipping. UPS CrossBorder Connect is a premium service that offers fast, reliable transit times, often in a timeframe of 3-to-4 days* between most major U.S. cities and Mexico, providing companies with another cost and speed option for their cross-border shipments.

As part of the company’s global freight forwarding offering, UPS CrossBorder Connect provides extensive coverage through full transportation and brokerage services at eight major border crossings: Otay Mesa and Calexico, Calif.; Nogales, Ariz., and El Paso, Laredo, McAllen, Harlingen and Brownsville, Texas. Also, customers have visibility over UPS CrossBorder Connect freight shipments using Flex Global View, including key milestone updates.

As a leading integrated global freight forwarder, this service complements UPS’s complete portfolio of domestic and international ground, air and ocean freight services including transportation, supplier management, customs brokerage and visibility technology solutions. To learn more about UPS’s complete freight offerings, visit ups.com/globalfreight.

* UPS CrossBorder Connect is not a guaranteed service, and transit times will vary based upon actual origin and destination. This service is also subject to UPS Supply Chain Solutions Air Freight Terms and Conditions of Contract.


Small- and Mid-Sized Businesses Pick UPS and The UPS Store

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Atlanta, April 08, 2012

The Business Journals announced April 2 that small- and mid-sized businesses had named UPS and The UPS Store top brands for 2012.

Follow this link to The Business Journals’ press release to read more:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/apple-wins-the-business-journals-top-2012-american-brand-excellence-award-for-the-2nd-consecutive-year-145740135.html.

UPS was named the best brand in the Business Services arena, while The UPS Store received top honors in the Retail category.Ups express tracking

The awards recognize brands that best meet the needs of the small- and mid-sized business market and are based on interviews with more than 2,000 small- and mid-sized business owners, CEO’s and presidents. This year, 291 brands were included in the proprietary study conducted annually by The Business Journals.

The UPS Store Offers AARP Members Valuable Discounts on Products, Shipping

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San Diego, April 02, 2012

The UPS Store ® network today announced a new relationship with AARP, offering its members valuable discounts at the more than 4,300 The UPS Store locations nationwide. Now AARP members can save 15 percent on the full retail price of eligible products and services while saving 5 percent on UPS shipping services. Ups express tracking

“We are proud to offer AARP members savings on retail shipping, mailboxes, print services and more,” said Stuart Mathis, president of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., which franchises The UPS Store. “Our products and services fit AARP members’ lifestyles, from snowbirds shipping personal belongings cross-country to small business owners looking for cost-effective ways to market their business and to members shipping gifts to out-of-town family members.”

“AARP is always looking for ways to give our members more value and service,” added Angela Jones, AARP Services, Inc. senior vice president. “This new relationship will help us meet that goal and we’re pleased to work with The Ups Store to help our members’ dollars go further in today’s economy.”

To take advantage of this member offer, AARP members must present their AARP membership card at their locally-owned neighborhood The UPS Store franchise location. For more information, including a list of eligible products and services, visitwww.aarpdiscounts.com/theupsstore.

About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world’s largest-circulation magazine with over 35.1 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP’s millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic Community, and our website, AARP.org.  AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

About AARP Services, Inc.
AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP’s millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services, and long-term care insurance. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.