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UPS Rises on List of 2014 Most Valuable Global Brands

Brand Finance has named UPS (UPS) to its Brandirectory list of 500 most valuable global brands in 2014.

Ranking No. 48 this year, the Atlanta-based company inched a step higher over 2013, when the company ranked No. 49. UPS is also the only package delivery, freight and logistics services provider to make the Top 50 and is the world’s most valuable brand in this industry, according to the directory.

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UPS Applauds the Obama Administration on Streamlining the Export-Import Process

Creating a Single Window Will Deliver Immediate Measurable Benefits to America’s Businesses

UPS® (NYSE: UPS), a global logistics provider and leading advocate for global trade, commends President Obama on taking decisive action to reduce a major barrier to U.S. exports. By completing the International Trade Data System (ITDS), the processing and approval times for U.S. businesses that export American-made goods and services will be cut from days to minutes

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More than 7,200 UPS Drivers Have Steered Clear of Accidents for a Quarter Century

UPS today announced the induction of 1,519 drivers into its elite “Circle of Honor,” raising to 7,221 the number of drivers who have avoided accidents for 25 years or more.

The number of new inductees is the largest for any single year in the company’s history and includes 42 new members from Canada, Germany and Puerto Rico.

Collectively, the 7,221 drivers have logged more than 5.3 billion miles and more than 198,000 years of safe driving through their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to Mars and back 19 times.

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UPS Board Increases Quarterly Dividend

The UPS (NYSE: UPS) Board of Directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.67 per share, up $0.05 or 8.1%, from $0.62 per share, on all outstanding Class A and Class B shares. The dividend increase is in recognition of the company’s solid cash flow performance and commitment to delivering shareowner value.

The dividend is payable March 11, 2014, to shareowners of record on February 24, 2014.

“During 2013, UPS generated $5.3 billion in free cash flow, enabling reinvestment for growth,” said Scott Davis, UPS chairman and CEO. “In addition, we increased our shareholder distributions, paying dividends of $2.3 billion and repurchased more than $3.8 billion in UPS shares. This latest dividend increase shows that the UPS business model consistently generates improved returns to shareowners.”

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UPS Expects to Move 118 Million Flowers During the 2014 Valentine’s Day Season

Love is in the air and on the ground as UPS® (NYSE: UPS) prepares to transport an estimated 118 million flowers for Valentine’s Day. Most of the flowers imported for Cupid’s holiday come from Latin American countries such as Colombia and Ecuador. More than 90 percent of the imported blossoms travel through Miami International Airport, where UPS is the largest air cargo carrier.

According to the National Retail Federation, the average consumer is expected to spend $133.91 on Valentine’s Day gifts with total spending expected to hit more than $17 billion. One-third of this year’s gift-givers will purchase flowers, and UPS will be kicking it into high gear for the celebration, which marks one of UPS’s busiest single delivery days of the year