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UPS Commends “Look South” Trade Initiative

U.S. Department of Commerce and UPS work together to help U.S. companies increase their exports and grow their business

UPS® (NYSE: UPS), a global logistics provider and leading advocate for trade liberalization, applauds the introduction of the Department of Commerce-led initiative to increase trade with Mexico and the 10 other Latin American economies with which the U.S. has free trade agreements.

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The UPS Store Makes “Mentoring Month” Matter for Small Business Owners

Offers Small Business Tips, Advice and a “Speed Dating” – Style Mentoring Event

Underscoring its commitment to supporting small businesses and startups, The UPS Store® has put its own spin on National Mentoring Month, focusing on the importance of mentoring for small business owners. With support from SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to small business education and mentorship, the company will offer tips and guidance to its small business customers about how to find, and benefit from a small business mentor.

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Severe Winter Weather in the Midwest Causing Delays – UPS

Severe weather in the Midwest has caused a significant disruption to operations in Michigan and Ohio, as well as at Worldport®, UPS’s main hub in Louisville, Ky. As a result, some shipments may experience unavoidable delays.

We have contingency plans in place to minimize service disruptions and are committed to moving shipments to their final destinations as quickly as possible. We are balancing our priorities of customer service and employee safety, and will make every effort to deliver to all areas as conditions safely permit.

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UPS Foundation Champions Volunteerism Awarding $2.4 Million to Nine Non-Profits

The UPS Foundation announced today it will donate more than $2.4 million to support the volunteer efforts of nine non-profit organizations, with an emphasis on those organizations that specialize in disaster preparedness and response. This year’s volunteerism grants include a $1.2 million award to the Points of Light Foundation, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer services.

As the governing arm for global citizenship and corporate giving for UPS, a key focus area for The UPS Foundation is volunteerism. The UPS Foundation is committed to aligning itself with groups, such as the Points of Light Foundation, that are dedicated to lending a helping hand to communities around the globe. The UPS Foundation has long worked with the Points of Light National Disaster Response Program and recently funded its Disaster Volunteer Response Portal currently deployed in the Philippines.

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UPS Kicks Off Peak Week

Driven by the growth in e-commerce, UPS (NYSE: UPS) expects to pick up more than 34 million packages today, Monday, Dec. 16, and expects to deliver 29 million packages globally on Tuesday, Dec. 17, a record for a single day at the world’s largest package delivery company. During UPS’s 107th holiday season, Dec. 16 – 20 is known as “Peak Week” due to the surge in volume.

“The entire team at UPS has planned all year to handle the annual increased shipping volume during the holidays,” said Alan Gershenhorn, chief sales, marketing and strategy officer. “As consumers change the way they shop for holiday gifts and shipping needs shift, customers rely even more on UPS for trusted and convenient solutions around the globe.”