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UPS Named Worlds Most Admired

Monday March 8, 2010

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today was rated the “World’s Most Admired” company in its industry in an annual survey conducted by FORTUNE magazine. The company also was ranked among the Top 50 in brand recognition across all industries around the world.

UPS posted the highest average industry ranking of any company around the globe. Its industry score was 8.20 on a 10-point scale. Only three other companies scored an 8.0 or better.

UPS dominated the scoring for all airline, railroad, trucking and logistics companies ranking No. 1 in its industry on all nine of the attributes used for judging.

UPS was also ranked in the Top 10 among all companies in the world on eight of the nine key attributes. It scored No. 1 in the world for its commitment to “social responsibility;” No. 2 in the world for “management quality;” No. 3 in the world for “people management,” “use of corporate assets” and “quality of products & services;” No. 6 in the world for “global competitiveness;” No. 7 in the world for “financial soundness,” and No. 9 in the world for “innovation.”

UPS, which has built one of the world’s best known brands, operates in more than 200 countries and territories around the world and has been widely recognized in recent years for its expanding role in enabling global commerce. UPS has been ranked No. 1 in its industry in 25 of the 29 “Most Admired” surveys conducted by FORTUNE.

The complete rankings will appear in the March 22nd issue of FORTUNE. To compile its list of America’s most admired companies, FORTUNE worked with the Hay Group consultancy to poll senior executives, directors and analysts.

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain and freight services. With more than a century of experience in transportation and logistics, UPS is a leading global trade expert equipped with a broad portfolio of solutions. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at www.blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.