Airborne Express Named Carrier of the Year by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Airborne, Inc.

    SEATTLE, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Airborne Express (NYSE:   ABF)
 (www.airborne.com) has been named "Express Carrier of the Year" by Wal-Mart
 Stores, Inc.  The global leader in retailing, with more than 2,600 stores in
 the U.S., presents the award on the basis of time service performance, cost,
 communication, customer service, flexibility and revenue/growth.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000321/AIRBORNE )
     "We chose Airborne for this important award because of the company's
 flexibility and proven cost-effective solutions that meet a variety of
 distribution needs throughout our organization," said Ted Wade, Wal-Mart's
 vice president of corporate traffic.  "Airborne's employees have proven they
 will go to almost any length to meet our formidable shipping challenges."
     Airborne handles Wal-Mart's express delivery shipments from its home
 office in Bentonville, Ark., to Wal-Mart stores, Supercenters, and SAM'S CLUBS
 throughout the country.  In addition, Walmart.com, a joint venture of Wal-Mart
 Stores, Inc. and Accel Partners, uses the airborne@home business-to-consumer
 service to ship a broad assortment of Wal-Mart's merchandise directly to
 consumers.
     "We're extremely pleased to accept this award from a true legend in the
 history of American business and a highly valued customer," said Tim Graham,
 Airborne's Regional Sales Manager.  "It's gratifying to know that the hard
 work and commitment of Airborne's customer service, operations, and other
 support personnel has truly paid off for Wal-Mart.  But as always, success is
 a joint effort, and we never forget that our customers are the driving force
 behind the success we enjoy together," added Graham.
     For more than 50 years, Airborne and its subsidiaries have served the
 shipping needs of business customers around the world. Today, Airborne offers
 total distribution solutions by providing time-sensitive delivery of
 documents, letters, small packages, and freight to virtually every U.S. ZIP
 code and more than 200 countries. Customers can select from a variety of
 services including same-day, next-morning, 10:30, next-afternoon, second-day,
 ground delivery service, air express and freight, ocean service, and logistics
 management.
 
     CONTACT:  Robert Mintz of Airborne Express, 206-830-3185, or
 robert.mintz@airborne.com.
 
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    SEATTLE, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Airborne Express (NYSE:   ABF)
 (www.airborne.com) has been named "Express Carrier of the Year" by Wal-Mart
 Stores, Inc.  The global leader in retailing, with more than 2,600 stores in
 the U.S., presents the award on the basis of time service performance, cost,
 communication, customer service, flexibility and revenue/growth.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000321/AIRBORNE )
     "We chose Airborne for this important award because of the company's
 flexibility and proven cost-effective solutions that meet a variety of
 distribution needs throughout our organization," said Ted Wade, Wal-Mart's
 vice president of corporate traffic.  "Airborne's employees have proven they
 will go to almost any length to meet our formidable shipping challenges."
     Airborne handles Wal-Mart's express delivery shipments from its home
 office in Bentonville, Ark., to Wal-Mart stores, Supercenters, and SAM'S CLUBS
 throughout the country.  In addition, Walmart.com, a joint venture of Wal-Mart
 Stores, Inc. and Accel Partners, uses the airborne@home business-to-consumer
 service to ship a broad assortment of Wal-Mart's merchandise directly to
 consumers.
     "We're extremely pleased to accept this award from a true legend in the
 history of American business and a highly valued customer," said Tim Graham,
 Airborne's Regional Sales Manager.  "It's gratifying to know that the hard
 work and commitment of Airborne's customer service, operations, and other
 support personnel has truly paid off for Wal-Mart.  But as always, success is
 a joint effort, and we never forget that our customers are the driving force
 behind the success we enjoy together," added Graham.
     For more than 50 years, Airborne and its subsidiaries have served the
 shipping needs of business customers around the world. Today, Airborne offers
 total distribution solutions by providing time-sensitive delivery of
 documents, letters, small packages, and freight to virtually every U.S. ZIP
 code and more than 200 countries. Customers can select from a variety of
 services including same-day, next-morning, 10:30, next-afternoon, second-day,
 ground delivery service, air express and freight, ocean service, and logistics
 management.
 
     CONTACT:  Robert Mintz of Airborne Express, 206-830-3185, or
 robert.mintz@airborne.com.
 
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