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UPS Joins U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
November 2, 2007

The Executive Committee of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council
(USUBC) is pleased to announce that UPS has just been approved as the forty-ninth member of the USUBC.

USUBC met with Arnold F. Wellman, Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs, Domestic/International, in Washington. Mr. Wellman confirmed the very strong business interest UPS has in Ukraine and the desire of UPS to become a member of USUBC. He will represent UPS on the USUBC board of directors.

The USUBC welcomes UPS into our rapidly growing membership.
UPS has over 300 employees in Ukraine and provides services to many Ukrainian cities.

UPS was founded in Seattle, Washington on August 28, 1907 and thus are celebrating 100 years of service.

Mr. Wellman has been to Ukraine many times and just recently returned from a one week trip there. Arnold many times goes to the Ukrainian village of Nizankowice, on the far western border near Poland, where he works on a People-To-People project UPS has implemented to support the development of the local school and also to provide computers and satellite Internet connection.

UPS also has a People-To-People project in the neighboring small villages of Lipa and Sierakosce, Poland. Last year, 80 UPS employees from 11 countries built a fully functioning 38-foot by 42-foot computer lab, complete with high-tech computers, printers, software, and training for students, teachers, and residents in Lipa.

The People-To-People project is a part of UPS' unique strategy to personally get to know and understand the residents of a rural community in a country where the company is doing business.

UPS has adopted a distinctly different approach to entering a new market by encouraging its employees to immerse themselves in the local culture as they work side-by-side with residents of the community to improve their way of life.

The UPS Foundation enables nonprofit organizations to serve communities more effectively around the world.  The UPS Foundation's global giving focus addresses three areas:  literacy, hunger and volunteerism (www.community.ups.com).