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Expeditors adds offices.

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 24, 1997--Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. has opened eight offices in preferred global transit points ranging from Norfolk to Nanjing.

North America

In the United States, Expeditors has added offices in Norfolk, Virginia and Indianapolis, Indiana. The Norfolk location is adjacent to the Port of Virginia, the second largest general cargo port on the U.S. East Coast. Bill Romberger is district manager for the office. He brings six years' experience to his position. The Indianapolis site is managed by Kelly A. O'Riley, a 16-year veteran of the global transportation industry. The office is located next to the Indianapolis International Airport.


To serve the United Kingdom's "silicon corridor" along the M4 motor way just west of London, Expeditors opened an office in Swindon.


Cape Town, known as South Africa's "Mother City," is the latest addition to Expeditors' South African office network. Henri Holthuis is manager for the Cape Town location; previously he was manager of ocean freight in Expeditors' Johannesburg office Prior to joining Expeditors, Holthuis worked with industry competitors for a decade, gaining experience in imports, exports and management. The Cape Town branch is located in Montague Gardens, an industrial area between the Cape Town International Airport and the city.


Expeditors supplemented its Asian network with offices in Indonesia, China, India and an exclusive agent in Sri Lanka. The Indonesian offices are located in Jakarta and Surabaya, and operate as P.T. Lancarpratama Intercargo. Both locations are managed by Nixen Tanex, Expeditors' Managing Director -- Indonesia. The new office in Nanjing marks the Company's tenth location in China. Angela Ye manages the branch in Nanjing, a port on the Yangtze River. Mumbai (formerly Bombay), another of the world's busiest manufacturing sites, is also Expeditors' second location in India. District manager of the office is Ravi Sreedhar, who has more than 14 years' experience in global logistics.

In neighboring Sri Lanka, Expeditors Lanka Pvt. Ltd. is the Company's exclusive agent. Located in the island nation's capitol, Columbo, the office is equipped with Expeditors' globally-networked information system. Andre Fernando is managing director.

About Expeditors

Expeditors is a global logistics company. Headquartered in Seattle, the company serves the increasingly sophisticated needs of international trade through a seamless network of responsive professionals and integrated information systems. Expeditors offers air and ocean freight forwarding, supplier consolidation, customs clearance, cargo insurance, distribution and value-added logistics services.

Expeditors' mission is to set the standard for excellence in global logistics through total commitment to quality in people and services, with superior financial results. Additional information is available at Expeditors' Internet site: . Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol EXPD. -0-
 Location Information for Expeditors' New Offices


P.T. Lancar Pratama Intercargo
Jalan Let. Jend. Soeprato 86 A-B
Jakarta 10540
Tel: 62-21-421-2328
District Manager: Nixen Tanex

EI Freight (H.K.) Ltd.
Flat G, Fourth Floor, Sunshine Mansion
Number 98, Shi Gu Road
Nanjing, China Postal Code: 210004
Tel: 86-25-446-5220
District Manager: Angela Ye

P.T. Lancar Pratama Intercargo
Surbaya Mall
Shop House Blok A-18
Lantai I and II, J1 Pemuda 31-37
Surabaya 60271
Tel: 62-31-531-6829
District Manager: Nixen Tanex

Expeditors International (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Gokul Arcade - "B" Building
Suites 201, 210 & 211
Opp. Garware House
Subhash Road, Vile Parle (East)
Mumbai, 400057 India
Tel: 91-22-820-4011
District Manager: Ravi Sreedhar

Exclusive Agent:
Expeditors Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.
10-02, East Tower
World Trade Center Building
Echelon Square
Colombo , Sri Lanka
Tel: 94-1-346-137
Managing Director: Andre Fernando

North America

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
2500 Almeda Ave -- Suite 116
Norfolk, VA 23513
Tel: 757-853-7776
District Manager: Bill Romberger

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
5604 Fortune Circle South, Suite F
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Tel: 317-248-2580
District Manager: Kelly A. O'Riley


Expeditors International (UK) Ltd.
Unit 30, Techno Trading Estate, Bramble Road
Swindon, SN2 6ET
United Kingdom
Tel: 44-179-343-6711


Expeditors International SA (Pty) Ltd.
13 Station Road
Montague Gardens, 7441
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: 27-21-551-0064
District Manager: Henri Holthuis

CONTACT: Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.

Rebecca Allmon, 206/674-3408
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