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FedEx Kicks Off Sunday Delivery; New Service Begins This Weekend.

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 6, 1998--Responding to customer demand, Federal Express Corp. (NYSE: FDX) will begin its Sunday delivery option March 6, 1998. FedEx Priority Overnight (R) service will provide delivery by 3 p.m. on Sunday to select zip codes in 50 top U.S. metro areas.

"The world is working seven days a week. Customers from Silicon Valley to the garment district have asked for this service, and FedEx is delivering," said David B. Shoenfeld, senior vice-president, FedEx Marketing, Customer Service and Corporate Communications.

FedEx Sunday deliveries will include the same money-back guarantees, 24-hour package status tracking and dependable service FedEx customers have come to expect. "These are the regular features of our express service," Shoenfeld said.

Research shows the new service will be used most highly by customers in the health, garment, electronic, publishing and legal industries.

Customers using Sunday delivery can have packages picked up on Friday from domestic origins in the 48 contiguous United States and Alaska, and Saturday from locations which FedEx currently serves on Saturday. No Sunday pick-up or drop-off will be available.

Federal Express connects areas that generate 90% of the world's gross domestic product in 24-48 hours with door-to-door, customs-cleared service and a money-back guarantee. The company's unmatched air route authorities and infrastructure make it the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast, reliable and time-definite transportation of 3 million items to 211 countries each working day. FedEx employs approximately 140,000 people and has more than 43,000 drop-off locations, 600 aircraft and 39,500 vehicles in its integrated global network. The company maintains electronic connections with more than 850,000 customers via FedEx Powership(R), FedEx Ship(R) and FedEx interNetShip(SM). Federal Express reported revenues of $11.5 billion for its fiscal year ended May 31, 1997. -0-

Note to editors: Federal Express press releases are available on the World Wide Web at http://www.fedex.com. -0-
 FEDEX PRIORITY OVERNIGHT(R) SUNDAY DELIVERY SERVICE

 Following are the 50 U.S. metro areas where customers can receive
Sunday delivery of FedEx Priority Overnight packages to select zip
codes:

Atlanta, GA Newark, NJ
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY New York, NY
Baltimore, MD Oakland, CA
Boston, MA Omaha, NE-IA
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rockhill, NC & SC Orlando, FL
Chicago, IL Philadelphia, PA
Cincinnati, OH Phoenix, AZ
Cleveland, OH Pittsburgh, PA
Columbus, OH Portland, OR
Dallas, TX Providence, RI
Denver, CO Raleigh-Durham, NC
Detroit, MI Richmond-Petersburg, VA
Fort-Worth-Arlington, TX Riverside-San Bernadino, CA
Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood, FL Sacramento, CA
Greensboro-Winston-Salem, NC San Diego, CA
Houston, TX San Francisco, CA
Indianapolis, IN San Jose, CA
Kansas City, MO-KS Santa Barbara-Santa Maria, CA
Los Angeles, CA Seattle, WA
Memphis, TN Somerset-Middlesex-Hunterdon, NJ
Miami-Hialeah, FL Stamford, CT
Milwaukee, WI St. Louis, MO-IL
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL
Nashville, TN Washington, DC
Nassua-Suffork, NY Wilmington, DE




Who's working on Sunday?

Businesses Most Likely to use FedEx's Sunday Delivery Option

FedEx Priority Overnight (a)

Health Care Services -- Critical care supplies, round-the-clock needs...

Automobile/Machine Parts -- Many factories operate continuously, seven days a week...

Apparel and Accessory Stores -- Fabric and expensive beading must arrive in time for strict production deadlines, while apparel samples must reach showroom floors in time for early Monday morning buyers' appointments...

Legal Services -- Documents for Monday court dates...

Electronic Equipment -- Computerized machinery at factories need quick fixes, home offices...

Photographers and Film Makers -- News crews and movie studios often shoot/edit during the weekend and need film reels, special cameras and lighting equipment...

Printing and Publishing -- Drafts, edited copy, samples, artwork and photos often need to be in original format for printing and publishing deadlines...

Engineering and Management Services -- Blueprints, designs, plans, presentations and equipment need to be on site for Sunday construction projects...

(a) according to Federal Express market research

CONTACT: Federal Express Corp., Memphis

Carla Boyd, 901/395-3484 or

FedEx Media Relations, 901/395-5007
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