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 SAN FRANCISCO, July 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Fritz Companies Inc. (Nasdaq: FRTZ), the leading provider of global integrated logistics services, announced the appointment of Al Benki to managing director, Asia. Benki will have responsibility for all of Fritz' services and offices in the thriving Asian region. Benki succeeds Joe Monaghan, who has been promoted to senior director of International Operations, domiciled in New York. Monaghan is strategically domiciled in New York to enhance the focus of Latin America and Europe, two other major markets Fritz is serving, and to facilitate the integration of Fritz Integrated Logistics Products on a global scale. Further, Monaghan will enhance Fritz' business strategy on the eastern seaboard.
 Commented Mr. Lynn Fritz, president and CEO, "We are delighted to have Al join our company and to solidify the successful continuity of this critical international marketplace. We are confident that Al will not only maintain this strong foundation and growth curve that Joe Monaghan and his team in Asia established, but take Fritz to the next operating level and sales sophistication to ensure top quality service to all of our customers in this region."
 Benki started in the international transportation industry in 1976, and most recently served as president of North American operations for a major ocean carrier for three years. Remarking on why he joined the Fritz team, Benki explained, "I decided to join Fritz because of their scope of global integrated logistics services. This new position will allow me the opportunity to truly be able to provide customers with solutions to all of their total logistics needs. Fritz is really the only full-service player in this market, and I am proud to be part of an organization that is truly making history in integrated logistics."
 Benki graduated Iowa State University with a B.A. in industrial administration and Spanish. Most recently he attended Stanford Executive Program. Domiciled in Hong Kong, Benki will report to Joe Monaghan.
 Fritz Companies Inc. is a leader in international transportation logistics and related information services for importers and exporters worldwide. The company's principal services include global integrated logistics services, customs brokerage (the largest in the United States), warehousing and distribution and other value-added services for the international movement of goods.
 Fritz Companies Inc. is headquartered at 706 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103, telephone: 415-904-8360. The company's shares are traded in Over-the-Counter market, Nasdaq symbol FRTZ.
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 /CONTACT: Andrea Goffstein, manager of corporate communications, of Fritz, 415-904-8601/

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