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 OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Unbeatable beef and other gourmet dining treats from Omaha Steaks International will now be delivered faster and at no additional cost to consumers.
 Omaha Steaks International, the nation's largest direct response marketer of steaks, meats and other frozen gourmet foods, today announced that they have entered into an agreement with Federal Express Corporation (NYSE: FDX) to provide FedEx Economy Two Day(SM) Service for all orders. This new arrangement will provide faster delivery than previously offered to most locations in the continental United States at no additional cost to Omaha Steaks' customers.
 In addition to the new faster service, Omaha Steaks telemarketing and customer service representatives will be provided with direct access to Federal Express' advanced package tracing and tracking capabilities. That will enable them to inform customers of the current status of their orders and when they are scheduled to arrive.
 "At Omaha Steaks International we guarantee that our customers will receive the highest quality products and service. When your name and reputation are on the line, customer satisfaction is paramount," said Vickie Hagen, vice president and general manager of Omaha Steaks Gourmet Food Division. "We want our customers to receive their steaks and gourmet foods fast and in perfect condition. Federal Express shares this concern. In addition to coming up with innovative and creative approaches to our needs, Federal Express offers speed and reliability."
 Omaha Steaks provides the ultimate in gourmet foods, is known for their meticulous preparation and packaging of the world's finest beef and remains unsurpassed in quality of products and service.
 "To ensure the ultimate in the freshness of its products when they reach consumers, Omaha Steaks has chosen Federal Express, the company that Americans associate with speed and reliability," said Dick Metzler, vice president, Catalogue and Remail Services for Federal Express Corporation. "This is an example of two companies, who share the same value for customer service and quality, aligning their unique services for the benefit of the customer."
 For over 75 years, Omaha Steak International has been recognized for the finest cuts of corn-fed naturally aged, Midwestern beef processed in its Omaha plant. The company's reputation as a premium purveyor and marketer of steaks, meats and other gourmet foods is built on the commitment to superior products as well as attention to customer service.
 Founded in 1973, Federal Express is the world's largest express transportation company serving 186 countries worldwide. The company provides time-definite services for important documents, packages and freight -- delivering more than 1.7 million items each working day. Federal Express' integrated air-ground network employs 96,000 people and operates a fleet of 465 aircraft and more than 28,000 vehicles.
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 /CONTACT: Marilyn Pred of Omaha Steaks International, 402-597-3000, or Sandra Munoz of Federal Express Corporation, 901-395-3891/

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