UPS Mail Innovations Adds Seattle Processing Center


Company's 12th Mail Center Serves Northwest Region

SEATTLE, Oct. 3, 2005 UPS Mail Innovations, the business mail services unit of UPS (NYSE: UPS), has expanded its reach across the United States and into the Northwest with the addition of a mail processing center in Seattle.
The facility is the twelfth for UPS Mail Innovations and will provide business customers with an economical alternative for sorting, processing and sending mail within the U.S. or around the world. UPS Mail Innovations generally handles business mail pieces of less than a pound, including flats (annual reports or healthcare benefits packets), bound printed matter (catalogs or directories), lightweight products (samples, videos, CDs or books) and international mail of all weights.

Through its portfolio of services, UPS Mail Innovations covers pick-up, sorting, processing and transporting of certain types of mail directly to the U.S.

Postal Service or foreign postal authority nearest the final destination. The postal authorities then complete the final deliveries.

Participating in work-share programs with postal authorities, including the U.S. Postal Service, enables UPS Mail Innovations to offer its customers lower postal rates with a delivery time of First Class plus one day.

"Expanding the accessibility of our services is a direct response to the growing needs of our customers in the Northwest region," said Jerry Kohnke, vice president and general manager of UPS Mail Innovations. "With rising transportation costs, and postage increases looming, more businesses are seeking ways to cut costs. We are committed to helping our customers achieve the most effective and efficient mail delivery possible."

RS Medical and Philips Oral Healthcare are examples of companies in the Seattle area that will benefit from the new facility.

"This provides the flexibility to schedule a later pick-up, which in turn provides us additional processing time in our daily operations schedule and allows us to utilize our resources in the most efficient way," said Wayne Smith, warehouse operations manager for RS Medical.

UPS Mail Innovations participates in several domestic and international postal service programs, including the U.S. Postal Service's work-share program. UPS Mail Innovations has been a National Account of the U.S. Postal Service, Business Partner Segment, since 1997.

UPS is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services, offering an extensive range of options for synchronizing the movement of goods, information and funds. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. UPS's stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (UPS)