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Converting & Closing Locations
Posted on Wednesday, August 25 @ 12:33:02 EDT

NEW YORK, Aug 19, 2004 - FedEx Corp. will tell about 40 of its 300 FedEx Express World Service centers this week that they will be closed or converted into FedEx Kinko's stores, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday.

The diversified transport group was expected to send e-mails to employees detailing which centers will be affected by the plans. The changes are part of an ongoing effort to improve customer service in the months following its $2.4 billion purchase of Kinko's.

Employees at the affected retail centers will be offered positions within FedExpress, according to spokeswoman Sandra Munoz. The move marks one of the first employee shifts since the Kinko's deal, she said.

FedEx was unable to confirm exactly how many employees would be affected. However, the FedEx Express World Service group employs some 900 people in the 300 stores -- a fraction of the company's more than 245,000 staff worldwide.

The stores will be closed or converted between October and November, Munoz said.

Shares of FedEx fell 35 cents to $78.95 in late morning trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

Source: Reuters

FedEx Boosts Profit Forecast
Posted on Tuesday, August 24 @ 15:00:11 EDT

NEW YORK, Aug 23, 2004 - FedEx Corp. (FDX) on Monday raised its earnings forecast for the fiscal first quarter and full year due to strong demand in several of its businesses despite concerns about the slowing growth in the U.S. economy.

Shares of the No. 1 air-express shipper climbed 3.2 percent, in afternoon trading.

The company said strong demand for its international express, ground and less-than-truckload services, or freight from several shippers consolidated into a truckload, was driving the higher outlook.

While prolonged high oil prices could hurt the world economy, the company expects its business to remain strong, Chief Financial Officer Alan Graf said, adding the economy was expected to stay on a path of sustainable expansion. President George W. Bush's economic advisers have warned that high energy prices have become a drag on the U.S. economy and not merely a threat to growth.

But FedEx's outlook cheered some analysts. Lehman Bros. analyst Jennifer Ritter said, "If you read the paper, it seems like the economy is about to stall on us. They are clearly not seeing that, so that's good news."

Companies in the shipping and transport business have recently experienced strong demand amid the economic expansion, manufacturing recovery and strong import growth.

Memphis-based FedEx said it now expects earnings of $1 to $1.10 per share for the first quarter, ending Aug. 31, and $4.40 to $4.60 for the year. It previously forecast 90 cents to $1 per share for the quarter and $4.20 to $4.40 for the year.

Wall Street analysts, on average, expected 96 cents a share for the quarter and $4.48 for the year, according to Reuters Estimates.
FedEx also said it will boost capital spending to between $2 billion and $2.1 billion in fiscal 2005 to expand the capacity of its international express, ground and freight networks. In June, it forecast fiscal 2005 capital spending of $1.6 billion.

Ritter, who has an "overweight" rating on the shares, said the increase in capital spending is another sign the company does not see the economy sputtering out.

"You don't do that lightly," she said. "If they are doing that, there must be a lot of growth.

IMPROVING MARGINS SEEN Merrill Lynch analyst Ken Hoexter raised his price target on FedEx shares by 4 percent to $93 and increased his earnings estimates, as well as his expectations for volume growth in its international priority and freight businesses.

In a research note, Hoexter also said he expects FedEx to improve margins with a cost-cutting program in its core Express division.
FedEx's forecast also bodes well for rival United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS.N: Quote, Profile, Research) , Hoexter said. With FedEx citing strength in international business, he expects UPS to continue to see international margins surpass domestic margins in the third quarter and strong domestic ground volume growth, driven by the expanding economy.

"I think we're at a point right now where capacity is tight for the entire transportation supply chain and carriers have been able to take advantage of pricing," said Avondale Partners analyst Jason Seidl. "In a nutshell, most carriers are telling me things are good."
FedEx stock rose $2.55 to $81.85 Monday on the New York Stock Exchange. UPS shares climbed 51 cents to $71.82 also on the NYSE.
Source: Reuters by Reshma Kapadia

FedEx Buys Parcel Direct
Posted on Monday, August 09 @ 19:28:30 EDT

NEW YORK, Aug 9 2004 - FedEx Corporation on Monday said it has agreed to buy parcel coordinator Parcel Direct for $120 million in cash to help it serve catalog and online retail customers looking to deliver packages to homes.

FedEx said in a statement the deal to buy the unit of Quad/Graphics is expected to close during the second fiscal quarter, which ends Nov. 30. It also said the acquisition is not expected to have a material effect on the fiscal 2005 financial results of FedEx.

Parcel Direct, based in New Berlin, Wisconsin, has about 450 employees and generated about $130 million in net revenue in 2003.

FedEx said the company, which will become a unit of FedEx Ground, has developed a model for parcel consolidation tailored to meet the needs of high-volume shippers using the United States Postal Service's parcel select service.

In the statement, FedEx said its catalog and online retail customers are looking for more cost-effective ways to ship low-weight, less time-sensitive goods to residential customers.

It has been addressing this market since 2000 and growing the business largely through acquisitions.

Shares of FedEx NYSE:FDX were down 8 cents, at $78.06 in late morning trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

Source: Reuters

Discrimination Lawsuit
Posted on Friday, July 09 @ 15:58:05 EDT 

SAN FRANCISCO, November 12, 2003 - Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, with co-counsel, represents African American and Latino employees of defendant FedEx Express in its Western Region in a class action lawsuit.

The Western Region of FedEx Express consists of employees in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Plaintiffs allege that FedEx Express has discriminated against minority employees on the basis of race with respect to initial job assignment, compensation, promotion and employee discipline. The lawsuit, entitled Satchell, et al. v. FedEx Express, was filed in 2003 in United States District Court in San Francisco, California.

Plaintiffs' Allegations
Plaintiffs, African American and Latino employees of FedEx Express, allege the company engages in racial discrimination in violation of Federal and California law. Specifically, plaintiffs charge that FedEx Express has a system of highly subjective and arbitrary decision making that has had an adverse impact on minority employees and lower level minority managers than compared to non-minority employees and managers with the similar work experiences and qualifications. The alleged discrimination has negatively impacted class members with respect to initial job assignment, promotion to permanent and full-time positions and to management; compensation; and discipline.

Proposed Classes and Relief Sought
The class action lawsuit consists of two proposed classes of minority employees. The first class consists of all African American and Latino hourly Handlers, Couriers, Shuttle Drivers, Customer Service Agents, Cargo Handlers, Ramp Agents, Equipment Operators, and Ramp Transit Drivers working in FedEx's Western Region at any point from October 17, 1999 until the date of judgment in the case.

The second class consists of all African American and Latino Operations Managers and other managers below the level of Senior Manager working in FedEx's Western Region at any point from October 17, 1999 until the date of judgment in the case.

Among the relief plaintiffs seek is back pay, front pay, compensatory damages for emotional distress, and damages for lost compensation and job benefits that they would have received but for the alleged discriminatory practices.

There has been no determination by the court of the merits of plaintiffs' allegations or whether the case is entitled to class action status.

Contact Lieff Cabraser
Current or former African American and Latino employees of FedEx Express that wish to report their work experiences, or others with information about Plaintiffs' allegations, are welcome to contact an attorney at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP 1-800 254-3079.

For more information or status about this case visit www.racecaseagainstfedex.com

This news release was published with permission and copied from the website of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

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