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UPS is “Global Most Admired”


ATLANTA, March 2, 2006 - Just one week after being rated “America’s Most Admired” company in the delivery industry, UPS’s accolade has been extended to the world stage by a new survey in FORTUNE magazine.

UPS (NYSE:UPS) now has been rated the “Global Most Admired” company in its industry, far ahead of competitors in the United States, Europe and Japan. UPS also was ranked in the Top 10 among all the companies of the world in eight of the nine attributes used to judge corporate reputation.

UPS was ranked No. 2 in the world for “financial soundness” and No. 4 in “product quality” and “employment talent.” It was rated No. 5 in the world for “social responsibility;” No. 6 in the world for both “globalness” and “management quality;” No. 7 for “use of assets,” and No. 8 for “long term investment.”

In the FORTUNE rankings for the Delivery industry, UPS was rated No. 1 with a composite score of 8.38 on a 10-point scale. Only four other companies out of the hundreds surveyed matched or exceeded that composite score in any industry.

FORTUNE conducts the annual survey in cooperation with the Hay Group, which this year surveyed 8,645 executives, directors and securities analysts. Each was asked to rate companies in their own industry on the nine attributes that contribute to a corporate reputation. The 8,645 then were asked in a separate survey to name their top companies without regard to industry, and UPS was rated No. 14 in that ranking.

UPS, which has built one of the world’s best known brands, operates in more than 200 countries and territories around the world and has been widely recognized in recent years for significantly expanding its supply chain capabilities and continuing its long tradition of social responsibility. UPS’s stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (UPS) and the company can be found on the Web at


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