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Deutsche Post World Net celebrates Group’s 30 year presence in the Middle East with major announcements

Pressmeddelande   •   Feb 19, 2007 09:07 CET

• Multi million US dollar investment in Dubai World Central
• Dubai Logistics City sees Group expand presence

Deutsche Post World Net today announced its 30 year presence in the region. At a press conference held to commemorate the anniversary in Dubai Dr. Klaus
Zumwinkel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Post World Net, announced
the Group's growth strategy for the region.

DHL, the world’s leading express and logistics operator, is set to expand its operations at
Dubai World Central by more than 300,000 square meters over the coming years. These
plans were supported by the news that the DPWN Group will invest significantly into
expanding their presence in the region at the new Dubai Logistics City.

"With high economic growth, the Middle East is one of Deutsche Post World Net's most
important regions. It is an emerging market that has the world's attention and as a result it
presents a huge opportunity for our business," said Dr. Zumwinkel.

"The investments in our
new facilities will keep DHL at the forefront of the rapidly expanding logistics and express
business," he added.

The expanded facilities build upon the existing footprint of 85,000 square meters in the Jebel
Ali Free Zone, which is operated by Danzas AEI Emirates. The group’s logistics entity, which
represents the DHL Global Forwarding and Exel Supply Chain business in this region, recently
announced two additional signing agreements. The first is on 30,000 square meters at the new
Cargo Village Jebel Ali Airport forwarding area with an option for a further 15,000 square
meters. It has also secured an additional 155,000 square meters in the DLC’s specialized
contract logistics area with an option for another 78,000 square meters.

DHL Express outlined plans to further invest in a state-of-the-art air integrator hub facility on a
50,000 square meter plot at the new World Central Airport in Jebel Ali. By recognizing the
strategic importance of the World Central Airport as a major gateway for the region, this hub
facility will compliment DHL’s existing infrastructure network and provide long-term growth
capacity to its current seamless Middle East air/road distribution model.

The investment and growth strategy of Deutsche Post World Net is backed up by its strong
leadership position in the region, where major entities of the Group; DHL Express, DHL Exel
Supply Chain and DHL Global Forwarding, are present in all countries in the region and
employ over 10,000 people. End

Media Inquiries:
Tania Harasimiuk/Mohammed Abu Ramadan
ASDA’A Public Relations,
Exclusive Affiliate of Edelman PR Worldwide in Middle East and North Africa
Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971-4-3344550
Fax: +971-4-3344556
T.Harasimiuk@asdaa.com
M.Aburamadan@asdaa.com

About DHL
DHL is the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry, specializing in
providing innovative and customized solutions from a single source.
DHL offers expertise in express, air and ocean freight, overland transport, contract logistic solutions as
well as international mail services, combined with worldwide coverage and an in-depth understanding
of local markets. DHL's international network links more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.
285,000 employees are dedicated to providing fast and reliable services that exceed customers'
expectations.
DHL is a Deutsche Post World Net brand. The group generated revenues of 45bn euros in 2005.

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