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DHL TO EXPAND ITS BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN RUSSIA

USD 250 Million investment in the next four years 30% increase in shipment volumes in Q1 2006 Deutsche Post World Net today announced its strategic initiatives for Russia. Through investments in excess of 250 Million USD within the next four years, the world’s leading logistics group, together with its express and logistics entity, DHL, will continue its positive development in the express and logistics business in Russia. This announcement was made by Dr. Klaus Zumwinkel, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Deutsche Post World Net at a press conference in Moscow. “Russia is a very successful market for DHL and we see great prospects for the future,” said Dr. Klaus Zumwinkel. “Russia is an important part of our global growth strategy. The planned investments demonstrate our confidence in the high potential of the Russian economy and the express delivery and logistics market in particular”. The investments are focused on infrastructure and facilities, further expansion of the product portfolio, introduction of the latest technologies and training of our personnel. As part of the investment programme DHL Russia will expand its domestic road network, which includes the new purpose built cross docking terminals in key locations, that will connect the key economic centers of the country. All four DHL businesses in Russia, DHL Express, DHL Freight, DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Exel Supply Chain will participate in these investments. For the first Quarter 2006, DHL Russia reports an increase in shipment volumes of more than 30%, compared to the same period in 2005. DHL in Russia sees exceptionally strong growth in Express, Air Freight and Supply Chain. The Express business has shown double-digit growth both in domestic and international business. The international road and rail business of DHL Freight has doubled, and the domestic business has tripled. About Deutsche Post World Net Deutsche Post World Net is the world’s leading logistics group. Its integrated Deutsche Post, DHL and Postbank companies offer tailored, customer-focused solutions for the management and transport of goods, information and payments through a global network combined with local expertise. Deutsche Post World Net is also the leading provider of Dialog Marketing services, with a unique portfolio of efficient outsourcing and system solutions for the mail business. The Group generated revenue of 45 billion euros in 2005. With currently some 500,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories Deutsche Post World Net is one of the biggest employers worldwide. 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 45 billion euros in 2005. About DHL in Russia DHL in Russia is the market leading provider of Express and Logistics solutions. Established in 1984, DHL Russia has progressively expanded to serve over 500 towns and cities across Russia, with a network of over 130 stations. DHL Russia has a fleet of 470 commercial vehicles and delivered 5,4 mln. shipments in 2006. Detailed information about DHL and the services it offers in the Russian market are available in Internet at www.dhl.ru, where it is also possible to place an online order for collection of your consignments and monitor the delivery process. Additional information: DHL tel. (495) 956-1001 Olga Proskuryakova e-mail: Olga.Proskuryakova@dhl.com Imageland Public Relations tel. (495) 730-7700 Viktoria Reifman e-mail: vreifman@imageland.ru

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DHL – Logistikföretaget för hela världen

DHL är det världsledande varumärket inom logistikbranschen. Våra DHL-divisioner erbjuder en oöverträffad portfölj av logistiktjänster som sträcker sig från nationella och internationella paketleveranser, leveranslösningar specifika för e-handel, internationella expressleveranser och väg-, flyg- och sjötransporter till industriella logistiklösningar för hela varuflödeskedjan. Med cirka 400 000 medarbetare i fler än 220 länder och territorier runt om i världen, förenar DHL människor och företag på ett säkert och tillförlitligt sätt, vilket möjliggör den globala handeln. Med specialiserade lösningar för tillväxtmarknader och industrier, inklusive teknologi, biovetenskap och hälso- och sjukvård, energi, bil- och detaljhandeln, ett bevisat engagemang för företagsansvar och en oslagbar närvaro i utvecklingsmarknader, är DHL definitivt positionerad som ”logistikföretaget för hela världen”.

DHL ingår i Deutsche Post DHL Group. 2020 hade koncernen en omsättning på mer än 66 miljarder euro. Med hållbara affärsmetoder och ett engagemang för samhället och miljön bidrar koncernen positivt till världen. Deutsche Post DHL Group strävar efter att uppnå logistik med nollutsläpp till år 2050.

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Mikael Stange

Presskontakt Presskontakt DHL e-Commerce Solutions 0709579288

Erik Söderberg

Presskontakt Head of Communications DHL Freight 0709345309

Vincent Beck

Presskontakt Marketing & Communication Manager DHL Supply Chain +46 73 468 67 57

Ulf Nilsson

Presskontakt VD DHL Global Forwarding 08-519 339 51

Ann Berglund

Presskontakt Presskontakt DHL Express 0709-345 076

DHL – Logistikföretaget för hela världen

DHL är det världsledande varumärket inom logistikbranschen. Våra DHL-divisioner erbjuder en oöverträffad portfölj av logistiktjänster som sträcker sig från nationella och internationella paketleveranser, leveranslösningar specifika för e-handel, internationella expressleveranser och väg-, flyg- och sjötransporter till industriella logistiklösningar för hela varuflödeskedjan.