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Press Release

Bonn 06/30/2008

Airbus selects DHL as lead transport provider

DHL to manage significant part of inbound transportation from air, ocean, road, customs and value-added services

DHL, the world's leading express and logistics company, today announced a new five-year agreement with Airbus, one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers.

Under this agreement, DHL becomes the lead transport provider and a tier one partner of Airbus. DHL will implement its full transportation system, 4PL control tower and optimization program to streamline the flow of materials to Airbus manufacturing plants.
The Control Tower will manage a significant part of inbound transportation including air and ocean freight, road freight, customs and value added services.

DHL's expertise in deploying transportation solutions to deliver harmonization and optimization of transportation processes aims at generating savings for large size customers.

'We are delighted to foster closer partnership with Airbus with this significantly enlarged business portfolio. This win is a testimony of our relentless focus on delivering the best for customers like Airbus," said Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO, Global Customer Solutions, DHL.

Implementation of the new transportation concept will start 1st September this year.

Global Customer Solutions (GCS) has been serving DHL group's major customers through a dedicated customer management organization since 2004. Industry experts within GCS act as empowered single point of contact along the entire supply chain of the individual key customers. The team of experts also continuously develop the group's business in line with changing market conditions and customer needs.