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News Article | May 10, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

ATLANTA, May 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) was named to the Forbes “Best Employers” list for the third consecutive year. The magazine enlists a third-party survey team from Statista, a research and statistics firm, to query 30,000 respondents from U.S.-based companies with more than 1,000 employees across 25 industry sectors. The survey asks 35 questions with the greatest weight given to the question, “How likely is it that you would recommend your employer to a friend or family member?” UPS employs 352,000 people in the U.S. and 434,000 globally. For this survey, employees were contacted anonymously online and without the involvement of their employer. “Third-party surveys and awards are always welcome, but they take on even greater importance when your own people rate you highly,” said Teri McClure, UPS Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Labor. “The survey results are recognition that we offer careers with industry-leading pay and benefits, tuition assistance and promotion-from-within opportunities across the organization.” The complete rankings of all 500 companies appear in the May issue of Forbes. In addition to the Forbes award, UPS in 2017 was also recognized as one of the world’s most ethical companies for the eleventh consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. In 2016 UPS received a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index, a survey designed by the Human Rights Campaign, which highlights UPS as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.” The company was also recognized as one of the “Most Community-Minded Companies in the U.S” on the 2016 Civic 50 list by Points of Light for, among other things, its commitment to hiring veterans. UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS or follow @UPS_News.


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

UPS (NYSE:UPS) on Monday said it has integrated its customer-facing chatbot with UPS My Choice®, allowing customers to obtain information about their incoming packages and recent deliveries without providing a tracking number. UPS is the first U.S. package delivery company to offer a chatbot experience specifically designed for authenticated users. The chatbot enables a customer to log in to their UPS My Choice Account. It then can provide customized information, including package location and delivery detail – all without a tracking number. The company launched the chatbot, an Artificial-Intelligence-enabled platform that mimics human conversation, last fall through Facebook Messenger, Skype and Amazon’s Alexa voice service. The chatbot initially helped users find UPS® locations, get shipping rates and track packages. Now, it lets UPS My Choice members retrieve detailed information about their shipments more easily. “The integration of our chatbot with UPS My Choice is a big leap forward for the customer service UPS offers,” said Stuart Marcus, UPS vice president of customer technology marketing. “It also marks an important step as UPS continues to deploy leading-edge technologies to bring better, easier and simpler experiences to our consumer and business customers.” UPS has a long history of exploring new and emerging technologies that can benefit its operation and improve the services it offers. “Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, along with big data and the internet of things, underpin many of the technologies that support UPS’s global logistics network,” said Bob Myrick, UPS principle architect of customer engagement technology. “They also enable important customer-facing technologies like UPS My Choice.” UPS My Choice is a service that provides more control over how and where packages are delivered. Members receive email or text messages when their packages are on the way. UPS My Choice membership provides the ability to re-route eligible packages to a workplace, a neighbor’s home or a nearby UPS Access Point™ location. More than 35 million people use the service in 15 countries. The UPS chatbot now provides UPS My Choice members with a convenient and conversational interface. For example, they can ask the chatbot “are any packages coming to my house?” or “has anything been delivered to my house?” and receive an easy-to-understand response. Facebook Messenger and Skype users can find the UPS chatbot by searching for “UPS Bot.” Amazon Alexa users can find it by searching for “UPS” in the Alexa Skill store and enabling the skill or by saying “Alexa, open UPS.” For now, the updated chatbot focuses on providing information about incoming packages. But UPS plans to add even more sophisticated UPS My Choice functionality to its chatbot in the near future. In the next planned iteration, members will be able to sign up for notifications via Facebook Messenger and Skype. They also will be able to manage the delivery time and location of incoming packages through this interface. UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS or follow @UPS_News.


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

UPS (NYSE:UPS) on Monday said it has integrated its customer-facing chatbot with UPS My Choice®, allowing customers to obtain information about their incoming packages and recent deliveries without providing a tracking number. UPS is the first U.S. package delivery company to offer a chatbot experience specifically designed for authenticated users. The chatbot enables a customer to log in to their UPS My Choice Account. It then can provide customized information, including package location and delivery detail – all without a tracking number. The company launched the chatbot, an Artificial-Intelligence-enabled platform that mimics human conversation, last fall through Facebook Messenger, Skype and Amazon’s Alexa voice service. The chatbot initially helped users find UPS® locations, get shipping rates and track packages. Now, it lets UPS My Choice members retrieve detailed information about their shipments more easily. “The integration of our chatbot with UPS My Choice is a big leap forward for the customer service UPS offers,” said Stuart Marcus, UPS vice president of customer technology marketing. “It also marks an important step as UPS continues to deploy leading-edge technologies to bring better, easier and simpler experiences to our consumer and business customers.” UPS has a long history of exploring new and emerging technologies that can benefit its operation and improve the services it offers. “Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, along with big data and the internet of things, underpin many of the technologies that support UPS’s global logistics network,” said Bob Myrick, UPS principle architect of customer engagement technology. “They also enable important customer-facing technologies like UPS My Choice.” UPS My Choice is a service that provides more control over how and where packages are delivered. Members receive email or text messages when their packages are on the way. UPS My Choice membership provides the ability to re-route eligible packages to a workplace, a neighbor’s home or a nearby UPS Access Point™ location. More than 35 million people use the service in 15 countries. The UPS chatbot now provides UPS My Choice members with a convenient and conversational interface. For example, they can ask the chatbot “are any packages coming to my house?” or “has anything been delivered to my house?” and receive an easy-to-understand response. Facebook Messenger and Skype users can find the UPS chatbot by searching for “UPS Bot.” Amazon Alexa users can find it by searching for “UPS” in the Alexa Skill store and enabling the skill or by saying “Alexa, open UPS.” For now, the updated chatbot focuses on providing information about incoming packages. But UPS plans to add even more sophisticated UPS My Choice functionality to its chatbot in the near future. In the next planned iteration, members will be able to sign up for notifications via Facebook Messenger and Skype. They also will be able to manage the delivery time and location of incoming packages through this interface. UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS or follow @UPS_News.


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

UPS (NYSE:UPS) on Monday said it has integrated its customer-facing chatbot with UPS My Choice®, allowing customers to obtain information about their incoming packages and recent deliveries without providing a tracking number. UPS is the first U.S. package delivery company to offer a chatbot experience specifically designed for authenticated users. The chatbot enables a customer to log in to their UPS My Choice Account. It then can provide customized information, including package location and delivery detail – all without a tracking number. The company launched the chatbot, an Artificial-Intelligence-enabled platform that mimics human conversation, last fall through Facebook Messenger, Skype and Amazon’s Alexa voice service. The chatbot initially helped users find UPS® locations, get shipping rates and track packages. Now, it lets UPS My Choice members retrieve detailed information about their shipments more easily. “The integration of our chatbot with UPS My Choice is a big leap forward for the customer service UPS offers,” said Stuart Marcus, UPS vice president of customer technology marketing. “It also marks an important step as UPS continues to deploy leading-edge technologies to bring better, easier and simpler experiences to our consumer and business customers.” UPS has a long history of exploring new and emerging technologies that can benefit its operation and improve the services it offers. “Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, along with big data and the internet of things, underpin many of the technologies that support UPS’s global logistics network,” said Bob Myrick, UPS principle architect of customer engagement technology. “They also enable important customer-facing technologies like UPS My Choice.” UPS My Choice is a service that provides more control over how and where packages are delivered. Members receive email or text messages when their packages are on the way. UPS My Choice membership provides the ability to re-route eligible packages to a workplace, a neighbor’s home or a nearby UPS Access Point™ location. More than 35 million people use the service in 15 countries. The UPS chatbot now provides UPS My Choice members with a convenient and conversational interface. For example, they can ask the chatbot “are any packages coming to my house?” or “has anything been delivered to my house?” and receive an easy-to-understand response. Facebook Messenger and Skype users can find the UPS chatbot by searching for “UPS Bot.” Amazon Alexa users can find it by searching for “UPS” in the Alexa Skill store and enabling the skill or by saying “Alexa, open UPS.” For now, the updated chatbot focuses on providing information about incoming packages. But UPS plans to add even more sophisticated UPS My Choice functionality to its chatbot in the near future. In the next planned iteration, members will be able to sign up for notifications via Facebook Messenger and Skype. They also will be able to manage the delivery time and location of incoming packages through this interface. UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS or follow @UPS_News.


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

UPS (NYSE:UPS) on Monday said it has integrated its customer-facing chatbot with UPS My Choice®, allowing customers to obtain information about their incoming packages and recent deliveries without providing a tracking number. UPS is the first U.S. package delivery company to offer a chatbot experience specifically designed for authenticated users. The chatbot enables a customer to log in to their UPS My Choice Account. It then can provide customized information, including package location and delivery detail – all without a tracking number. The company launched the chatbot, an Artificial-Intelligence-enabled platform that mimics human conversation, last fall through Facebook Messenger, Skype and Amazon’s Alexa voice service. The chatbot initially helped users find UPS® locations, get shipping rates and track packages. Now, it lets UPS My Choice members retrieve detailed information about their shipments more easily. “The integration of our chatbot with UPS My Choice is a big leap forward for the customer service UPS offers,” said Stuart Marcus, UPS vice president of customer technology marketing. “It also marks an important step as UPS continues to deploy leading-edge technologies to bring better, easier and simpler experiences to our consumer and business customers.” UPS has a long history of exploring new and emerging technologies that can benefit its operation and improve the services it offers. “Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, along with big data and the internet of things, underpin many of the technologies that support UPS’s global logistics network,” said Bob Myrick, UPS principle architect of customer engagement technology. “They also enable important customer-facing technologies like UPS My Choice.” UPS My Choice is a service that provides more control over how and where packages are delivered. Members receive email or text messages when their packages are on the way. UPS My Choice membership provides the ability to re-route eligible packages to a workplace, a neighbor’s home or a nearby UPS Access Point™ location. More than 35 million people use the service in 15 countries. The UPS chatbot now provides UPS My Choice members with a convenient and conversational interface. For example, they can ask the chatbot “are any packages coming to my house?” or “has anything been delivered to my house?” and receive an easy-to-understand response. Facebook Messenger and Skype users can find the UPS chatbot by searching for “UPS Bot.” Amazon Alexa users can find it by searching for “UPS” in the Alexa Skill store and enabling the skill or by saying “Alexa, open UPS.” For now, the updated chatbot focuses on providing information about incoming packages. But UPS plans to add even more sophisticated UPS My Choice functionality to its chatbot in the near future. In the next planned iteration, members will be able to sign up for notifications via Facebook Messenger and Skype. They also will be able to manage the delivery time and location of incoming packages through this interface. UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS or follow @UPS_News.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

WILMINGTON, Del., May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The UPS (NYSE: UPS) Board of Directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.83 per share on all outstanding Class A and Class B shares. The dividend is payable May 31, 2017, to shareowners of record on May 15, 2017. Earlier this year, the UPS Board increased the regular quarterly dividend to the current level of $0.83 per share. UPS has a long history of its commitment to cash dividends. For more than four decades it has either increased or maintained its dividend. Since 2000, its dividend has more than quadrupled. UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS. Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of UPS and its management regarding the company's strategic directions, prospects and future results, involve certain risks and uncertainties. Certain factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which we operate, governmental regulations, our competitive environment, changes in the fact or assumptions underlying our health and pension benefit funding obligations, negotiation and ratification of labor contracts, strikes, work stoppages and slowdowns, changes in aviation and motor fuel prices, cyclical and seasonal fluctuations in our operating results, and other risks discussed in the company's Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which discussions are incorporated herein by reference.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

WILMINGTON, Del., May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The UPS (NYSE: UPS) Board of Directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.83 per share on all outstanding Class A and Class B shares. The dividend is payable May 31, 2017, to shareowners of record on May 15, 2017. Earlier this year, the UPS Board increased the regular quarterly dividend to the current level of $0.83 per share. UPS has a long history of its commitment to cash dividends. For more than four decades it has either increased or maintained its dividend. Since 2000, its dividend has more than quadrupled. UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS. Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of UPS and its management regarding the company's strategic directions, prospects and future results, involve certain risks and uncertainties. Certain factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which we operate, governmental regulations, our competitive environment, changes in the fact or assumptions underlying our health and pension benefit funding obligations, negotiation and ratification of labor contracts, strikes, work stoppages and slowdowns, changes in aviation and motor fuel prices, cyclical and seasonal fluctuations in our operating results, and other risks discussed in the company's Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which discussions are incorporated herein by reference.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

WILMINGTON, Del., May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The UPS (NYSE: UPS) Board of Directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.83 per share on all outstanding Class A and Class B shares. The dividend is payable May 31, 2017, to shareowners of record on May 15, 2017. Earlier this year, the UPS Board increased the regular quarterly dividend to the current level of $0.83 per share. UPS has a long history of its commitment to cash dividends. For more than four decades it has either increased or maintained its dividend. Since 2000, its dividend has more than quadrupled. UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS. Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of UPS and its management regarding the company's strategic directions, prospects and future results, involve certain risks and uncertainties. Certain factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which we operate, governmental regulations, our competitive environment, changes in the fact or assumptions underlying our health and pension benefit funding obligations, negotiation and ratification of labor contracts, strikes, work stoppages and slowdowns, changes in aviation and motor fuel prices, cyclical and seasonal fluctuations in our operating results, and other risks discussed in the company's Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which discussions are incorporated herein by reference.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

WILMINGTON, Del., May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The UPS (NYSE: UPS) Board of Directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.83 per share on all outstanding Class A and Class B shares. The dividend is payable May 31, 2017, to shareowners of record on May 15, 2017. Earlier this year, the UPS Board increased the regular quarterly dividend to the current level of $0.83 per share. UPS has a long history of its commitment to cash dividends. For more than four decades it has either increased or maintained its dividend. Since 2000, its dividend has more than quadrupled. UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS. Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of UPS and its management regarding the company's strategic directions, prospects and future results, involve certain risks and uncertainties. Certain factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which we operate, governmental regulations, our competitive environment, changes in the fact or assumptions underlying our health and pension benefit funding obligations, negotiation and ratification of labor contracts, strikes, work stoppages and slowdowns, changes in aviation and motor fuel prices, cyclical and seasonal fluctuations in our operating results, and other risks discussed in the company's Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which discussions are incorporated herein by reference.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Shareowners of UPS (NYSE: UPS) today elected a Board of Directors for a one-year term and ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the company’s independent registered public accountants. Twelve directors stood for election to the Board and all were re-elected by substantial margins. The twelve include: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Abney, Rodney Adkins, Michael Burns, Bill Johnson, Candace Kendle, Ann Livermore, Rudy Markham, Franck Moison, Sandy Randt, John Stankey, Carol Tomé and Kevin Warsh. The appointment of Deloitte & Touche to serve as the company’s independent auditors for 2017 also was ratified by a wide margin. In other matters, shareowners approved an advisory vote on executive compensation, and approved the frequency of the advisory vote on executive compensation to be every three years. UPS shareowners did not approve a shareholder proposal that would have required additional disclosure concerning the company's government affairs and lobbying activities in excess of current requirements. The Board, which exercises independent oversight of all UPS lobbying and political contributions and expenditures, had recommended a “No” vote on the grounds that UPS already has effective policies for the appropriate disclosure and oversight of the company's lobbying and political activities. UPS shareowners also rejected a shareholder proposal that sought to require the Board to reduce the voting power of Class A stock from 10 votes per share to one vote per share. Additionally, the shareholder proposal regarding Holy Land Principles was not approved, given the company has existing policies to promote fair employment practices, equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace globally. UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS. UPS routinely posts investor announcements on its web site -- www.investors.ups.com -- and encourages those interested in the company to check there frequently.

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