ABX Air Employees Support Local Charities

The magnet shown above is one of
the thank you gifts distributed to
ABX Air employees who showed their
generosity in the Fall Charity Drive.

Annual Charity Drive nets nearly $137,000

WILMINGTON, OH - February 3, 2005 - In support of the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the United Way of Clinton County, ABX Air employees have pledged or donated nearly $137,000.

"Our employees are a very giving group of people," said Paul Cunningham, Drive Coordinator for ABX. "Every year they open their hearts and wallets not just to the Fall Charity Drive but also to support a wide range of other charities, events and benefits."

Each fall, as part of the corporate drive, ABX allows employees to support any or all of the organizations noted above through payroll deduction. For their support of the drive, employees at certain giving levels are congratulated with gifts. In addition, prizes are given away at the conclusion of the drive to 100 randomly selected contributors.

For several years, ABX Air has supported the American Cancer Society, the Heart Association and the United Way of Clinton County through its Fall Charity Drive. Each year the drive is themed to draw employee participation and add some fun to the event.

"It is important to give back to our community," said Cunningham. "Our employees are active in the many communities where they live, and they support this drive well every year."

ABX Air is a cargo airline with a fleet of 116 in-service aircraft that operates out of Wilmington, Ohio, and 18 hubs throughout the United States. ABX became an independent public company effective August 16, 2003, as a result of the separation from its former parent company, Airborne, which was acquired by DHL Worldwide Express B.V. In addition to providing airlift capacity and sort center staffing to DHL Express, ABX provides charter and maintenance services to a diverse group of customers. With over 7,800 employees, ABX is the largest employer in a several county area in southwestern Ohio.

For more information, contact ABX Air