ABX Air Claims International Gold At IABC Conference

Silver and Bronze Awards received locally

WILMINGTON, OH - July 11, 2005 - ABX Air (NASDAQ:ABXA) logo designer Sherri Krazl accepted a Gold Quill Award of Excellence in Corporate Identity/Logo Design at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Conference in Washington D.C. The Gold Quill Award of Excellence was earned by only 34 entries out of 1,000, representing 26 countries.

"It really is an honor to receive this award and to be judged by my peers in the field of Communications," said Krazl, Multi Media Information Coordinator at ABX Air. "I'm proud to be an ABX employee and a member of our award-winning communications team."

According to the guidelines, entries are judged on technical excellence, creativity and innovation, effectiveness in identifying and responding to an organization's or community's needs the delivery of measurable outcomes and the overall success of the project. The 32 judges for this year's final round of competition considered 250 of the initial 1,000 projects for awards.


Gold Quill recipient Sherri Krazl (left) is seen here
with IABC Chairman David Kistle who presented
the awards.

"Sherri's award was initially announced at the Dayton Chapter's IABC Bronze Quill Awards night earlier in the month, along with several other awards," according to Gene Rhodes, Vice President of Human Resources. "ABX Air also received awards in the Silver and Bronze Award competitions." The Silver and Bronze awards recognize excellence at the regional and chapter level, respectively.

In the Silver Quill Competition, the ABX Healthcare Center Communications Campaign earned an Award of Excellence, and the Zodiak Business Literacy Communications Campaign earned an Award of Merit. Jeff Walling, Benefits Manager and Krazl designed and implemented the Healthcare Center Campaign. Jade Doyle, Management Development Trainer, ran the Zodiak Campaign.

The ABX Air employee newsletter, Airwaves, earned a Bronze Award of Excellence. This is editor Linda Billetter's first award for the Airwaves, although she has earned several awards in the past for specific articles and for Expressions. Krazl's ABX Air 25th Anniversary Calendar for 2005 earned a Bronze Award of Merit.

"This recognition is well deserved by our team," said Mary Ellen Diersing, Manager of Training and Communications. "We really value our employees at ABX Air, and communicating with them accurately and often is one way we demonstrate that."

ABX Air is a member of the Dayton Chapter of the IABC (www.IABCdayton.com). This chapter connects hundreds of professionals in many communication roles through the Miami Valley encouraging professional development and networking. Internationally, the IABC comprises more than 13,000 professional communicators representing over 60 countries. IABC is a not-for-profit international network helping people and organizations achieve excellence in public relations, employee communications, marketing, public affairs and other forms of communication.

ABX Air, Inc. is a cargo airline with a fleet of 114 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 8,000 employees, ABX is the largest employer in a several county area in southwestern Ohio.

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