ABX Air Recruiting At Wilmington College

Student Work Program Reintroduced to Students

WILMINGTON, Ohio - April 16, 2007 - Representatives from ABX Air (NASDAQ:ABXA) will spend part of the afternoon on April 18 at Wilmington College, sharing information on the Student Work Program, a joint program between ABX Air and Wilmington College that provides an opportunity for college students to work while in school and earn not only an hourly wage, but also scholarship dollars toward tuition.

Christine Probasco, a 2006 Wilmington College graduate, was one of the original students engaged in the work-study program in the summer of 2005. "Besides providing financial assistance for the coming year, working at ABX Air gave me experience working at a full-time job," she said. She noted it also presented her with an opportunity to live on campus during the summer. "At the end of the year, all of us who worked there that summer got a $700 to $1,000 bonus toward our tuition costs. It is a great program and opportunity for students."

A Wilmington college student earns money for school at ABX Air

First rolled out in 2005, the program benefits everyone involved, with the students getting the best part of the deal. Each semester, students choose their work schedule to fit their class schedule. Students must work a minimum of 10 hours per week for each semester in the program to earn $2 per hour toward the scholarship.

"The Wilmington College students who participate in this program will have the potential to reduce or eliminate their reliance on student loans to finance their education," said Dan DiBisaio, President of Wilmington College. " It will make their college experience more affordable and may enable them to start their professional lives with little or no debt."

Thus far, 151 students have taken advantage of the program. Collectively they have worked over 39,000 hours at ABX Air, earning nearly $475,000.

"It's not only a great opportunity for the students," according to Randi Michael, Staffing and Placement Specialist for ABX Air, "it also helps ABX Air's operation to continue to run smoothly."

ABX Air is a cargo airline that operates out of Wilmington, Ohio, and 17 hubs throughout the United States. In addition to providing airlift capacity and sort facility staffing to DHL, ABX Air provides charter, maintenance and package handling services to a diverse group of customers. ABX is the largest employer in a several-county area in southwestern Ohio.

Wilmington College is a career-oriented, liberal arts institution founded in 1870 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Its programs and services are designed to prepare students to make a living, make a life and make a difference. WC hosts 1,200 full-time students at its main campus in Wilmington and another 400 at three branch campuses in Cincinnati. In addition to 24 major academic areas, the College offers a graduate program in education. Wilmington College is a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III.

Beth Huber
ABX Air, Inc.
(937) 366-2536

Randy Sarvis
Wilmington College
(937) 283-6661