Plantation, Fla. February 12, 2008:  DHL Express USA today announced a plan to reduce its U.S. workforce by approximately 600 positions. The decision was made as part of a broader strategy to lower general and administrative costs across its U.S. Express delivery business in light of the current economic climate and market demands.

The reduction of DHLs U.S. Express workforce will be achieved through reductions, attrition and the suspension of some existing open positions across functional areas.

This action is one of several measures we are taking to improve our competitive position in the U.S. market, which is strategic to our global growth plan, said Hans Hickler, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express USA.  These changes will help us better align our cost structure without impacting our unwavering commitment to serve our US customers.

Todays news follows other recent moves to boost DHLs competitive position in the U.S. market, invest in business growth areas, and increase service to consumer and business customers.  In January, Deutsche Post World Net, DHLs parent company, recognized a non-cash writedown on DHL Express Americas fixed assets.  Deutsche Post World Net has signed a letter of intent with HP to outsource all IT operations across the company, a measure expected to reduce costs and improve IT services.  And DHL recently announced a partnership with Walgreens, the largest drugstore chain in the United States. This important alliance will more than double the number of retail outlets offering DHL Express shipping services nationally in 2008, and expand DHLs service to small and mid-size businesses and to consumers nationwide.