DHL Announces New Integrated Marketing and Logistics Partnership with Manchester United

By Dhl, PRNE
Monday, February 14, 2011

SINGAPORE, February 15, 2011 -

    - DHL named as key sponsor and Official Logistics Partner
    - Collaboration with the Manchester United Foundation to improve
      the lives of young people

DHL, the world's leading express and logistics company, has
signed a contract to become the Official Logistics Partner of Manchester
United, the most popular football club in the world. DHL will undertake a
range of logistics services on behalf of Manchester United over three years.


The contract provides the opportunity for a wide range of
integrated B2B and consumer marketing activities and events across many
platforms including digital advertising perimeter boards, matchday programme,
club website and selected events at Old Trafford.

In addition, DHL will work with the Manchester United Foundation
in the development of a series of programmes to improve the lives of
vulnerable young people in local communities, more detail on the specific
initiatives will follow in the coming months.

David Wilson, Senior Vice President Sales, DHL Express (Europe)
said: "This agreement adds another world-class property to our wider
portfolio of global logistics partnerships. Teaming up with prestigious
partners such as Manchester United reflects our ability to provide
unparalleled logistics services for quality-focused customers across the

Phil Couchman, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express (UK &
Ireland), said: "By partnering with Manchester United we have teamed up with
a brand whose international footprint mirrors our own. A major part of our
business is to help businesses grow by offering them an efficient and
effective international offer. The way that Manchester United has grown from
humble beginnings formed by a group of railway workers into a worldwide brand
with 333 million followers shows how small businesses can emerge into world

Manchester United's Chief Executive, David Gill, is delighted to
announce the deal: "DHL is a globally recognized organization and their
commitment to excellence and high standards makes them an ideal partner for
Manchester United. I'm delighted to welcome them to our family of sponsors
and look forward to the opportunities this partnership will create."

Manchester United's Commercial Director, Richard Arnold said:
"This deal underlines the continuing global strength of Manchester United.
DHL is a like-minded global brand with a track record in sports sponsorship
and a strong presence in many of our key territories around the world. We're
excited at the opportunities this partnership will create for DHL and for our
fans around the world."

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DHL - The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and
"The Logistics company for the world". DHL commits its expertise in
international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation,
contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global
network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 300,000
employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local
knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social
responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of
more than 46 billion euros in 2009.

Manchester United Foundation

Manchester United Foundation was set up in 2006 to celebrate 50
years of the Club playing in Europe. The Foundation uses the passion for
Manchester United to benefit our communities and improve the lives of young
people through: educational programmes, promoting a greater understanding of
social issues through education, and by developing unique partnerships with
like-minded organisations.

At DHL Asia Pacific/EEMEA, Anita Gupta, Tel: +65-6216-6290, Fax: +65-6216-6603, APEEMEACorpCommunications at

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