Nov. 20 2006 09:55 AM

ATLANTA, Nov. 17, 2006 - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced new list rates for 2007, including an average 4.9% increase for ground shipments and a net average increase of 4.9% on all air express and U.S. origin International shipments.

The increase for air express and international shipments is based on a 6.9 percent increase in the base rate, less a two percent reduction in the current fuel surcharge. The new rates will be posted online at on December 1 to provide customers details about changes to specific products and zones and will take effect on January 1, 2007, after the 2006 holiday shipping season.

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