Letter to Our Shareowners
United Parcel Service, Inc.
55 Glenlake Parkway, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30328
March 13, 2017
It is my pleasure to invite you to join us at UPS’s 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareowners. Since our last Annual Meeting we had the opportunity to celebrate the 40th anniversary of our operations in Europe, and in August we will recognize UPS’s 110th anniversary. We are proud of our history, which is built on a foundation of continuous improvement in our global integrated network and our broad portfolio of customer solutions.
As we move forward, our business continues to evolve as the pace of change around the globe increases. Shifting trade patterns, e-commerce growth and demand for specialized solutions all create exciting opportunities for our Company. We are focused on strategic investments in our business that improve efficiency, increase flexibility and provide more value to our customers and shareowners. Strategic partnerships, acquisitions, targeted industry solutions, and increased technology investments are all important to our strategy as we transform our network to provide customer solutions and capitalize on e-commerce and international growth.
Our financial strength enables us to make the necessary investments and to continue building on our leadership position. These investments will promote the long-term success of the Company and help UPS navigate the significant changes in global economic, social and political conditions.
UPS’s Board of Directors is central to our long-term strategy. Our Board oversees our risk management processes and our growth strategy. I encourage you to read the Risk Oversight and Strategic Planning sections of this Proxy Statement for additional information.
Finally, I want to encourage all of our shareowners to vote. This is your opportunity to share your views with the Company. We listen and take your feedback into account as we continually seek to grow our business, improve governance and increase shareowner value. We are grateful to those shareowners who have previously shared their views. As we approach the Annual Meeting, I encourage you to contact us with any questions or feedback at 404-828-6059.
On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, thank you for your continued support of UPS.
David P. Abney
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer