"Discover Logistics" Online Business Logistics Simulation Game Generates More Than 2,500 Registrants Worldwide in First Few Weeks : Global Interest in the Simulation "DHL Fast Forward" Shows Popularity of the Logistics Industry Participation in the Business Simulation Still Possible Until July 8, 2008

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DHL, the world’s leading express delivery and logistics company, recently launched its international initiative “Discover Logistics“ with the endorsement of the German Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The program’s goal is to inspire as many potential employees to discover and become excited about the fast-paced logistics industry.

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It shows us once again that through modern and innovative recruitment campaigns, we can inspire intelligent minds to become the managers of tomorrow for our logistics industry.

A key component of this global effort is the online logistics business simulation game "DHL Fast Forward." The game enables Deutsche Post World Net to target talented individuals and make them aware of career options in the logistics industry. The players compete against each other over the Internet and demonstrate their management skills, by transforming a virtual logistics company from a national service provider into a global operator.

There has been significant interest in the simulation program. Just two weeks into the initiative, there are some 2,500 registrants from more than 90 countries. The majority of the applicants are from Germany and the USA, as well as India and China, two of the most important growth markets for the global logistics industry. It is still possible to register for the first worldwide logistics business simulation game by July 8, 2008, by accessing the http://www.dhl-discoverlogistics.com portal.

"We are extremely pleased with the outstanding reception of our simulation," explains Walter Scheurle, human resources representative, Deutsche Post World Net. "It shows us once again that through modern and innovative recruitment campaigns, we can inspire intelligent minds to become the managers of tomorrow for our logistics industry."

"DHL Fast Forward" is executed in three phases: In the preliminary round, participants transform a virtual logistics service provider into a national market leader. In phase two, which starts August 6, the 500 best players will contend against each other in grouped international teams. The ten best teams will reach the final round. From these teams, in January 2009, the victorious "DHL Fast Forward" team will be selected in-person following a simulation game held at Deutsche Post World Net's Bonn corporate headquarters. A world-class jury from the fields of business, science and media, evaluates team participants.

Deutsche Post World Net is the world's leading logistics group.

Its integrated Deutsche Post, DHL and Postbank companies offer tailored, customer-focused solutions for the management and transport of goods, information and payments through a global network combined with local expertise. Deutsche Post World Net is also the leading provider of Dialog Marketing services, with a unique portfolio of efficient outsourcing and system solutions for the mail business. The Group generated revenue of more than 63 billion euros in 2007. With some 500,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories Deutsche Post World Net is one of the biggest employers worldwide.

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