Blue Dart bags Good Corporate Citizen Award 2009-10 Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry Confers Blue Dart with Good Corporate Citizen Award - Medium Corporate Category

Mumbai : September, 21, 2010:

Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia's premier No.1 Express Air and Integrated transportation, distribution and logistics company has been conferred the 'Good Corporate Citizen Award for the year 2009-10' in the Medium Corporate category by the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Winners from other categories are Larsen & Toubro Ltd. in the Large Corporate category, BDH Industries Ltd. in the Small & Micro Companies category and Birla Sun Life Insurance in the Banks & Financial Institutions category. The Award has been instituted to identify and honor companies that have been making positive contributions to the community, while being responsible corporate.

This prestigious Award was received, on behalf of all Blue Dart employees at a gala ceremony held in the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai on 21st September 2010. The Award Distribution Ceremony was held along with the Foundation Day Function of the Chamber. The Chief Guest for the occasion was the Governor of Maharashtra. Other dignitaries including CEO & MD Hindustan Unilever - Nitin Paranjape, Executive Director of Tata Sons - R. Gopalakrishnan were also part of the ceremony.

The Chamber has been awarding the Good Corporate Citizen Award since 1993 and this is their 175th Anniversary. The awards this year have been increased to four categories to include Large corporate, Medium corporate, Small and Micro Companies and Bank and Financial Institutions. The applications were judged by a distinguished panel of judges from Legal, Corporate and Academic fields. The jury has unanimously chosen the winners in each category after studying the detailed applications submitted by the participants.

On Blue Dart being conferred the Award, Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express Ltd. said, "We are extremely proud to have been conferred with the title of Good Corporate Citizen since we believe in striving for the overall betterment of the society which we are a part of. Since Blue Dart aims at a holistic approach towards developing and creating value for the organization and the society, such accolades provide us with encouragement to continue with our endeavor towards sustainable development."

The award was instituted to recognize and honor organizations with strong corporate governance and service to the community in addition to outstanding operational performance. It is conferred to an organization for its outstanding contribution and achievements and is given out every year after examining the detailed documents and supportings submitted by numerous applicants. The parameters of evaluation are business performance, corporate interest, welfare, customer and stakeholder satisfaction, social investment.

In addition to this accolade, Blue Dart has recently won an array of prestigious Awards that recognize its potential, capabilities and leadership in the Express & Logistics arena, making it one of the most sort-after brands in India. It has received the AIMA-IOCL Award for Best Motivational Practice in Services, Best Logistics Service Provider for the Pharma Segment at the Frost & Sullivan 2010 Awards for Excellence in Logistics, CEO with HR Orientation for Anil Khanna, Managing Director and Most Powerful HR Professionals of India for Barttanu Das, Sr.VP - HR at the Global HR Excellence Awards - ASIA PACIFIC HRM CONGRESS 2010.

About Blue Dart:

Blue Dart, South Asia's premier number one express air and integrated transportation, distribution and Logistics Company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 25,498 locations in India. As part of the DHL Group (DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding & DHL Supply Chain), Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding supply chain solutions and customs clearance.

Blue Dart received the 'Superbrand' status 5 times in a row and the Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brand Gold Award, 5 years in a row. It has been listed as one of the Forbes 'Best under a Billion' companies in Asia. Blue Dart received the Amity HR Excellence Awards 3 times consecutively and was listed 2 times in the Dun & Bradstreet top 500 companies of India. Blue Dart has been conferred the Asia Brand Congress - Brand Leadership Award in 2008, the World Brand Congress - Brand Leadership Award and the Best Service Provider of the Year in 2009. In 2010, amongst a host of awards, Blue Dart was conferred with the Organization with Innovative HR Practices 2009-10 and Best Employer Award on Employee Retention at the Global HR Excellence Awards, WHRDC Meet 2010. Recently, Blue Dart was honoured with the 22nd CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Fair Business Practices Award - 2010 in the category of Service Enterprises (Medium). Blue Dart has also been recognized as one of India's Best Companies to Work For 2010 in a study by Economic Times and Great Place to Work® Institute, India. Blue Dart also received the Brand Leadership Award at CMO Asia Awards 2010, Award for Best HR Strategy in Line with Business and Award for Innovative Retention Strategy at the Asia'a Best Employer Awards 2010, Singapore.

The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people force, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart's market leadership is further validated by numerous awards and recognitions from customers for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability. Blue Dart accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education. Apart from various other initiatives in Sustainability, in an effort to reducing its carbon footprint, Blue Dart registered an improvement on CO2 efficiency by 10% year-on-year.

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Dated :September, 2010

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