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DHL is Three-Time Asia Pacific 3PL Excellence Award Winner at SCM Logistics World

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— Recognition for Focus on Innovation and Offering Transformative Solutions

SINGAPORE, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, announced that its DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific business unit had clinched the Asia Pacific 3PL Excellence Award for the third time, at the annual SCM Logistics Excellence Awards organized by SCM Logistics World Conference on 19 October.

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Winning this award for the third year running reflects DHL’s success in working collaboratively with customers to deliver innovative solutions, which transform their business models in line with their strategic aspirations. It was the envelope pushing Pfizer Direct Distribution Model first implemented in Australia, which caught the judges’ eyes this year. DHL Supply Chain established a direct distribution model for 5,160 pharmacies across Australia and enabled a next-business-day delivery solution, effectively enabling Pfizer to promote and market its medicines directly to customers.

The Direct to Market model not only streamlines the supply chain it effectively closes the loyalty loop between a business and its’ customers, making these relationships more resilient creating a significant competitive advantage. “We find that more of our customers are looking to us not to simply optimize their supply chains, but to facilitate a transformational step change in their operations, to secure and grow their market share over others. I’m proud of the strategic contribution we make to the industry and the recognition from our peers this award represents. We will continuously work to develop innovative solutions and deliver operational excellence to maintain the position of provider of choice for our customers,” said Paul Graham, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Supply Chain, Asia Pacific.

“Innovation can’t be a one-off, we have worked hard to replicate solutions like the Direct to Market model in all our markets and even across different sectors, leveraging the experience and insight of our regional and global teams,” said David Christmas, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, DHL Supply Chain, Asia Pacific. He was a panelist at a supply chain symposium by SCM Logistics World and received the award on behalf of DHL at the awards ceremony held at Marina Bay Sands.

The SCM Logistics Excellence Awards is into its seventh year and is an important part of the SCM Logistics World conference that gathers global supply chain and logistics professionals every year for conferences, workshops and seminars.

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DHL 每 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 275,000 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 education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion euros in 2010.

SOURCE: DHL

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October 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm

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Minmetals Resources Ltd Receives FIRB Approval to Acquire Anvil Mining Ltd

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HONG KONG, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Minmetals Resources Limited (HKSE: 1208) (“MMR” or “the Company”) announced today that it has received formal notification from the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Commonwealth of Australia) that the Treasurer does not object to MMR’s offer to acquire all of the common shares (on a fully diluted basis) of Anvil Mining Limited (TSX:AVM) (ASX: AVM) (“Anvil”) (“FIRB Approval”).

Receipt of FIRB Approval satisfies one of the key conditions set out in MMR’s offer for Anvil announced on 30 September 2011 which was formally commenced through the issue of the takeover bid circular to Anvil shareholders on 19 October 2011 (“Circular”).

MMR’s offer of CAN$8.00 per Anvil share in cash is open for acceptance until 8.00pm Toronto time on 24 November 2011 subject to the terms and conditions set out in the Circular.

Andrew Michelmore, CEO and Executive Director of MMR said: “FIRB Approval achieves a key condition and was a necessary step before MMR could take up shares tendered into MMR’s offer. Now that Anvil shareholders have the offer documentation we urge them to accept the offer before it closes.”

Media enquiries Australia:
Sally Cox
Group Manager – Communications
Minmetals Resources Limited
Tel: +61-3-9288-0850
Mobile: +61 417 144 524
Email: sally.cox@mmg.com

Investor enquiries:
Martin McFarlane
General Manager – Investor Relations
Minmetals Resources Limited
Tel: +61-3-9288-0954
Mobile: +61-467-749-759
Email: martin.mcfarlane@mmg.com

Media enquiries Canada:
Ian Hamilton
DFH Public Affairs
Tel: +416-206-0118 ext.222
Email: ian@dfhpublicaffairs.com

Chinese language investor and media enquiries:
Shelldy Cheung
Kreab Gavin Anderson
Tel: +852-2218-9966
Email: scheung@kreabgavinanderson.com

SOURCE Minmetals Resources Limited

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October 25, 2011 at 11:14 am

Posted in Business & Finance