TNT Express in Sri Lanka named the Official Courier partner for the Battle of the Blues Cricket Match

Colombo, Sri Lanka, 7th March, 2012 – TNT Express in Sri Lanka has been named the “Official Courier” partner for the annual Royal – Thomian cricket match that will be held at the Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo from 8th to 10th March 2012.

This year will be the 133rd edition of the Royal Thomian Cricket match where 32,000 fans are expected to attend the popular event.

TNT Express in represented in Sri Lanka by Ace International Express Pvt Ltd, a member of the Aitken Spence Group of companies.

Jerome Brohier, Country General Manager for TNT Express in Sri Lanka and the Maldive Islands stated: “TNT Express on the Island has always recognised the role of sports in life and has a history of sponsoring local sports events. The qualities instilled by sports; hard work, determination and teamwork are invaluable life lessons for the youth of today, who grow up to be the leaders of tomorrow. “

The Battle of Blues is one of the most popular cricket matches in Sri Lanka between two of the oldest colleges in Sri Lanka; the Royal College in Colombo (177 years old) and S. Thomas College Mount Lavinia (161 years old), both colleges have developed a long-standing and deep but friendly rivalry.

Tim Frank, General Manager for TNT Associates in the Middle East and Indian sub-continent said: “This is a great opportunity to create brand awareness and reflect the orange experience among this gigantic crowd in Sri Lanka. We are very delighted to be associated with this event and look forward to a fantastic match.”

About TNT Express

TNT Express is one of the world’s largest express delivery companies. On a daily basis, TNT Express delivers close to 1 million consignments ranging from documents and parcels to palletised freight. The company operates road and air transportation networks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia-Pacific and the Americas. It employs 77,000 people and runs a fleet of 30,000 road vehicles and 46 aircraft. TNT Express made €7.2 billion in revenue in 2011. For more information, please visit TNT’s website at: http://www.tnt.com/corporate

For more information and inquiries, please contact:

Danielle Aychouh

Marketing Manager – ME

Gulf Commercial and Marketing Dept.

T : +971 4 2109652
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danielle.aychouh@tnt.com

SOURCE: Submitted by TNT Express