SOURCE: Universal Express

May 31, 2007 13:35 ET

Universal Express Inc. Awards $5,000 to Boca Raton Community High School and Teacher of the Year Glynis Benson

CEO and Teacher of the Year to 'Swap' Positions for a Day in Early Fall

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 31, 2007) - Universal Express Inc. (OTCBB: USXP) -- Richard A. Altomare, Chairman and CEO of Universal Express Inc., a transportation conglomerate, was so moved when he read about Glynis Benson's recent win for Teacher of the Year, he called Principal Geoff McKee personally to award Mrs. Benson $2,500 on her outstanding achievement and $2,500 towards the students of Boca Raton Community High School. Mr. Altomare and Principal McKee surprised Mrs. Benson with a $5,000 check in front of students, Thursday, May 24th on-site at Boca Raton Community High School.

Altomare, a former tenured College Professor, also invited Mrs. Benson, an intensive reading and English teacher, to 'swap' positions with him for a day. The date of the one-day honorary 'occupation exchange' will occur early Fall 2007 and will be announced later this summer.

"Mrs. Benson has done a phenomenal job with her students; many hopefully will become Universal Express future employees. On behalf of the shareholders of Universal Express and subsidiary Luggage Express, it is truly our pleasure to present this $5,000 donation to Mrs. Benson and the students of Boca Raton Community High School on a job well done," said Mr. Altomare.

"Special thanks to Principal McKee for allowing this swap to happen. I am very much looking forward to meeting the students of Boca Raton Community High School and eagerly await Mrs. Benson's take on what it's like to be an honorary CEO for a day," he continued.

"We are so deeply touched by Mr. Altomare's desire to support our Teacher of the Year and to additionally support the hardworking students at Boca Raton Community High School. We look forward to Mrs. Benson becoming honorary CEO for a day at Universal Express and are honored to have Mr. Altomare educate our students early this fall," says Principal Geoff McKee.

For more information regarding the swap or to request press photos of the check presentation, kindly contact Michelle Soudry at The Gab Group, 561-750-3500 or email her at

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