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Jacobson Companies Expands to European Market Through Strategic

Partnership with Rhenus Logistics

Des Moines, IA, February 02, 2011 --( Jacobson Companies, a leading worldwide third party
logistics provider, is pleased to announce that it has implemented a strategic partnership with Rhenus
Logistics, one of Europe's leading logistics service providers. This partnership allows Jacobson
Companies access to an extensive logistics network into European countries with one partner. Jacobson's
International Logistics division will provide regular Air and Ocean services to Central and Eastern
Europe on a scheduled and expedited basis. Rhenus operates one of the largest LTL road networks in
Europe, departing from their gateways in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Air); Frankfurt, Germany; Rotterdam,
Netherlands; and Antwerp, Belgium (Ocean).

Lutz Welter, COO Seafreight of Rhenus Freight Logistics GmbH & Co. KG states, “Rhenus is happy to
build a partnership with a company that has a strong growth strategy and professional teams in operations
and business development.”

The Jacobson/Rhenus partnership is a major building block in Jacobson's strategy to create a global
end-to-end logistics solution for its customers. Rhenus' clear understanding of customer commitment,
continuous innovation, and sharing of best practices make the partnership with Jacobson a win-win for
the expansion into Europe.

Peter Knapp, President of Jacobson International Logistics Services (ILS) states, “The strategic
partnership with Rhenus will not only allow us to provide very competitive Transatlantic services, but
also offer supply chain services in Europe such as warehousing, value-added services and LTL/FTL

About Rhenus
Founded in 1912, The Rhenus Group has an annual turnover amounting to €2.7 billion, making it one of
Europe's leading logistics service providers. Rhenus employs 16,300 people at more than 290 locations
worldwide. The Rhenus business areas - Contract Logistics, Freight Logistics, Port Logistics and Public
Transport - manage complex supply chains and provide a wealth of innovative value-added services.

About Jacobson Companies

Founded in 1968, Jacobson Companies is a leading third-party logistics service provider offering
end-to-end supply chain management solutions around the globe. Our service offerings include freight
forwarding (ocean & air), customs brokerage, PO management, consolidation at origin, deconsolidation,
warehousing & distribution, contract packaging and manufacturing, staffing and transportation
management. Jacobson operates more than 35 million square feet of warehouse space worldwide with
approximately 7,000 employees. Jacobson maintains a website at


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