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UPS today announced fourth-quarter 2014 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.25, flat to the prior-year period.  On a GAAP basis, fourth quarter 2014 diluted earnings were $0.49 per share, compared with $1.25 in 2013.

On Jan. 23, the company announced its expected fourth quarter results, which were consistent with today’s final announcement.  UPS reported that operating results in the US Domestic segment were negatively impacted by higher than expected peak related expenses.