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We believe our employees are among the best paid in the industry. We also believe that long-term stock ownership of our company by employees is an important contributor to our future success, because it tends to increase their commitment to our strategies and execution—whether they are full-time or part-time, management or nonmanagement, union or union-free. Our employees began sharing the benefits of stock ownership in the 1920s. UPS offers highly competitive hourly wages, salaries, and total compensation plans to both full-time and parttime employees. UPS became a public company in 1999. Employees can purchase stock through the Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Program and their 401(k) plan. In 2012, approximately 116,231 employees were shareholders.