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Ryder Appoints Thomas F. Pettit Senior Vice President and General Manager, Supply Chain Solutions

  Ryder Appoints Thomas F. Pettit Senior Vice President and General Manager,
  Supply Chain Solutions

Business Wire

MIAMI -- February 8, 2013

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in transportation and supply chain
management solutions, today announced that Thomas F. Pettit has joined the
Supply Chain Solutions business segment as Senior Vice President and General
Manager. In this role, reporting to John Williford, President, Global Supply
Chain Solutions, Mr. Pettit is responsible for leading the operations of
Ryder’s supply chain industry groups, including Automotive & Industrial,
Hi-Tech/Electronics, Consumer Packaged Goods, and Retail.

Thomas F. Pettit, senior vice president and general manager of Ryder Supply
Chain Solutions (Photo: ...

Thomas F. Pettit, senior vice president and general manager of Ryder Supply
Chain Solutions (Photo: Business Wire)

“Tom has a proven track record using lean practices to drive great execution
and innovation,” said Mr. Williford. “We are very pleased to welcome Tom to
Ryder and look forward to his leadership as our team continues to accelerate
profitable growth.”

Mr. Pettit has succeeded Thomas Jones, who has retired after a successful
24-year career with the company. Mr. Pettit brings to Ryder outstanding
experience from a 20-year career in operations and supply chain management.
For the past five years, he served as Vice President of Global Operations and
Supply Chain for Pentair, Ltd., a $7.5 billion global company that delivers
industry-leading products, services and solutions for customers’ needs in
water/fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. He led Operations
and Supply Chain for Pentair’s $3.5 billion diversified products business,
where he managed the global manufacturing, distribution, transportation, real
estate, sourcing, and lean enterprise across eight divisions and over 10,000
operations employees.

Prior to Pentair, Mr. Pettit served as Vice President, Finance and Operational
Transformation for ADC Telecommunications, Inc. In this role, he led a global
finance team of more than 100 employees to improve value creation for the
publicly traded $1.3 billion global telecommunications equipment company.
Earlier in his career was a Corporate Sourcing Leader at General Electric, and
the Product Management Leader of Global Parts and Services for GE
Transportation. Before GE he was a consultant for McKinsey and Company, and an
Engineer officer in the US Army.

Mr. Pettit holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the United
States Military Academy at West Point in New York and an MBA in Finance from
the University of Hawaii.

                                 About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain
management solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow
Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Inbound
Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics
provider and green supply chain partner. Ryder has also been ranked three
years in a row as one of the top 250 U.S. companies in the Newsweek Green
Rankings. In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top
companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply
chain, and warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red
Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster
preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com
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Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements and information
included in this news release are "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These
forward-looking statements are based on our current plans and expectations and
are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Accordingly, these
forward-looking statements should be evaluated with consideration given to the
many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to
differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements including those
risks set forth in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for
management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such
risks on our business. Accordingly, we undertake no obligation to publicly
update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events, or otherwise.

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Contact:

Ryder System, Inc.
Cindy Haas, 305-500-4526
Cindy_Haas@Ryder.com
or
Marilu Del Toro, 305-500-3161
Marilu_DelToro@Ryder.com
 
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