Ryder Marketing VP to Speak at ‘Women in Transportation’ Event at MDC

  Ryder Marketing VP to Speak at ‘Women in Transportation’ Event at MDC

Business Wire

MIAMI -- February 11, 2013

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in supply chain, warehousing, and
transportation management solutions, today announced that Natalie Putnam,
Ryder’s Vice President of Marketing for Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), will
be a featured speaker at Miami-Dade College’s “Be BOLD! Women in
Transportation” luncheon, which will take place Thursday, February 14, 2013,
from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Wolfson Campus Chapman Center. The
luncheon will feature a panel discussion with prominent women leaders from the
transportation, logistics, and supply chain management industries, as a way of
promoting opportunities for female and minority students in South Florida’s
expanding transportation and logistics industries. With a welcome address from
MDC President Dr. Eduardo Padron, the event will also serve to mark the
official announcement of MDC’s new associate’s degree in transportation
logistics and bachelor’s degree in supply chain management.

“The transportation and logistics industries are rapidly growing fields where
women as well as men can find many opportunities,” said Ms. Putnam. “These are
rich industries where new challenges and technologies are constantly emerging,
providing the opportunity for growth and leadership. We welcome local degree
programs such as the programs offered by MDC that will help further these
fields and increase the caliber of professionals being trained for tomorrow,”
she said.

As vice president of marketing for Ryder’s largest business segment, Fleet
Management Solutions (FMS), Ms. Putnam leads marketing initiatives focused on
expanding business use of fleet services such as full service leasing and
rental of commercial vehicles, maintenance services, and alternative fuel
vehicles. Her responsibilities include designing an effective and
customer-centric message that enhances engagement with customers and
prospects. Ms. Putnam’s experience includes 25 years of leadership in sales
and marketing for some of the largest companies in the logistics and supply
chain industries.

                                 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
and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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.


Ryder System, Inc.
Marilu Del Toro, 305-500-3161
Cindy Haas, 305-500-4526
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