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J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Donates $1 Million to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for the Next Generation Fund

Thursday, November 10, 2011

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Donates $1 Million to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for the Next Generation Fund17:59 EST Thursday, November 10, 2011 LOWELL, Ark. (Business Wire) -- J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) announced today that the Company has awarded a $1 million gift to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR. The gift is designated for the Next Generation Fund, an endowment funded by companies and individuals dedicated to providing members of the community with better access to the museum. The Next Generation Fund supports programs and initiatives that subsidize educational opportunities, promote the sustainability of the museum's trails and grounds, and allow unhindered public access to the museum. “We are very excited about the future of Crystal Bridges and its impact on our region,” said John N. Roberts, III, President and Chief Executive Officer of J.B. Hunt. “We are thrilled to be a part of a program that addresses social, educational and economic barriers that would otherwise limit our community's access to the museum and its offerings.” The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art houses a permanent collection that spans five centuries of American artwork. Among the pieces in the museum's collection are iconic images such as Rosie the Riveter by Norman Rockwell and Asher B. Durand's Kindred Spirits. The museum complex includes galleries, a library, meeting and office space, a museum store, a restaurant, and more than three miles of walking and biking trails through the museum's 120-acre grounds. Crystal Bridges opens to the public on November 11, 2011. About J.B. Hunt J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. focuses on providing safe and reliable transportation services to a diverse group of customers throughout the continental United States, Canada and Mexico. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, J.B. Hunt provides capacity-oriented solutions centered on delivering customer value and industry-leading service. J.B. Hunt stock trades on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBHT and is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average. For more information, visit www.jbunt.com. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.David G. Mee, 479-820-8111EVP, Finance/ Administration and Chief Financial Officer