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

Monday, February 11, 2013

Ryder Marketing VP to Speak at ‘Women in Transportation' Event at MDC08:01 EST Monday, February 11, 2013 MIAMI (Business Wire) -- 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 releaseare "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, 305-500-3161Marilu_DelToro@Ryder.comorCindy Haas, 305-500-4526Cindy_Haas@Ryder.com