Ryder Appoints Karen Jones Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

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Ryder Appoints Karen Jones Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ryder System, Inc. (NYS: R) , a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, announced today that Karen Jones has joined Ryder as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. In this newly created role, reporting to Chairman and CEO Robert Sanchez as a member of Ryder's Leadership Team, Ms. Jones is responsible for leading both the Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) Marketing departments and integrating the management of all marketing and brand related activities across Ryder.

Karen Jones, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Ryder System, Inc. (Photo: Business ...

Karen Jones, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Ryder System, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

"Ryder's brand is widely known and associated with safety, reliability, and quality, a reputation the company has earned by delivering on its promises to customers for 80 years," said Robert Sanchez, Chairman and CEO, Ryder System, Inc. "By bringing together the solution-specific expertise of our FMS and SCS marketing organizations under the leadership of a proven brand builder like Karen, we will be able to make better use of the Ryder brand to drive innovation and growth."

Ms. Jones is an experienced marketing leader with a proven record of building brands in several industries including transportation. She comes to Ryder from the Fortune 300 company, NRG/Reliant Energy, Inc., where she served as Chief Marketing Officer. There, she was responsible for launching the company's new corporate brand. Ms. Jones also led the introduction of new solar products and other innovative services. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President of Marketing and a member of the U.S. Management Board for DHL Express North America. At DHL, she was responsible for all areas of marketing, and other functions related to increasing overall brand reputation. Prior to DHL, Ms. Jones served in key positions responsible for worldwide brand advertising, sponsorship, and strategic alliances for Hewlett Packard, and earlier in worldwide brand and marketing roles with Compaq Computer Corporation. She and her teams have earned an impressive list of awards and recognition for their marketing work.

Ms. Jones holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Houston.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder's stock (NYS: 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.
Cindy Haas, 305-500-4526
Jennifer Hanlon, 305-500-4547

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