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Ryder to be Official Transportation and Logistics Provider of 14th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival

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Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) , a leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions, today announced that it is a gold sponsor and the Official Transportation and Logistics Provider of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (SOBEWFF), a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, and culinary personalities. The Festival will utilize multiple Ryder vehicles including specialized refrigeration trucks to safely transport food and beverage products throughout the event. Ryder is also SOBEWFF’s preferred provider of rental trucks for the other Festival sponsors and suppliers.

Ryder offers a full menu of transportation and logistics solutions for thousands of companies in the food and beverage industry. In fact, the Company serves nine out of 10 of the top food & beverage companies in the country, with source to shelf solutions, including contract packing and labeling, distribution and inventory management, safety, sustainability, and dedicated transportation. With Ryder as a trusted partner, companies can access Ryder’s vast network of vehicles, maintenance facilities with expert refrigeration technicians, and temperature-controlled warehousing space, along with the latest in tracking technologies and best-in-class safety processes.

The Company’s participation in the Festival will also include an activation at the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village featuring MasterCard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid(R) Culinary Demonstrations on Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22, where attendees will enjoy gourmet bites prepared by Food Network Star finalist and “Culinary Bad Boy” Chef Chris Nirschel, as well as have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a trip to the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE.

Ryder is also a supporting sponsor of both the Festival’s North Venue events. All proceeds from SOBEWFF benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500(R) commercial fleet management and supply chain 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. 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 Disaster Responder Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and on our Online Newsroom.

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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