SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder System, Inc.

February 05, 2010 15:30 ET

Ryder and Its Employees Exceed $1 Million Commitment to the American Red Cross With an Additional $100,000 Donation to Relief Efforts in Haiti

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - February 5, 2010) -  Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that the Company's employees together with the Ryder Charitable Foundation are making a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts in Haiti. The donation is the result of a nationwide employee giving campaign that raised $42,000 and a match exceeding this amount of $58,000 provided by the Ryder Charitable Foundation. This new financial support is in addition to the three-year, $1 million commitment made in 2009 by the Ryder Charitable Foundation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, making the Company a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program.

Following the January 12th earthquake in Haiti, Ryder launched a national employee giving campaign, including a dedicated online donation portal on where employees were able to make contributions to the American Red Cross. Employees were also able to make cash and check donations through the Company's Public Affairs office at its Headquarters in Miami, Florida and at several operating locations. The Ryder Charitable Foundation committed to match, but in fact will exceed, employee donations designated for Haiti relief efforts made through February 1st.

Ryder has also contributed in kind services through the discounted provision of Ryder vehicles to various non-profit organizations in support of the relief effort, including providing refrigerated and other vehicles in South Florida for staging goods en route to Haiti.

"The outpouring of support by Ryder employees, following this tragedy, has been significant and heartwarming," said Ryder Chairman and CEO, Greg Swienton. "We recognize that the recovery for Haiti and its survivors is expected to be long and difficult, and we will also continue to keep the victims of this disaster in our thoughts and prayers."

About Ryder

Ryder provides leading-edge transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions worldwide. Ryder's stock (NYSE: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Ryder ranks 399th on the Fortune 500. For more information on Ryder System, Inc., visit

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