SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

December 23, 2008 08:30 ET

Ryder Completes Acquisition of Canada and Asia-Based Logistics Operations

Acquisition of Transpacific Container Terminal and CRSA Logistics Adds Transpacific Supply Chain Solutions Services to Ryder's Comprehensive Supply Chain Portfolio

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - December 23, 2008) - Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all the assets of Transpacific Container Terminal Ltd. (TCTL) and CRSA Logistics Ltd. (CRSA) in Canada, as well as CRSA Logistics operations in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China.

The companies will now operate as Ryder Transpacific Container Terminal (Ryder TCTL) and Ryder CRSA Logistics, respectively. Doug Stewart, President of TCTL and CRSA Logistics, and David Seath, Vice President of CRSA Logistics, will continue to lead the Canada-based and Asian operations as part of Ryder's Canadian management team. The acquisition is expected to add more than $25 million Canadian dollars, or more than $20 million U.S. dollars in annualized revenue to Ryder's Supply Chain Solutions business unit.

"Consistent with Ryder's recently announced strategy, this acquisition will help bolster Ryder's geographic presence in Canada and Asia, while also adding quality retail customers and complementary solutions to our established portfolio of supply chain services," said Ryder Chairman and CEO, Greg Swienton. "We are pleased to further develop our Asia-related capabilities to strengthen our role as a facilitator of transpacific commerce and production between companies and resources in the North America and Asia regions."

CRSA Logistics operates as a leading provider of transpacific end-to-end transportation management and supply chain services for Canadian retailers. Transpacific Container Terminal (TCTL) operates a Canadian network of off-dock import/export container terminal facilities. This strategic acquisition adds complementary solutions to Ryder's capabilities including consolidation services in key Asian hubs, as well as deconsolidation operations in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.

Commenting on the acquisition, Ryder's President of Supply Chain Solutions, John Williford, said, "The acquisition of TCTL and CRSA Logistics provides an excellent opportunity to supplement our organic growth initiatives by adding new capabilities to our service portfolio, and extending our footprint in the Canadian retail sector with a well respected management team that shares our focus and commitment to profitable growth and superior customer service. We look forward to pursuing new growth opportunities in this geographic market."

"This merger of talent and resources is a positive development for all our constituents, employees, customers and service partners," said Doug Stewart, President of TCTL and CRSA Logistics. "We look forward to leveraging the resulting opportunities to the benefit of all concerned."

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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, including, without limitation, statements concerning the terms and timing of the acquisition and statements concerning integration, customers, and services. 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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