SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

April 18, 2007 17:15 ET

Ryder Honored by General Motors as a 2006 Supplier of the Year

MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2007 -- Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a global leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, today announced it was presented the General Motors 2006 Supplier of the Year award for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class parts and services. The 15th annual award -- themed the "Best of the Best" -- was given during ceremonies Saturday, March 31 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla.

"We are proud to honor Ryder as one of the 'Best of the Best' GM suppliers in 2006," said Bo Andersson, GM Group Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "Ryder achieved the award based on outstanding performance in 2006. We appreciate their energy, hard work and dedication to the success of GM."

"Ryder is honored to be recognized as a Supplier of the Year by GM for the third consecutive year," said Vicki O'Meara, President of U.S. Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder. "We are proud to contribute to GM's quality reputation and success globally, and look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship."

The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992. Winners are selected by a global team of executives from purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics who base their decisions on supplier performance in quality, service, technology and price. This year, General Motors honored 89 suppliers for their outstanding performance throughout 2006.

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Ryder is a Fortune 500 company providing 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. For more information about Ryder System, Inc., visit www.ryder.com.

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