SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

February 14, 2007 17:00 ET

Ryder System, Inc. Elects Luis P. Nieto, Jr. to Its Board of Directors

MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 14, 2007 -- Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that Luis P. Nieto, Jr., President of the Refrigerated Foods Group for ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), one of America's leading packaged food companies, has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Nieto was appointed to serve on the Company's Audit Committee, and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.

"Luis is an accomplished leader in the food industry which is clearly a key industry sector for Ryder," said Ryder Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Greg Swienton. "We are honored that he has agreed to serve and further strengthen our ability for growth, innovation, customer service, and outstanding value to our customers, shareholders, and employees."

Mr. Nieto, 51, has been President of the Refrigerated Foods Group for ConAgra Foods, Inc., since 2005. From 2002 to 2005, he served as President and CEO of the Federated Group, a leading private label supplier to the retail grocery and food services industries. Earlier, Mr. Nieto held senior positions in brand management and strategic planning with highly respected companies including National Refrigerated Products Group of Dean Foods Company, Mission Foods, Kraft Foods, and the Quaker Oats Company.

Mr. Nieto is a graduate of the University of Chicago and holds an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Nieto is a member of the University of Chicago's College Visiting Committee.

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