-- Ryder Wins Awards for Financial Disclosure and Investor Relations Website --
MIAMI, May 17, 2012 – Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced it has been recognized in the IR Global Rankings (IRGR) as one of the top five companies in two categories: Best Ranked Financial Disclosure Procedures in North America, and Best Ranked IR Websites in North America. The IR Global Rankings are the most comprehensive technical ranking system for investor relations websites, corporate governance practices, and financial disclosure procedures. This is the fourth time in the past five years that Ryder has been recognized in the rankings as one of the top companies for Financial Disclosure Procedures, and is Ryder’s first IRGR award for its investor relations website.
In 2011, Ryder launched a new online investor center at http://investors.ryder.com, including the company’s first online annual report. The new site was redesigned to convey the company’s investment thesis and provide additional analytical resources, while enhancing its ability to provide high quality, timely information to analysts and investors. The dedicated online investor center complements Ryder’s comprehensive investor relations program, which includes ongoing dialogue with participants in the equity markets; participation in numerous equity investment conferences; hosting investors at the company’s headquarters in Miami; and providing tours of Ryder’s operating facilities.
“Ongoing communication, transparency, and fair disclosure practices are critical to maintaining investor confidence,” stated Bob Brunn, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations for Ryder System, Inc. “We are very proud to have received two Investor Relations Global Rankings awards in 2012 which recognize our efforts to implement best practices in Investor Relations.”
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management 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 included Ryder in its 2011 and 2010 “Green Partners” listing. Ryder has also been ranked two years in a row as one of the top 250 U.S. companies in the Newsweek Green Rankings. 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 Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
About the IR Global Rankings
The annual IR Global Rankings and Awards survey is the most comprehensive auditing and ranking system for IR websites, corporate governance practices and financial disclosure procedures - a great opportunity to benchmark IR efforts vis-à-vis peers and industry leaders. Based on extensive proprietary research of publicly held companies and investors, and supported by input from independent audit, corporate governance and legal experts, IR Global Rankings methodology is highly detailed, transparent and fully accessible to all participants. The annual IR Global Rankings and Awards have grown each year since 1999.
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