Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that it is a bronze champion sponsor of the Special Olympics World Games, the biennial signature event of Special Olympics, the global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports. The Special Olympics World Games will utilize Ryder vehicles, including specialized trucks and vans, to safely transport event-related materials. The vehicles will be used to move sports and competitive equipment, ranging from soccer balls, goal posts, bicycles, saddles, golf clubs, and even buoys and kayaks for aquatic competitions. The Games will be held from July 25 - August 2 with 25 different Olympic-style sports at venues throughout the Los Angeles, Calif. region.

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Ryder's rental city van truck to be used by the Special Olympics World Games to safely transport event-related materials. (Photo: Business Wire)

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"Ryder's support of the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles is a testament to the Company's long history of charitable activity and community outreach," said Richard Mohr, Vice President, Ryder Rental Operations. "Giving back in the communities where we work and live is an inherent part of our culture at Ryder and we are proud to support the Special Olympics World Games by donating vehicles and providing funding for such a great cause."

With 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches representing 165 countries, more than 500,000 spectators are anticipated to attend the World Games. Competition events are free and open to the public.

Ryder Commercial Rental provides customers with rental trucks on a short-term basis to meet their needs for supplemental capacity. Ryder serves customers at more than 500 convenient rental locations across the U.S. and Canada, staffed with a dedicated team of knowledgeable rental agents, and stocked with an inventory of over 37,000 recent-model vehicles. All rental vehicles are backed by Ryder's Rental Service Guarantee. To rent a truck, call 1-800-345-9282 or visit reservations.ryder.com.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Ryder's stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Ryder has been named among FORTUNE's World's Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. The Company is a proud member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com, and follow us on our Online Newsroom, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

About the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015)

With 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches representing 165 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games - being staged in Los Angeles July 25 - August 2, 2015 - will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games. The 2015 Special Olympics World Games, with the unparalleled spirit, enthusiasm, teamwork, joy and displays of courage and skill that are hallmarks of all Special Olympics events, will feature 25 Olympic-style sports in venues throughout the Los Angeles region. The Opening Ceremony, to be held July 25, 2015 in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games, is expected to attract 80,000 spectators. On April 30, 2014, LA2015 and ESPN announced a global programming deal that will see ESPN bring coverage of World Games to millions of fans around the world. LA2015, the Games Organizing Committee, is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information on the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.LA2015.org and on social with #ReachUpLA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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