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JOHN GEORGES AND LYNN MARTIN ELECTED TO RYDER BOARD

 MIAMI, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- John A. Georges, chairman and chief executive officer of International Paper Company, and Lynn Martin, who served as Secretary of Labor under President George Bush, have been elected directors of Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), it was announced here today by Ryder Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer M. Anthony Burns. The elections of Georges and Martin bring the size of Ryder's board to 13.
 Georges became chairman of International Paper in 1985 and chief executive officer in 1984. He was elected president and chief operating officer in 1981. In addition to serving as a member of Ryder's board, he is also a director of Warner-Lambert Company and Scitex Corporation and is chairman of IP Forest Resources Company, managing general partner of IP Timberlands, Ltd.
 He is a member of The Business Council and the policy committee of The Business Roundtable; a board member of the Business Council of New York state and a trustee of its Public Policy Institute; and a trustee of Drexel University.
 Since leaving her post as Secretary of Labor, Martin has engaged in a number of activities focused on the future of the U.S. economy and the American work force. She chairs Deloitte & Touche's Council for the Advancement of Women and also serves as an advisor to the firm. She is a regular business commentator on National Public Radio's "Marketplace" and a regular panelist on Public Television's "To the Contrary." She also appears as a regular guest commentator on the economy on national television, writes opinion columns for national publications, and addresses businesses and universities on the changing global economic and political environment.
 Prior to serving as Secretary of Labor, Martin represented the 16th District of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 1991.
 Martin serves as a director of not only Ryder, but also Ameritech, Harcourt General, Dreyfus Funds and Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. In addition, she has assumed the Davee Chair at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.
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 /NOTE TO EDITOR: Ryder companies currently provide high-quality highway transportation services and aviation services. After the company completes the already-announced spin off of its aviation segment, by the end of 1993, Ryder's focus will be entirely on highway transportation services. Revenue from continuing operations for the 12 months ended June 30, 1993 was $4.11 billion.
 Ryder's stock is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.
 CONTACT: Art Stone of Ryder System, 305-593-3180/
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