Saturday, June 02, 2007

YRC Worldwide Recognized by CIO Magazine

YRC Worldwide Inc. announced today that it has been named a recipient of the 2007 CIO 100 award by CIO magazine. The 20th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

"The CIO 100 award recipients serve as industry role models for business and IT excellence," said Abbie Lundberg, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine. "This year's winners demonstrate extraordinary results in a variety of important areas, including business transformation, collaboration, customer innovation and top line contributions."

"This is a tremendous honor that YRC Worldwide has received," said Michael Rapken, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of YRC Worldwide Technologies. "Again, this demonstrates the talented people we have and the value we bring to the business."

"We are honored to receive this recognition again this year," said Bill Zollars, Chairman, President and CEO of YRC Worldwide. "We strongly believe that innovative solutions are the key to driving revenue and providing necessary enhanced capabilities to our customers. This award validates our continued commitment to finding innovative technology solutions that serve our core purpose of making global commerce work by connecting people, places and information."

About the CIO 100

The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative practices in both business and IT. Next, teams of CIO magazine editors and writers reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, the teams met for a daylong meeting to debate the merits of each nominee and vote on the final 100. Once the top 100 honorees were selected, several honorees were chosen to receive an additional special award.

Complete coverage of the 2007 CIO 100 awards will be in the August 15 issue of CIO magazine and available online at on August 15.

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