Preliminary Pricing Supplement No. 2
(To prospectus supplement dated March 30, 2018
and prospectus dated March 30, 2018)
Filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3)
Registration No. 333-224056
July , 2018
CUSIP No. 78355 HKJ7
July , 2018
Public Offering Price:
August , 2018 (T+5)
Net Proceeds to Ryder (before expenses):
Interest Payment Dates:
Semi-annually on and of each year, commencing , 2018 and at Maturity.
ý Book Entry o Certificated
o The Notes cannot be redeemed prior to maturity
ý The Notes may be redeemed prior to maturity
The Notes will be redeemable as a whole at any time or in part from time to time, at our option, at a redemption price equal to the greater of:
(i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed, or
(ii) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Notes being redeemed (not including any portion of such payments of interest accrued as of the redemption date), discounted to the redemption date on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Treasury Rate plus basis points,
plus, in either case, any interest accrued but not paid to the date of redemption.
“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date for the Notes,
(i) the yield, under the heading which represents the average for the immediately preceding week, appearing in the most recently published statistical release designated “H. 15” or any successor publication which is published weekly by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and which establishes yields on actively traded United States Treasury securities adjusted to constant maturity under the caption “Treasury Constant Maturities,” for the maturity corresponding to the Comparable Treasury Issue (if no maturity is within three months before or after the maturity date for the Notes, yields for the two published maturities most closely corresponding to the Comparable Treasury Issue will be determined and the Treasury Rate shall be interpolated or extrapolated from those yields on a straight line basis, rounding to the nearest month), or
(ii) if the release referred to in (i) (or any successor release) is not published during the week preceding the calculation date or does not contain the yields referred to above, the rate per year equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity of the Comparable Treasury Issue, calculated using a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for that redemption date.
The Treasury Rate will be calculated on the third Business Day preceding the redemption date.
“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security selected by an “Independent Investment Banker” as having a maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of comparable maturity to the remaining term of the Notes.
“Independent Investment Banker” means, with respect to any redemption date for the Notes, one of the Reference Treasury Dealers appointed by us.
“Comparable Treasury Price” means with respect to any redemption date for the Notes,
(i) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for the redemption date, after excluding the highest and lowest of those Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or
(ii) if the Trustee is given fewer than five Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all quotations obtained.
“Reference Treasury Dealer” means, with respect to any redemption date for the Notes, (i) each of Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and their respective successors, provided, however that if any such firm or such successor, as the case may be, ceases to be a primary U.S. Government securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”), we shall substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer and (ii) one other Primary Treasury Dealer selected by Lloyds Securities Inc., or its successor after consultation with us, (iii) one other Primary Treasury Dealer selected by MUFG Securities Americas Inc., or its successor after consultation with us, and (iv) one other Primary Treasury Dealer selected by U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., or its successor after consultation with us.
“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by the Trustee, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to the Trustee by that Reference Treasury Dealer, at 5:00 p.m. on the third Business Day preceding the redemption date.
Notice of any redemption will be mailed at least 30 days but no more than 60 days before the redemption date to each holder of Notes to be redeemed.
Unless we default in payment of the redemption price, on and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or portions of the Notes called for redemption.
Repayment at Option of Holder:
ý If we experience a Change of Control Triggering Event, we will be required to offer to purchase the Notes from holders as described in the accompanying prospectus supplement under “Offer to Redeem Upon Change of Control Triggering Event.”
o Yes ý No
Total Amount of OID:
Yield to Maturity:
Initial Accrual Period OID:
Wells Fargo Securities
o As agent ý As principal
If as principal:
o The Notes are being offered at varying prices relating to prevailing market prices at the time of sale.
ý The Notes are being offered at a fixed initial public offering price equal to the Issue Price (as a percentage of Principal Amount).
Lloyds Securities Inc.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
MUFG Securities Americas Inc.
U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC