Ryan’s Express Transportation Motor Coach Drivers Receive Training and Certification from International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) Additional Coach Driver Training Programs Planned in 2012

Ryan’s Express Transportation Motor Coach Drivers Receive Training and Certification from International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) Additional Coach Driver Training Programs Planned in 2012

San Francisco, CA, February 23, 2012 – International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) http://www.itmisf.com, America’s premier training institute for travel and tourism professionals recently began the training and certification of Ryan’s Express Transportation http://www.ryanstransportation.com/ motor coach drivers. Ryan’s Express is a leading motor coach company, which provides high quality vehicles and a wide range of ground transportation services for personal and business travel, road shows, meetings, events, conventions, incentive travel and escorted tours.

“ITMI motor coach driver training has given Ryan’s drivers an opportunity to learn valuable interpersonal skills; to enhance the quality of their customer service and to more effectively interact with tour directors, tour guides and our customers,” says National Director of Sales Jim Federman.

“Motor coach drivers are a critical factor in the success of any tour,” states Ted Bravos, CEO of ITMI. “How drivers interact with passengers and tour directors impacts the entire experience. While all drivers receive safety training, most have not been given the tools to effectively handle the people-related issues that often arise. Our program is designed to give them the knowledge to deal with unexpected situations with grace and confidence. Motor coach companies benefit, because happy passengers are their best form of advertising.”

“We have such deep regard for ITMI and Ted Bravos, a true industry pioneer,” Federman added. “We are proud that our drivers are among the first to receive this specialized training and we have already seen how it has affected their self-confidence and enhanced their professionalism. ITMI provided valuable insights and guidance, which will undoubtedly have long term benefits for Ryan’s Express Transportation.”

Benefits of the ITMI driver certification program:

The program delves into the psychology of group travel, illustrating how critical the driver’s role is to the success of a group tour. The dynamics between the driver and tour director can make or break the motor coach group tour experience. If the driver adheres to the principals that are taught, they will gain measurably more enjoyment and satisfaction from their work, receive increased gratuities from appreciative passengers and ultimately generate increased business for their motor coach or charter-bus company.

About ITMI:

ITMI is the premier training and certification Institute for travel and tourism professionals since 1976. For more information about ITMI or upcoming coach driver training contact Annemarie Osborne (415) 957-9489 or Annemarie.osborne@gmail.com or visit: http://www.itmisf.com.

About Ryan’s Express:

Ryan’s Express Transportation is one of America’s leading motor coach companies with 6 operating centers in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Reno, and Sacramento. For more information about Ryan’s Express Transportation contact Jim Federman (310) 219-2960 Cell (310) 592-4425 jfederman@ryanstransportation.com or visit http://www.ryanstransportation.com/


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Century Park Capital Partners Announces the Purchase of the Common Stock of Ryan’s Express

FEBRUARY 28, 2012, LOS ANGELES, CA – Century Park Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has received final regulatory approval from the Nevada Transportation Authority (“NTA”) required to complete the acquisition of the controlling ownership interest in Ryan’s Express Transportation Services, Inc. (“Ryan’s” or the “Company”). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ryan’s is a provider of premium motorcoach and chauffeured transportation services to corporations, destination management companies, government agencies and other organizations in California, Nevada and Arizona.

On June 24th, in connection with the acquisition of the remaining common equity of Ryan’s by Century Park and while awaiting regulatory approval, Century Park installed a new management team led by Mr. Albert Sherrer, the company’s former Chief Operating Officer. As part of the transaction, Michael Haggerty agreed to sell his ownership interest in the parent company of Ryan’s to Century Park, and Mr. Haggerty resigned as CEO and Chairman of the Company.

Mr. Sherrer commented, “I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to lead Ryan’s through its next phase of growth. With the addition of new management, and Century Park’s capital and strategic support, we are better positioned than ever to deliver on our commitments to our valued clients and further improve on service levels that our clients require and deserve.”

In addition to Mr. Sherrer’s promotion, the Company hired George Cohen to serve as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cohen has over 15 years of financial management experience with private equity owned companies.

Marty Sarafa, Managing Partner with Century Park Capital Partners, commented, “Ryan’s has already experienced significant growth in bookings since the recent transaction and installation of new management. The Company has a very strong reputation in the Western United States, and now that it has received final regulatory approval for the transaction, is in a position to capitalize on recent disruptions in the sector by delivering the highest level of quality and service in the industry.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Ryan’s Express Transportation Services, Inc.:
Ryan’s Express Transportation Services, Inc., headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a leading provider of motorcoach and chauffeured transportation services in California, Nevada and Arizona. Ryan’s Express operates the highest quality equipment available in the industry, with customers that include domestic and international tour groups, destination management companies, hotels, resorts, high net-worth individuals, school clubs and government agencies. For more information on Ryan’s Express, please visit http://www.ryanstransportation.com.

About Century Park Capital Partners:
Century Park Capital Partners is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm that partners with owner/managers to build successful companies. The firm specializes in facilitating owner liquidity and business expansion by providing $10 million to $50 million equity investments for minority and majority recapitalizations, growth financings, management-led buyouts and acquisition financings. Century Park seeks to support management in accelerating the growth curve of well-positioned companies by investing in infrastructure, internal growth initiatives, and strategic acquisitions. For more information on Century Park Capital Partners, please visit http://www.centuryparkcapital.com.

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Ryan`s Express Transportation Services

Ryan’s Express is the premier provider of chauffeured ground transportation services across three Western states. Our experience in the ground transportation industry qualifies us to service a variety of domestic or international tour groups, corporate travel groups, travel agencies/destination management companies, hotels/resorts, universities, schools, clubs and charters. We are also qualified for D.O.D transport, and are glad to service military clients at every opportunity.

Our fully stocked fleet of vehicles includes clean, comfortable and fully loaded luxury motor coaches, mid-sized motor coaches, mini-coaches, deluxe passenger vans, SUVs and town car sedans. For student groups, schools and school districts, we offer some of the most upscale school buses available in the nation. We take care to ensure that our vehicles operate at top performance at all times, so that your ground transportation experience is nothing short of excellent.

When you trust Ryan’s Express to provide your ground transportation, your vehicle will arrive on schedule, cleaned and detailed. It will be operated by one of our uniformed professional drivers, all of whom are amicable, knowledgeable, trained in transportation safety and dedicated to customer service.

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