GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2012--
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (“GWI”) (NYSE: GWR) today announced that the U.S.
Surface Transportation Board ("STB") has approved its application to
control RailAmerica, Inc., and the RailAmerica railroads (collectively,
“RailAmerica”), effective December 28, 2012. Assuming no stay requests
are made by the December 24, 2012 deadline set by the STB, the voting
trust that has controlled RailAmerica since the transaction closed on
October 1, 2012 is expected to be dissolved on December 28, 2012.
Thereafter, GWI would assume control of RailAmerica and begin
integration of the two companies.
GWI owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads and
provides railcar switching services in the United States, Australia,
Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium. In addition, GWI operates the
Tarcoola to Darwin rail line, which links the Port of Darwin with the
Australian interstate rail network in South Australia. Operations
currently include 66 railroads organized in 10 regions, with more than
7,600 miles of owned and leased track and approximately 1,400 additional
miles under track access arrangements. We provide rail service at 23
ports in North America, Australia and Europe and perform contract coal
loading and railcar switching for industrial customers. On October 1,
2012, GWI consummated the acquisition of RailAmerica, Inc. Immediately
following the acquisition, control of RailAmerica was placed into a
RailAmerica, Inc. owns and operates short line and regional freight
railroads in North America, operating a portfolio of 45 individual
railroads with approximately 7,500 miles of track in 28 U.S. states and
three Canadian provinces.
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Genesee &
Wyoming's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking
statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of
such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ
from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk
Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most
recently ended fiscal year.
Source: Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Michael Williams, 203-629-3722