Genesee & Wyoming Statement on Aurizon Complaint
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W, or the Company) (NYSE:GWR) is aware of the complaint filed in New South Wales, Australia seeking an award of damages in connection with a right of first refusal provision in a commercial contract involving its majority-owned Australian subsidiary. The Company disputes the allegations made in the complaint and intends to defend itself appropriately. The Company undertakes no obligation to provide further updates and does not intend to comment further regarding the aforementioned matter.
As previously disclosed, the Company expects the transaction pursuant to which affiliates of Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC will acquire the Company to close by year end or early 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.
G&W owns or leases 119 freight railroads organized in eight locally managed operating regions with 8,000 employees serving 3,000 customers.
- G&W’s six North American regions serve 41 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces and include 113 short line and regional freight railroads with more than 13,000 track-miles.
- G&W’s Australia Region serves New South Wales, the Northern Territory and South Australia and operates the 1,400-mile Tarcoola-to-Darwin rail line. The Australia Region is 51.1% owned by G&W and 48.9% owned by a consortium of funds and clients managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.
- G&W’s UK/Europe Region includes the U.K.’s largest rail maritime intermodal operator and second-largest freight rail provider, as well as regional rail services in Continental Europe.
G&W subsidiaries and joint ventures also provide rail service at more than 40 major ports, rail-ferry service between the U.S. Southeast and Mexico, transload services, contract coal loading, and industrial railcar switching and repair.
Forward Looking Statements
This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and businesses of G&W. Some of these statements can be identified by terms and phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “continue,” “could,” “should,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict” and similar expressions. G&W cautions readers of this communication that such “forward looking statements,” including without limitation, those relating to G&W’s future business prospects, revenue, working capital, liquidity, capital needs, interest costs and income, wherever they occur in this communication or in other statements attributable to G&W, are necessarily estimates reflecting the judgment of G&W’s senior management and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the “forward looking statements.”