News Release

January 31, 2018 at 8:45 AM EST

YRC Worldwide Extends Maturity of CDA Notes

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) announced that it has extended the maturity of its contribution deferral agreement (CDA) notes from December 2019 to December 2022. As part of the extension, the Company paid $25 million that reduced the outstanding principal of the notes to $75.1 million. The agreement to extend also includes an annual principal payment of 2%. In connection with the CDA amendment, the Company amended its asset-based loan (ABL) agreement to, among other things, allow for the CDA refinancing.

"The extension of the CDA notes completes our efforts to extend the key components of our capital structure, including the Term Loan Credit Agreement and the ABL Facility," said Stephanie Fisher, chief financial officer of YRC Worldwide. "This is a significant milestone and it provides additional runway to continue our operational transformation. I would like to thank our lenders for their support as we position the Company for long-term growth," concluded Fisher.

Fourth Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call

On Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. ET, company executives will host a conference call with the investment community to discuss fourth quarter 2017 and year-end 2017 financial results. The financial results will be released the same day, February 1, 2018, following the close of the market.

The call will be webcast and can be accessed live or as a replay via YRC Worldwide's website www.yrcw.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Words such as "will," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "could," "would," "should," "may," "project," "forecast," "propose," "plan," "designed," "enable," and similar expressions which speak only as of the date the statement was made are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, are based upon current beliefs, assumptions and expectations of Company management and current market conditions, and are subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks, uncertainties and contingencies, known and unknown, many of which are beyond our control. Our future financial condition and results could differ materially from those predicted in such forward-looking statements because of a number of factors, including (without limitation): general economic factors; business risks and increasing costs associated with the transportation industry; competition and competitive pressure on pricing; the risk of labor disruptions or stoppages; increasing pension expense and funding obligations; increasing costs relating to our self-insurance claims expenses; our ability to finance the maintenance, acquisition and replacement of revenue equipment and other necessary capital expenditures; our ability to comply and the cost of compliance with, or liability resulting from violation of, federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations; impediments to our operations and business resulting from anti-terrorism measures; the impact of claims and litigation expense to which we are or may become exposed; failure to realize the expected benefits and costs savings from our performance and operational improvement initiatives; our ability to attract and retain qualified drivers and increasing costs of driver compensation; privacy breach or IT system disruption; risks of operating in foreign countries; our dependence on key employees; seasonality; changes in the cost of fuel or the index upon which we base our fuel surcharge and the effectiveness of our fuel surcharge program in protecting us against fuel price volatility; our ability to generate sufficient liquidity to satisfy our cash needs and future cash commitments, including (without limitation) our obligations related to our indebtedness and lease and pension funding requirements, and our ability to achieve increased cash flows through improvement in operations; limitations on our operations, our financing opportunities, potential strategic transactions, acquisitions or dispositions resulting from restrictive covenants in the documents governing our existing and future indebtedness; our failure to comply with the covenants in the documents governing our existing and future indebtedness; fluctuations in the price of our common stock; dilution from future issuances of our common stock; our intention not to pay dividends on our common stock; that we have the ability to issue preferred stock that may adversely affect the rights of holders of our common stock; and other risks and contingencies, including (without limitation) the risk factors that are included in our reports filed with the SEC, including those described under "Risk Factors" in our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

About YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is the holding company for a portfolio of less-than-truckload (LTL) companies including YRC Freight, YRC Reimer, Holland, Reddaway, and New Penn. Collectively, YRC Worldwide companies have one of the largest, most comprehensive LTL networks in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. Through their teams of experienced service professionals, YRC Worldwide companies offer industry-leading expertise in flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and retail goods with confidence.

Please visit our website at www.yrcw.com for more information.

Investor Contact: 
Tony Carreño
913-696-6108
investor@yrcw.com

Media Contact:    
Mike Kelley
916-696-6121
mike.kelley@yrcw.com

SOURCE:  YRC Worldwide

 

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