YRC Worldwide Announces New Term Loan Agreement

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) announced today it has completed a refinancing of its term loan obligations and entered into a term loan agreement (“Term Loan Agreement”) with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) acting collectively as the Lead Lender for a $600 million facility which provides additional liquidity and has a less restrictive financial covenant. This is expected to create operational runway as the Company moves forward with its multi-year strategic initiatives designed to achieve sustained profitability.  

“The new Term Loan Agreement provides the Company with increased liquidity through the elimination of annual principal amortization and the ability to reinvest cash proceeds from certain property sales back into the business. To successfully execute the Company’s multi-year strategy, it is essential we have a capital structure in place that provides added liquidity to invest in the initiatives we have planned and better positions the Company to navigate through cyclical economic environments,” said Stephanie Fisher, Chief Financial Officer of YRC Worldwide.

Key provisions of the new Term Loan Agreement as compared to the Company’s prior term loan agreement include:

“The execution of this refinancing is an important milestone for YRC Worldwide and a critical next step in our journey. This completes two of the five foundational elements of our multi-year strategic roadmap announced earlier this year.  We have accelerated our efforts around these initiatives and securing the new financial structure allows us to move rapidly toward the $60 to $80 million in profit expansion we have targeted in 2020,” said Darren Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer of YRC Worldwide.

The strategic roadmap for the Company was designed to achieve sustained profitability.  The key components of our multi-year strategic roadmap along with significant progress in each area are:

“I am pleased with the rapid progress we have made in 2019 as critical foundational elements are now in place. Through the remainder of the year, we will be aggressively moving forward with the implementation of our operational flexibilities, the network optimization plan and improving customer engagement, which we believe will lead to improved profitability for the Company,” said Hawkins.  

The Company has included an updated presentation of Adjusted EBITDA, as defined by the new Term Loan Agreement for the first and second quarter of 2019 and 2018, the first half of 2019 and 2018, and the twelve months ended June 30, 2019, March 31, 2019, December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018. Additionally, presentation slides will be available on YRC Worldwide Inc.’s website at .

YRC Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is the holding company for a portfolio of less-than-truckload (LTL) companies including , , , and , as well as the logistics company . Collectively, YRC Worldwide companies have one of the largest, most comprehensive logistics and 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.

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SOURCE:  YRC Worldwide

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Globe Newswire: 14:15 GMT Wednesday 11th September 2019

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