Greatwide Logistics and Cardinal Logistics Merge

Partnership creates dedicated contract carriage and diversified LSP

Concord, N.C.Feb. 13, 2013Greatwide Logistics Services LLC and Cardinal Logistics Management Inc. completed their merger to create a market-leading logistics organization which offers a broad service platform with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion.

“We are excited that this transaction creates an industry-leading logistics company that is supported by a strong customer base, experienced management team, best-in-class company drivers and owner operators and a differentiated technology platform that enables creative, low cost solutions for our customers,” said John Tague, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the combined company.

The combined company’s dedicated contract carriage and delivery division will have one of the largest, most diverse dedicated fleet operations in the country; and will be uniquely positioned to provide industry-leading capabilities for its customers with over $850 million in annual revenue; 5,000 drivers; 125 operating locations; and demonstrated expertise across such industries as grocery, bulk food, retail, metals and building products.

“Combining the strengths of Greatwide and Cardinal puts us in an excellent position to serve our customers and continue both companies’ history of providing industry-leading service,” confirmed Vin McLoughlin, Vice Chairman of the combined company.

The combined company will continue to offer customers highly customized, value-added irregular route truckload; less than truckload (LTL); full service freight brokerage; managed transportation; and warehousing services across the U.S. and Canada.

“We are very excited by this merger as it combines two highly complementary companies that together will be able to offer enhanced service capabilities to all of our customers,” concluded Will Manuel, Senior Managing Director, Centerbridge Partners L.P., an investment firm and majority owner of the combined enterprise.