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YRC Worldwide (YRCW) Obtains Commitments for $400 Million Asset-Based Loan Facility

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: YRCW) announced today it has obtained commitments for a three-year, $400 million asset-based loan (ABL) facility that will replace the company’s existing asset-backed securitization (ABS) facility. Commitments for the ABL facility comply with the agreements reached April 29, 2011, with key stakeholders providing for their support of the company’s financial restructuring plan.

“Replacing the ABS facility with this new facility should improve the company’s liquidity,” says John Lamar, chief restructuring officer and lead director of YRC Worldwide.” That helps support our industry’s seasonal pattern of revenues and provides the financial flexibility and run room we need to grow the business.”

Lamar says YRC Worldwide remains on track to close the restructuring later this month.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The words “would,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “believe,” “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. It is important to note that any restructuring will be subject to a number of significant conditions, including, among other things, the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions contained in the definitive agreements related to the restructuring and the lack of unexpected or adverse litigation results. The company cannot provide you with any assurances that the conditions contained in the definitive agreements related to the restructuring will be satisfied or that the restructuring can be completed in the timeframes required under the company’s various agreements with its stakeholders. The company cannot provide you with any assurances that any restructuring can be completed out-of-court or whether the company will be required to implement the restructuring under the supervision of a bankruptcy court, in which event, the company cannot provide you with any assurances that the terms of any such restructuring will not be substantially and materially different than any description in this news release or that an effort to implement an in-court restructuring would be successful. In addition, even if a restructuring is completed, the company’s future results could differ materially from any results projected in such forward-looking statements because of a number of factors, including (among others), the effect of any restructuring, whether out-of-court or in-court, may have on the company’s customers’ willingness to ship their products on the company’s transportation network, the company’s ability to generate sufficient cash flows and liquidity to fund operations, which raises substantial doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a going concern, inflation, inclement weather, price and availability of fuel, sudden changes in the cost of fuel or the index upon which the company bases its fuel surcharge, competitor pricing activity, expense volatility, including (without limitation) expense volatility due to changes in rail service or pricing for rail service, ability to capture cost reductions, changes in equity and debt markets, a downturn in general or regional economic activity, effects of a terrorist attack, labor relations, including (without limitation), the impact of work rules, work stoppages, strikes or other disruptions, any obligations to multi-employer health, welfare and pension plans, wage requirements and employee satisfaction, and the risk factors that are from time to time included in the company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2011.

About YRC Worldwide
YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is a leading provider of transportation and global logistics services. It is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including YRC, YRC Reimer, YRC Glen Moore, Reddaway, Holland and New Penn, and provides China-based services through its Jiayu and JHJ joint ventures. YRC Worldwide has the largest, most comprehensive less-than-truckload (LTL) network in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. Through its team of experienced service professionals, YRC Worldwide offers industry-leading expertise in heavyweight shipments and flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and retail goods with confidence. Please visit for more information.

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