Genesee & Wyoming Reports Traffic for July 2013

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Genesee & Wyoming Reports Traffic for July 2013

DARIEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) (NYS: GWR) today reported traffic volumes for July 2013.

Beginning in January 2013, G&W is reporting consolidated traffic volumes including carloads from RailAmerica Inc. (RA) railroads that were previously reported separately. To provide comparative context for 2013 consolidated traffic volumes, G&W is providing supplemental 2012 carload information on a pro forma basis as though the RA railroads were owned by G&W on January 1, 2012. In addition, G&W has amended RA's 2012 carload information to conform with G&W's reporting methodology.


G&W's traffic in July 2013 was 165,072 carloads, an increase of 84,214 carloads, or 104.2%, compared to G&W's traffic in July 2012, and an increase of 13,400 carloads, or 8.8%, compared to total July 2012 carloads pro forma for the RA acquisition.

The table below sets forth consolidated summary carload information for July 2013 and July 2012:

    July 2012  % Change

July

      
Consolidated G&W

2013(1)

G&W  RA  Pro Forma(2)G&W  Pro Forma(2)
Coal & Coke28,69517,08312,69929,78268.0%-3.6%
Agricultural Products21,4878,24411,02919,273160.6%11.5%
Minerals & Stone19,74310,6597,47118,13085.2%8.9%
Metals15,9746,2675,79712,064154.9%32.4%
Pulp & Paper15,0859,4844,80414,28859.1%5.6%
Chemicals & Plastics14,2475,7957,48013,275145.8%7.3%
Lumber & Forest Products10,9276,0324,27010,30281.2%6.1%
Petroleum Products8,3012,1754,7716,946281.7%19.5%
Metallic Ores6,9004,2168275,04363.7%36.8%
Intermodal6,6495,934-5,93412.0%12.0%
Food or Kindred Products4,3689243,7794,703372.7%-7.1%
Waste4,0241,9391,9753,914107.5%2.8%
Autos & Auto Parts2,6486451,7482,393310.5%10.7%
Other6,024 1,461  4,164  5,625 312.3%7.1%
Total carloads165,072 80,858  70,814  151,672 104.2%8.8%
(1) Total carloads from G&W and RA
(2) Pro forma as though GWI had acquired RailAmerica on January 1, 2012
 

Metals traffic increased 3,910 carloads primarily in G&W's Ohio Valley, Northeast and Southern regions due to increased shipment volumes in all three regions and partially due to a maintenance outage at a steel mill in the Southern region that negatively affected shipment volumes in July 2012. Agricultural products traffic increased 2,214 carloads primarily due to increased shipments in G&W's Australia and Midwest regions. Metallic Ores traffic increased 1,857 carloads primarily due to increased iron ore shipments in G&W's Australia Region. Minerals & Stone traffic increased 1,613 carloads primarily due to increased rock salt shipments in G&W's Northeast Region. All remaining traffic increased by a net 3,806 carloads.

Carload Reporting for RailAmerica Inc. Traffic

July 2012 carloads from RailAmerica Inc. railroads include eliminations of 1,619 carloads, compared to RailAmerica's historically reported figures to remove duplication of traffic that interchanges with another owned railroad. This elimination conforms with G&W's reporting policy. Also, starting in January 2013, G&W has re-allocated certain products within the reported commodity groups. The carload information included in this release presents both 2013 and 2012 on a consistent basis for these changes.

Other

Historically, G&W has found that carload information may be indicative of freight revenues on its railroads, but may not be indicative of total revenues, operating expenses, operating income or net income. Car movements related to railcar switching, including activities at port terminals, are excluded from our carload information as the resulting revenues are classified as non-freight.

About G&W

G&W owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium. In addition, G&W operates the 1,400-mile Tarcoola to Darwin rail line, which links the Port of Darwin with the Australian interstate rail network in South Australia. Operations currently include 111 railroads organized in 11 regions, with nearly 15,000 miles of owned and leased track, 4,600 employees and over 2,000 customers. We provide rail service at 36 ports in North America, Australia and Europe and perform contract coal loading and railcar switching for industrial customers.

For more information, visit gwrr.com.

Exhibit

The table below sets forth North American carloading information for July 2013 and July 2012:

    July 2012  % Change

July

      
North American Operations:

2013(1)

G&W  RA  Pro Forma(2)G&W  Pro Forma(2)
Coal & Coke28,69517,08312,69929,78268.0%-3.6%
Metals15,9746,2675,79712,064154.9%32.4%
Agricultural Products15,6483,52011,02914,549344.5%7.6%
Pulp & Paper15,0859,4844,80414,28859.1%5.6%
Minerals & Stone14,9905,7037,47113,174162.8%13.8%
Chemicals & Plastics14,2475,7957,48013,275145.8%7.3%
Lumber & Forest Products10,9276,0324,27010,30281.2%6.1%
Petroleum Products8,2702,1354,7716,906287.4%19.8%
Food or Kindred Products4,3689243,7794,703372.7%-7.1%
Waste4,0241,9391,9753,914107.5%2.8%
Autos & Auto Parts2,6486451,7482,393310.5%10.7%
Metallic Ores1,6479848271,81167.4%-9.1%
Intermodal815428-42890.4%90.4%
Other6,024 1,461  4,164  5,625 312.3%7.1%
Total carloads143,362 62,400  70,814  133,214 129.7%7.6%
(1) Total carloads from G&W and RA
(2) Pro forma as though GWI had acquired RailAmerica on January 1, 2012
 

The table below sets forth Australian carloading information for July 2013 and July 2012:

Australian Operations:  July 2013  July 2012  % Change
Agricultural Products5,8394,724  23.6%
Intermodal5,8345,5066.0%
Metallic Ores5,2533,23262.5%
Minerals & Stone4,7534,956-4.1%
Petroleum Products31 40 -22.5%
Total carloads21,710 18,458 17.6%

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Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Thomas D. Savage, 203-202-8900
Vice President - Corporate Development & Treasurer
http://www.gwrr.com

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