YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) confirms that it had made a preliminary proposal to acquire Arkansas Best Corp. In response, President and CEO Judy McReynolds stated that she had shared the proposal and discussed it with the company's board of directors but declined to enter into talks with YRCW because "timing was not right to consider such a transaction." James Welch, chief executive officer of YRCW, said, "Our board and management believed then and believes now that the combination of Arkansas Best and YRCW would be in the best interests of all employees, customers and shareholders of both companies. We remain committed to continuing the great strides we have made at YRCW."
About YRC Worldwide
YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including YRC Freight, YRC Reimer, Holland, Reddaway, and New Penn, and provides China-based services through its JHJ joint venture. YRC Worldwide has one of the largest, most comprehensive less-than-truckload (LTL) networks 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 www.yrcw.com for more information.