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CST: 26/05/2018 22:08:45   

YRC Worldwide Completes CEO Succession Plan

26 Days ago

Darren Hawkins named Chief Executive Officer
James Welch to serve as a Senior Advisor

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) today announced that Darren Hawkins has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this appointment, he served in the transitional role of President and Chief Operating Officer of YRC Worldwide after serving as President of YRC Freight.

Mr. Hawkins is replacing James Welch who previously announced his intention to retire from the Company. In order to ensure a smooth transition, Mr. Welch will continue to serve on the Board of Directors and remain employed as a Senior Advisor through July 31, 2018.

“Since the time I announced my intention to retire, the pace of the transition has gone extremely well and I believe that it’s the right time to complete the transition,” stated Welch. “With Darren’s leadership, I believe YRC Worldwide and our 32,000 employees are well positioned for success.”

About YRC Worldwide
YRC Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is the holding company for a portfolio of less-than-truckload (LTL) companies including YRC Freight, YRC Reimer, Holland, Reddaway, and New Penn. Collectively, YRC Worldwide companies have one of the largest, most comprehensive 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.

Please visit our website at www.yrcw.com for more information.

Media Contact:          Mike Kelley
  916-696-6121
  mike.kelley@yrcw.com  

SOURCE:  YRC Worldwide