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Genesee & Wyoming Reports Traffic for April 2015

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Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) (NYSE:GWR) today reported traffic volumes for April 2015.

G&W’s traffic in April 2015 was 161,986 carloads, a decrease of 8,527 carloads, or 5.0%, compared with April 2014. G&W’s same-railroad traffic in April 2015 was 153,529 carloads, a decrease of 16,984 carloads, or 10.0%, compared with April 2014. Traffic from G&W’s Freightliner acquisition, which was completed on March 25, 2015, is not included in this press release.

The table below sets forth consolidated summary carload information for April 2015 and April 2014 by commodity group.

Consolidated G&W April 2015 April 2014 Change % Change
Coal & Coke 24,594 29,033 (4,439) (15.3%)
Agricultural Products 23,657 24,522 (865) (3.5%)
Minerals & Stone 23,415 19,469 3,946 20.3%
Chemicals & Plastics 15,908 14,591 1,317 9.0%
Pulp & Paper 15,217 14,091 1,126 8.0%
Lumber & Forest Products 11,918 11,867 51 0.4%
Metals 10,969 15,976 (5,007) (31.3%)
Petroleum Products 8,326 8,527 (201) (2.4%)
Metallic Ores 5,925 6,106 (181) (3.0%)
Food & Kindred Products 5,270 5,134 136 2.6%
Intermodal 4,973 5,240 (267) (5.1%)
Waste 3,258 3,306 (48) (1.5%)
Autos & Auto Parts 2,538 2,344 194 8.3%
Other 6,018 10,307 (4,289) (41.6%)
Total carloads 161,986 170,513 (8,527) (5.0%)
Carloads from New Railroads(1) 8,457
Same-railroad carloads 153,529 170,513 (16,984) (10.0%)

(1) Total carloads from rail operations commenced or acquired by G&W in the last 12 months include the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad, Inc., the Arkansas Midland Railroad, the Prescott & Northwestern Railroad and the Warren & Saline River Railroad. These railroads contributed 3,194 carloads of agricultural products traffic, 2,863 carloads of minerals & stone traffic, 1,266 carloads of chemicals & plastics traffic, 491 carloads of lumber & forest products traffic and 643 carloads from all other commodities.

Same-railroad Highlights:

The following highlights relate to same-railroad traffic, excluding traffic from the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad, which commenced operations on June 1, 2014 and the Arkansas Midland Railroad, the Prescott & Northwestern Railroad and the Warren & Saline River Railroad, which were acquired on January 5, 2015.

  • North American traffic decreased 17,144 carloads, or 11.3%, primarily due to decreases in metals, coal & coke, agricultural products and other commodity group traffic.
  • Australian traffic increased 160 carloads, or 0.9%, primarily due to increased minerals & stone traffic, partially offset by decreased agricultural products and metallic ores traffic.
  • Metals traffic decreased 5,211 carloads, or 32.6%, primarily due to decreased shipments in G&W’s Southern, Northeast and Ohio Valley regions.
  • Coal & coke traffic decreased 4,439 carloads, or 15.3%, primarily due to decreased shipments in G&W’s Midwest, Ohio Valley and Mountain West regions.
  • G&W’s Other commodity group traffic decreased 4,337 carloads, or 42.1%, primarily due to decreased overhead Class 1 shipments.
  • Agricultural products traffic decreased 4,059 carloads, or 16.6%, primarily due to decreased shipments in G&W’s Midwest, Australia, Pacific and Canada regions.
  • All remaining traffic increased by a net 1,062 carloads.

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

Genesee & Wyoming owns or leases 120 freight railroads worldwide that are organized in 11 operating regions with 7,700 employees and more than 2,500 customers.

  • G&W’s nine North American regions serve 41 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces and include 113 short line and regional freight railroads with more than 13,000 track-miles.
  • G&W’s Australia Region provides rail freight services in New South Wales, the Northern Territory and South Australia and operates the 1,400-mile Tarcoola-to-Darwin rail line.
  • G&W’s U.K./Europe Region is led by Freightliner, the U.K.’s largest rail maritime intermodal operator and second-largest rail freight company. Operations also include heavy-haul in Poland and Germany and cross-border intermodal services connecting Northern European seaports with key industrial regions throughout the continent.

G&W subsidiaries provide rail service at more than 40 major 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 carload information for April 2015 and April 2014 by commodity group.

North American Operations: April 2015 April 2014 Change % Change
Coal & Coke 24,594 29,033 (4,439) (15.3%)
Minerals & Stone 18,635 15,943 2,692 16.9%
Agricultural Products 18,269 18,468 (199) (1.1%)
Chemicals & Plastics 15,908 14,591 1,317 9.0%
Pulp & Paper 15,217 14,091 1,126 8.0%
Lumber & Forest Products 11,918 11,867 51 0.4%
Metals 10,969 15,976 (5,007) (31.3%)
Petroleum Products 8,305 8,502 (197) (2.3%)
Food & Kindred Products 5,270 5,134 136 2.6%
Waste 3,258 3,306 (48) (1.5%)
Autos & Auto Parts 2,538 2,344 194 8.3%
Metallic Ores 2,277 1,913 364 19.0%
Intermodal 6 394 (388) (98.5%)
Other 6,018 10,307 (4,289) (41.6%)
Total carloads 143,182 151,869 (8,687) (5.7%)
Carloads from New Railroads(1) 8,457
Same-railroad carloads 134,725 151,869 (17,144) (11.3%)

(1) Total carloads from rail operations commenced or acquired by G&W in the last 12 months include the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad, Inc., the Arkansas Midland Railroad, the Prescott & Northwestern Railroad and the Warren & Saline River Railroad. These railroads contributed 3,194 carloads of agricultural products traffic, 2,863 carloads of minerals & stone traffic, 1,266 carloads of chemicals & plastics traffic, 491 carloads of lumber & forest products traffic and 643 carloads from all other commodities.

The table below sets forth Australian carload information for April 2015 and April 2014 by commodity group.

Australian Operations: April 2015 April 2014 Change % Change
Agricultural Products 5,388 6,054 (666) (11.0%)
Intermodal 4,967 4,846 121 2.5%
Minerals & Stone 4,780 3,526 1,254 35.6%
Metallic Ores 3,648 4,193 (545) (13.0%)
Petroleum Products 21 25 (4) (16.0%)
Total carloads 18,804 18,644 160 0.9%

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