UPS Completes Acquisition of Overnite

By: Bubbajunk.com

ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2005 UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Overnite Corporation (NASDAQ: OVNT) for US$43.25 per share, or approximately US$1.25 billion in an all-cash transaction.
Overnite shareholders approved the transaction yesterday. Based in Richmond, Va., Overnite reported net income of US$63.3 million in 2004 on revenue of US$1.65 billion. The carrier serves more than 60,000 customers in the less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload (TL) segments. It has operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

"UPS welcomes the employees of Overnite as members of the team," said Mike Eskew, UPS chairman and CEO. "A top U.S. motor freight carrier is now a UPS company. Our customers will benefit since we can provide the broadest portfolio of transportation and logistics services to better serve their needs.

"Overnite has an extensive transportation network, a strong focus on operational efficiency and flexibility and a good mix of large- and middle-market customers," Eskew continued. "Additionally, Overnite has a strong management team that will continue to run the business."

UPS is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services, offering an extensive range of options for synchronizing the movement of goods, information and funds. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. UPS's stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (UPS)Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of UPS and its management regarding the company's strategic directions, prospects and future results, involve certain risks and uncertainties. Certain factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which we operate, governmental regulations, our competitive environment, strikes, work stoppages and slowdowns, increases in aviation and motor fuel prices, cyclical and seasonal fluctuations in our operating results, and other risks discussed in the company's Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which discussions are incorporated herein by reference.