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Genesee & Wyoming Completes Acquisition Of RailAmerica And Closes Into A Voting Trust; Enters Into $2.3 Billion Credit Facility

About RailAmerica

RailAmerica, Inc. owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in North America, operating a portfolio of 45 individual railroads with approximately 7,500 miles of track in 28 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding the Company’s business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to forecast. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or forecast in these forward-looking statements. Examples of factors that could cause actual results to vary from those expressed in forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical in nature, including statements regarding: (1) the industry and markets in which we operate and our competitive position and outlook; (2) the impact of political, social or economic conditions (including commodity demand associated with the industrialization of developing economies) on our results and our susceptibility to downturns in the general economy; (3) our operations, competitive position, growth strategy and prospects; (4) our ability to complete, integrate and benefit from acquisitions, including receipt of Surface Transportation Board approval to integrate the operations of RailAmerica, Inc., investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and the challenges associated with managing rapid growth and operating a global business with decentralized management and operations; (5) our indebtedness and our ability to fulfill our obligations under such indebtedness; (6) our susceptibility to severe weather conditions, climate change and other natural occurrences, which could result in shutdowns, derailments, other substantial disruptions of operations or impacts on our customers; (7) governmental policies, legislative and regulatory developments affecting our railroad operations or the operations of our customers; (8) our susceptibility to various legal claims and lawsuits; (9) our susceptibility to risks associated with doing business in foreign countries and (10) the inherent uncertainty associated with projecting economic and business conditions.

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