The Company expects the net proceeds of the Class A Common Stock offering to be $200.9 million (or $233.4 million if the underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional shares in full), after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. The Company expects the net proceeds of the tangible equity units offering to be $192.5 million (or $221.6 million if the underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional tangible equity units in full), after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offerings to partially fund the acquisition of RailAmerica, Inc. (“RailAmerica”). If the acquisition of RailAmerica is not consummated, the Company intends to use the net proceeds from these offerings for general corporate purposes, including strategic investments and acquisitions. If the tangible equity units offering is completed but the acquisition of RailAmerica is not consummated, the Company may redeem all, but not less than all, of the outstanding purchase contracts by issuing a redemption notice during the five business day period following April 30, 2013. The Company will pay a redemption price at that time in cash or in shares of Class A Common Stock in accordance with the terms of the purchase contracts. If the Company elects to redeem the purchase contracts, it may be required by the holders thereof to repurchase the amortizing notes at the repurchase price set forth in the amortizing notes.

The Company's Class A Common Stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GWR and the Company will apply to list the tangible equity units on the New York Stock Exchange, subject to satisfaction of its minimum listing standards.

BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and J.P. Morgan are serving as the joint book-running managers for the Class A Common Stock offering and BB&T Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Securities, Santander, Raymond James, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, Dahlman Rose & Company, LLC, Stephens Inc. and Wolfe Trahan Securities are serving as co-managers. BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and J.P. Morgan are serving as the joint book-running managers for the tangible equity units offering and BB&T Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Securities, Santander, Raymond James, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, Dahlman Rose & Company, LLC, Stephens Inc. and Wolfe Trahan Securities are serving as co-managers.

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