The shares of Class A Common Stock and the tangible equity units, including the component stock purchase contracts and amortizing note, will be issued pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on Form S-3 and available on the SEC's website, http://www.sec.gov. A final prospectus supplement related to the offering of Class A Common Stock and a final prospectus supplement related to the offering of tangible equity units will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website, http://www.sec.gov.

Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus related to the Class A Common Stock and the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus related to the tangible equity units may be obtained from BofA Merrill Lynch at 222 Broadway, 7 th Floor, New York, New York 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department, email: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; Citigroup, Attn: Prospectus Department, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58 th Street, 8 th Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11220, batprospectusdept@citi.com or by calling 1-800-831-9146; and J.P. Morgan, Attn: Broadridge Financial Solutions at 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by calling 1-866-803-9204.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

The Company owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads and provides railcar switching services in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium. In addition, we operate the Tarcoola to Darwin rail line, which links the Port of Darwin with the Australian interstate rail network in South Australia. Operations currently include 66 railroads organized in 10 regions, with more than 7,600 miles of owned and leased track and approximately 1,400 additional miles under track access arrangements. We provide rail service at 23 ports in North America, Australia and Europe and perform contract coal loading and railcar switching for industrial customers.

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