“The integration of RailAmerica is well underway, with new regional management teams largely established, overlapping functions being rationalized and best practices being established in each department. We are optimistic that we will complete the vast majority of the integration work by the end of the second quarter of 2013.”

1 GWI financed the $1.37 billion cash purchase price for RailAmerica’s shares, the refinancing of $1.23 billion of GWI and RailAmerica total outstanding debt prior to the acquisition, as well as transaction and financing-related expenses with approximately $1.80 billion in borrowings under its new five-year Senior Secured Credit Facility, approximately $460 million of cash from public offerings of common stock and tangible equity units and $350 million through a private issuance of mandatorily convertible preferred stock to The Carlyle Group.

Financial Results

GWI reported net income in the fourth quarter of 2012 of $13.4 million, compared with net income of $33.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Excluding the impact of certain significant items discussed below that primarily related to the RailAmerica acquisition, GWI's adjusted net income in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $44.2 million, compared with adjusted net income of $29.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 (1).

GWI's reported diluted EPS in the fourth quarter of 2012 were $0.18 with 50.6 million weighted average common shares outstanding, compared with diluted EPS of $0.77 with 42.9 million weighted average common shares outstanding in the fourth quarter of 2011. Excluding the significant items discussed below, GWI's adjusted diluted EPS in the fourth quarter of 2012 were $0.79 with 56.6 million weighted average common shares outstanding, including the common stock equivalents associated with the Mandatorily Convertible Preferred Stock Series A-1 on an “if-converted” basis, compared with adjusted diluted EPS of $0.68 with 42.9 million weighted average shares outstanding in the fourth quarter of 2011 (1).

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