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Trinity Industries Introduces the Spin-off Company Name: Arcosa, Inc.

May 16, 2018, 07:15 AM
Filed Under: Rail Transportation

Trinity Industries, Inc. introduced the name of its future infrastructure company as Arcosa, Inc., following the separation of the two companies into independent, publicly traded companies. The previously announced spin-off remains on track to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018 through a tax-free spin of Arcosa to Trinity stockholders.

“We are pleased to announce the name of Arcosa, our future, publicly traded infrastructure company,” said Antonio Carrillo, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Arcosa. “Our new name symbolizes the ‘arc’ of progress for our business and our ongoing commitment to meeting critical infrastructure needs through innovation, entrepreneurship, and flexibility. We will have a new name, but our individual businesses have built reputations for quality, service and operational excellence over decades. We are proud of our historical roots as part of Trinity, and are equally honored to be part of Arcosa’s exciting future as a standalone public company.”

With the introduction of Arcosa, Trinity also announced the filing of the initial Form 10 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The initial Form 10 contains a preliminary information statement providing details related to the business, strategy and historical financial results of the new infrastructure company.

“Today’s filing marks an important step in the process toward establishing two independent, publicly traded companies with high-performing businesses and long-term growth potential,” said Timothy R. Wallace, Trinity’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President. “We believe that this strategic separation will enable both companies to enhance their competitive positions, advance distinct investment theses and optimize their balance sheets and capital allocation priorities to achieve the best returns for their respective stockholders.”

As detailed in the filing, Arcosa is expected to be a growth-oriented manufacturer and producer of infrastructure-related products for construction, energy and transportation markets. With $1.5 billion in 2017 revenues and $132 million in 2017 operating profit, Arcosa plans to leverage its strong platform of businesses to capitalize on North American economic expansion and infrastructure spending, which should present compelling strategic opportunities. The new company, with a strong balance sheet and planned committed credit availability and debt capacity, is expected to have the financial flexibility to pursue organic capital investments and acquisitions. Arcosa will have a leadership team with a track record of growth and the proven ability to operate efficiently in cyclical markets.

Following the spin-off transaction, Trinity’s business portfolio will include railcar leasing and management services, railcar manufacturing, railcar maintenance, railcar aftermarket parts, tank car heads manufacturing and the highway products business.

Trinity will continue to dedicate resources to pursue TrinityRail’s vision of being a premier provider of rail transportation products and services in North America. TrinityRail is positioned to build upon the success of its integrated rail business model, generating further growth and differentiation of its multiple, market-leading platforms while enhancing Trinity’s financial performance, capital structure, and overall value proposition to investors.

In addition, Trinity will maintain ownership and the status quo of the highway products business as it defends pending highway-related litigation.

J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC is serving as financial advisor to Trinity; Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP is serving as legal counsel; and KPMG LLP is serving as tax advisor. Evercore Group L.L.C. is also advising Trinity in this process.

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