Announces Lou Amo as President, Truck Brokerage
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a leading provider of freight transportation services, today announced that it has filed a confidential Form 10 registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for the planned spin-off of its tech-enabled brokered transportation platform. The filing represents a significant milestone in the transaction process, which the company continues to expect to complete in the fourth quarter of 2022.
As previously announced, XPO intends to spin off its asset-light brokered transportation platform from its asset-based less-than-truckload business, creating two separate, publicly traded companies with vast growth prospects in North America. XPO’s best-in-class truck brokerage service will be the largest component of the spin-off, with complementary brokered services for managed transportation, last mile logistics and global forwarding. These four offerings currently comprise XPO’s North American Transportation division led by Drew Wilkerson, who, as previously announced, will serve as chief executive officer of the spin-off company.
XPO further announced that Lou Amo has been appointed to the spin-off’s executive team as president, truck brokerage. He currently serves in this role with XPO in North America.
Amo has 23 years of experience in transportation operations and carrier management. He joined XPO as vice president, brokerage operations in 2012 and was promoted to president, truck brokerage – North America in 2020. From 2016 to 2020, his role was expanded to include executive responsibility for expedite and managed transportation. Earlier, Amo held senior positions with Electrolux, Union Pacific and SABIC (formerly GE Plastics). He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.
Brad Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, said, “Drew and Lou have built a cohesive management team that has outperformed the brokerage industry for years, in large part through technology. Our spin-off is intended to create significantly more value for customers and investors as a standalone pure-play with a high-performing model.”
To assist with the spin-off process, XPO has retained, BofA Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC as its financial advisors; and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz as its legal advisors.
About XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a leading provider of freight transportation services, primarily less-than-truckload (LTL) and truck brokerage. XPO uses its proprietary technology, including the cutting-edge XPO Connect® automated freight marketplace, to move goods efficiently through supply chains. The company’s global network serves 50,000 shippers with approximately 731 locations and 42,000 employees, and is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn., USA. Visit xpo.com and europe.xpo.com for more information, and connect with XPO on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements relating to the planned spin-off and divestitures, the expected timing of the transactions and the anticipated benefits of the transactions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements.
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The spin-off remains subject to various conditions, including the effectiveness of the Form 10 registration statement, receipt of a tax opinion from counsel, the refinancing of XPO’s debt on terms satisfactory to the XPO board of directors, and final approval by the XPO board of directors, among other requirements. There can be no assurance that the planned spin-off will occur or, if it does occur, the terms or timing.