Vitran Corporation Inc. Completes the Divestiture of Supply Chain Operation

Vitran Corporation Inc. Completes the Divestiture of Supply Chain Operation

TORONTO, March 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vitran Corporation Inc.
(Nasdaq:VTNC) (TSX:VTN), a North American transportation firm, today announced
that it has closed the previously announced divestiture of its Supply Chain
Operation division to Legacy Supply Chain for U.S. $97.0 million in cash.
Vitran has used a portion of the proceeds from this transaction to fully
reduce its outstanding debt under its senior revolving credit facility.

About Vitran Corporation Inc.

Vitran Corporation Inc. is a North American group of transportation companies
offering less-than-truckload services. To find out more about Vitran
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limited to, technological change, increases in fuel costs, regulatory changes,
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changes in railroad capacities, exposure to credit risks, changes in labour
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Company's control; therefore, future events may varysubstantially from what
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CONTACT: Richard Gaetz, President/CEO
         Fayaz Suleman, VP Finance/CFO
         Vitran Corporation Inc.

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