Fortune finds YRC Worldwide a fast mover

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YRC Worldwide announced that it has been ranked No. 66 on Fortune‘s annual list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies for 2006. The list — comprised of companies with the strongest three-year sales, profit and stock growth — will appear in the Sept. 18 issue.

“We are pleased to receive this recognition from Fortune magazine,” says Bill Zollars, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Overland Park, Kan.-based YRC Worldwide. “Through our successful acquisitions of Roadway and USF, we have focused on enhanced scale, complementary service offerings and significant cost synergies. We continue to build our brands and our international, national and regional capabilities to provide seamless, end-to-end global transportation solutions to our customers.”

To qualify for this year’s listing, a company must be incorporated in the United States; have a minimum market capitalization of $250 million; have a stock price of at least $5; have been trading continuously since June 30, 2003; have revenue and net income for the four quarters ended on or before March 31, 2006, of at least $50 million and $10 million respectively; and have posted a compound annual growth in revenue and earnings per share of at least 25 percent annually over the three years ended on or before March 31, 2006.

All companies that meet these criteria are ranked by their revenue growth rate, their EPS growth rate and their three-year annualized total return to investors for the period ended June 30, 2006.