LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UTi Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:UTIW) announced that it had received antitrust clearance in South Africa for its previously announced acquisition by DSV A/S.  The South African antitrust approval was the final required regulatory approval necessary for the consummation of the transaction.  Upon completion of the transaction, each ordinary share of UTi Worldwide will be converted into the right to receive a cash payment of $7.10, without interest.  The merger is expected to close on January 22, 2016.

About UTi Worldwide

UTi Worldwide Inc. is an international, non-asset-based supply chain services and solutions company providing air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics, customs brokerage, distribution, inbound logistics, truckload brokerage and other supply chain management services. The Company serves a large and diverse base of global and local companies, including clients operating in industries with unique supply chain requirements such as the pharmaceutical, retail, apparel, chemical, automotive and technology industries. The Company seeks to use its global network, proprietary information technology systems, relationships with transportation providers, and expertise in outsourced logistics services to deliver competitive advantage to each of its clients’ supply chains.


This document includes forward-looking statements made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Among other things, these forward-looking statements may include statements regarding the proposed merger between the Company and DSV.  The Company’s actual results may differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations of the Company’s performance and are subject to a variety of factors, some of which are not under the control of the Company, which can affect the Company’s results of operations, liquidity or financial condition.  Factors that might cause or contribute to a material difference include, but are not limited to, the risks in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those listed in Item 1A “Risk Factors” in its annual report on Form 10-K relating to the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015 filed with the SEC and subsequent documents we have or will file with the SEC, those risks discussed in the definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on December 4, 2015, and the following: the Company has incurred losses for each of the last three fiscal years and during the three and nine months ended October 31, 2015 and such losses are expected to continue; the Company’s ability to maintain sufficient liquidity and capital resources to fund its business and to generate sufficient cash to service its debts and other obligations; the Company’s ability to refinance its indebtedness when it comes due, including near term maturities; the Company’s ability to accurately predict its future business results and liquidity; risks associated with the Company’s clients, including delays or the inability by such clients to pay the Company; the risk that the Company may not be able to achieve its expected working capital improvements; volatility with respect to global trade; global economic, political and market conditions and unrest, including those in Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe; volatile fuel costs; transportation capacity, pricing dynamics and the Company’s ability to secure space on third party aircraft, ocean vessels and other modes of transportation; changes in interest and foreign exchange rates, particularly with respect to the South African rand and the Euro; material interruptions in transportation services; risks of international operations; risks that the carrying values of the Company’s assets might be impaired; risks associated with, and the potential for penalties, fines, costs and expenses the Company may incur as a result of an investigation by the government of Brazil into the international air freight and air cargo transportation industry; risks of adverse legal judgments or other liabilities not limited by contract or covered by insurance; risks associated with the pending securities class action lawsuit and pending investigation by the SEC; the Company’s ability to retain clients while facing increased competition; disruptions caused by epidemics, natural disasters, conflicts, strikes, wars and terrorism; the impact of changes in the Company’s effective tax rates; the Company’s ability to maintain effective disclosure controls and procedures and effective internal control over financial reporting; the other risks and uncertainties described herein and in the Company’s other filings with the SEC; and other factors outside the Company’s control. Other risks and uncertainties include the timing and likelihood of completion of the proposed merger between the Company and DSV; disruption from the proposed merger making it more difficult to maintain business and operational relationships; the risk that unexpected costs will be incurred; the possibility that the proposed merger does not close, including due to the failure to satisfy the closing conditions; as well as more specific risks and uncertainties. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made, are not guarantees of future performance or results, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict or quantify.  Because the information herein is based solely on data currently available, it is subject to change as a result of changes in conditions over which the Company has no control or influence, and should not therefore be viewed as assurance regarding the Company’s future performance. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Rick Rodick 
Chief Financial Officer 
(562) 552-9400