Communiqué de presse

Karlis Kirsis, Chief Legal Officer

Greenwich, Conn. | 22 juillet 2021

XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE : XPO), l'un des principaux fournisseurs mondiaux de solutions de transport et de logistique,, a annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination de Karlis Kirsis au poste de chief legal officer de GXO Logistics, Inc., dans le cadre du projet de scission de l’activitélogistique de XPO. Karlis Kirsis occupe actuellement la fonction de senior vice president, European chief legal officer de XPO Logistics Europe. Il sera en charge des fonctions juridiques et de conformité, y compris la gouvernance d’entreprise, les questions litigieuses et commerciales pour GXO.

Karlis Kirsis a rejoint XPO en 2016 en tant que vice president, corporate and securities counsel, et a ensuite occupé le poste de senior vice president, corporate counsel. Auparavant, il a passé dix ans en tant que senior corporate associate à New York et à Londres pour Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, où il a exécuté des transactions mondiales de fusions et acquisitions et de financement d’entreprises. Il est titulaire d’un doctorat de droit obtenu à la New York University School of Law et d’un bachelor’s degree de l’Amherst College.

Brad Jacobs, président et CEO de XPO Logistics, a déclaré : « Fort de son expérience approfondie acquise au sein d’entreprises et d’environnements juridiques de rang mondial ainsi que dans le secteur de la supply chain, Karlis sera un atout indéniable pour GXO. Il contribuera à aligner les fonctions juridiques de l’entreprise sur ses objectifs stratégiques qui changent la donne ».

Comme annoncé précédemment, XPO prévoit d’achever la scission de ses activités logistiques en tant que société indépendante et cotée en Bourse en date du 2 août 2021. En tant que premier fournisseur pure-player de logistique contractuelle au monde, GXO sera bien positionnée pour tirer parti des trois principaux courants favorables dominant le secteur de la logistique que sont l’essor du e-commerce, la demande croissante des clients en matière d’automatisation, et une tendance grandissante vers l’externalisation des opérations de supply chain. Les opérations logistiques comptent actuellement environ 885 sites dans 27 pays.

A propos de la scission de GXO

XPO prévoit de rendre indépendant son segment logistique le 2 août 2021 sous le nom de GXO Logistics, créant ainsi deux entreprises de premier plan. La séparation donnera naissance à des sociétés cotées indépendantes avec des identités d'investissement et des offres de services distinctes sur de vastes marchés exploitables. GXO sera la plus grande entreprise de logistique contractuelle pure-player au monde, et XPO sera un fournisseur de premier plan de services de transport, principalement en tant que transporteur de lots partiels et commissionnaire de transport. La réalisation de la scission est soumise à diverses conditions, et rien ne garantit que la transaction aura lieu ou, si elle a lieu, ses conditions ou son calendrier. Pour plus d'informations, rendez-vous sur gxo.com. gxo.com for more information.

A propos deXPO Logistics

XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE : XPO) fournit des solutions à la pointe de l’innovation aux entreprises les plus performantes dans le monde, reposant sur deux segments d’activités : le transport et la logistique. L’entreprise aide plus 50 000 clients dans le monde à accroître l’efficacité de leur supply chains, en opérant un réseau très intégré de 1 621 sites dans 30 pays avec environ 140 000 collaborateurs dont 108 000 employés et 32 000 travailleurs temporaires. Le siège de l'entreprise est situé à Greenwich, Connecticut (Etats-Unis). Pour plus d’information, rendez-vous sur notre site europe.xpo.com, et suivez-nous sur FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram et YouTube.

Forward-looking Statements

This press 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. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements, including the statements above regarding plans, benefits and timing of the contemplated spin-off transaction. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “should,” “will,” “expect,” “objective,” “projection,” “forecast,” “goal,” “guidance,” “outlook,” “effort,” “target,” “trajectory” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terms. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the company in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors the company believes are appropriate in the circumstances.

These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to a material difference include, but are not limited to, the risks discussed in our filings with the SEC and the following: economic conditions generally; the severity, magnitude, duration and aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic and government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic; our ability to align our investments in capital assets, including equipment, service centers and warehouses, to our customers’ demands; our ability to implement our cost and revenue initiatives; our ability to successfully integrate and realize anticipated synergies, cost savings and profit improvement opportunities with respect to acquired companies; matters related to our intellectual property rights; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; fuel price and fuel surcharge changes; natural disasters, terrorist attacks or similar incidents; risks and uncertainties regarding the potential timing and expected benefits of the proposed spin-off of our logistics segment, including final approval for the proposed spin-off and the risk that the spin-off may not be completed on the terms or timeline currently contemplated, if at all; the impact of the proposed spin-off on the size and business diversity of our company; the ability of the proposed spin-off to qualify for tax-free treatment for U.S. federal income tax purposes; our ability to develop and implement suitable information technology systems and prevent failures in or breaches of such systems; our substantial indebtedness; our ability to raise debt and equity capital; fluctuations in fixed and floating interest rates; our ability to maintain positive relationships with our network of third-party transportation providers; our ability to attract and retain qualified drivers; labor matters, including our ability to manage our subcontractors, and risks associated with labor disputes at our customers and efforts by labor organizations to organize our employees; litigation, including litigation related to alleged misclassification of independent contractors and securities class actions; risks associated with our self-insured claims; risks associated with defined benefit plans for our current and former employees; and governmental regulation, including trade compliance laws, as well as changes in international trade policies and tax regimes; governmental or political actions, including the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union; and competition and pricing pressures.

Contacts

GXO Logistics, Inc.

Anne Lafourcade

+33 (0)6 75 22 52 90

[email protected]

GXO Logistics, Inc.

Joe Checkler

+1 203-423-2098

[email protected]

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