Vitran Appoints New U.S. LTL President

TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vitran Corporation Inc. (Nasdaq:VTNC - News) (TSX:VTN.TO - News), a North American LTL transportation and supply chain firm, today announced the appointment of Chris Keylon to the position of President, Vitran Express U.S. effective January 18, 2012. Mr. Keylon will be responsible for all U.S. LTL operations and report directly to Rick Gaetz, Vitran's President & Chief Executive Officer. Chris succeeds Mark Kosovec who will stay on in an advisory role.

Mr. Gaetz commented, "I am extremely pleased to have Chris join Vitran. He brings with him 16 years experience with FedEx Freight most recently as Senior Vice President of Operations. Chris' network and management experience will be an asset to Vitran as we develop and grow a successful U.S. LTL operation."

Mr. Gaetz further added, "I am appreciative and thankful of Mark Kosovec's leadership through a very intense operating and IT integration, during a difficult economic time frame and pleased that he will remain available to us in a special advisory capacity."

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Richard Gaetz, President/CEO
Vitran Corporation Inc.
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