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WeissLaw LLP: Swift Transportation Company Acquisition May Not Be in the Best Interests of SWFT Shareholders

NEW YORK, April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- WeissLaw LLP is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the Board of Directors of Swift Transportation Company (SWFT) ("SWFT" or the "Company") in connection with proposed the merger of the Company with Knight Transportation, Inc. ("KNX").  Under the terms of the agreement, SWFT shareholders will receive 0.72 of a share of the newly combined company for each share they own; representing consideration of $22.07, based on KNX's April 7 closing price. Conversely, shareholder of KNX will enjoy a one-for-one exchange ratio where each share of KNX will be converted for a share of the newly combined company. 

WeissLaw is investigating whether SWFT's Board acted to maximize shareholder value prior to entering into the agreement.  Notably, at least one analyst set a target price of $30.00, or nearly $8.00 above the offer price.  Additionally, SWFT shares traded at $27.18 as recently as December 7, 2016.  Finally, the Company reported annual revenue of $4.03 million for fiscal year 2016, nearly three and a half times larger than the annual revenue of $1.11 million reported by KNX in the same year. 

Given these facts, WeissLaw is investigating the Board of Directors' decision to sell SWFT and whether SWFT shareholders will obtain their fair and proportionate share of the Company's continued success and future growth prospects.  If you own SWFT shares and would like more information about your rights or our investigation, or if you have information to share with us, please contact Joshua Rubin by telephone at (888) 593-4771 or by email at stockinfo@weisslawllp.com.  

WeissLaw LLP has litigated hundreds of stockholder class and derivative actions for violations of corporate and fiduciary duties.  We have recovered over a billion dollars for defrauded clients and obtained important corporate governance relief in many of these cases.  If you have information or would like legal advice concerning possible corporate wrongdoing (including insider trading, waste of corporate assets, accounting fraud, or materially misleading information), consumer fraud (including false advertising, defective products, or other deceptive business practices), or anti-trust violations, please email us at stockinfo@weisslawllp.com or fill out the form on our website, http://www.weisslawllp.com/swift-transportation-company/

 

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