TransForce Income Fund Completes Acquisition of Groupe Fortier
MONTREAL , October 25, 2005 – TransForce Income Fund (TSX: TIF.UN), the leader in the
Canadian transportation and logistics industry, announced today that it has completed the
acquisition of Le Groupe Fortier of Pintendre , Québec.
TransForce announced on October 19 that it had signed a letter of intent to acquire Le Groupe
Fortier, which includes Transport Fortier Inc. and Boostway International Corp. The companies in
the group specialize in the consolidation of less-than-truckload shipments and truckload
transportation between Canada and the United States. With annual revenues of approximately $50
million, the group has a fleet of 150 trucks and more than 325 trailers. It also has more than 300
employees located in several locations, primarily in Quebec, and is led by president Real Fortier who
will continue to manage the group’s operations.
“The management and operations of Le Groupe Fortier are excellent additions to TransForce and we
believe they will add value for unitholders by bringing new revenue and by increasing our capacity
for international transport,” said Alain Bédard, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive
Officer of TransForce Income Fund.