|Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Achieves Timely Filer Status|
Monday, April 17, 2006 -- Purchase, N.Y., April 17, 2006 -- Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW) (OTC: AAWW.PK), a leading provider of global air cargo services, reported today that it filed its 2005 Annual Report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission effective April 14, 2006.
“I am proud and delighted to report that as a result of this filing, as well as the recent submission of our 2005 quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, we have achieved ‘timely filer' status again with the SEC,” said Jeffrey H. Erickson, AAWW's President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Meeting this important corporate objective, ahead of the schedule we set for ourselves, should open many doors for us, including enabling us to pursue a listing of our common stock on a national securities exchange,” Mr. Erickson noted.
“We are already at work on a listing application,” said Michael L. Barna, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Listing on a national exchange will broaden our potential investor base, which should increase interest in AAWW and ensure a more liquid market for our shares. It will also provide us with greater access to the capital markets.
“Both Jeff and I want to thank all of our employees, particularly the members of our accounting, finance and law departments, for their tremendous effort on behalf of the Company,” Mr. Barna added. “It's because of their dedication and diligence that we are once again a timely filer, earlier than planned.”
AAWW's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2005 may be viewed by clicking on the link to “SEC Filings” available on the “Investor Relations” page of the Company's Web site at www.atlasair.com.
About Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.:
AAWW is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc. (Atlas) and Polar Air Cargo, Inc. (Polar), which together operate the world's largest fleet of Boeing 747 freighter aircraft.
AAWW, through its principal subsidiaries Atlas and Polar, offers scheduled air cargo service, cargo charters, military charters, and ACMI aircraft leasing in which customers receive a dedicated aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance on a long-term lease basis.
AAWW's press releases, SEC filings and other information may be accessed through the Company's home page, www.atlasair.com.
This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that reflect AAWW's current views with respect to certain current and future events and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be, as the case may be, subject to many risks, uncertainties and factors relating to the operations and business environments of AAWW and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “companies”) that may cause the actual results of the companies to be materially different from any future results, express or implied, in such forward-looking statements.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: the ability of the companies to operate pursuant to the terms of their financing facilities; the ability of the companies to obtain and maintain normal terms with vendors and service providers; the companies' ability to maintain contracts that are critical to their operations; the ability of the companies to fund and execute their business plan; the ability of the companies to attract, motivate and/or retain key executives and associates; the ability of the companies to attract and retain customers; the continued availability of our wide-body aircraft; demand for cargo services in the markets in which the companies operate; economic conditions; the effects of any hostilities or act of war (in the Middle East or elsewhere) or any terrorist attack; labor costs and relations; financing costs; the cost and availability of war risk insurance; our continued ability to remedy weaknesses in our internal controls over financial reporting; aviation fuel costs; security-related costs; competitive pressures on pricing (especially from lower-cost competitors); volatility in the international currency markets; weather conditions; government legislation and regulation; consumer perceptions of the companies' products and services; pending and future litigation; and other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in AAWW's reports to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
For additional information, we refer you to the risk factors set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by AAWW with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 14, 2006. Other factors and assumptions not identified above are also involved in the preparation of forward-looking statements, and the failure of such other factors and assumptions to be realized may also cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed.
AAWW assumes no obligation to update such statements contained in this release to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting such estimates other than as required by law.
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