Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. Announces Loss of Transportation Group Customers

Jan 06, 2010, 07:00 ET from Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. (Nasdaq: PATR) announced that its transportation group has been unsuccessful in renewing certain contracts with significant customers recently. For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009 the revenue from these customers was $10,012,000 or approximately 11.0% of transportation group revenue. The customers were lost to competing carriers due to lower pricing. The Company will provide transitional services to the customers.

While Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc. continues to face an intensely competitive environment, management is committed to securing replacement business at rates that produce satisfactory returns for our shareholders.

Investors are cautioned that any statements in this press release which relate to the future are, by their nature, subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements. These include general economic conditions; competitive factors; political, economic, regulatory and climatic conditions; driver availability and cost; the impact of future regulations regarding the transportation industry; freight demand for petroleum product and levels of construction activity in the Company's markets; fuel costs; risk insurance markets; demand for flexible warehouse/office facilities; ability to obtain zoning and entitlements necessary for property development; interest rates; levels of mining activity; pricing; energy costs and technological changes. Additional information regarding these and other risk factors and uncertainties may be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. is engaged in the transportation and real estate businesses. The Company's transportation business is conducted through Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc. which is a Southeastern transportation company concentrating in the hauling by motor carrier of liquid and dry bulk commodities. The Company's real estate group, comprised of FRP Development Corp. and Florida Rock Properties, Inc., acquires, constructs, leases, operates and manages land and buildings to generate both current cash flows and long-term capital appreciation. The real estate group also owns real estate which is leased under mining royalty agreements or held for investment.

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