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Universal Appoints Tim Phillips as President and Chief Executive Officer

WARREN, Mich., Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULH) announced today that its Board of Directors (the "Board") appointed Tim Phillips as the Company's new Chief Executive Officer, President, and member of the Board, effective January 10, 2020. Mr. Phillips began his career with Universal, a leading asset-light provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions, in 1989. He has over 30 years of experience in numerous leadership positions, including most recently serving as the Company's Executive Vice President of Transportation. Mr. Phillips has also served as the President of Universal's intermodal division since 2009. Mr. Phillips succeeds Jeff Rogers, who separated from service with the Company as Chief Executive Officer, President and a director effective January 10, 2020.

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"I would like to express my gratitude to Jeff for his leadership and the contributions he has made to Universal's success," stated Matthew Moroun, Chairman of the Board. "Tim is a highly skilled veteran of the transportation industry. He possesses a keen attention to detail, and he has a proven record of growth and profit. The entire Board of Directors would like to congratulate Tim, and we look forward to his leadership."

"I am honored to be appointed to lead Universal's 12,000 associates and drivers across North America," stated Mr. Phillips. "I would like to thank the Board of Directors for its confidence that I will continue transforming the Company into a world-class provider of transportation and logistics services."

About Universal

Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. is a leading asset-light provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions throughout the United States, and in Mexico, Canada and Colombia.  We provide our customers with supply chain solutions that can be scaled to meet their changing demands and volumes.  We offer our customers a broad array of services across their entire supply chain, including truckload, brokerage, dedicated, intermodal, and value-added services. 

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