Wheels designated as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, Platinum Status, for 16th consecutive year

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Wheels Group Inc. ("Wheels" or the "Company") (TSXV: WGI) is pleased to announce that it has been designated as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, Platinum Status, for the 16th consecutive year.

Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies awards program recognizes excellence among Canadian companies which have set the highest standards of business performance. The designation symbolizes corporate success by celebrating businesses that focus on their core vision, creating stakeholder value and by excelling in the global economy.

Wheels was first recognized as a "50 Best Managed Company" in 1997 and first achieved Platinum Status in 2003. Platinum Status recognizes companies that have achieved Canada's 50 Best for a minimum of six consecutive years. Wheels MSM had also been a 50 Best Managed Company since 1997, prior to its acquisition by Wheels in October 2012.

"We would like to congratulate Wheels on again being designated as a 50 Best Managed Company," said John Hughes, National leader for Canada's Best Managed Companies program and leader of the Greater Toronto Growth Enterprise practice for Deloitte. Mr. Hughes added that "achieving Canada's highest level of business excellence for 16 consecutive years is an exceptional achievement. We are pleased to acknowledge Wheels' strong and committed team for driving the company's continued growth and success."

"We are pleased to have again achieved this recognition, as well as other recent customer awards, including Constellation Core Carrier of the Year. These awards are indicative of our focus on driving results through exceptional customer service, strong partner relationships and our steadfast commitment to performance, innovation and quality. As Wheels celebrates its 25th anniversary, we look forward to a record year in 2013," said Doug Tozer, Chief Executive Officer of Wheels.

About Wheels

Founded in 1988, Wheels Group Inc. is a leading North American 3PL, supply chain logistics provider. As a non-asset provider, the Company develops advanced supply chain solutions delivered through its qualified partner network of over 5,000 truck, rail, air and ocean carriers. Wheels Group Inc. serves consumer goods, food and beverage, manufacturing and retail clients through 24 offices throughout the US and Canada. Wheels Group Inc. has been named one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies since 1997, Platinum since 2003. Wheels Group has been named one of North America's Top 100 Third-Party Logistics ("3PL") Companies, one of the Top 100 Food 3PL's and one of the Top Five IMC's (intermodal marketing companies).

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SOURCE: Wheels Group Inc.

For further information:

Patrick J Marshall
VP Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Tel: (905) 602-2700
www.wheelsgroup.com