Student Transportation of America Ltd. and Student Transportation of America ULC declare February 2009 distribution


    BARRIE, ON, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - Student Transportation of America Ltd. ("STA
Ltd.") and Student Transportation of America ULC ("STA ULC", and together with
STA Ltd., the "Issuer") (TSX: STB, STB.UN) today announced that it will pay on
March 16, 2009 to holders of record at the close of business on February 27,
2009 a cash dividend payment of C $0.04636833 per share on common shares held
separately from IPSs, a cash payment of C $0.09125000 per income participating
security ("IPS") and a cash interest payment of C $0.04488167 per C $3.847 of
subordinate notes of STA ULC held separately from IPSs.
    The common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol
STB and the IPSs trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol STB.UN.
For clarity, each IPS consists of one common share of STA Ltd. and C $3.847
principal amount of 14 per cent subordinated notes of STA ULC, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of STA Ltd.
    Student Transportation of America Ltd. designates these dividends to be
"eligible dividends" pursuant to subsection 89(14) of the Income Tax Act
(Canada) and its equivalent in any provinces of Canada.

    About Student Transportation

    Founded in 1997, Student Transportation is the fourth-largest provider of
school bus transportation services in North America, conducting operations
through local operating subsidiaries. Student Transportation has become a
leading school bus transportation company by aggregating operations through
the consolidation of existing providers and conversion of in-house operations
and currently operates more than 5,600 school vehicles in North America. For
more information, please visit

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of applicable securities laws, which reflects the expectations of
management regarding Student Transportation of America Ltd.'s, Student
Transportation of America ULC's and Student Transportation of America
Holdings, Inc.'s (the "Company") results of operations, expense levels,
seasonality, cash flows, performance, liquidity, borrowing availability,
financial ratios, ability to execute the Company's growth strategy and cash
distributions. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the
use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend",
"track", "targeted", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "should", "could",
"plans" or "continue" or similar expressions suggesting future outcomes or
events. These forward looking statements reflect the Company's current
expectations regarding anticipated future events, results, circumstances,
performance or expectations that are not historical facts. Forward looking
statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, and should not be read
as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be
accurate indications of whether or not or the times at which or by the
performance or results will be achieved. A number of factors could cause our
actual results to differ materially from the results discussed, expressed or
implied in any forward-looking statement made by us or on our behalf,
including, but not limited to, the factors discussed under "Risk Factors" in
our Annual Information Form. These forward looking statements are made as of
the date of this news release and, except as required by applicable law, we
undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking
statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For further information:

For further information: INVESTOR CONTACTS: Student Transportation of
America Ltd., Denis J. Gallagher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, (732)
280-4200, (732) 280-4213 (FAX); Patrick J. Walker, Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer, (732) 280-4200, (732) 280-4213 (FAX); Keith P.
Engelbert, Director of Investor Relations, (732) 280-4200, (732) 280-4213
(FAX), Email:, Website:

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