Stagecoach begins to unload.Transport giant Stagecoach stagecoach, heavy, closed vehicle on wheels, usually drawn by horses, formerly used to transport passengers and goods overland. Throughout the Middle Ages and until about the end of the 18th cent. has sold the New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt. division of its under-performing Coach USA subsidiary in a pounds 24.5m deal.
Perth-based Stagecoach, which runs bus services throughout the North-East, has sold the unit - five bus businesses and 255 vehicles - to Peter Pan Bus Lines, the largest privately-owned bus company in the US.
The pounds 24.5m cost is made up of pounds 20.2m in cash and two sets of loan notes worth a total of pounds 4.3m and repayable after three years and four years respectively.
Stagecoach has said the sale will not result in a material gain or loss on group accounts and that the proceeds will be used to pay down group debts.
The City reacted favourably. Shares in Stagecoach rose 7.8pc in early trading yesterday as investors gave a thumbs-up to the company's disposal plans. Chris Paul Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays point guard for the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA. Early Years
Christopher Emmanuel Paul was born to Charles and Robin Paul. , analyst at Brewin Dolphin, said the sale was good news for Stagecoach.
He said: "They need to convince people that they can get Coach USA turned around and either sold off or made profitable. As far as investors are concerned, it's just a start but it's a good start."
Coach USA was badly hit by the downturn in tourism following the terrorist attacks in September 2001.