Bombardier Inc.
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Bombardier Inc.

August 24, 2009 15:18 ET

Bombardier Appoints New Member to its Board of Directors

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2009) - Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.A)(TSX:BBD.B) announced today the appointment of Ms. Martha Finn Brooks to its Board of Directors.

Ms. Brooks was until recently President and Chief Operating Officer of Novelis, Inc., an $11 billion global aluminum rolling company owned by Mumbai-based Hindalco Industries Ltd, which had earlier been spun off by Alcan in 2005. From 2002 to 2005, she served as Corporate Senior Vice President and President and Chief Executive Officer of Alcan Rolled Products, Americas and Asia. Prior to joining Alcan, Ms. Brooks worked over 15 years at engine manufacturer Cummins, Inc. where she held various positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately becoming Vice President and General Manager, Engine Business Sales and Marketing. Ms. Brooks holds a B.A. and an M.B.A in international business from Yale University. She is a former director of International Paper Inc. and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Harley-Davidson, Inc.

"We are pleased to welcome Martha Finn Brooks to Bombardier's Board," said Mr. Laurent Beaudoin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bombardier Inc. "Her strong track record in successfully managing various businesses in many regions of the world will be invaluable to Bombardier as the company continues to expand its global leadership."

Ms. Brooks' nomination has been recommended by the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. Her appointment brings Bombardier's Board to 14 members, of whom nine are independent.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2009, were $19.7 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.

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