Cummins Westport Inc.

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January 20, 2005 09:00 ET

Cummins Westport Appoints Guan Saw as President


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JANUARY 20, 2005 - 09:00 ET

Cummins Westport Appoints Guan Saw as President

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 20, 2005) - Cummins
Westport Inc. and Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT)

Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI), a joint venture of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI)
and Westport Innovations Inc., announced today that the Board of
Directors has appointed Guan Saw as President, effective April 1, 2005.
Mr. Saw is currently Cummins General Manager-East Asia International
Distributor Business in Beijing.

Steve Chapman, CWI's Chairman, commented, "Guan has excellent skills and
specific experience to lead CWI's international growth plan,
particularly in Asia where the demand for alternative fueled engines
continues to increase. We are very pleased to have him join the team."

Mr. Saw, 50, joined Cummins in 1989. Currently based in Beijing, he has
been responsible for Cummins distributor business growth in East Asia,
including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mongolia. Previously,
Mr. Saw has held a number of key Cummins management roles including
Manager, Marketing and Business Development-China/Hong Kong, General
Manager-Cummins Hong Kong, and various management roles in the United
States. He obtained a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the
University of Malaya in Malaysia, and a Masters of Public and Private
Management degree from Yale University. Mr. Saw will relocate to
Vancouver with his family.

"I am very excited to be joining CWI, the industry leader in the natural
gas engine market," said Mr. Saw. "Natural gas engines are the way of
the future and I look forward to leading the CWI team at this exciting
time. CWI's products are well positioned to support the efforts to
improve air quality in large cities, particularly in Asia."

Hugh Foden, CWI's President since mid-2002, will accept a new assignment
within Cummins to lead the engine business in the United Kingdom,
Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Commonwealth of Independent
States.

Dr. Michael Gallagher, President and Chief Operating Office of Westport
Innovations and CWI Director, said, "CWI will benefit tremendously from
Guan's international business experience, his understanding of the
Cummins worldwide organization and his current knowledge of the Chinese
and Asian markets, where we expect rapid growth in demand for natural
gas engines. We would also like to recognize Hugh Foden's dedication and
commitment to CWI over the past few years. He has advanced CWI to a
position of global leadership in clean gaseous-fueled engines and built
a strong platform for future growth. On behalf of the Board of CWI, we
thank him for helping us to realize our vision of creating a better
world through innovative energy solutions, and we wish him success in
his new responsibilities."

Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) and
Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT), manufactures and sells the world's
widest range of low-emissions alternative fuel engines for commercial
transportation applications such as trucks and buses. Cummins is a
global power leader in engines, electrical power generation systems and
related technologies. Westport Innovations is the leading developer of
technologies that allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such
as natural gas, hydrogen, and hydrogen-enriched natural gas (HCNG).

Note: This document contains forward-looking statements about Cummins
Westport's business, operations, technology development or to the
environment in which it operates, which are based on Cummins Westport's
estimates, forecasts and projections. These statements are not
guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties
that are difficult to predict, or are beyond Cummins Westport's control.
Consequently, readers should not place any undue reliance on such
forward-looking statements. In addition, these forward-looking
statements relate to the date on which they are made. Cummins Westport
disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.

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