Finning International Inc.

Finning International Inc.

October 11, 2007 15:19 ET

Finning International Announces the Appointment of James Carter to Its Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 11, 2007) - Finning International Inc. ("Finning") (TSX:FTT) is pleased to announce the appointment of James Carter to the Board of Directors. Mr. Carter is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Syncrude Canada.

Conrad Pinette, Chairman of the Board of Finning, commented, "We are extremely pleased to welcome Jim to Finning's Board of Directors. He has played a prominent role in the growth of Syncrude and in the development of Alberta's oil sands as well as the community of Fort McMurray. He brings extensive senior executive experience as well as an in depth knowledge of the energy business to the Finning Board."

In 2005, Mr. Carter was named Resource Person of the Year by the Alberta Chamber of Resources, inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and received an Alberta Centennial Medal from the Province of Alberta. He has extensive community and professional affiliations including Director and Past Chairman, Mining Association of Canada; Director, Alberta Research Council; and Champion, Aboriginal Human Resources Council of Canada.

Mr. Carter holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mining Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He is the recipient of two honourary Doctorate degrees from the University of Alberta (Science) and the Technical University of Nova Scotia (Engineering).

Finning International Inc. is the world's largest Caterpillar equipment dealer. The Company sells, rents and provides customer support services for Caterpillar equipment and engines in Western Canada, the U.K., and South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Uruguay). Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Finning International Inc. is a widely held, publicly traded corporation, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol FTT). For additional information please visit our website at

This release may contain forward-looking statements and information, which reflect the current view of Finning International Inc. with respect to future events and financial performance. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and Finning's actual results of operations could differ materially from historical results or current expectations. Finning assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein do not materialize.

Refer to Finning's annual report, management information circular, annual information form and other filings with the Ontario Securities Commission and Toronto Stock Exchange for further information on risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements contained in this report.

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