Bombardier Inc.
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Bombardier Inc.

March 27, 2015 14:30 ET

Bombardier Announces Special Meeting Voting Results and Release of Escrowed Funds in Respect of Cdn$1.1 Billion Public Offering of Equity

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - March 27, 2015) -

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Bombardier (TSX:BBD.A)(TSX:BBD.B)(OTCQX:BDRBF) is pleased to announce the results of voting at its special meeting of shareholders held earlier today in Montréal, Québec. At the meeting, the special resolution authorizing the amendment to the articles of Bombardier in order to increase the number of Class A shares (multiple voting) and Class B shares (subordinate voting) that Bombardier is authorized to issue from 1,892,000,000 to 2,742,000,000 was duly adopted. Following the close of the meeting, Bombardier filed articles of amendment under the Canada Business Corporations Act and obtained a certificate of amendment reflecting the increased authorized share capital.

With the articles of amendment effective today, the net proceeds of Bombardier's previously announced approximately Cdn$1.1 billion public offering of subscription receipts have been released to Bombardier (subject to the payment of certain transaction costs) and each subscription receipt was automatically exchanged into one Class B share (subordinate voting) in the capital of Bombardier. Bombardier expects that the subscription receipts will be immediately halted from the Toronto Stock Exchange and de-listed after markets close today.

Further details concerning the subscription receipts are set out in a prospectus supplement dated February 20, 2015 to Bombardier's short form base shelf prospectus dated February 18, 2015, both available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction nor will there be any sale of these securities in any province, state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such province, state or jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation to buy securities in the United States. The securities mentioned herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world's largest manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, we posted revenues of $20.1 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Bombardier and The Evolution of Mobility are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes forward-looking statements, which may involve, but are not limited to: statements with respect to the Corporation's objectives, guidance, targets, goals, priorities, market and strategies, financial position, beliefs, prospects, plans, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions; general economic and business outlook, prospects and trends of an industry; expected growth in demand for products and services; product development, including projected design, characteristics, capacity or performance; expected or scheduled entry-into-service of products and services, orders, deliveries, testing, lead times, certifications and project execution in general; competitive position; and the expected impact of the legislative and regulatory environment and legal proceedings on the Corporation's business and operations; the Corporation's available liquidities and the Corporation's capital raising plan. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "anticipate", "plan", "foresee", "believe", "continue", "maintain" or "align", the negative of these terms, variations of them or similar terminology. By their nature, forward-looking statements require management to make assumptions and are subject to important known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results in future periods to differ materially from those forecasted. While management considers these assumptions to be reasonable and appropriate based on information currently available, there is risk that they may not be accurate. For additional information with respect to the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements made in this press release, refer to the respective Guidance and forward-looking statements sections in Aerospace and in Transportation in the Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) of the Corporation's financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, risks associated with general economic conditions, risks associated with the Corporation's business environment (such as risks associated with the financial condition of the airline industry and major rail operators), operational risks (such as risks related to developing new products and services; doing business with partners; product performance warranty and casualty claim losses; regulatory and legal proceedings; the environment; dependence on certain customers and suppliers; human resources; fixed-price commitments and production and project execution), risks relating to the Corporation's ability to implement its capital raising plan and mitigate potential liquidity underperformance; financing risks (such as risks related to liquidity and access to capital markets, exposure to credit risk, certain restrictive debt covenants, financing support provided for the benefit of certain customers and reliance on government support); and market risks (such as risks related to foreign currency fluctuations, changing interest rates, decreases in residual values and increases in commodity prices). For more details, see the Risks and uncertainties section in Other in the MD&A of the Corporation's financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors that may affect future growth, results and performance is not exhaustive and undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth herein reflect management's expectations as at the date of this press release and are subject to change after such date. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Corporation expressly disclaims any intention, and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Contact Information

  • Bombardier Inc.
    Isabelle Rondeau
    Director, Communications
    +514 861 9481

    Bombardier Inc.
    Shirley Chenier
    Senior Director, Investor Relations
    +514 861 9481
    www.bombardier.com