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April 08, 2009 16:55 ET

Bombardier to Supply Commuter Cars for the RER A Line in Paris

Modern Double-deck Suburban Trains for Greater Paris

BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - April 8, 2009) - RATP announced today its decision to award and sign a contract with the Alstom-Bombardier consortium for the supply of 60 MI09 trainsets for the greater Paris suburb.

Pursuant to the contract to be signed, Bombardier will supply the 3 middle cars of the 5 car sets, which will be designed and assembled at Bombardier's site in Crespin in the Valenciennes area. The presentation of the first train is scheduled for December 2010.

In the 1990s through to 2000, the same consortium designed and built the MI2N suburban trains, on which this new train is based, with added capacity, higher performance, environmentally friendly technology, and updated to meet current norms and regulations.

Jean Berge, President of Bombardier Transportation France said: "Bombardier is pleased to participate, along with Alstom and the RATP, in the development and production of the MI09, a new generation train with many additional features."

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About Bombardier in France

Bombardier Transportation in France operates primarily at its Crespin facility in the Valenciennes region, employs 2000 people and is the leading French manufacturing site in the railway industry. In the French market, Bombardier Transportation participates in all TGV programs and manufactures a wide range of rolling stock for public transport. Among these products are the MF 2000 vehicles for the Paris metro, the Marseille, Nantes and Strasbourg trams, the recent vehicles for the RER network, the TER2N NG regional transport railcars, the commuter trains to be used on the suburban network of Ile-de-France and the AGC trains (Autorail Grande Capacite), which 21 French regions have ordered to date. Bombardier is recognized as a global partner of the transport authorities in France.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin, Germany with a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. The Group offers the broadest product portfolio and is recognized as the leader in the global rail sector.

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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