Finning International Inc.

Finning International Inc.

December 11, 2006 09:30 ET

Finning Announces C$75 Million Equipment and Product Support Contract With Suncor

Equipment sales to oil sands expected to reach C$280 million in 2007

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 11, 2006) - Finning International Inc. ("Finning") (TSX:FTT) and its Canadian division, Finning (Canada) announced that Suncor Energy has exercised its option to purchase six additional Caterpillar 797B haul trucks and an associated 10-year product support services agreement. The option had been granted under a contract agreed to in June 2005. In addition, Suncor has purchased 14 pieces of new mining support equipment in 2006. The total value of these transactions amounts to approximately C$75 million.

Of the six 797B trucks, one has already been delivered. The remaining five will be delivered by June 2007. Delivery of the mining support equipment including dozers, motor graders and wheel loaders, representing additional new fleet capacity for Suncor, will be completed by the end of 2006.

In June 2005, Finning announced a C$115 million product support contract that included the sale to Suncor of nine 797B-series trucks and the option to purchase an additional six. The nine trucks were delivered between April and July 2006 and are the first B-series trucks added to Suncor's fleet.

"The rapid growth in our operations in the oil sands continues," said Doug Whitehead, President and CEO of Finning International Inc. "We are very pleased with the progress we are making in this region. Currently we are estimating total oil sands related equipment sales of approximately C$280 million for 2007. We are expecting another very strong performance in 2007."

Finning International Inc. is one of the world's largest Caterpillar equipment dealers. The Company sells, rents, finances and provides customer support services for Caterpillar equipment and engines in Western Canada, the U.K., and South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Uruguay). Finning also owns Hewden, the largest equipment rental business in the U.K. 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.

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