Finning International Inc.

Finning International Inc.

September 22, 2010 18:00 ET

Finning Appoints Chris Patterson to its Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2010) - Finning International Inc. (TSX:FTT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Patterson to its Board of Directors, effective October 1, 2010.

The Toronto-born Mr. Patterson has over 30 years of experience in the North American truck manufacturing industry. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a leading producer of heavy-duty and medium-duty trucks and specialized commercial vehicles, for four years until his retirement in 2009. Prior to 2005, he held progressively senior executive positions with Freightliner LLC (predecessor to Daimler Trucks North America) including Senior Vice President, Service and Parts and was Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Volvo Trucks North America. Mr. Patterson holds a B.A. degree in economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario. He currently serves as a director of Modine Manufacturing Company.

"We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Patterson to Finning's board. He brings strong leadership abilities and substantial senior executive experience to the Board," said Doug Whitehead, Chair of Finning's Board of Directors. "His extensive senior level operational experience combined with his understanding of marketing, distribution and global on-highway truck manufacturers complements the existing skill-set of our Board of Directors and will be invaluable as we advance our strategic growth objectives."

Finning International Inc. is the world's largest Caterpillar equipment dealer delivering unrivalled service to customers since 1933. Finning sells, rents and services equipment and engines to help customers maximize productivity. Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., the company operates in Western Canada, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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