Grande West Transportation Group Inc.

Grande West Transportation Group Inc.

November 12, 2014 08:30 ET

Grande West Delivers 15 Vicinity Buses

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 12, 2014) - Grande West Transportation Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BUS) ("Grande West" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that 15 Vicinity buses have been delivered and placed into operation in the last 3 months. Kings Transit of Nova Scotia has acquired 3 Vicinity buses replacing 5 cut-away style buses. One of the daily routes for Kings Transit stretches 950 km on which the Vicinity buses perform well. Transdev of Quebec has recently received and put into service 12 Vicinity buses in the North and South Shore areas of Montreal. In February 2014, Transdev bought a Vicinity demonstration bus and has placed multiple orders totaling 12 buses.

Grande West has engaged Paradox Public Relations Inc. ("Paradox") to provide investor relations services for a 24 month term with a 30 day right of cancellation by either party. Paradox will be paid a monthly fee of $8,000 and will be granted an option to purchase 300,000 common shares of Grande West at $0.50 per share. The options vest in equal amounts at the rate of 25% per quarter and have a three-year term.

Paradox was formed in 2001 and is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Its bilingual (English and French) team of professionals offers experience and expertise in investor relations, corporate communications and consulting aiming at raising investors' awareness for publicly trading companies. Paradox specializes in the development and marketing of emerging growth, micro cap and small cap companies. With over 13 years of continued service, Paradox has developed extensive national and international contacts including brokers, investment advisors, institutional investors, investment funds, analysts, newsletter writers, media and private investors.

Grande West will continue to engage The Howard Group who have provided for the last 15 months comprehensive investor and capital markets programs, business development solutions, strategic planning and financing services to the Company.

About Grande West Transportation Group

Grande West was formed in 2008 to design and develop a 27.5 foot bus, known as the "Vicinity." With little competition in the "mid-size" bus range, Grande West has set itself apart from others with the Vicinity bus - a heavy duty mid-size, true community transit bus.

The Vicinity is designed with affordability, accessibility and global responsibility in mind. It costs 40% less than a 40 foot transit bus, burns less fuel, emits less harmful emissions and has lower maintenance costs. The Vicinity achieves a life span twice as long as the cut-away buses which are based on a truck chassis and are currently used by many transit operators. The Vicinity also has materially lower maintenance costs than a cut-away bus.

In a large and unsaturated market segment, Grande West is poised to capture sales growth from both the replacement of cut-away buses and the right sizing of larger buses for better utilization of transit fleets across Canada and the United States.

Grande West has delivered a total of 31 Vicinity buses: 15 buses to BC Transit, 3 buses to Kings Transit in Nova Scotia and 13 buses to Transdev in Quebec. The future sales funnel is constantly growing. As the Vicinity is introduced to transit agencies across Canada, a strong interest in the Vicinity is being generated.

For marketing and customer testing, 3 Vicinity buses are being demonstrated including our new 30 foot model with two doors for the Ontario market and airport shuttle bus applications.

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