Grande West Transportation Group Inc.

Grande West Transportation Group Inc.

October 26, 2015 13:37 ET

Grande West Strengthens Management Team

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 26, 2015) - Grande West Transportation Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BUS)

Grande West is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Roschlau to the role of Strategic Adviser and Andrew Imanse to its Board of Directors.

Michael Roschlau recently joined the management team of Grande West as strategic adviser, after a fulfilling career as President & CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA). At CUTA, Michael led "Canada's voice for public transit" and was instrumental in creating Transit Vision 2040 - a generational vision which has become a national blueprint for public transit. Michael is assisting Grande West in its development as a leading Canadian producer of mid-sized transit buses. He holds a PhD in transport geography from the Australian National University, as well as a Master of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

Andrew Imanse is the retired President of the Thor Bus Group and was instrumental in developing the bus market for Thor Industries. Andrew joins Board Chair Joseph Miller and Directors Donald Siemens, William Trainer and Yves Devin in rounding out the Board of Directors. Yves Devin is a former CEO of the Montreal Transit System (STM), the second largest transit organization in Canada. During his tenure, STM won numerous prestigious awards, including the American Public Transportation Association award as Outstanding Large Public Transportation System in North America.

"We are honoured and privileged to have gentlemen with this level of knowledge and experience to help guide and mentor Grande West Transportation," commented William Trainer, President and CEO.

About Grande West Transportation Group

Grande West is a Canadian bus manufacturer who designed, engineered and manufactures Vicinity buses. 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 now in operation in many municipalities across Canada.

The Vicinity is designed with affordability, accessibility and global responsibility in mind. It costs significantly less than a regular 40 foot transit bus, burns less fuel and emits less harmful emissions. It is a Smart Choice for Right Sizing your transit fleet.

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" (collectively "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including without limitation, statements regarding the use of proceeds from the Private Placement, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are frequently, but not always, identified by words such as "expects", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "potential", "possible", and similar expressions, or statements that events, conditions, or results "will", "may", "could", or "should" occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Grande West's expectations include uncertainties relating to the receipt of final approval from the TSX-V; and other risk and uncertainties disclosed in Grande West's reports and documents filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities from time to time. Grande West's forward-looking statements reflect the beliefs, opinions and projections on the date the statements are made. Grande West assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or beliefs, opinions, projections, or other factors, should they change, except as required by law.

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