Bombardier Refutes Claims by Deutsche Bahn

Mon Mar 4, 2013 8:29am EST

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Bombardier Transportation publicly refutes the claims of Deutsche Bahn
regarding the S-Bahn Berlin 481 series as without merit and the
allegations as defamatory. Bombardier reserves all its rights with regard
to these defamatory accusations.

    General warranty for the S-Bahn Berlin 481 series ended in 2007 by mutual
agreement. Up to that time, availability had regularly exceeded 98% - a
strong performance compared to similar rail systems in Europe. From the
start, S-Bahn Berlin has been responsible for its own maintenance.
Bombardier Transportation has no contractual obligations regarding the
maintenance and repair of the 481 series.

    Bombardier Transportation believes that prolonged litigation is not in
the interests of either company and remains open to dialogue with
Deutsche Bahn.

    About Bombardier Transportation 

    Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the
broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products
and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER
ECO4 technologies - built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency,
economy and ecology - conserve energy, protect the environment and help
to improve total train performance for operators and passengers.
Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a
very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60
countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

    About Bombardier

    Bombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains.
Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility
worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and
enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of
all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

    Bombardier is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Our shares are traded on
the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones
Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and
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