Lutz Bertling Appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier Transportation

Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:00am EDT

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Bombardier Inc.

March 12, 2013 - 11:00:00 AM

Lutz Bertling Appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier
Transportation

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 12, 2013) - (TSX:BBD.A)(TSX:BBD.B) -
Bombardier today announced the appointment of Lutz Bertling as President and
Chief Operating Officer of Berlin-based Bombardier Transportation, effective
June 3, 2013. Prior to joining Bombardier, Mr. Bertling was President and
Chief Executive Officer of Eurocopter Group, a subsidiary of EADS. Mr.
Bertling replaces Mr. Andre Navarri, who will remain as Strategic Advisor to
the President and Chief Executive Officer until June 1, 2014 at which time he
will retire from the organization. 

"I am extremely pleased to welcome Lutz Bertling, a leader with a proven track
record of managing complexity in organizations with global workforces. His
wealth of experience and achievements in the transportation and defence
industries will reinforce Bombardier Transportation's leadership position,"
said Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.
"Lutz is a seasoned executive who has the talent and drive to meet our present
and future challenges."

"Andre has been an instrumental part of Bombardier Transportation's
transformation. His leadership and stewardship have helped us shape the
evolution of mobility and turned Bombardier Transportation into an
acknowledged global leader in rail technology. I look forward to continue
working with him on specific mandates up until his retirement," concluded Mr.
Beaudoin. 

Mr. Bertling held several functions with increasing responsibility at Adtranz,
DaimlerChrysler Rail Systems GmbH between 1993 and 1999. Afterwards, he joined
EADS' Military Aircraft Business Unit as Vice President Augsburg Plant and
Aerostructure Programs in 1999. He eventually moved to Eurocopter Group in
2003 as Executive Vice President Governmental Helicopters, was promoted Chief
Executive Officer of Eurocopter Deutschland in 2006, only to be appointed
President and Chief Executive Officer of Eurocopter Group a few months later.
During his tenure, he successfully managed an international group with
subsidiaries in more than 20 countries, nearly doubling its revenues to $8.3
billion in 2012. 

Mr. Bertling studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of
Braunschweig, earning a Doctorate in 1992. He is also Chevalier de l'Ordre
National de la Legion d'Honneur of the Republic of France. 

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 information are available at
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