Lutz Bertling Appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier Transportation

Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:00am EDT

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  MONTREAL, QUEBEC, Mar 12 (MARKET WIRE) --
(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 bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter
@Bombardier.


Contacts:
Bombardier Inc.
Isabelle Rondeau
Director, Communications
+514 861 9481

Shirley Chenier
Senior Director, Investor Relations
Bombardier Inc.
+514 861 9481
www.bombardier.com

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