Bombardier Signs Variation Order as Partner and Supplier of Siemens in the Major Deutsche Bahn Project ICx

Mon Apr 8, 2013 5:38am EDT

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April 8, 2013 - 05:37:59 AM

Bombardier Signs Variation Order as Partner and Supplier of Siemens in the
Major Deutsche Bahn Project ICx

BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - April 8, 2013) - Rail technology leader
Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a variation order
to develop and supply important components for the next generation ICx high
speed trains for Deutsche Bahn (DB AG) under a framework agreement with
Siemens AG signed in May 2011. DB AG recently expanded its original order by
an additional 170 coaches. The variation order of March 2013 is worth
approximately 336 million euro ($440 million US) to Bombardier in addition to
the original order.

Bombardier will supply Siemens with, among other components, all the body
shells as well as trailer bogies of the new ICx fleet. Furthermore, Bombardier
will carry out the final assembly of all end coaches and of some intermediate

The steel carbodies for the new high speed trains are optimised in terms of
aerodynamics and weight, enabling significant reductions in energy
consumption. They are being developed in the Bombardier factory in Hennigsdorf
and are being manufactured in Gorlitz. Project management takes place at both
sites. Hennigsdorf is responsible for the final assembly of all ICx end
coaches. Bombardier will also carry out the final assembly of up to two
intermediate coaches per train at this site.

The BOMBARDIER FLEXX Eco trailer bogies reduce vehicle weight, energy
consumption and noise emission. They are being supplied from the Bombardier
site in Siegen. The carbody production of the ICx will start in the summer of
2013, final assembly in spring 2014.

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,
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