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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  BERLIN, GERMANY, Apr 08 (Marketwired) --
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 coaches.

    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, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and
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