03.16.09

Press Releases

New Flyer Confirms Release of 2008 Financial Statements on March 18, 2009 and Reschedules Earnings Conference Call to 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on March 20, 2009

WINNIPEG, March 16, 2009

New Flyer Industries Inc. (TSX:NFI.UN) (“New Flyer” or the “Company”), the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in Canada and the United States, today confirmed that as previously announced, the Company intends to release its 2008 year-end financial statements on March 18, 2008.  The earnings conference call previously set for March 19, 2009 has however, now been rescheduled to March 20, 2009, in order to permit New Flyer to host a town hall meeting chaired by United States Vice President Joe Biden at the Company’s St. Cloud, Minnesota plant on March 19, 2009.

The town hall meeting of the White House Task Force on Middle Class Working Families has been entitled “Road to Recovery: Building a Strong Middle Class through the Recovery Act”. The Vice President and the other task force members will be discussing ways the implementation of the Recovery Act will help the middle class.

As stated in the press release issued by The Office of the Vice President, the Company’s plant has been selected as the location for the town hall meeting as “New Flyer is a leader in transit innovation and low-emission, alternate fueled vehicles.  Public transportation funding in the Recovery Act will create private sector jobs and enable more state and local governments add new, low-emission buses and expand public transportation options.”

Rescheduled Conference Call Information

The rescheduled conference call for analysts and interested listeners will be held on Friday, March 20, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. (Toronto time).  The call-in number for listeners is 800-732-0232.  A live audio feed of the call will also be available at: http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2542760
A replay of the call will be available from 11:30 a.m. (ET) on March 20, 2009 to 11:59 p.m. on March 27, 2009. To access the replay, call 416-640-1917 or 877-289-8525, enter the pass code number 21297007, and then press the pound # sign. The replay will also be available on the Company’s website at www.www.newflyer.com.

About New Flyer

New Flyer is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in Canada and the United States.  The Company’s three facilities – in Winnipeg, MB, St. Cloud, MN and Crookston, MN – are all ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified.  With a skilled workforce of approximately 2,400 employees, New Flyer is a technology leader in the heavy-duty transit market, offering the broadest product line in the industry, including drive systems powered by clean diesel, LNG, CNG and electric trolley, as well as energy-efficient gasoline-electric and diesel-electric hybrid vehicles.  All of New Flyer’s products are supported by an industry-leading, comprehensive parts and service network.  New Flyer’s Income Deposit Securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI.UN.

For further information:
Glenn Asham
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: (204) 224-1251
E-mail: investor@newflyer.com