New Flyer Industries Announces Sponsorship of the 2017 Canada Summer Games
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – June 13, 2017: (TSX: NFI) (TSX: NFI.DB.U) New Flyer Industries Inc. (“New Flyer” or the “Company”) the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, proudly announced that its New Flyer and Motor Coach Industries (MCI) divisions have teamed up to be the Official Transportation Sponsor of the 2017 Canada Summer Games and Presenting Sponsor of Swimming.
This year’s Canada Summer Games occur July 28 – August 13 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and feature 16 sports across 250 events, as well as a major cultural festival. The Games will celebrate 50 years in 2017 alongside Canada’s 150th birthday.
“We are so proud to support such an important event in our community,” said Paul Soubry, CEO of New Flyer. “It not only gives young athletes a chance to shine on their way to Olympic dreams, but it’s especially exciting as a major sporting event that showcases Canadian talent in our own back yard.”
As the Official Transportation Sponsor of the 2017 Canada Summer Games, New Flyer and MCI will provide transportation for torch bearers during the Winnipeg leg of the Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay, which spans 34-days and 11 communities across Manitoba.
Starting in 1967, the Canada Games have become the country’s largest multi-sport event for young athletes, and alternate every two years between summer and winter. Full details on the 2017 Canada Summer Games can be found at canadagames.ca/2017.
About The Company
The Company is the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America with fabrication, manufacturing, distribution and service centers in Canada and the United States and employs approximately 5,300 team members.
Through its Canadian and U.S. subsidiaries, New Flyer Industries Canada ULC and New Flyer of America Inc., the Company is North America’s heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the broadest transit bus product line under the brand Xcelsior®, incorporating the broadest range of drive systems available, including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, electric-trolley and now battery-electric. New Flyer actively supports over 44,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI and Orion) currently in service.
Through its Canadian and U.S. subsidiaries, Motor Coach Industries Limited and Motor Coach Industries, Inc., the Company is North America’s leader in motor coaches, offering the MCI J4500,which is the industry’s best-selling intercity coach for 11 consecutive years, and the MCI D-Series, the industry`s best-selling coach line in North American motor coach history. MCI is also the exclusive distributor of Setra S417 and S407 in the United States and Canada. MCI actively supports over 28,000 motor coaches currently in service and offers 24-hour roadside assistance 365 days a year.
The Company also operates North America’s most comprehensive aftermarket parts organization providing support for all types of transit buses and motor coaches. All buses and coaches are supported by an industry-leading comprehensive warranty, service and support network.
Further information is available on the Company’s websites at www.newflyer.com and mcicoach.com. The common shares and convertible unsecured subordinated debentures of the Company are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols NFI and NFI.DB.U, respectively.
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