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New Flyer adds James Pastor as Vice President Quality & Continuous Improvement

St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA – July 16, 2019: (TSX: NFI) New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers, today announced the appointment of James Pastor as Vice President, Quality and Continuous Improvement.

Reporting directly to New Flyer President Chris Stoddart and based out of its facility in St. Cloud, Minnesota, James will be accountable for leading the quality assurance and continuous improvement function at New Flyer, with oversight across all New Flyer business operations.

James brings over 25 years of experience in industry and has held many senior leadership roles in quality at General Motors, Plastech Engineering Products, Johnson Controls, and his most recent role as Vice President of Program Management and Quality for Adient. James holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan-Flint, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Kettering University.

“We are thrilled to welcome James’ robust expertise and advanced focus on quality to our team,” said Chris Stoddart. “We look forward to him assisting New Flyer with continuous deployment of LEAN manufacturing, and to integrating his fresh perspective on enhancements to our quality systems. As we pursue delivery of mobility solutions across North America, we are confident that James will evolve our world-class manufacturing to even greater heights.”

About NFI

With over 8,900 team members operating from more than 50 facilities across ten countries, NFI is a leading independent global bus manufacturer providing a comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions under brands: New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), MCI® (motor coaches), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Parts™. NFI buses and motor coaches incorporate the widest range of drive systems available including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, and zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell). It also supports infrastructure development through New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™, a service dedicated to providing safe and reliable charging and mobility solutions.  In total, NFI now supports over 105,000 buses and coaches currently in service around the world. For the fiscal year ended December 30, 2018, NFI posted revenues of US$2.5 billion. NFI common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI. News and information are available at www.nfigroup.com, www.www.newflyer.com, www.mcicoach.com, www.arbocsv.com, www.alexander-dennis.com, and www.nfi.parts.

About New Flyer

New Flyer is North America’s heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the most advanced product line under the Xcelsior® and Xcelsior CHARGE™ brands. It also offers infrastructure development through New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™, a service dedicated to providing safe, sustainable, and reliable charging and mobility solutions. New Flyer actively supports over 41,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI, and Orion) currently in service, of which 7,300 are powered by electric motors and battery propulsion and 1,600 are zero-emission. Further information is available at www.www.newflyer.com.

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