MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - October 26, 2007) - Bombardier (TSX:
BBD.A)(TSX: BBD.B) announced today the appointment of Ms. Jane F.
Garvey, former administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), to its Board of Directors, replacing Mr. Michael J. Durham,
who is leaving the Board to pursue other duties.
"We welcome Jane Garvey to the Bombardier Board. Her in-depth
knowledge of the aviation community and expertise in the
transportation sector will be of great benefit to the Corporation,"
said Mr. Laurent Beaudoin, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive
Officer of Bombardier Inc. "I wish to thank Michael Durham for his
insight, pertinent views and dedication to Bombardier during his
Ms. Garvey is Executive Vice President and Chairman of the
transportation practice of APCO Worldwide, a global communications
consultancy. From 1997 to 2002, she served as the first ever
five-year term administrator of the FAA. Previously, she was acting
administrator and deputy administrator of the Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA). From 1991 to 1993, she was Director of
Boston's Logan International Airport, and from 1988 to 1991,
Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Works.
Her nomination has been recommended by the Corporate Governance and
Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.
These changes to the Board membership bring the total number of
Directors on Bombardier's Board to 15, of which nine are independent.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions,
from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation
equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global
corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year
ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded
on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index
component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America
indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
Senior Director, Investor Relations