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MCI Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Patrick Scully accepts APTA's 2017 Outstanding Public Transportation Business Member Award from Bacarra Sanderson Maudlin, Vice Chair Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (MAX), Birmingham, Alabama, at the awards ceremony on October 10 during APTA's annual meeting and EXPO, held October 9-11 in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

'Industry leader and strong public transportation advocate,' MCI's Patrick Scully
named APTA's 2017 Outstanding Public Transportation Business Member

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, OCTOBER 10, 2017: (TSX:NFI) Motor Coach Industries ("MCI"), a subsidiary of the NFI Group. (the "Company"), the largest bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts supplier in North America, has announced that MCI's longtime leadership in North American public transit has brought special recognition to one of its leaders — Patrick Scully.

On October 10, MCI's Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Patrick Scully, was named 2017 Outstanding Public Transportation Business Member by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This award is given to an APTA public transportation business member who has made outstanding contributions to the public transportation industry.

"Patrick Scully is a great representative of the MCI organization — hard-working, innovative and dedicated to the transit systems we serve," said Ian Smart, President of MCI. "As MCI expands its reach in public transportation, we are proud of Patrick and what he and his team have accomplished for APTA and the industry."

William W. Millar, APTA President from 1996-2011, noted: "Millions of riders benefit each day from the products and ideas (Scully has) advanced to public transportation systems across North America."

An early start in the coach business

A native Torontonian, Scully's daily school commutes via public transit helped build his interest in the industry. After earning his MBA, Scully began his career at Ontario Bus Industries' aftermarket parts group in 1988. He transitioned to Detroit Diesel Corporation in 1994, joining Daimler Buses North America in 2001 and moved to MCI in 2012. Today, in his sales and marketing leadership role at MCI, he heads the industry's top sales teams in the public and private sector markets and contributes to MCI's long-term strategic vision in product development.

Legislative leadership

APTA singled out Scully's long history in mass transit advocacy for the award. He joined APTA in 1995 as a member of the Business Member Board of Governors (BMBG), pressing for growth and diversity within BMBG ranks. He has served on numerous committees, and helped draft the industry's Standard Bus Specifications and Procurement Guidelines, working with operating members to gain common ground on areas such as risk sharing and bonding.

During his two-year term as chair of BMBG from 2014-2016, Patrick helped strengthen business member support for APTA's congressional lobbying efforts with both BMBG and APTA legislative committees. He helped coordinate regular Business Member fly-ins to Washington to raise direct communication between the public transportation industry and Congress. During the last transportation funding reauthorization in 2015, Patrick helped mobilize Business Member support for APTA's highly successful Stand Up for Transportation Day under APTA Chair Phil Washington.

"To be recognized by the industry and my peers is truly an honor," said Scully. "I hope that the work I have contributed to the industry on behalf of APTA and its members have improved mobility for our communities and our industry as a whole. It is my sincere conviction that business and operating members working cooperatively on industry issues is critical to our mutual success."

About NFI Group

NFI Group is the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, with 31 fabrication, manufacturing, distribution, and service centers across Canada and the U.S. employing over 5,800 team members.

It is North America's heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the largest transit bus product line under the brand Xcelsior®, incorporating the broadest range of drive systems available, including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, trolley-electric, and battery-electric. NFI Group actively supports over 44,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI, and Orion) currently in service, of which 6,400 are powered by electric and battery propulsion.

NFI Group is also North America's motor coach market leader offering the Motor Coach Industries Inc. (MCI) J Series, the industry's best-selling intercity coach for 11 consecutive years, and the MCI® D Series, the industry's best-selling motor coach line in North American history. MCI is also the exclusive distributor of Daimler's Setra® S 417 and S 407 motor coaches in the United States and Canada. MCI actively supports over 28,000 coaches currently in service.

NFI Group also operates North America's most comprehensive parts organization, NFI Parts™, providing parts, technical publications, training, and support for its OEM product lines (transit buses and motor coaches). All buses and coaches are also supported by an industry-leading comprehensive warranty, service, and support network.

Further information is available on the Company's websites at www.mcicoach.com and www.newflyer.com. The common shares of the Company are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI.

For further information, please contact:

Patricia Plodzeen, MCI Public Relations
Tel: 847-283-0883
E-mail: pat.plodzeen@mcicoach.com
or Jon Koffman, New Flyer Investor Relations
Tel: 320-316-4964
E-mail: investor@newflyer.com

Motor Coach Industries - A New Flyer company: Corporate Address 200 East Oakton Street, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018 | Phone: 866-MCICOACH

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