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MCI's Pat Ziska, (left) Guy Charron, (center) and Patrick Scully (left) join Coach Atlantic's Adam Doiron, Matthew Cassidy, Marsha Doiron and Stephen Cassidy in the MCI booth at UMA Expo.

 

Known for Firsts, Coach Atlantic Signs for Two of the First 2019 MCI J4500 Coaches

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, JANUARY 24, 2018: (TSX:NFI) Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. ("NFI Group"), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America announced Coach Atlantic, a leading Canadian Maritimes' transportation provider, signed an order for two 2019 MCI J4500 coaches in the MCI booth during UMA (United Motorcoach Association) Expo, the industry's annual equipment show held January 6-10 in San Antonio.

The agreement follows the Prince Edward Island-based charter operator's order last year for 13 J4500s signed at UMA Expo in 2017. "We are honored that Coach Atlantic made the trip to UMA Expo, and chose to once again invest in MCI technology to support their growing business," said Patricia Ziska, MCI New Coach Sales Vice President. "The 2019 MCI J4500 builds on a suite of improvements made for our impressive 2018 model year coach."

With its latest order, Coach Atlantic has opted for Cummins' newest engine, 360-degree cameras, new sleekly styled Amaya seating for 56 passengers for best-in-class legroom and 110-volt power outlets and USB ports. The two new 2019 MCI J4500 coaches will be delivered in August.

"We've started a great relationship with MCI, and as a market leader, it's important for us to make sure our customers get the newest and best equipment available," said Matt Cassidy, Coach Atlantic Vice President Finance. "Accomplishing that successfully has to do with putting the best and most efficient equipment on the road, and we really believe in the MCI J4500."

The strategy also has enabled its clients' growth and success, noted Cassidy. "One of our tour operators has told us that by our exceptional service, professional drivers and newest equipment, they have grown their own business rapidly and project a 100 percent increase in trips from the previous year. We're very proud to be part of the reason for their accomplishments."

More than 300 of Coach Atlantic's dedicated, professional employees manage its exceptional service and operate 200 vehicles with daily, weekly and seasonal bus services for charter, line-run, public school and municipal transit customers. Besides motor coaches, the company's fleet includes school buses, passenger vans, mini-coaches, a luxury SUV and even two double-decker buses for groups as small as ten or as large as 2,000.

Learn more at www.coachatlanticgroup.com.

About NFI Group

NFI Group and its subsidiaries comprise the largest bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, with 32 fabrication, manufacturing, distribution, and service centers located across Canada and the United States and employing nearly 6,000 team members.

NFI Group provides a comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions under several brands: New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), MCI® (motor coaches), and NFI Parts™ (bus and coach parts, support, and service). NFI Group's vehicles incorporate the widest range of drive systems available ranging from clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, trolley-electric, battery-electric and fuel cell.

Further information is available at www.newflyer.com, www.arbocsv.com, and www.mcicoach.com. The common shares of NFI Group 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 Group company: Corporate Address 200 East Oakton Street, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018 | Phone: 866-MCICOACH

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