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MCI Academy receives fourth consecutive ATMC National Excellence in Training Award for its High Voltage Safety Program

Louisville, Kentucky, USA – December 1, 2020: (TSX:NFI) The ASE Training Managers Council has chosen the MCI Academy’s High Voltage Safety Program to be the recipient of the Grand Award. This is the fourth time MCI Academy has been recognized at the ATMC National Excellence in Training Awards. MCI Academy is part of The Aftermarket Parts Company, LLC, operating as NFI Parts™ (“NFI Parts”). NFI Parts is a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”).

The High Voltage Safety Program offers three courses to choose from based on position and level of experience they have in high voltage safety. Participants learn about everything from electrical hazards, required Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), required tools, how to prepare work areas for electric coaches, and more!

The ATMC National Excellence in Training Awards are bestowed annually to highly effective or innovative training programs. They emphasize the importance of training to the success of the transportation industry.

“It’s an honor to once again be recognized by The ASE Training Managers Council,” says Scott Crawford, Technical Training Manager at MCI Academy. “We are very proud of The High Voltage Training Program, and for the opportunity to help businesses invest in their staff. MCI Academy remains committed to providing the highest quality training for all levels of motorcoach technicians, and we are excited to expand our curriculum to reflect the transition to electric vehicles in the coming years.”

MCI Academy, an award-winning training program, is committed to providing the highest quality training available in the motor coach industry for all levels of technicians using online courses, classroom sessions, written tests and practical skills demonstration. This training will equip professionals with the knowledge and skills to properly maintain, diagnose and repair systems found on MCI coaches to maximize on-road time, passenger safety and operator profitability.

About NFI

With 8,000 team members in ten countries, NFI is a leading global bus manufacturer of mass mobility solutions under the brands New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), MCI® (motor coaches), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Parts™. NFI currently offers the widest range of sustainable drive systems available, including zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell), natural gas, electric hybrid, and clean diesel. In total, NFI supports its installed base of over 105,000 buses and coaches around the world. NFI common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI. News and information is available at www.nfigroup.comwww.newflyer.comwww.mcicoach.comwww.arbocsv.comwww.alexander-dennis.com, and nfi.parts.

About NFI Parts

NFI Parts™ is North America’s most comprehensive organization providing parts, technical publications, training, and support for buses and motor coaches. NFI Parts is the parts division of NFI Group, providing replacement parts for New Flyer transit buses, MCI motor coaches, ARBOC cutaway vehicles, as well as the product lines for the acquired NABI and Orion parts businesses. Additionally, NFI Parts has extensive cross references for parts that are common with other bus, coach, and cutaway product lines and has a mature supply base and established relationships with over 1,000 suppliers.

With over 90 years of parts experience, NFI Parts™ supports a combined fleet of 75,000 active transit buses, motor coaches and cutaway vehicles. NFI Parts serves more than 5,000 customers annually. NFI Parts understands the operational importance of getting the right parts, on time, all the time; allowing customer maintenance teams to focus on repairs and returning vehicles to service quickly. Further information is available at NFI.parts

About MCI

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is North America’s public and private market motor coach leader, building the J4500 (the industry best-seller for 13 consecutive years), the all-new 35-foot J3500 model, and the workhorse D-Series including the breakthrough ADA-accessible MCI D45 CRT LE Commuter Coach offering lower dwell times. MCI will add battery-electric propulsion in 2020. With nearly 30,000 MCI coaches on the road, MCI also provides maintenance, repair, 24-hour roadside assistance, parts supply through NFI Parts, and technician training through the industry’s only Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) accredited MCI Academy. Further information is available at www.MCIcoach.com.

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