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NFI raises over $378,000 through annual United Way campaign; supporting 19 communities across North America in the most challenging year yet

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – November 16, 2020 (TSX:NFI) NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading providers of mass mobility, today announced that its annual United Way Workplace Campaign raised $378,700 – surpassing its goal by 10% and continuing NFI’s commitment to supporting communities.

To date, NFI has raised $2.8 million for United Way agencies since 2009.

The campaign was again championed by employees across North America, with MCI Director of Human Resources Michelle Whyard as Campaign Chair and teams participating from NFI subsidiaries New Flyer, MCI, ARBOC, NFI Parts, Carfair Composites, KMG, and Alexander Dennis, all raising funds through individual, team challenge, and virtual giving.

“This has by far been the most challenging year for fundraising across the board, with a global pandemic and economic recession creating a tough reality that at times felt like an uphill battle – but our team dug deep. Together, we rallied to raise precious dollars that will provide critical and basic supports to so many in need in our communities,” said Janice Harper, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, NFI. “As a driving value of our organization, supporting our communities continues to provide a path that brings us together. At NFI, we exist to move people – millions of them around the world every day – but we do so with great care and consideration for what life looks like at the final destination. This year has been unlike any other, and we must continue doing what we can to lift our communities when and where they need it most.”

NFI’s 2020 campaign supported 19 different United Way agencies across the U.S. and Canada, located in or nearby communities where NFI has facilities, including:

  • Inland Empire United Way (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
  • Metro United Way (Louisville, KY)
  • Renfrew County United Way (Pembroke, ON)
  • Tri-County Area United Way (Marinette, WI)
  • United Way Bay Area (San Francisco, CA)
  • United Way Fresno & Madera Counties (Fresno, CA)
  • United Way Greater Toronto (Toronto, ON)
  • United Way Montréal (Montréal, QC)
  • United Way of Central Minnesota (St. Cloud, MN)v
  • United Way of Crookston (Crookston, MN)
  • United Way of Delaware County (Delaware, OH)
  • United Way of East Central Alabama (Anniston, AL)
  • United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area (Pembina, ND)
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey (Philadelphia, PA)
  • United Way of Kentucky (Louisville, KY)
  • United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (Dallas, TX)
  • United Way of Southern Chautauqua County (Jamestown, NY)
  • United Way Winnipeg (Winnipeg, MB)

CARB is part of the California Environmental Protection Agency, and is the clean air agency committed to building a greener future. Through its administration of the HVIP program, CARB has catalyzed electric adoption in the region, with a projected achievement of reducing greenhouse gases in California by 40 percent by 2030. CARB helped deploy over 4,000 vehicles and low NOx engines from over 7,000 vouchers that have been funded since 2009.

CALSTART is a member-based national nonprofit focused on building a high-tech clean-transportation industry that creates jobs, cuts air pollution and oil imports, and curbs climate change. It works with the public and private sectors to remove barriers to innovation, and drive the industry to a clean and prosperous future.

New Flyer and MCI have been leading innovation in mobility for 90 years, today supporting North American cities with sustainable buses and coaches technology, and infrastructure. Together, they also operate the Vehicle Innovation Center, the first and only innovation lab of its kind dedicated to advancing bus technology and providing workforce development through electric bus training, now available online. New Flyer and MCI are also currently developing automated technology to improve safety in public transit.

In July 2020, NFI announced it was combining the New Flyer transit bus and MCI motorcoach businesses.

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.

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