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BREWSTER CHOOSES MCI AND 20 NEW J4500 COACHES TO TRAVEL THE ROCKIES THIS SUMMER

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, MAY 12, 2017: (TSX:NFI) (TSX:NFI.DB.U) Motor Coach Industries ("MCI"), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (the "Company"), the largest bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts supplier in North America, noted that seeing the Canadian Rockies by motor coach is just one of the world's greatest travel experiences, and Brewster recently chose 20 new MCI® J4500 coaches to deliver it to its passengers in luxury.

Banff-based Brewster — one of the oldest and most respected names in Canadian tourism with satellite offices in Canmore, Lake Louise, Jasper and Calgary — recently took delivery of nine MCI J4500s adding to the 11 Brewster put into service during 2016.

They've arrived just in time. "May kicks off our busy travel season," noted Devon Dadalt, Brewster's Transportation Revenue Manager. The newest MCI coaches will serve Brewster's full-day sightseeing tour business, which carry passengers for 6-10 hours at a time. Comfort is paramount, says Dadalt: "It's a good looking coach and our passengers like the many amenities."

And what amenities — each of Brewster's new MCI J4500s include plush leather seating for 52 passengers and custom galleys in the back with cold-water stations. Other high-end elements include wood-like flooring, 110-volt power outlets at every seat and Wi-Fi.

Brewster's passion is to provide guests with unforgettable, world-class experiences, accommodations, and transportation throughout Western Canada. Its parent Pursuit, which operates a portfolio of luxury travel brands, also supports Glacier Park, Inc., the Alaska Collection and FlyOver Canada. Pursuit offers world travelers and adventure seekers one-of-a-kind experiences available at the Banff Gondola, Banff Lake Cruise, Glacier Skywalk, Glacier Adventure and Maligne Lake Cruise.

Brewster dates its history back to 1892 when it was founded by Jim and Bill Brewster, just 10 and 12 years old at the time. The children were trained by the First Nations People to serve as guides for the historic Banff Springs Hotel. As they grew, the Brewster brothers became true tourism pioneers and in 1916 replaced some 70 horse-drawn carriages with five motor buses to carry Banff tourists, home to Canada's first national park.

Brewster and MCI also share a bit of history — both were subsidiaries of former MCI owner Greyhound Dial Co. during the 1980s.

"We're honored that Brewster has selected the MCI J4500," said Pat Ziska, Vice President of New Coach Sales. "We have so much respect for the way they care for their equipment and passengers alike. These new MCI J4500 coaches feature the latest engine technology that supports Brewster's special connection to the outdoors and their leadership in Canadian heritage, community and in environmental responsibility."

About the Company

The Company is the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America with fabrication, manufacturing, distribution and service centers in Canada and the United States and employs approximately 5,000 team members.

Through its Canadian and U.S. subsidiaries, Motor Coach Industries Limited and Motor Coach Industries, Inc., the Company is the leader in motor coaches in Canada and the U.S., offering the MCI® J4500, which is the industry's best-selling intercity coach for 11 consecutive years, and the MCI® D-Series, the industry's best-selling coach line in North American motor coach history. MCI is also the exclusive distributor of Setra® S 417 and S 407 in the United States and Canada. MCI actively supports over 28,000 motor coaches currently in service and offers 24-hour roadside assistance 365 days a year.

Through its Canadian and U.S. subsidiaries, New Flyer Industries Canada ULC and New Flyer of America Inc., the Company is North America's heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the broadest transit bus product line (Xcelsior® and MiDi® models), incorporating the broadest range of drive systems available, including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, electric-trolley and now battery-electric. New Flyer actively supports over 44,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI and Orion) currently in service.

The Company also operates North America's most comprehensive aftermarket parts organization providing support for all types of transit buses and motor coaches. All buses and coaches are 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.

For further information, please contact:

Patricia Plodzeen Public Relations,
Tel: 847-283-0883
E-mail: pat.plodzeen@mcicoach.com
or Jon Koffman, New Flyer Investor Relations
Tel: 204-224-6672
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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