Making A Difference In 2018: MCI Unveils Innovations, Congratulates Award Winners, Generous Donors

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, FEBRUARY 16, 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, MCI made news at the motor coach industry's first trade gatherings of the New Year with its revolutionary new 2018 J4500, D45 CRT LE and soon-to-arrive 35-foot J, and all-electric models, but it was also time to recognize well-deserved talent in environmental and industry innovation.

Many MCI customers won top motor coach awards at the recent UMA Expo 2018 in San Antonio and ABA Marketplace in Charlotte, and MCI congratulates them all.

2018 UMA MOTORCOACH EXPO, January 8-12, San Antonio, Texas

UMA Expo 2018 Leadership Awards

UMA Green Highway Award sponsored by MCI

Jack Wigley, center, All Aboard America President, accepts the Green Spirit Award from Stacy Tetschner, United Motorcoach Association President and CEO, and Patricia Ziska, MCI Vice President of New Coach Sales.

ABA ANNUAL MEETING & MARKETPLACE 2018, January 27-February 1, Charlotte, North Carolina

ABA Green Spirit Award sponsored by MCI

ABA Foundation Live Auction

The ABA Foundation booth displayed TCS's well-
equipped MCI J4500, won by TCS's President and
ABA Marketplace Chair Terry Fischer, during last
year's auction to inspire and motivate ABA attendees
to bid on this year's MCI J4500.

Tom Giddens, Pacific Coachways, Garden Grove, CA won the bid on a donated 2018 J4500 coach for the ABA Foundation Live Auction. TCS's president and ABA Marketplace chair Terry Fischer won the auction last year, and displayed the winning MCI J4500 in the ABA Foundation booth to inspire and motivate ABA attendees to bid on this year's well-equipped MCI 2018 J4500. Of course Pacific Coachways will customize its new coach as TCS did, and will take delivery of the coach later this year.

Proceeds from the auction fund the ABA Foundation's scholarships and research efforts on the environmental, congestion mitigation and economic benefits of group travel.

ABA Women in Buses Award

Camille JeBran, Vice President, Treasurer-Secretary, Trans-Bridge Lines, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

A true pioneer in the motor coach industry, Camille JeBran joined her brother A.J. Ferraro and other family members in the early 1940s to expand beyond its trolley and bus operations in New Jersey, by adding motor coach charters and tours across the Phillipsburg-New Jersey Bridge. After marrying James JeBran in 1951, Camille and James co-ran the business while raising their three children, eventually purchasing 100 percent of the company in 1990. Today, Camille and her immediate family now run Trans-Bridge, ranked as a one of the nation's top 50 motor coach companies with a 61-coach fleet serving Manhattan and beyond. On January 26th, Camille JeBran marked her 100th Birthday at Marketplace.

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 electric.

Further information is available at,, and 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
or Jon Koffman, New Flyer Investor Relations
Tel: 320-316-4964

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