Greenbrier hires Jack Isselmann as Director of Corporate Relations and Communications

    Greenbrier hires Jack Isselmann as Director of Corporate Relations and

PR Newswire

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Oct. 23, 2012

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies
[NYSE: GBX] today announced that Jack Isselmann joined the Company as Director
of Corporate Relations and Communications.

Isselmann reports to William Furman, president and chief executive officer.
In this role, he will lead the Company's interaction with political officials
and candidates and provide strategic direction on legislative matters.
Isselmann will assume the public affairs responsibilities previously held by
Susan Wilson, director, operations analysis and control & public affairs, who
is joining her husband on a multi-year expatriate assignment in China. Wilson
will continue to do international consulting work for Greenbrier, reporting to
the CEO and others as assigned.

Isselmann will also act as the Company's interface in local communities where
Greenbrier has operations. As head of public affairs, he will direct
Greenbrier's charitable contributions program and manage company media
relations and internal communication programs. Isselmann will supervise the
Company's representation in various business organizations and coalitions as
well as participate in Greenbrier's legal and human resources operations.

"We feel fortunate to have an individual of Jack's caliber join our
organization," commented William Furman. Furman continued, "Jack's reputation
has been that of an extremely effective advocate and strategist for his
clients. This, combined with his deep experience and extensive personal
network, will provide Greenbrier with great capability across a broad range of

Isselmann most recently was a partner at Tonkon Torp LLP and head of its
Oregon Government Relations practice group. At Tonkon Torp, Isselmann served
the Oregon University System, the Oregon Economic Development Association, the
City of Hillsboro, and Greenbrier, among other clients. Prior to joining
Tonkon Torp in 2006, Isselmann served as deputy director for the State of
Oregon's Economic and Community Development Department (OECDD), and was on the
Governor's staff from 2003 to 2005. He also previously acted as a corporate
lawyer, both in-house and in private practice, for Silicon Forest technology
companies and was a principal in his own public affairs and government
relations consulting practice.

Isselmann is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Southern
California and earned his law degree with honors from the University of
Maryland School of Law. He serves on the board of trustees for All Hands
Raised, and previously served on the boards of the Oregon Museum of Science
and Industry and the Oregon chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis

About Greenbrier Companies

Greenbrier, (, headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a leading
supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railroad industry.
Greenbrier builds new railroad freight cars in its three manufacturing
facilities in the U.S. and Mexico and marine barges at its U.S. facility. It
also repairs and refurbishes freight cars and provides wheels and railcar
parts at 39 locations across North America. Greenbrier builds new railroad
freight cars and refurbishes freight cars for the European market through both
its operations in Poland and various subcontractor facilities throughout
Europe. Greenbrier owns approximately 11,000 railcars, and performs management
services for approximately 219,000 railcars.

SOURCE The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (GBX)

Contact: Walt Hannan, +1-503-684-7000
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