Orion assigns Seattle King County Metro Transit contract for up to 381 hybrid buses to New Flyer

Orion assigns Seattle King County Metro Transit contract for up to 381 hybrid 
buses to New Flyer 
WINNIPEG, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - (TSX:NFI; TSX:NFI.DB.U) New Flyer Industries 
Inc. ("New Flyer" or the "Company"), the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty 
transit buses in the United States and Canada, announced today that Daimler 
Buses North America, Inc. ("DBNA"), has assigned to New Flyer its contract 
with Seattle Metro Transit, a division of King County Department of 
Transportation, to build up to 381 Xcelsior™ heavy-duty 35 and 40-foot 
diesel-electric hybrid buses. King County Metro's initial order to New Flyer 
under the assigned contract consists of 60 heavy-duty 35-foot buses and 60 
heavy-duty 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses. 
The contract, which expires on June 30, 2014, includes remaining base order 
buses consisting of a combination of 181 35-foot and 40-foot diesel-electric 
hybrid buses, as well as 200 option buses consisting of a combination of 
35-foot and 40-foot buses. This award assignment marks the first Xcelsior™ 
buses to be built for King County Metro's fleet. The Xcelsior™ is New 
Flyer's 'best-in-class' low-floor model that boasts improvements in fuel 
economy, passenger experience, accessibility, noise reduction and styling; 
supported by the New Flyer warranty, service and lifetime customer care. 
"Delivering on commitments to King County Metro was of the upmost importance 
to New Flyer," said Paul Soubry, New Flyer's President and Chief Executive 
Officer. "We are pleased that we could respond to DBNA's transition plan with 
a solution that met the needs of King County, while ensuring that expectations 
regarding our current bus production run are met." 
The assignment of this contract is a result of DBNA's decision announced on 
April 25, 2012 to exit production of Orion heavy-duty transit buses in the US 
and Canadian markets. 
This order is additional to New Flyer's existing contract with King County for 
43 60-foot buses currently in production with an anticipated delivery in the 
second quarter of 2013. This contract assignment further extends the 
long-standing partnership between New Flyer and King County that has developed 
on the basis of the reliability of the 995 New Flyer buses delivered since May 
2000. 
About New Flyer
New Flyer is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the 
United States and Canada. The Company's three manufacturing facilities - in 
St. Cloud, MN; Crookston, MN; and Winnipeg, MB - are all ISO 9001, ISO 14001 
and OHSAS 18001 certified. The Company currently operates a parts 
fabrication facility in Elkhart, IN and four parts distribution centers in 
Erlanger, KY; Fresno, CA; Winnipeg, MB and Brampton, ON. The Company also 
operates a service center in Arnprior, ON. 
With a skilled workforce of over 2,200 employees, New Flyer is a technology 
leader, offering the broadest product line in the industry, including drive 
systems powered by clean diesel, LNG, CNG and electric trolley as well as 
energy-efficient diesel-electric hybrid vehicles. New Flyer has delivered 
over 32,000 heavy-duty buses in the United States and Canada. All products 
are supported with an industry-leading, comprehensive parts and service 
network. Further information is available on New Flyer's web site at 
www.newflyer.com. 
The common shares and convertible unsecured subordinated debentures of New 
Flyer are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols NFI and 
NFI.DB.U, respectively. 
Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to expected 
future events and financial and operating results of the Company that involve 
risks and uncertainties. Although the forward-looking statements contained 
in this press release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable 
assumptions, investors cannot be assured that actual results will be 
consistent with these forward-looking statements, and the differences may be 
material. Actual results may differ materially from management expectations 
as projected in such forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, 
including market and general economic conditions and economic conditions of 
and funding availability for customers to purchase buses and to purchase parts 
or services, customers may not exercise options to purchase additional buses, 
the ability of customers to terminate contracts for convenience and the other 
risks and uncertainties discussed in the materials filed with the Canadian 
securities regulatory authorities and available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. 
Due to the potential impact of these factors, the Company disclaims any 
intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, 
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless 
required by applicable law. 
Jon Koffman Investor Relations Tel: 204-224-6672 
SOURCE: New Flyer Industries Inc. 
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CO: New Flyer Industries Inc.
ST: Manitoba
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