NFI’s Paul Soubry recognized for outstanding service to advancing education in Canada

May 15, 2020 NFI Group

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, May 15, 2020 (TSX: NFI) NFI Group Inc. (“NFI” or the "Company"), today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Soubry has been recognized by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) with its 2020 Friend of Education Award, as part of CCAE’s annual Distinguished Service Awards.

The CCAE Friend of Education award, supported by Offord Group, recognizes outstanding service to post-secondary or independent school education, with recipients contributing significant leadership and efforts to advance education in Canada.

Soubry has maintained active leadership and support of academic institutions and programming for many years, serving as a guest lecturer, mentor, and scholarship and program development supporter. Most recently, he chaired the University of Manitoba’s Front and Center campaign to surpass its $500 million goal, with $626 million raised.

The campaign became the largest philanthropic initiative in Manitoba’s history, with over 60,000 donors supporting an outstanding student experience, Indigenous achievement, research excellence, graduate student support, and the places and spaces that enhance university campuses.

NFI congratulates Paul on the CCAE recognition, as well as the positive and lasting impact his efforts will have on thousands of individuals seeking educational opportunities. With a mandate that includes widespread community benefit and providing employees an opportunity to actively participate, NFI is proud to passionately support the communities in which it operates.

To learn more about NFI’s charitable and community support, view its Environmental, Social, and Governance report at nfigroup.com/esgr2020. To learn more about the CCAE awards, visit ccaecanada.org.

About NFI

With 9,000 team members operating from more than 50 facilities across ten countries, NFI is a leading independent global bus manufacturer providing a comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions under brands: New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), MCI® (motor coaches), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Parts™. NFI buses and motor coaches incorporate the widest range of drive systems available including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, and zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell).  In total, NFI now supports over 105,000 buses and coaches currently in service around the world. NFI common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI. News and information are available at www.nfigroup.com, www.newflyer.com, www.mcicoach.com, www.arbocsv.com, www.alexander-dennis.com, and www.nfi.parts.

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