Bombardier Announces its Strategic Decision to Focus on Business Aviation and its Intent to Accelerate Deleveraging through Sale of Transportation Division to Alstom

Bombardier, a earth leader in business enterprise aviation, is very well-positioned to contend in the

  • Bombardier, a earth leader in business enterprise aviation, is very well-positioned to contend in the business enterprise jet market place
  • Alstom to obtain Bombardier Transportation at an Organization Price of $eight.two billion (EUR seven.45 billion)
  • Transaction will retire la Caisse’s participation in Bombardier Transportation (BT), la Caisse to turn into largest shareholder of Alstom
  • Adhering to changes for liabilities, web of BT income, and la Caisse’s fascination, predicted web proceeds among $four.two and four.5 billion will reshape money composition
  • Closing predicted initially fifty percent of 2021, issue to customary regulatory approvals

All amounts in this press release are in U.S. pounds except if or else indicated. Amounts in EUR are transformed to USD at an 1.1 exchange charge.

Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B) announced that it has created the strategic decision to concentrate completely on business enterprise aviation and options to speed up its deleveraging by means of the sale of its rail business enterprise.

“Today marks an exciting new chapter for Bombardier. Going ahead, we will concentrate all our money, vitality and methods on accelerating progress and driving margin expansion in our market place-leading $seven. billion business enterprise plane franchise. With a more robust equilibrium sheet right after the completion of this transaction, an market-leading portfolio of items, a solid backlog, and a speedily developing aftermarket business enterprise, we will contend in this market place from a situation of power,” mentioned Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.

Bombardier Transportation Sale Overview

Bombardier has signed a Memorandum of Comprehending (MOU) with Alstom SA and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“la Caisse”) for the sale of its Transportation business enterprise to Alstom. Underneath the transaction, Bombardier and la Caisse will market their passions in Bombardier Transportation to Alstom on the foundation of an organization benefit of $eight.two billion (EUR ~seven.45 billion). Complete proceeds, right after the deduction of financial debt-like objects and transferred liabilities, together with pension obligations, and web of BT income, are predicted to be around $six.four billion, issue to upward changes of up to $440 million. After deducting la Caisse’s equity situation among $two.1 billion and $two.three billion, Bombardier would receive web proceeds of among $four.two to $four.5 billion, together with $550 million of Alstom shares for a fastened membership value of EUR forty seven.fifty, monetizable right after a three-month lock-up article-closing, issue to closing changes, indemnities and the EUR to USD exchange charge. Bombardier intends to direct these proceeds to financial debt paydown and will examine the most efficient financial debt reduction tactics.

The transaction recognizes the major benefit made at Transportation considering that the beginning of the turnaround.

“Selling the rail business enterprise will allow for us to reshape and redefine our money composition. Incorporating a substantial volume of income to the equilibrium sheet, and removing la Caisse desired equity in Transportation, will change the game for Bombardier,” ongoing Bellemare. “Including predicted proceeds from previously declared transactions, Bombardier would have among $six.5 and $seven. billion of pro forma1 cash on hand, putting the Corporation on a model-new footing to address its $nine.three billion of financial debt.”  The signing of the MOU has been unanimously permitted by each and every of Bombardier and Alstom’s board of directors, and the transaction declared today is completely supported by la Caisse, who will turn into a new extensive-term shareholder of Alstom.

“We are self-confident that the sale of our rail business enterprise to Alstom is the suitable motion for all stakeholders. As a corporation, their mission to provide the world’s most efficient mobility methods, their commitment to technology and their concentrate on sustainability will serve our consumers very well. They also enjoy and benefit our technology and capabilities. Over all, they acknowledge our proficient and passionate staff members and the wonderful operate they have performed,” Bellemare mentioned.

About Bombardier Aviation

Bombardier Aviation is a market place-leading, $seven. billion business enterprise1, with demonstrated effectiveness and a obvious route for progress, margin expansion and stable income technology. For much more than thirty a long time, Bombardier has made, constructed and supported one particular of the largest installed bases in business enterprise jet record, which today stands at much more than four,800 plane. It is driven by a very pleased heritage, a commitment to extraordinary purchaser company and much more than eighteen,000 proficient and passionate staff members1.  

Business enterprise jet deliveries are predicted to improve considerably, pushed by the substantial cabin section. Fundamental this progress, is ongoing international economic progress, the more expansion of charter and fractional possession business enterprise types, and a substitute cycle supported by newer and much more efficient plane.

Owning just accomplished a big item expenditure cycle, Bombardier offers the greatest plane item line-up in the market. Its flagship plane, the all new Global 7500, is the world’s largest, longest-array and most advanced business enterprise jet. In 2019, Bombardier also introduced into company its new Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft with much better than promised effectiveness. Bombardier Aviation’s market-leading portfolio of plane also consists of the Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 aircraft, greatest-marketing in their respective class, as very well as the new Learjet 75 Liberty. With a $fourteen.four billion backlog, the largest in the market, Bombardier is extremely very well positioned to contend, gain, improve, and develop shareholder benefit. For 2020, Bombardier Aviation expects to supply a hundred and sixty or much more plane.

Bombardier proceeds its commitment to extraordinary purchaser company, having declared big expansions to its company and help community. The Corporation is at present executing on this progress agenda by means of assignments around the earth, together with new and expanded facilities in Singapore, London and Miami.

Bombardier Aviation is headquartered in Montréal, Canada and has big functions in sixteen countries around the earth.

Memorandum of Comprehending

Pursuant to the specifications of French legislation, Alstom and Bombardier will initiate Functions Councils information and session techniques prior to the signing of the transaction documents. Accordingly, and steady with customary exercise in France, Alstom, Bombardier and la Caisse reached an agreement in principle on the key conditions of the transaction and entered into a MOU prior to announcing the proposed transaction. The MOU organizes the information and session process by Bombardier and Alstom of their respective Functions Councils and consists of special commitments by equally get-togethers. This process is expected to final for around four to 5 months.

Bombardier has retained Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and UBS Investment Lender as its fiscal advisors and Norton Rose Fulbright as its lead authorized advisor, with Jones Day advising on antitrust and competition issues outside Canada. Nationwide Lender Economic and Rockefeller Capital Administration are performing as fiscal advisors to Bombardier’s Board of Directors.

Investor Webcast Information

Bombardier will host a convention phone for buyers and fiscal analysts on Monday, February seventeen, 2020 at 1:thirty p.m. (EST) to discuss the transaction and information contained in this press release. A are living webcast of the phone and related fiscal charts will be accessible at www.ir.bombardier.com.

Stakeholders wishing to hear to the presentation and query and respond to period of time by phone may possibly dial one particular of the pursuing convention phone figures:

In English:

+1 514 394 9320 or
+1 866 240 8954 (toll-cost-free in North The us) 
+800 6578 9868 (overseas calls)

In French:
(with translation) 

+1 514 394 9316 or
+1 888 791 1368 (toll-cost-free in North The us) 
+800 6578 9868 (overseas calls)

A recording of the phone will be accessible on Bombardier’s site soon right after the stop of the webcast.

About Bombardier

With in excess of sixty,000 staff members across two business enterprise segments, Bombardier is a international leader in the transportation market, generating ground breaking and game-shifting planes and trains. Our items and solutions provide earth-class transportation activities that set new specifications in passenger ease and comfort, vitality effectiveness, trustworthiness and safety.

Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Bombardier has manufacturing and engineering websites in in excess of 25 countries across the segments of Aviation and Transportation. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Inventory Trade (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, Bombardier posted revenues of $fifteen.eight billion. News and information are accessible at bombardier.com or abide by us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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(1) Pro Forma consists of the sale of Transportation and the closing of previously declared transactions. Professional Forma income on hand consists of 2020 cost-free income movement outlook, web of Residual Price Ensure (RVG) payments.

Forward-Wanting STATEMENTS

This press release consists of ahead-searching statements, which may possibly involve, but are not confined to: statements with respect to our targets, anticipations and outlook or direction in respect of different fiscal and international metrics and sources of contribution thereto, targets, plans, priorities, market place and tactics, fiscal situation, market place situation, capabilities, aggressive strengths, credit rating scores, beliefs, potential customers, options, anticipations, anticipations, estimates and intentions typical economic and business enterprise outlook, potential customers and trends of an market predicted progress in desire for items and solutions progress method, together with in the business enterprise plane aftermarket business enterprise item growth, together with projected structure, properties, ability or effectiveness predicted or scheduled entry-into-company of items and solutions, orders, deliveries, tests, lead periods, certifications and challenge execution in typical aggressive situation anticipations pertaining to development and completion of tough Transportation assignments and the release of working money therefrom inside the expected timeframe anticipations pertaining to earnings and backlog mix the predicted impact of the legislative and regulatory surroundings and authorized proceedings on our business enterprise and functions power of money profile and equilibrium sheet, creditworthiness, accessible liquidities and money methods, predicted fiscal specifications and ongoing evaluation of strategic and fiscal possibilities the introduction of productiveness enhancements, operational efficiencies and restructuring initiatives and expected expenses, meant positive aspects and timing thereof the predicted targets and fiscal targets fundamental our transformation strategy and the timing and development in execution thereof, together with the expected business enterprise transition to progress cycle and income technology anticipations and targets pertaining to financial debt repayments and refinancing of financial institution facilities and maturities and intentions and targets for our courses, belongings and functions. As it relates to the transaction reviewed herein, this press release also consists of ahead-searching statements with respect to: the predicted conditions, situations, and timing for completion thereof the expected proceeds and use thereof and/or thought therefor, as very well as the expected positive aspects of such transaction and their predicted impact on our outlook, direction and targets, functions, infrastructure, chances, fiscal condition and income on hand, business enterprise strategy and all round method (together with our expectation of a deleveraged profile and reshaped money composition and the elimination of CDPQ’s desired equity in Transportation) and the simple fact that closing of this transaction will be conditioned on certain events taking place, together with with no limitation the receipt of needed regulatory approvals, the execution of definitive documentation, receipt of Alstom shareholder acceptance in respect of the required money increase and completion of related functions council consultations.

Forward-searching statements can frequently be recognized by the use of ahead-searching terminology such as “may”, “will”, “shall”, “can”, “expect”, “estimate”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “foresee”, “believe”, “continue”, “maintain” or “align”, the damaging of these conditions, versions of them or comparable terminology. Forward-searching statements are introduced for the purpose of assisting buyers and many others in being familiar with certain vital factors of our recent targets, strategic priorities, anticipations, outlook and options, and in obtaining a much better being familiar with of our business enterprise and expected operating surroundings. Audience are cautioned that such information may possibly not be ideal for other uses.

By their mother nature, ahead-searching statements call for administration to make assumptions and are issue to important recognised and unknown hazards and uncertainties, which may possibly induce our true success in future intervals to vary materially from forecast success set forth in ahead-searching statements. Though administration considers these assumptions to be reasonable and ideal based on information at present accessible, there is risk that they may possibly not be correct. The assumptions fundamental the ahead-searching statements created in this press release in relation to the transaction reviewed herein involve the pursuing substance assumptions: the gratification of all closing situations (together with with no limitation receipt of regulatory approvals on suitable conditions inside frequently expert time frames, the execution of definitive documentation, receipt of Alstom shareholder acceptance in respect of the required money increase and prosperous completion of related functions council consultations) and prosperous completion of such transaction inside the expected timeframe, the realization of the meant positive aspects therefrom (together with receipt of predicted proceeds and meant use thereof) inside the expected timeframe the capability of the Corporation to retain vital administration and staff members throughout the pendency and pursuing completion of the transaction the capability of the Corporation to satisfy its liabilities and meet its fiscal covenants and financial debt company obligations throughout the pendency and pursuing completion of the transaction the capability of the Corporation to access the money marketplaces as needed throughout the pendency and pursuing completion of the transaction and fulfillment by the other get-togethers of their respective obligations, commitments and undertakings pursuant to transaction documentation and agreements in principle. In addition, the assumptions fundamental the ahead-searching statements created in this press release in relation to the Company’s pro forma income on hand and more robust equilibrium sheet involve the gratification of all closing situations (together with with no limitation receipt of regulatory approvals on suitable conditions inside frequently expert time frames) and prosperous completion of the sale of our functions in Belfast and Morocco and the sale of the CRJ plane system inside the expected timeframe and receipt of predicted proceeds and meant use thereof. For more information, together with with respect to the other assumptions fundamental the ahead-searching statements created in this press release, refer to the Strategic Priorities and Steering and ahead-searching statements sections in the applicable reportable section in the MD&A of the Company’s fiscal report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.

Particular components that could induce true success to vary materially from those people expected in the ahead-searching statements involve, but are not confined to, hazards linked with typical economic situations, hazards linked with our business enterprise surroundings (such as hazards linked with “Brexit”, the fiscal condition of the airline market, business enterprise plane consumers, and the rail market trade policy amplified competition political instability and pressure majeure events or international local climate change), operational hazards (such as hazards linked to building new items and solutions growth of new business enterprise and awarding of new contracts book-to-invoice ratio and buy backlog the certification and homologation of items and solutions fastened-value and fastened-term commitments and manufacturing and challenge execution, together with difficulties linked with tough Transportation assignments and the risk that actions and initiatives carried out by Transportation to transfer ahead and finish such assignments may possibly not be prosperous, and the meant consequence and release of working money therefrom not currently being recognized, inside the timeframe expected or at all pressures on income flows and money expenditures based on challenge-cycle fluctuations and seasonality hazards linked with our capability to efficiently put into practice and execute our method, transformation strategy, productiveness enhancements, operational efficiencies and restructuring initiatives carrying out business enterprise with associates inadequacy of income arranging and administration and challenge funding item effectiveness warranty and casualty assert losses regulatory and authorized proceedings environmental, overall health and safety hazards dependence on certain consumers, contracts and suppliers provide chain hazards human methods reliance on information systems reliance on and security of mental house rights standing hazards risk administration tax issues and adequacy of insurance coverage coverage), financing hazards (such as hazards linked to liquidity and access to money marketplaces retirement profit strategy risk publicity to credit rating risk substantial current financial debt and fascination payment specifications certain restrictive financial debt covenants and bare minimum income stages financing help presented for the profit of certain consumers and reliance on authorities help), market place hazards (such as hazards linked to overseas currency fluctuations shifting fascination costs decreases in residual values improves in commodity costs and inflation charge fluctuations). For much more information, see the Threats and uncertainties part in Other in the MD&A of the Company’s fiscal report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. With respect to the transaction reviewed herein particularly, certain components that could induce true success to vary materially from those people expected in the ahead-searching statements involve, but are not confined to: the failure to receive or hold off in getting regulatory approvals on suitable conditions or at all, the failure to receive or hold off in getting Alstom shareholder acceptance in respect of the required money increase and to finish related functions council consultations, or or else satisfy the situations to the completion of this transaction or hold off in completing, and uncertainty pertaining to the duration of time required to finish, such transaction, and all or part of the meant positive aspects therefrom not currently being recognized and all or part of the expected proceeds therefrom not currently being accessible to the Corporation inside the expected timeframe, or at all and alternate sources of funding that would be used to change the expected proceeds from such transaction may possibly not be accessible when needed, or on fascinating conditions the failure to enter into definitive documentation for the transaction or the occurrence of an event which would allow for the other get-togethers to terminate their respective obligations, commitments and undertakings pursuant to transaction documentation and agreements in principle alterations in the conditions of the transaction the failure by the other get-togethers to satisfy their respective obligations, commitments and undertakings pursuant to transaction documentation and agreements in principle the Corporation currently being not able to satisfy its liabilities and meet its fiscal covenants and financial debt company obligations throughout the pendency and pursuing completion of the transaction the failure to retain the Company’s vital administration, personnel and shoppers throughout the pendency and pursuing completion of the transaction and hazards linked with the loss and ongoing substitute of vital administration and personnel and the impact of the announcement of the transaction on the Company’s interactions with 3rd get-togethers, together with perhaps ensuing in the loss of shoppers, staff members, suppliers, business enterprise associates or other positive aspects and goodwill of the business enterprise. There is a risk that a party may possibly terminate its respective obligations under the agreements in principle and Memorandum of Comprehending prior to or right after definitive binding agreements currently being entered into, together with because of to circumstances encompassing the related Functions Council consultations. There is no certainty, nor can the Corporation provide any assurance, that the situations to closing of the proposed transaction will be satisfied or, if satisfied, when they will be satisfied. If the proposed transaction is not accomplished for any reason, there is a risk that the announcement of such transaction and the commitment of substantial methods of the Corporation to the completion thereof could have a damaging impact on the Company’s operating success and business enterprise frequently, and could have a substance adverse influence on the recent and future functions, fiscal condition and potential customers of the Corporation, together with the loss of investor self confidence in link with the Company’s capability to execute its strategic strategy. In addition, failure to finish the proposed transaction for any reason could materially negatively impact the market place value of the Company’s securities. If the proposed transaction is not accomplished for any reason, there can be no assurance that administration will be prosperous in its attempts to identify and put into practice other strategic possibilities that would be in the greatest passions of the Corporation and its stakeholders inside the context of current market place, regulatory and aggressive situations in the industries in which the Corporation operates, on favourable conditions and timing or at all, and, if applied, that such actions would have the planned success. We also have incurred major transaction and linked expenses in link with the proposed transaction, and more major or unanticipated expenses may possibly be incurred. With respect to the ahead-searching statements created in this press release in relation to the Company’s pro forma income on hand and more robust equilibrium sheet, more components that could induce true success to vary materially from those people expected in the ahead-searching statements involve, but are not confined to: the failure to receive or hold off in getting regulatory approvals on suitable conditions or at all, or or else satisfy the situations to the completion of the sale of our functions in Belfast and Morocco and the sale of the CRJ plane system or hold off in completing, and uncertainty pertaining to the duration of time required to finish, such transactions, and all or part of the expected proceeds therefrom not currently being accessible to the Corporation inside the expected timeframe, or at all and alternate sources of funding that would be used to change the expected proceeds from such transactions may possibly not be accessible when needed, or on fascinating conditions. For much more information, see the Threats and uncertainties part in Other in the MD&A of the Company’s fiscal report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.

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