Bombardier announces closing of notes offering in the United States

Bombardier Inc. announced today that it closed a notes offering with a $500-million US 10-year tranche and a $250-million US 30-year tranche.

"It has been two years since Bombardier Inc. issued unsecured bonds in the U.S. capital markets," said François Lemarchand, Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Bombardier Inc. "The size of the orderbook provides evidence that the U.S. capital markets have confidence in the Corporation and in our ability to execute our restructuring plan."

This announcement is not an offer for sale of securities in the United States. The offering has not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold except pursuant to an exemption from or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act or any state securities laws.

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2004, were $21.3 billion Cdn and its shares are traded on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F). News and information are available at

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