Bombardier announces successful renewal of bank lines in Europe.

Bombardier Inc. announced today that it has successfully renewed the 364-day portion of its €3.71-billion syndicated European credit facility through syndicated banks. The new maturity date for this tranche is July 6, 2005.

Twenty-four banks extended their facilities, totalling €492 million. The agent bank is HSBC Bank PLC.

"This successful renewal further demonstrates the Corporation’s healthy liquidity position as well as the European banking syndicates’ confidence in our three-year restructuring plan," said François Lemarchand, Bombardier’s Senior Vice President and Treasurer.

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