November 24, 2015

Bombardier to Outline Strategic and Transformation Objectives through 2020

  • Company Holds Investor Day in New York City Today
  • CEO and CFO to Provide Liquidity and Cash Flow Objectives
  • Executive Leadership Team to Present Company-wide Transformation Objectives
  • Segment Presidents to Outline Growth and Value Creation Efforts
  • Financial Objectives to Highlight Stabilized Portfolio for Solid Execution by 2018

Bombardier will hold its 2015 Investor Day in New York City starting at 8:00 a.m. today and review five-year strategic objectives for its business segments and overarching transformation initiatives.

“I am very pleased to be joined today by the executive leadership team that I have introduced to you over the past several months,” said Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. “I am confident that the strength and industry experience of our management team will contribute to the achievement of the objectives outlined within our transformation and growth strategy.”

“Today’s discussion will provide our stakeholders with an overview of a focused and disciplined vision to further stabilize and de-risk our business, solidify our liquidity, and transform our company through a transition period. These priorities will be implemented in order to successfully position our business segments for margin expansion and improved cash flow generation throughout the plan period,” added Mr. Bellemare.

Planned presentations will include: Alain Bellemare - President and Chief Executive Officer, Lutz Bertling – President, Transportation, Nico Buchholz – Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, David Coleal - President, Business Aircraft, Fred Cromer – President, Commercial Aircraft, John Di Bert – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,Jean Séguin – President, Aerostructures and Engineering Services, and Jim Vounassis – Vice President, Operations Strategy and Chief Transformation Officer.

Related presentation materials and webcast information for Investor Day 2015 will be available from 8:00 a.m. at A replay of the webcast will also be posted on the same website later today. Details of the presentations are as follows:

8:00 to 9:45 a.m. Strategic Imperatives

Alain Bellemare

President and Chief Executive Officer

  Enterprise Transformation

Jim Vounassis

Vice President, Operations Strategy and Chief Transformation Officer

  Procurement Transformation

Nico Buchholz

Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer

  Financial Performance Roadmap

John Di Bert

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Break  
10:15 a.m. to   12:30 p.m. Business Aircraft

David Coleal

President, Business Aircraft

  Commercial Aircraft

Fred Cromer

President, Commercial Aircraft


Jean Séguin

President, Aerostructures and Engineering Services


Lutz Bertling

President, Transportation

As is its usual practice, Bombardier will provide its official guidance for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016 during its Q4 2015 earnings conference call to be held in February 2016. However, as the Corporation continues to complete its assessment in preparation for its 2016 guidance, Bombardier is hereby providing directional indicators reflecting its initial view of the respective areas of performance for the 2016 fiscal year in relation to the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015.

In short, 2016 will be a year of transition:

  • Bombardier expects its liquidity position to be strong, driven by the previously announced investments from the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) in Bombardier Transportation and from the Government of Québec in the C Series program, in each case once completed upon satisfaction of their respective conditions to completion;
  • cash usage is expected to improve as a result of Bombardier Transportation deliveries and the previously announced reset of the production rate for the Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft;
  • the reset of the Global 5000 and Global 6000 production rates will be driving revenue down;
  • EBIT will be lower due to these same factors as well as from the C Series program ramp-up;
  • 2016 will also be a year of disciplined execution of the Bombardier transformation plan and of its aerospace programs, positioning the Corporation well to gradually rebuild earnings and cash flow towards its 2018 and 2020 objectives, as outlined in the presentation materials posted on Bombardier’s website today.

Additional details, including directional indicators of 2016 performance for the Corporation’s business segments, will be available in the presentation materials posted on Bombardier’s website today.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, we posted revenues of $20.1 billion. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter  @Bombardier.

Bombardier, C SeriesGlobalGlobal 5000Global 6000 and The Evolution of Mobility are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

For Information

Isabelle Rondeau
Director, Communications
Bombardier Inc.
+514 861 9481

Yan Lapointe
Manager, Investor Relations
Bombardier Inc.
+514 861 9481


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