Bombardier Signs 2,250Th Dealership

Bombardier Recreational Products announces that one year after manufacturing its first outboard engine, it has signed its 2,250th American dealership, Pompano Beach Marine Center, Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla.

"In one year we have reached a milestone," said Ben Lafortune, Vice President Sales and Marketing. "In a short time, we have provided owners of Evinrude® and Johnson® outboard engines access to our brand through an optimal number of dealers. This was key to facilitate service to existing and new customers."

"We have many Evinrude and Johnson outboard engine owners in the area, and we're pleased we can service them as well as reach new customers," said Pompano Beach Marine Center president, Jerry Johnson. The dealership first began selling Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines in 1969, and since that time has maintained a full-service parts and service department. The full-line dealership will sell Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines in addition to providing full-service for parts and accessories.

"Bombardier is serious about what they're doing, and we expect more good things. We're excited to be a part of this," added Johnson. The commitment to durability, quality and reliability that Bombardier has demonstrated with Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines has convinced many dealers that Bombardier delivers on its promises.

Bombardier Recreational Products designs, develops, builds, distributes and markets utility vehicles, Rotax® engines, Ski Doo® and Lynx® snowmobiles, Bombardier™ ATVs, Sea-Doo® watercraft and sport boats as well as the Evinrude® and Johnson® outboard marine engines and Ficht® direct fuel injection technology.

Bombardier Inc., a diversified manufacturing and services company, is a world leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. It also provides financial services and asset management in business areas aligned with its core expertise. Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, the Corporation has a workforce of some 80,000 people in 24 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2002 stood at $21.6 billion Cdn. Bombardier trades on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F).

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For information:
Ann Stawski
Senior Coordinator, Public Relations
Boats and Outboard Engines
(262) 884-5494