Bombardier To Supply Grooming Vehicles For SLC Olympics

Granby, Québec, Canada, October 19, 2000¿ Today the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games of 2002 (SLOC) announced that Bombardier Recreational Products, North America’s leading manufacturer of snow grooming equipment, has been named the Official Supplier of snow grooming equipment to the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games of 2002.

Bombardier will supply snow grooming vehicles and attachments for Snowboard, Alpine, Downhill, Biathlon, and Nordic Jumping at the Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, Snowbasin, Soldier Hollow and the Utah Olympic Park venues.

“The athletes of the world will have spectacular venues in which to compete and with Bombardier’s equipment and expertise, the conditions in Salt Lake will provide an unparalleled Olympic experience for both athletes and spectators,” said Mitt Romney, President and CEO of SLOC. “We are excited to have Bombardier join our team to enhance the outstanding qualities of our breathtaking mountain courses.” Pierre L. Charron, Vice President General Manager of Utility Vehicles for Bombardier Recreational Products mentioned: “We are absolutely delighted to be the Official Supplier to the 2002 Games and we are looking forward to working closely with SLOC. Our equipment will ensure that the 2002 Olympic Games have the best groomed snow possible.”

Bombardier Recreational Products is proud to supply snow grooming equipment for the third time to the Olympic Winter Games.

Bombardier Recreational Products designs, develops, builds, distributes and markets Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, snowgrooming equipment and multi-purpose tracked vehicles, Sea-Doo watercraft and sport boats, Bombardier all-terrain vehicles and Bombardier NV neighborhood vehicles. Snowmobiles, ATV, watercraft and some sport boats are powered by Rotax engines that are designed and built by Bombardier-Rotax GmbH which also builds motors for motorcycles and scooters.

Bombardier Inc., a diversified manufacturing and service company, is a world leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. It is also a provider of financial services and asset management. The Corporation employs 56,000 people in 12 countries in North America, Europe and Asia, and more than 90% of its revenues are generated outside Canada. Bombardier’s revenues for its fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2000 totaled $13.6 billion.