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ALSTOM and General Motors Electro-Motive Division to create
joint venture in locomotive maintenance services

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(Paris, France/Chicago, Ill.) - ALSTOM and General Motors
Electro-Motive Division (EMD) announced today that they have
entered into an agreement in principle to form a Joint Venture
that will create a leading provider of locomotive maintenance
services to railroad customers worldwide. The Joint Venture, to
be called ALSTOM EMD SERVICES, will be a cooperative effort
between two world leaders in the locomotive and transportation
businesses. The Joint Venture will focus on servicing
locomotives of all types and brands, not just those
manufactured by ALSTOM and EMD. ALSTOM will hold a majority
stake in the new company. The formation of the Joint Venture is
subject to the negotiation and execution of definitive
agreements and to the satisfactory completion of due
diligence.

Michel Moreau, President of ALSTOM's Transport Sector, said:
'By linking ALSTOM's worldwide reach in the transportation
business with EMD's proven reputation for product design and
quality, the Joint Venture is expected to make both companies
more globally competitive in the locomotive maintenance
marketplace.'

According to R. William Happel, GM Vice President and
General Manager of GM's Electro-Motive Division, 'The
companies' combined superior products and technologies, along
with proven solutions approaches and an international presence,
would allow the Joint Venture to offer an unprecedented range
of services to locomotive customers.'

 

ALSTOM is the global specialist in energy and transport
infrastructure. The company serves the energy market through
its activities in the fields of power generation, power
transmission and distribution, power conversion and electrical
contracting and the transport market through its activities in
rail and marine. ALSTOM today has annual sales in excess of 20
billion euros and employs more than 140,000 people in over 70
countries.

ALSTOM Transport, with sales of over 4 billion euros and a
near 20% market share, is a leading supplier of rolling stock,
signaling, services and railway systems to the rail industry
world-wide.

GM's Electro-Motive Division is one of the world's largest
manufacturers of diesel/electric locomotives, as well as a
provider of power generation and marine power products,
services, and parts. Since its founding in 1922, EMD has
shipped more than 56,000 locomotives to 73 countries
worldwide.

 

For further information:

ALSTOM GM EMD

Press:

S. Gagneraud/G. Tourvieille

+ 33 (0)1 47 55 25 87 Work

Investor Relations:

Heather Green

+ 33 (0)1 47 55 25 78

investor.relations@chq.alstom.com

internet.press@chq.alstom.com
 Sheri Woodruff

+ 1 (708) 387-3791 Work

+ 1 (773) 793-7003 Mobile 

 

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

The first sentence of the first paragraph and the second
paragraph of this release are forward-looking statements,
within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933
and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. By
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governmental policy, taxation or accounting standards or
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