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Nova Bus is the First North American Heavy-Duty Bus Manufacturer to Obtain ISO 14001 Certification

St-Eustache, Quebec, March 2, 2005 - Nova Bus, one of the largest designer and manufacturer of urban transit buses in North America, is pleased to announce it has obtained the ISO 14001 certification for environmental management of its operations. Nova Bus is the first North American heavy-duty manufacturer in the urban transportation sector to achieve corporate-wide ISO 14001 certification.

“We are very proud of having achieved the ISO 14001 certification. This highlights Nova Bus’s commitment to the implementation of best practices in environmental and waster management, noise and waste emissions control and prevention of ecological accidents.” commented Gilles Dion, President and CEO, Nova Bus. “Nova Bus is also dedicated to constant improvement in all areas of design and manufacturing and in acting as a responsible corporate citizen.” added Mr. Dion.

Intertek, an independent registering body and a leading international testing, inspection and certification organization, was retained to conduct an audit of the Nova Bus operations as part of the certification process and the Company’s commitment to ongoing improvement in environmental and quality management standards.

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized environmental management system standard through which a company can demonstrate its commitment to sound environmental performance, pollution prevention and continual improvement. The ISO 14000 family of standards on environmental management was developed to provide a practical toolbox to assist corporations in the implementation of actions supportive to sustainable development.

Nova Bus is a division of Prevost Car Inc. and one of the largest designers and manufacturers of city, suburban and shuttle buses in North America. Nova Bus manufactures the Nova LFS model, a 40-foot low floor bus with a complete stainless-steel structure. The Company operates two plants in Quebec, located in Saint-Eustache and Saint-François-du-Lac. Nova Bus celebrated the 25th and 35th anniversaries of its respective plants in 2004.

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Nova Bus, a Division of Prevost Car Inc.
Nadine Bernard, Business Development
nadine.bernard@volvo.com
450.974.6053

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