Nova Bus Receives the Volvo Bus Executive Committee Award for Operational Excellence

St-Eustache, Quebec, May 27, 2009 - Nova Bus was crowned Operational Excellence Team of the Year after receiving the Volvo Bus Executive Committee Award (BEC Award) for Operational Excellence.

“We are very proud of this award. Volvo Bus is a large international conglomerate and being recognized among such a great group is an honour,” commented Gilles Dion, President and CEO, Nova Bus.  “Lead-time excellence is a priority for us and we are always striving to achieve better performance while maintaining the highest standards of quality in our products,” added Mr. Dion.

Nova Bus was selected to win the BEC Award based on stringent criteria including: operational excellence in lead-times and throughput times.  Winners are selected every year by the Volvo Bus Executive Committee. The BEC awards aim at rewarding subsidiaries of Volvo Bus Corporation who are constantly focused on implementing and maintaining extensive improvements on customer satisfaction and excellence.

Nova Bus is a member of the Volvo Group, a publicly held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.  With annual sales of approximately 27 billion US dollars, Volvo's business areas include heavy trucks, buses, construction equipment, marine and industrial drive systems, aerospace, and financial services.  In the United States, Volvo shares are listed on NASDAQ and are traded as ADRs (symbol: VOLVY).

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. Nova Bus is the first North American heavy-duty bus manufacturer in the urban transportation sector to achieve corporate-wide ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 certifications. 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 Receives the Volvo Bus Executive Committee Award for Operational Excellence

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