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News Releases (2011)

December 1, 2011

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Westport Announces Consortium Agreement with EMD to join SDTC Program and Develop Natural Gas Fuel System for Rail Locomotives

Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) to integrate Westport high pressure direct injection (HPDI) technology and natural gas fuel system technologies into an EMD locomotive provided by Canadian National Railways (CN). The consortium is expecting to demonstrate the natural gas locomotive as part of the previously announced Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) project with CN and Gaz Metro.

November 7, 2011

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Westport Environmental Management System Certified to ISO 14001:2004

Westport has been certified as having met the international standards of ISO 14001:2004, an Environmental Management System (EMS) standard. Westport EMS encompasses the development, design, testing and assembly of alternative fuel systems for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) clients and the general operations of Westport facilities.

October 12, 2011

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Westport Acquires Alternative Fuel Vehicle Sweden AB, European Natural Gas System Supplier to Volvo Cars

Acquisition Marks Continued Expansion into Growing Automotive Segment for Global Leader in Natural Gas Engines

Westport has acquired Alternative Fuel Vehicle Sweden AB (AFV) of Gothenburg, Sweden for approximately SEK 51 million (approximately US$7.6 million). AFV is the sole supplier of natural gas fuel systems to Volvo Car Company.

October 6, 2011

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Westport Inventor Philip Hill to Receive Manning Innovation $100,000 Principal Award

Vancouver's Philip G. Hill, principal inventor of Westport’s founding technology using clean-burning natural gas in diesel engines, will win the 2011 $100,000 Encana Principal Award granted by the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation.

September 28, 2011

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Westport LD Announces New Natural Gas System for Ford Super Duty Pickups

Westport WiNG™ Power System for F-Series Trucks Will be Sold, Serviced by Authorized Ford Dealers

Westport LD has unveiled the new Westport WiNG™ Power System (WiNG™), an advanced, integrated, bi-fuel system for passenger and commercial vehicles targeting fleet customers. WiNG™ will be available in the popular Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks sold and serviced through authorized Ford dealers.

September 7, 2011

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Westport to Launch Innovative Co-Marketing Program with Shell to Develop North American Market for Liquefied Natural Gas Vehicles and Fuels

Westport has entered into an agreement with Shell to launch a co-marketing program in North America aimed at providing customers a better economic case when purchasing and operating liquefied natural gas–powered vehicles (LNGVs) by consolidating key value chain components such as fuel supply, customer support and comprehensive maintenance into a single, user-friendly package.

July 5, 2011

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Westport Closes Acquisition of Emer S.p.A.

Previously Announced Acquisition Closes on Schedule

Westport has completed the purchase of Emer S.p.A. (Emer), of Brescia, Italy. After deduction of certain amounts contractually agreed upon, Westport, at closing, paid approximately Euro 25.6 million (approximately US$37.2 million), which consisted of Euro 12.1 million (US$17.6 million) in cash and 881,860 shares of Westport.

June 28, 2011

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Westport Signs Agreement with General Motors to Research Advanced Natural Gas Engine Technology for Light-Duty Vehicles

General Motors and Westport are now in an agreement to help develop advanced natural gas engine technology. Both General Motors and Westport will bring their extensive expertise to develop natural gas engine controls, emissions and performance strategies.

June 8, 2011

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Westport Announces Intention to Acquire Emer S.p.A. of Italy

Westport will purchase Emer S.p.A. (Emer),of Brescia, Italy for Euro 27 million (approximately US$39.6 million) through a combination of stock and cash, plus the assumption of approximately Euro 53 million in existing net debt within Emer.

May 17, 2011

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Westport Announces Agreement with Caterpillar for Evaluation of Fuel System Technologies for High Horsepower Engines

Westport is in an agreement with Caterpillar, Inc. to evaluate direct injection, natural gas fuel system technologies for possible use on Caterpillar’s large engines. As part of the agreement, the parties will combine their respective technologies and components to develop a fuel system that will be evaluated on a multi-cylinder test engine.