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Published: April 14, 2010

Warrant Exercise Generates $8.4 million in Cash for Westport
Technology Partnerships Canada Program Successfully Delivers Financial Returns to Government of Canada

VANCOUVER,BC– Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT/ NASDAQ:WPRT), a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies, today announced that 790,614 warrants previously issued to Industry Canada, a department of the Government of Canada, have been exercised at a price of $10.65 per warrant generating $8.4 million in cash for the company. Each warrant entitled the holder to one common share ofWestport.  As a result of the exercise of warrants, the total outstanding number ofWestportcommon shares has increased to 39,325,853 from 38,535,239.

The warrants were issued to IndustryCanadaunder its former Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) Program. Under the TPC program,Westportreceived $18.9 million to support the development of high-performance low-emissions engines for vehicles. Much of that development is now being commercialized through the Westport HD system. TPC funding supported approximately 80 jobs during the work phase of the project, which was successfully concluded on March 31, 2008. Under the terms of the TPC agreement,Westportis also obligated to pay the greater of $1.35 million or 0.33% of annual gross revenues until March 31, 2018.Westportmade its first annual payment of $1.35 million in 2009.

“We are pleased to be part of a successful partnership with TPC that has providedCanadawith a leadership position in gaseous fuels engine development at a time when demand for such products is increasing,” saidDavid Demers, CEO of Westport Innovations. “Government funding plays a key role in developing new technologies such as our Westport HD system, helping create highly technical jobs and leverage public and private investment in research and development.  We have appreciated TPC’s support over the years, and we are glad to see them financially rewarded for their investment in Westport.” 

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Westport, a division of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., engineers the world’s most advanced natural gas engines and vehicles. We work with original equipment manufacturers worldwide from design through to production, creating products to meet the growing demand for vehicle technology that will reduce both emissions and fuel costs. To learn more about our business, visit, subscribe to our RSS feed, or follow us on Twitter @WestportDotCom

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