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Published: February 29, 2012

Cummins Westport Appoints Jim Arthurs as President
Arthurs Adds Strong History in Operations, Strategy and Sales

VANCOUVER, BC– Cummins Westport Inc., announced today that Jim Arthurs, former Vice President, Westport Cryogenic Systems, has been appointed as President of Cummins Westport. Prior to joining Westport in 2011, Jim was a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of i3 Transition Partners LLP, a management consulting firm that specializes in business assessments and helping companies plan for and implement strategic change.

"Jim brings a diversified background of strategy and operations leadership experience which will be key elements to the ongoing success of Cummins Westport,” said Ed Pence, Cummins Vice President and General Manager – Heavy Duty Engine Business and Chairman of Cummins Westport.

Jim has worked with several companies as an operations executive, including Integrated Paving Concepts, an industrial technology company; MacMillan Bloedel, where he was part of a team that led a significant and positive change in strategy to their $2 billion building materials distribution business; and The Loewen Group. In addition, Jim was Managing Director of Operations for the Jim Pattison Group – one of Canada’s largest privately-held companies. Jim spent the first 16 years of his career with IBM in a wide range of sales and management positions. Jim is a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Western Forest Products, one of BC’s largest forest products companies and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary.

The board of directors for Cummins Westport is now comprised of

  • Bill Larkin, Westport CFO
  • Mel Ogmen, Westport Vice President, Engineering & Operations
  • Clark Quintin, President of Westport HD
  • Ed Pence, Cummins Vice President and General Manager – Heavy Duty Engine Business
  • Dean Cantrell, Cummins Controller – Heavy Duty Engine Business,  and
  • Ric Kleine, Cummins Vice President – MidRange On-Highway Business.

About Cummins Westport Inc.

Cummins Westport Inc. designs, engineers and markets 6–12 liter spark-ignited natural gas engines for North American commercial transportation applications such as trucks and buses. Cummins Westport is a joint venture of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI), a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems, and Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ/TSX: WPRT), a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions technologies that allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, and biofuels such as landfill gas. For more information, visit www.cumminswestport.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This document contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the demand for our products, the future success of our business and technology strategies, investment, cash and capital requirements, intentions of partners and potential customers, the performance and competitiveness of our products and expansion of product coverage, future market opportunities, speed of adoption of natural gas for transportation, growth in demand as a result of new emission standards and terms of future agreements. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on assumptions that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activities, performance or achievements expressed in or implied by these forward looking statements. These risks and assumptions include risks and assumptions related to our revenue growth, operating results, industry and products, the general economy, conditions of and access to the capital and debt markets, governmental policies and regulation, technology innovations, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, global government stimulus packages, the acceptance of natural gas vehicles in fleet markets, the relaxation or waiver of fuel emission standards, the inability of fleets to access capital or government funding to purchase natural gas vehicles, the sufficiency of bio methane for use in our vehicles, the development of competing technologies as well as other risk factors and assumptions that may affect our actual results, performance or achievements or financial position discussed in our most recent Annual Information Form and other filings with securities regulators. Readers should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they were made. We disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise such statements to reflect any change in our expectations or in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward looking statements except as required by National Instrument 51-102.

More Information

Cummins Inc.

Jon Mills
Director, External Communications
T 317-610-4244
jon.mills@cummins.com
www.cummins.com

Westport Fuel Systems
(Investor Inquiries)

Shawn Severson
Investor Relations
T 604-718-2046
invest@wfsinc.com
www.wfsinc.com

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