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WILMERDING, PA, March 26, 2018 – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has acquired Annax, a leading supplier of Public Address and Passenger Information Systems (PAPIS) for transit vehicles. Headquartered in Germany, Annax has annual sales of about $55 million.
 
With operations in Germany, Switzerland and China, Annax provides a wide range of communication systems, intercoms, audio technologies and displays, serving both car builders and operators globally.
 
Raymond T. Betler, Wabtec’s president and chief executive officer, said: “Annax is an excellent strategic fit with our existing Electronics business.  The company’s leading-edge solutions complement Wabtec’s product portfolio and expand our capabilities with existing customers while providing opportunities in new markets.”
 
Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems and value-added services for transit and freight rail.  Through its subsidiaries, the company manufactures a range of products for locomotives, freight cars and passenger transit vehicles. The company also builds new switcher and commuter locomotives, and provides aftermarket services. The company has facilities located throughout the world.

WILMERDING, PA, Feb. 20, 2018 – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) today reported results for the 2017 fourth quarter and full year, and issued 2018 financial guidance.           
 
2017 Summary
 
In the fourth quarter of 2017, Wabtec had sales of $1.08 billion and GAAP earnings per diluted share of 51 cents.  Excluding certain items related to the integration of Faiveley Transport (see discussion and reconciliation table below), the company had adjusted earnings per diluted share of 90 cents.
For the full year of 2017, Wabtec had sales of $3.88 billion and GAAP earnings per diluted share of $2.72.  Excluding certain items related to the integration of Faiveley Transport (see discussion and reconciliation table below), the company had adjusted earnings per diluted share of $3.43.
 
2018 Financial Guidance
  
In 2018, Wabtec expects sales to be about $4.1 billion and adjusted earnings per diluted share to be about $3.80 excluding expected restructuring and integration charges.  The company’s operating margin target for the full year is about 13.5 percent, and its effective tax rate for the full year is expected to...

WILMERDING, PA, February 12, 2018 – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has signed a contract worth about $62 million to design, install, test and commission Positive Train Control (PTC) for the Central Florida Rail Corridor (CFRC), which operates the SunRail commuter rail service.
 
Under the contract, Wabtec will provide its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS®) equipment for 24 locomotives and cab cars, a back-office server, wayside communications and signals, a dispatch system, training, and system integration.  Installation is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.   
 
Raymond T. Betler, Wabtec’s president and chief executive officer, said:  “The scope of our work on this project demonstrates the wide-ranging roles that Wabtec can play in the implementation of PTC for our customers.  We are continuing to invest worldwide in this important segment of our business.”
 
Nicola Liquori, chief executive officer of SunRail, said:  “Safety is the number one priority for SunRail and the Florida Department of Transportation. Positive Train Control will allow us to increase safety for our customers, crews and the traveling public in general.”
 
SunRail operates...

WILMERDING, PA, Feb. 2, 2018 – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) today announced an estimate of the impact of U.S. tax reform and its preliminary 2017 fourth quarter results.  The fourth quarter preliminary results include:
 

  • Revenues of about $1.1 billion.
  • GAAP earnings per diluted share of about 55 cents. 
  • GAAP earnings are expected to include the following impact from the U.S. tax reform bill that was enacted in December 2017:  expenses of about $55 million, or about 57 cents per diluted share, for the repatriation of earnings; and a benefit of about $52 million, or about 53 cents per diluted share, from a reduction in deferred tax liabilities.  Therefore, the net impact of U.S. tax reform in the fourth quarter is expected to be an expense of about $3 million, or about 4 cents per diluted share.
  • GAAP earnings are also expected to include:  contract adjustments of about $24 million, or about 18 cents per diluted share, for higher-than-expected costs to complete certain existing contracts; and expenses of about $18 million, or about 13 cents per diluted share, for restructuring and integration actions. 
  • Excluding the impact of tax
  • ...

WILMERDING, PA, Jan. 29, 2018 – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) declared its regular quarterly dividend of 12 cents per share, payable on Feb. 23, 2018 to holders of record on Feb. 9, 2018.

 

Wabtec Corporation (www.wabtec.com) is a leading global provider of equipment, systems and value-added services for transit and freight rail.  Through its subsidiaries, the company manufactures a range of products for locomotives, freight cars and passenger transit vehicles. The company also builds new switcher and commuter locomotives, and provides aftermarket services. The company has facilities located throughout the world.

WILMERDING, PA, January 9, 2018 – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has appointed Donald M. Itzkoff as Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs.  Itzkoff comes to Wabtec from General Electric Company, where he led U.S. government affairs for GE Transportation.  He previously served as Deputy Federal Railroad Administrator in the Clinton administration and earlier was senior majority counsel with the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. 
 
"We are delighted to have Don join Wabtec to elevate the company's profile as our public transportation, freight rail and industrial portfolio expands globally," said Raymond T. Betler, Wabtec’s president and chief executive officer.  "Don's deep expertise with transportation policy and his distinguished former government service will significantly strengthen Wabtec's standing both in Washington and around the world."    
 
Prior to joining GE, Itzkoff was a partner with Nossaman LLP and also with Foley & Lardner LLP. Itzkoff holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree from Brown University.
 
Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems and value-added services for the public transportation, freight rail and industrial markets.  Wabtec has nearly 20,000 employees...

WILMERDING, PA, December 13, 2017 – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has signed a contract worth about $5 million to design, install, test and commission a yard train control solution for RUMO, one of the largest freight railroads in Brazil.
 
Under the contract, Wabtec will provide its Train Management & Dispatching System (TMDS) associated with wayside signaling interlocking, training and systems integration. Installation is expected to be completed by the end of 2018, providing increased safety and efficiency to one of the main ports in Brazil.
 
The initiative will allow the port, located in Santos, São Paulo state, to prepare for future technology upgrades and to integrate with other railroads.  In doing so, it will become an essential interoperable point to Brazil’s railroads.
 
Raymond T. Betler, Wabtec’s president and chief executive officer, said: Wabtec’s relationship with RUMO is extremely strong as a result of the Freight Products and Services for both cars and locomotives that we have been supplying for decades. The addition of this Train Control Contract allows for even greater collaboration while providing innovative railway solutions that reinforce our position...

WILMERDING, PA, December 4, 2017 – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has acquired Melett Limited, a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of high-quality turbochargers and replacement parts to the turbocharger aftermarket.  Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Melett has annual sales of about $40 million.
 
With operations in the UK, Europe, North America and China, Melett provides turbochargers and repair parts to automotive turbocharger reconditioning and remanufacturing customers in more than 100 countries around the world.
 
Raymond T. Betler, Wabtec’s president and chief executive officer, said: “Melett complements both our overall turbocharger strategy and our product portfolio through its globally recognized brand and comprehensive aftermarket solutions.  It provides our existing turbocharger business with an extensive and low-cost manufacturing and distribution base in Europe and China.  This acquisition represents an excellent strategic fit that expands our aftermarket presence and provides direct access to key international markets.”

 

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems and value-added services for transit and freight rail. Through its subsidiaries, the company manufactures a range of products for locomotives, freight cars and passenger transit vehicles. The company...

WILMERDING, PA, Nov. 7, 2017 – Faiveley Transport, a subsidiary of Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB), has been awarded contracts worth more than $150 million by RailConnect NSW, a consortium consisting of the Hyundai Rotem Company, UGL Limited and Mitsubishi Electric Australia, to supply a complete range of railway systems and maintenance services for the 56 train sets (512 cars) of the New Intercity Fleet, New South Wales Australia.
 
Under the contracts Faiveley Transport will provide full braking systems (air generation, brake control and bogie brake), door systems (access doors and interior doors), HVAC (cabin and saloon heating, ventilation and air conditioning), vigilance units, pantographs and Energy Monitoring Systems. The scope of supply includes the study, design, engineering, manufacture and delivery of the rail systems, as well as a maintenance contract for a 15-year period. It will involve Faiveley operating units in Australia, France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, India and China. Deliveries are expected to start by the end of 2017 and to be completed by September 2020.
 
The New Intercity Fleet is a new fleet of high-capacity double-deck trains, ordered in 2016 by the New...

WILMERDING, PA, Oct. 31, 2017 – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) declared its regular quarterly dividend of 12 cents per share, payable on Nov. 27, 2017 to holders of record on Nov. 13, 2017.
 
Wabtec Corporation (www.wabtec.com) is a leading global provider of equipment, systems and value-added services for transit and freight rail.  Through its subsidiaries, the company manufactures a range of products for locomotives, freight cars and passenger transit vehicles. The company also builds new switcher and commuter locomotives, and provides aftermarket services. The company has facilities located throughout the world.

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