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Exhibit 99.2

For release: June 29, 2017, 6:00 a.m. EDT

Contact: Jack Isselmann, Public Relations

Justin Roberts, Investor Relations

Ph: 503-684-7000

Greenbrier Adds Two Independent Directors to Board of Directors

~ Wanda Felton and David L. Starling elected to Board of Directors ~

~ Greenbrier increases Board of Directors to nine members ~

Lake Oswego, Oregon, June 29, 2017 – The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) announced today the election of Wanda Felton and David L. Starling to the Company’s Board of Directors. The election of two new directors increases Greenbrier’s Board of Directors to nine members, eight of whom are independent directors.

Wanda Felton has approximately 25 years of investment banking and private equity advisory experience. After twice being confirmed by the United States Senate, Ms. Felton recently completed service as First Vice President and Vice Chair of the Export Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). As Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, she voted on policy matters and approved transactions that spanned global markets and addressed many industry sectors, including manufacturing and transportation, among others.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Felton worked in corporate finance, serving clients in the financial services industry. She led transactions that steered more than $3.5 billion to emerging markets, including sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to joining Ex-Im Bank, she operated MAP Capital Advisors. Previously, she was a managing director at Helix Associates, a division of Jefferies Inc.; a director at Credit Suisse First Boston; and a managing director at Hamilton Lane Advisors. Ms. Felton began her career as a loan officer at Ex-Im Bank. She holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and MBA from Harvard Business School.

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