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Greenbrier: Jack Isselmann, Public Relations Mark Rittenbaum, Investor Relations

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

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Greenbrier Appoints Victoria McManus EVP and Chief Strategic Officer

Lake Oswego, Oregon, October 22, 2015

The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) announced today that Victoria McManus has been named as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer, reporting to Chairman and CEO, William A. Furman.

In this newly created position, Ms. McManus will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives to diversify and grow the Companys business and to enhance value from the Companys integrated freight car manufacturing, aftermarkets, leasing and services business model. In addition to these responsibilities, Ms. McManus will oversee executive development efforts, public policy issues and corporate development activities. Effective upon her appointment as an executive officer of the Company, Ms. McManus resigned as a member of Greenbriers Board of Directors, a position she has held since 2009.

Ms. McManus credentials include over twenty years experience in the finance industry, with emphasis on the rail equipment sector. Ms. McManus was head of Babcock & Browns North American Rail Group, from its founding in 1999 until mid-2008. During this...