Explosion at BRP’s R&D Centre Claims Life

Valcourt, Québec – November 12, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – It is with a heavy heart that BRP confirms that one of its employees, Sébastien Tardif, a 38-year-old father of two, has died from the injuries he sustained during the explosion that occurred at its R&D facility in Valcourt on Friday, November 9.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends at this difficult time,” said Vincent Morin, vice-president, Product Development, Can-Am.

The second person injured in the incident, a security guard, is still in intensive care at the burn unit of the Enfant-Jésus de Québec hospital.

The BRP employee was a dynamometer operator. He was working the night shift at the R&D Centre when the explosion occurred. The investigation is still under way with the proper authorities to determine the causes of the incident. The R&D Centre remains closed while this investigation progresses, however, manufacturing operations were not affected.

BRP has put in place measures to support its employees while continuing to support the families through these difficult times.

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea‑Doo watercraft, Evinrude outboard engines, Can-Am all‑terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 100 countries. BRP currently employs approximately 6,500 people worldwide. www.brp.com