Lake Oswego, Oregon – March 30, 2022 – The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) (“Greenbrier” or “Company”) announced today that President and CEO, Lorie Tekorius, has been elected to its Board of Directors. Following her promotion to CEO on March 1, the election of Tekorius increases Greenbrier’s Board from 10 to 11 members. She is expected to be nominated for a three-year term to the Board for election at Greenbrier’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders in January 2023.
In addition to Greenbrier, Tekorius has served as an independent director on the Board of Directors of Alamo Group Inc. since 2019.
“Lorie is well-qualified to join the Board. She possesses a deep understanding of the Company and a steady commitment to its shareholders. Through her work with Alamo Group, Lorie brings direct public company board experience to this position. I thank Lorie for her longstanding commitment to Greenbrier, and I join the rest of our Directors in welcoming her to the Board,” said William A. Furman, Executive Chair.
“I am pleased to welcome Lorie to the Greenbrier Board. Throughout her career, she has created substantial value for the Company. The Board expects her contributions will further benefit Greenbrier and our shareholders as we continue to grow our operations, drive profitability and enhance shareholder value,” said Lead Director Admiral Thomas B. Fargo (USN Retired).
“It’s an honor to join Greenbrier’s Board of Directors and support the Company in this new capacity,” said Tekorius. “Alongside my Board colleagues, I look forward to collectively creating positive results for Greenbrier’s shareholders, customers, employees and all stakeholders.”
As announced in July 2020, Furman will serve as Executive Chairman through Greenbrier’s 2022 fiscal year. Furman’s current Board term continues until January 2024. Effective September 2022, the Board of Directors will appoint a Chair from among its nine independent directors.
Greenbrier, headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a leading international supplier of equipment and services to global freight transportation markets. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries and joint ventures, Greenbrier designs, builds and markets freight railcars and marine barges in North America, Europe and Brazil. We are a leading provider of freight railcar wheel services, parts, maintenance and retrofitting services in North America through our rail services business unit. Greenbrier manages 443,000 railcars and offers railcar management, regulatory compliance services and leasing services to railroads and other railcars owners in North America. GBX Leasing (GBXL) is a special purpose subsidiary that owns and manages a portfolio of leased railcars that originate primarily from Greenbrier’s manufacturing operations. GBXL and Greenbrier own a lease fleet of 12,900 railcars. Learn more about Greenbrier at www.gbrx.com.
Lorie Tekorius Joins Greenbrier Board...
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