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Blue Bird Applauds EPA Doubling its Clean School Bus Rebate Awards to Nearly $1 Billion

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Blue Bird Corporation (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, lauds yesterdays announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to double the funding awarded for clean school buses to nearly $1 billion this year.

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  • Blue Bird Corporation (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, lauds yesterdays announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to double the funding awarded for clean school buses to nearly $1 billion this year.
  • The rebate program accelerates the replacement of diesel-powered school buses with zero- and low-emission school buses.
  • Blue Bird is poised to meet increasing demand and continues to ramp up electric school bus production to 20 vehicles a day by 2023.
  • The 2022 Clean School Bus Rebate Program is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) which provides a total of $5 billion over five years for clean school bus transportation.

Impinj Unlocks Scalable Product Authentication for Global Brand Protection

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Impinj Authenticity will provide the first real-time, wireless, long-range, high-speed, end-to-end cryptographic authentication capability to protect everyday items.

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  • Impinj Authenticity will provide the first real-time, wireless, long-range, high-speed, end-to-end cryptographic authentication capability to protect everyday items.
  • Impinj Authenticity also supports single-item or bulk-item authentication, wirelessly verifying the authenticity of individual items packed singly or in bulk without opening a box or product packaging.
  • Building on Avery Dennison's broad brand protection offering, the Impinj M775 expands existing brand protection methodologies and increases the effectiveness of our holistic authentication approach.
  • Purpose-built for product authentication, the Impinj Authenticity solution engine leverages the Impinj platform, comprising RAIN RFID tag chips, reader chips, readers, cloud services, and a global partner ecosystem.

Duncan NRI at Texas Children's Hospital Accelerates Neurological Research and Therapies with Historic $10M Gift from The Blue Bird Circle

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Friday, September 23, 2022

HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (Duncan NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital today announced it received a $10 million donation from The Blue Bird Circle.

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  • HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (Duncan NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital today announced it received a $10 million donation from The Blue Bird Circle.
  • This historic donation is being made to commemorate the Blue Bird Circle's upcoming centennial anniversary and brings the organization's gifts to Texas Children's to over $25 million which will help advance life-changing neurological research at the Duncan NRI.
  • At Texas Children's Hospital Blue Bird Clinic, Blue Bird volunteers log more than 5,000 hours a year in administrative assistance the equivalent of three full-time employees.
  • The volunteers' time, effort, and donations help support The Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology at Texas Children's Hospital.

Blue Bird Delivers First Electric School Bus to Navajo Nation in Arizona

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Blue Bird Corporation (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, delivered the first of three electric school buses to Chinle Unified School District (USD) in Arizona, the largest school district in the Navajo Nation.

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  • Blue Bird Corporation (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, delivered the first of three electric school buses to Chinle Unified School District (USD) in Arizona, the largest school district in the Navajo Nation.
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    Blue Bird delivered its first electric school bus to Chinle Unified School District in Arizona, the largest school district in the Navajo Nation.
  • (Image provided by Chinle Unified School District)
    Blue Bird will provide its most advanced zero-emission school buses to Chinle USD, including two Blue Bird Vision and one Blue Bird All American electric school bus.
  • The school district received a Transportation Modernization Grant through A for Arizona to upgrade its school bus fleet with three electric vehicles.

AST SpaceMobile Confirms Successful Launch of BlueWalker 3 Into Orbit

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

AST SpaceMobile, Inc. (AST SpaceMobile) (NASDAQ: ASTS) , the company building the first and only space-based cellular broadband network accessible directly by standard mobile phones, has confirmed the successful placement of BlueWalker 3 into space.

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  • AST SpaceMobile, Inc. (AST SpaceMobile) (NASDAQ: ASTS) , the company building the first and only space-based cellular broadband network accessible directly by standard mobile phones, has confirmed the successful placement of BlueWalker 3 into space.
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    AST SpaceMobile has confirmed the successful placement of BlueWalker 3 into space.
  • "BlueWalker 3 is on course and securely circling the earth," said Scott Wisniewski, Chief Strategy Officer of AST SpaceMobile.
  • AST SpaceMobile broadcasted live from launch pad 39A before lifting off, interviewing key partners from American Tower, Vodafone Group and Nokia.

Lightning eMotors Announces 2nd Generation Diesel/CNG to Battery-Electric Repower Program for 40-foot Transit Buses

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV), a leading provider of zero emissions medium duty commercial vehicles and electric vehicle technology for fleets, announced today it will now offer a second generation repower program for high-demand 40-foot transit buses.

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  • Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV), a leading provider of zero emissions medium duty commercial vehicles and electric vehicle technology for fleets, announced today it will now offer a second generation repower program for high-demand 40-foot transit buses.
  • Lightning eMotors is a proven manufacturer in the public transit market, having deployed over 300 new and repowered vehicles across multiple sectors, including full-sized transit, micro-transit, last mile delivery, emergency response, school buses and others.
  • Customers who choose Lightning eMotors repowered transit buses will qualify for the same federal and state funding as new electric buses, including the Federal Transit Administrations Low and No Emission Vehicle Program .
  • Lightning will repower the buses at its Loveland, Colorado, factory or at one of Lightnings Authorized Repower Partners located nationwide.

Jason Cole, Chief Strategy and Financial Officer, to Depart bluebird bio This Fall

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Monday, September 12, 2022

(NASDAQ: BLUE) today announced that Jason Cole, Chief Strategy and Financial Officer, plans to leave bluebird bio to pursue new career opportunities.

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  • (NASDAQ: BLUE) today announced that Jason Cole, Chief Strategy and Financial Officer, plans to leave bluebird bio to pursue new career opportunities.
  • Throughout his 8.5 years at bluebird, Mr. Cole has held multiple roles including General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer (2014-2019), Chief Operating & Legal Officer (2019-2021) and Chief Business Officer (2021-2022).
  • In March 2022, Mr. Cole was appointed Chief Strategy and Financial Officer at a critical juncture for the company.
  • Jason is the quintessential bluebird with a deep commitment to the patients and families we aspire to treat, to our business, and to the culture that makes bluebird so unique, said Andrew Obenshain, CEO, bluebird bio.

Blue Bird Announces Amendment of Credit Facility

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Friday, September 9, 2022

Blue Bird Corporation (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, announced today that it has entered into a fifth amendment to its credit facility, dated as of December 12, 2016.

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  • Blue Bird Corporation (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, announced today that it has entered into a fifth amendment to its credit facility, dated as of December 12, 2016.
  • "We are pleased to have the continued support of our lending partners, said Matthew Stevenson, President and CEO of Blue Bird Corporation.
  • We have made substantial changes in the operations at Blue Bird and this amendment provides Blue Bird with financial flexibility while these material improvements in the business continue to take hold even during a time of supply chain volatility.
  • Blue Bird (NASDAQ: BLBD) is recognized as a technology leader and innovator of school buses since its founding in 1927.

DGAP-News: Tennant Minerals: Bluebird exploration spectacularly successful!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The success story of Tennant Minerals' (ASX: TMS; FRA: UH7A) Bluebird copper-gold discovery in Australia's Northern Territory is gathering momentum.

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  • The success story of Tennant Minerals' (ASX: TMS; FRA: UH7A) Bluebird copper-gold discovery in Australia's Northern Territory is gathering momentum.
  • In parallel, Tennant geologists have begun the Bluebird IP geophysical survey to obtain a fingerprint of the copper sulfide mineralization.
  • Tennant suspects that Bluebird is just one of several high-grade copper and gold deposits awaiting discovery within the company's broader Barkly project.
  • In itself, the discovery of a deposit of this caliber would be a huge success, but Tennant Minerals is aiming much higher.

Blue Bird Announces Participation in Upcoming September Investor Conferences

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Blue Bird Corporation (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, announced today its participation in two upcoming investor conferences.

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  • Blue Bird Corporation (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, announced today its participation in two upcoming investor conferences.
  • Blue Bird (NASDAQ: BLBD) is recognized as a technology leader and innovator of school buses since its founding in 1927.
  • Blue Bird buses carry the most precious cargo in the world the majority of 25 million children twice a day making us the most trusted brand in the industry.
  • Blue Bird is transforming the student transportation industry through cleaner energy solutions.