Director of Investor Relations
Trinity Industries, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Trinity Structural Towers, Inc. Files Litigation
Against Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation
DALLAS January 4, 2012 Trinity Structural Towers, Inc. (TSTI), a subsidiary of Trinity
Industries, Inc. (NYSE: TRN), announced today that it filed a breach of contract law suit against
Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation (Suzlon) for failure to comply with its purchasing obligations for
structural wind towers from TSTI pursuant to the 2008 Supply Agreement (the Agreement) between
the two companies. The law suit was filed in the District Court of Dallas County.
In accordance with the Agreement, Suzlon agreed to purchase approximately $377.3 million worth of
TSTI-manufactured 80-meter wind towers on a scheduled basis through 2011. Following the execution
of the Agreement, TSTI and Suzlon mutually agreed to amend the Agreement on two separate occasions,
ultimately resulting in an additional $123.8 million worth of wind towers to be purchased and
extending the delivery timeframe of wind towers through 2013.
To date, TSTI has produced and delivered approximately $88.6 million worth of wind towers,
excluding price adjustments related to materials costs, applicable to the aggregate wind tower
purchase obligation agreed upon under the Agreement, as amended. TSTI claims that Suzlon has
breached its contractual purchase obligations for 2010 and 2011 by failing to take delivery of its
obligated number of wind towers during this period. In addition, Suzlon has not yet secured its
2012 and 2013 production space for its obligated purchase of wind towers in each of these years.
TSTI has incurred, and continues to incur, damages as a result of Suzlons alleged breach of its
purchase obligations. TSTI has been, and remains willing and able, to perform its obligations
under the agreement, as amended.
Suzlons remaining purchase commitment under the Agreement, as amended, represents approximately
$412.5 million of TSTIs total wind tower backlog of approximately $929.5 million as reported on
September 30, 2011. The wind towers pertaining to the Agreement remain in TSTIs backlog, pending
an outcome in the litigation.
Trinity Structural Towers, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc., and
is a leading manufacturer of structural wind towers in North America.
Trinity Industries, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a multi-industry company that owns a
variety of market-leading businesses which provide products and services to the industrial, energy,
transportation, and construction sectors. Trinity reports its financial results in five principal
business segments: the Rail Group, the Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group, the Inland
Barge Group, the Construction Products Group, and the Energy Equipment Group, which includes the
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