Finning Appoints New President for Finning (Canada)

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2008) - Finning International Inc. ("Finning") (TSX:FTT) announced today that David E. Parker, currently Senior Vice President, Finning (Canada) has been appointed to the position of President, Finning (Canada).

A 10 year veteran of Finning (Canada), Mr. Parker is a proven business leader who brings extensive executive level experience and a well rounded background to this role. Mr. Parker started his career with Finning (Canada) in 1998 and in 2000, was promoted to Vice President & Controller. He assumed operational responsibilities in 2001 when he was appointed Vice President, Customer Support Services. In 2005 he was appointed Group Vice President where he had responsibility for Mining, Product Support Strategy and Operations, as well as Information Technology. In 2006, he was appointed Senior Vice President. Prior to joining Finning, Mr. Parker held senior positions with EPCOR Utilities Inc. including Corporate Controller. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta as well as a Chartered Accountant designation.

"I would like to welcome Dave to his new position," said Mike Waites, President and Chief Executive Officer of Finning International Inc. "Dave has had great success in leading our key customer support initiatives in Finning (Canada). In addition, he has been one of the key senior executives responsible for leading our oil sands customer service expansion. He is an outstanding leader, and I am confident he will have much success in his new role."

After many years of dedicated service to Finning, Ian Reid, currently President of Finning (Canada) has decided to take early retirement. He will remain with Finning until September 1, 2008 to assist with the transition, and thereafter on a consultative basis.

"Ian has been instrumental in the successful growth of our company," said Mike Waites. "He has been the driving force behind our Canadian operations' growth, and importantly, has built a deep and experienced management team. On behalf of Finning and the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Ian for the substantial contributions he has made during his distinguished career at Finning and wish him all the best for his retirement."

Finning (Canada) is a division of Finning International Inc. and operates the Caterpillar dealership business in Western Canada including British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and a portion of Nunavut.

Finning International Inc. is the world's largest Caterpillar equipment dealer. The Company sells, rents and provides customer support services for Caterpillar equipment and engines in Western Canada, the U.K., and parts of South America (Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia). Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Finning International Inc. is a widely held, publicly traded corporation, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol FTT). For additional information please visit

This release may contain forward-looking statements and information, which reflect the current view of Finning International Inc. with respect to future events and financial performance. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and Finning's actual results of operations could differ materially from historical results or current expectations. Finning assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein do not materialize.

Refer to Finning's annual report, management information circular, annual information form and other filings with the Ontario Securities Commission and Toronto Stock Exchange for further information on risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements contained in this report.

Finning International Inc. Tom Merinsky Vice President, Investor Relations (604) 331-4950 (604) 691-6440 (FAX) Email: Website:

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