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Triumph Group Elects Two New Directors

October 23, 2008 at 3:39 PM EDT

WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) today announced that Paul Bourgon, President of the Aeroengine Division of SKF USA, and Joseph M. Silvestri, Managing Partner of Court Square Capital, have been elected to its Board of Directors effective immediately.

In his current position at SKF Aeroengine, Mr. Bourgon manages a global aerospace supplier business with major operations in the United States, Canada, Italy, England, and France. He has also previously held leadership positions at Rolls-Royce Canada and Heroux-Devtek Inc.

Mr. Silvestri has been with Court Square Capital and its predecessor, Citigroup Venture Capital, since 1990. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Auto Europe Group, MacDermid, Inc., Newmarket, Inc. and SGS International.

Richard C. Ill, Triumph's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are pleased to have Paul Bourgon and Joe Silvestri join our Board at this time. Their track record of business leadership and achievement, particularly in the aerospace industry and international markets, will be valuable as we strive to achieve our strategic goals. We look forward to the expertise and perspective that they will bring to the Board."

Triumph Group, Inc., headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls aircraft components and accessories. The company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.

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Source: Triumph Group, Inc.