Acquisition of shares of Westport Innovations Inc.

    DALLAS, TX, Jan. 29 /CNW/ - Thomas Boone Pickens ("Mr. Pickens")
announced today that as a result of an open market purchase of
2,250,000 common shares of Westport Innovations Inc. ("Westport") through the
facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange, the aggregate holdings of Westport
shares by Mr. Pickens and his affiliates now amounts to 11,438,299 shares,
representing approximately 12.24% of the total number of outstanding Westport
    The shares were acquired for investment purposes and Mr. Pickens and his
affiliates may increase or decrease beneficial ownership depending on market
or other conditions.
    In connection with this news release an early warning report will be
filed by Mr. Pickens in accordance with applicable securities laws.

For further information:

For further information: To obtain a copy of the early warning report
please contact: Jay Rosser, BP Capital Management, LP, 8117 Preston Road,
Suite 260, Dallas, TX, 75255, United States, Telephone: (214) 265-4165, Fax:
(214) 750-9773

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