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December 12, 2012

Dear Shareholder:

We have previously sent to you proxy material for the Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) to be held on January 9, 2013. The Board of Directors of the Company has unanimously recommended that shareholders return the enclosed proxy card voting FOR all nominees for election to the Board of Directors, FOR advisory approval of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, FOR approval of proposed amendments to the Company’s 2010 Amended and Restated Stock Plan and FOR ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for 2013.

Your vote is important, no matter how many or how few shares you may own. If you have not already done so, please vote TODAY by signing, dating and returning the enclosed proxy card in the envelope provided to ensure that your votes are validly received prior to the Annual Meeting. Alternatively, you may vote by telephone or over the Internet as instructed by your broker or bank.



Sherrill A. Corbett








You can vote your shares by telephone, or via the Internet as instructed by your broker or bank.

Please follow the easy instructions on the enclosed card.


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