Expertech and union unable to reach a new collective agreement


    MONTREAL, Feb. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - As a 25% shareholder in Expertech,   
SNC-Lavalin, along with Bell Canada, would like to express its regret at the
decision announced today by Expertech's unionized employees to reject their
management's final offer to restructure their services. Expertech is left with
no other solution than to develop a plan for an orderly winding down of its
operations.

    SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is one of the leading groups of engineering and
construction companies in the world, a major player in the ownership of
infrastructure, and in operations and maintenance services. The SNC-Lavalin
companies have offices across Canada and in 30 other countries around the
world and are currently working in some 100 countries. www.snclavalin.com



For further information: Media: Gillian MacCormack, Vice-President,
Public Relations, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., (514) 393-8000, ext. 7354,
gillian.maccormack@snclavalin.com; Investors: Stéphane Roy, Vice-President,
Investors Relations, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., (514) 393-8000, ext. 7559,
stephane.roy@snclavalin.com