Noveko Further Expands its Filtration Activities in the U.S. - Signing of an Agreement with HTS New York, a Premier HVAC Equipment Integrator

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MONTREAL, April 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Noveko International Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: EKO) is pleased to announce that HTS New York, a leader in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning ("HVAC") equipment integration in the New York region, has chosen Noveko(TM) filtration solutions for its customer base. Pursuant to a three-year agreement, HTS New York will purchase Noveko(TM) filtration solutions to incorporate them into its HVAC systems offering.

"We are proud to partner with HTS New York given its expertise in HVAC equipment integration and leadership in this region. And even though their focus is New York, HTS' teams also work throughout the United States and Canada in numerous vertical markets including healthcare, laboratories, heat recovery technologies and luxury and hospitality high-rise construction. This new agreement reinforces the advances recently achieved by our filtration solutions and will further drive their commercialization into the high-potential real estate segment," indicated Mr. Simon Labrecque, Vice-President, Filtration, Noveko.

"We are thrilled to team up with the Noveko Group. As a solutions-based company, what distinguishes us from other HVAC equipment integrator is our focus on our customers' needs, from the building owner, manager, architect or engineer to the general contractor, mechanical contractor or facilities maintenance crew. By opting for Noveko(TM) filters, we offer a value-added solution in line with our reputation for providing the latest innovations in high-efficiency and energy-efficient systems. Noveko(TM) filtration solutions' eco-friendly features fit perfectly with our sustainable development strategy while green building designations such as the LEED certification are fast becoming an industry standard," added Mr. Jason Eitel, Principal of HTS New York.

Building on its more than 18 years of service, HTS provides HVAC solutions to the commercial, institutional, residential and industrial markets from its offices located in 14 cities across the United States and Canada. In addition to new construction, HTS specializes in replacement of existing air handlers and chillers. HTS is also the largest independent commercial HVAC manufacturers' representative in North America.

About Noveko(TM) Filtration Solutions

The filters incorporating Noveko's patented technologies consist of multiple layers of synthetic fibre built into a rigid aluminum framework, making them perfectly leak-proof and resistant to variations in temperature and humidity. Their superior filtration effectiveness enables users to achieve energy savings related to their ventilation systems. Their increased durability, combined with the fact that they are cleanable and recyclable, significantly reduces the number of filters used and the costs associated with their replacement and the elimination of waste, making them an ideal eco-friendly solution. It is notably the incorporation of antimicrobial agents into the filter fibres, thanks to Noveko's patented antimicrobial filtration technology, that protects the filters against deterioration due to the action of microorganisms and accounts for their cleanability and durability.

About Noveko International Inc.

Noveko International Inc. offers innovative solutions in the environmental and medical fields worldwide. Through its subsidiaries, the Company specializes primarily in the following business segments: the development, manufacturing and marketing of derivative products from its patented antimicrobial filtration technologies, mainly air filters, surgical masks and respirators, as well as other products with antibacterial properties such as hand sanitizers - and the development, manufacturing and marketing of medical equipment, primarily portable real-time ultrasound scanners for use in human and veterinary medicine.

Certain statements set forth in this press release constitute forward-looking statements. In some cases, these statements are identified by the use of terms such as "may", "could", "might", "intend", "should", "expect", "project", "plan", "believe", "estimate" or other comparable variants. These statements are based on the information available at the time they are written, on assumptions made by management and on the expectations of management, acting in good faith, regarding future events, including those relating to economic conditions, fluctuations in exchange rates and operating expenses, and the absence of unusual events entailing supplementary expenditures. Although management considers these assumptions and expectations reasonable based on the information available at the time they are written, they could prove inaccurate. Forward-looking statements are also subject, by their very nature, to known and unknown risks and uncertainties such as those related to the industry, acquisitions, labour relations, credit, key officers, supply and product liability. The actual results of Noveko International Inc. could differ materially from those indicated or underlying these forward-looking statements. The reader is therefore recommended not to unduly rely on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements do not reflect the potential impact of special items, any business combination or any other transaction that may be announced or occur subsequent to the date hereof. Unless otherwise required under securities laws, the Company does not intend and undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements to reflect new information, new events or new circumstances.

SOURCE NOVEKO INTERNATIONAL INC.

For further information: Chantal Vennat, Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Noveko International Inc., Tel: (514) 875-0606, http://www.noveko.com

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