Leading engineering firm SNC-Lavalin Inc. named 64th sponsor of the 2010
Winter Games

VANCOUVER, Dec. 14 /CNW/ - SNC-Lavalin Inc. and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) announced today that the Canadian engineering company has been named an Official Supplier for the upcoming Games.

Under the agreement, SNC-Lavalin Inc. will have rights to market and promote within the engineering services and construction services product category for the 2010 Winter Games and rights to associate with the Canadian Olympic Teams competing at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the London 2012 Olympic Games. In return, SNC-Lavalin Inc. will make a financial investment in the Games.

"SNC-Lavalin is pleased to partner with the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games," said Jim Burke, Executive Vice President of SNC-Lavalin Inc.

"We are looking forward to the opportunity to support the 2010 Winter Games and the athletes in achieving their goals for the Games. SNC-Lavalin's role as an Official Supplier underpins our continued commitment to sustainability and embodies SNC-Lavalin's key corporate values and beliefs which make up the cornerstones of our WE CARE culture. We wish the very best Games in history for Canada, VANOC, the athletes, and our community."

John Furlong, VANOC's CEO, added: "We're delighted to welcome a dynamic company like SNC-Lavalin to our sponsor family, a company that has deep roots in Canada and has always demonstrated excellence in their projects both here at home and around the world. Their partnership helps us exceed our domestic sponsorship goals for delivering great Games in 2010."

About SNC-Lavalin Inc.

SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and in the provision of operations and maintenance services. SNC-Lavalin has offices across Canada and in over 35 other countries around the world, and is currently working in some 100 countries.

About VANOC

VANOC is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from February 12 to 28, 2010. Vancouver and Whistler will host the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010. Visit www.vancouver2010.com.

VANOC's marketing program is focused on securing mutually rewarding partnerships with shared values to generate sufficient revenue to host successful Winter Games in 2010 and to leave a financial legacy for sport. VANOC's worldwide TOP Partners include Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos Origin, General Electric, McDonald's, Omega, Panasonic, Samsung and Visa. VANOC's National Partners are Bell Canada, Hudson's Bay Company, RBC Financial Group, General Motors of Canada, Petro-Canada and RONA.

VANOC's Official Supporters include Air Canada, BC Hydro, Bombardier, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Canadian Pacific, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), Jet Set Sports, Ricoh Canada, Royal Canadian Mint and Teck Resources.

VANOC's Official Suppliers are 3M, Acklands-Grainger, Aggreko, ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp., Aquilini Investment Group, Birks, Britco, Canada Post, Canwest Publishing, COLD-FX, Concord Pacific, Deloitte, Dow Canada, EPCOR, Garrett Metal Detectors, General Mills, Hain Celestial Canada, Haworth Canada, Jackson Triggs, Karl's Global Events Inc,. La Presse, Millennium Development Corp., Molson, Nike Canada Corp., Nortel, Offsetters, Port Metro Vancouver, Purolator Courier Ltd., Saputo, Sleep Country Canada, SNC-Lavalin Inc., Sun Microsystems of Canada, The Globe and Mail, Tickets.com, TransCanada, Vancouver Airport Authority, Weston Bakeries, Workopolis and Wrigley Canada.

SOURCE VANCOUVER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2010 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES

For further information: For further information: Media contacts: VANOC Communications, Tel: (604) 403-1611, E-mail: mediarelations@vancouver2010.com; Steve Crombie, Vice President, Communications, SNC-Lavalin Inc., (604) 605-5997, steve.crombie@snclavalin.com

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