Noveko International Inc. Achieves Major Breakthrough into Aeronautics Field



    
         Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Antimicrobial Filters
                    with French Firm Aerosys Technologies

    EKO / TSX
    

    MONTREAL, April 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Noveko International Inc. ("the
Company") is pleased to announce that it has just signed, on behalf of some of
its subsidiaries, an exclusive distribution agreement for filters
incorporating Noveko Inc.'s antimicrobial filtration technology with the
French firm Aerosys Technologies. This agreement covers the marketing of the
filters, worldwide, to aircraft manufacturers, aeronautics maintenance
companies and air carriers and, in France, to the railway, auto manufacturing
and defence industries, with certain exceptions. The agreement has an initial
term of two years.
    A subsidiary of Groupe Aerosys, Aerosys Technologies is mainly
specialized in filtration systems and hydromechanical and pneumatic equipment
for the aeronautics and civilian and military ground transportation markets.
Groupe Aerosys is a French company whose different entities offer machining,
assembly and processing services for various hard metals, steel and aluminum
alloys, as well as specialized tool and equipment design and manufacturing
services for the automobile, aeronautics, nuclear and transportation sectors.
    Mr. Alain Bolduc, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company,
pointed out: "The strategic nature of this partnership agreement will help
stimulate the development and marketing of our filtration products in
high-potential markets. We are very pleased to associate ourselves with this
partner, which we chose not only for its team and expertise, but also for its
reputation as an air filter supplier in the aeronautics industry. Aerosys
Technologies has already concluded solid business partnerships with leaders
such as Industrielle du Ponant, filter manufacturer for AIRBUS for twenty
years."
    "The integration of the Noveko(MC) antimicrobial filtration technology
into our products, combined with our aeronautics expertise, will allow us to
offer a still unrivalled solution in the air processing field. There is
already great interest in these solutions, as public health concerns continue
to mount. They will help protect the health of passengers, as well as airline
personnel and maintenance employees. We expect that these solutions will also
be adopted by the other industries in which we operate," added Mr. Philippe
Merle, President of Groupe Aerosys.

    Profile

    Noveko International Inc. offers innovative solutions worldwide in the
biomedical and environmental fields. The Company, through its subsidiaries,
specializes primarily in the following business segments: the development and
marketing of air filters, face masks and other antimicrobial products and -
the development, manufacturing and marketing of portable real-time ultrasound
scanners for use in human and veterinary medicine.

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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, labor 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. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the
forward-looking statements to account for new events or new circumstances,
except where provided for by applicable legislation.




For further information:

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

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