Noveko International Inc. signs an exclusive distribution agreement with Monitrol Inc.



    
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       Monitrol Inc. will distribute Noveko's antimicrobial air filters
                 in the hog and poultry breeding markets in
              North America (Canada, United States and Mexico).
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    EKO / TSX Venture Exchange

    MONTREAL, April 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Noveko International Inc. ("Noveko" or
"the Company") announces that it has signed an exclusive distribution
agreement with Monitrol Inc. (Boucherville, Quebec), a North American leader
in ventilation management software and hardware for farm buildings. Under this
agreement, Monitrol Inc. will act as the exclusive distributor of Noveko's
patented antimicrobial air filters for the hog and poultry breeding markets in
North America.

    Noveko's antimicrobial air filters: a front-line means of preventing
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    pandemics for livestock and humans
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    The North American hog and poultry breeding market currently represents
some 125 million linear feet of air filters and potential revenues of
approximately US$1.3 billion from the sale of these filters. Alain Bolduc,
President and Chief Operating Officer of Noveko, said: "I am proud to sign
this agreement with Monitrol, a specialty market leader with a North American
network of 300 distributors and 1,500 sales agents. Noveko is confident that
this agreement will enable it to achieve a significant breakthrough in the
North American hog and poultry breeding market over the next two years with
its antimicrobial air filters."
    According to Gilles Routhier, President of Monitrol Inc.: "This agreement
represents a strategic shift as Noveko's antimicrobial technology brings
considerable added value. Its antimicrobial air filters are a front-line means
of prevention for livestock farms, which require reliable and effective means
of protection against pandemics that might decimate their livestock herds and
potentially affect human health. They will definitely contribute to ensure
optimal sanitation in livestock farms, which is a priority for the short
term."
    Monitrol is conducting a first tour of the North American hog and poultry
breeding farm market with Noveko's antimicrobial air filters. After the
agricultural exhibitions in Saint-Hyacinthe (Quebec) and London (Ontario),
Noveko's products will be presented at the World Pork Expo in Desmoines (Iowa,
U.S.), as well as several other agricultural exhibitions in North America.
    In business for some 20 years, Monitrol (www.monitrolcorp.com) is a
privately owned company that has become a leader in electronic ventilation
controls for farm buildings through its technological advances and the
diversity of its products. Monitrol continues to expand by developing and
manufacturing innovative control hardware and software for the agricultural
and industrial sectors. Sold under the exclusive Varifan trademark and other
brands, its products are internationally distributed.

    Profile of Noveko
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    Noveko International Inc. currently has three subsidiaries: S.A.S. ECM
(France), Noveko Inc. and Bolduc Leroux Inc. (BLI). ECM specializes in the
design and marketing of portable real-time ultrasound scanners for use in
veterinary and human medicine. Noveko Inc. develops the Company's biomedical
and environmental business, specifically its patented antimicrobial filtration
technology and derivative products (antimicrobial face masks and filters). For
its part, BLI specializes in the custom processing and distribution of steel
products based on client specifications and designs. It has also developed and
markets a line of downdraft particle extraction tables for various industrial,
commercial and pharmaceutical markets. Operating since September 2002, the
Company was listed on the TSX Venture Exchange on February 3, 2004.

    The information set forth in this press release includes certain
forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on assumptions exposed
to major risks and uncertainties. Although Noveko deems the expectations
reflected in these forward-looking statements to be reasonable, the Company
cannot provide any guarantee as to the materialization of the expectations
reflected in these forward-looking statements. The TSX Venture Exchange has
not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy
of this release.




For further information:

For further information: André Leroux, Chairman of the Board and Chief
Executive Officer; Alain Bolduc, President and Chief Operating Officer, Noveko
International Inc., (514) 344-3030, http://www.noveko.com/

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