SNC-Lavalin plants trees around the world to mark World Environment Day



    MONTREAL, June 5 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin's President and CEO,
Jacques Lamarre, launched the Company's first worldwide tree planting
initiative at noon today by planting a Red Ash tree next to SNC-Lavalin's head
office in Montreal.
    In similar ceremonies at offices and near project sites around the world,
members of SNC-Lavalin's senior management planted trees at noon local time to
mark the United Nation's World Environment Day. All told, more than
1,200 trees were planted in 21 cities and at numerous project sites in Canada,
the US, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. In Australia and the UK,
SNC-Lavalin offices are participating in tree planting sponsorship programs in
Perth and London.
    Earlier today, nearly 4,000 seedlings were handed out to employees around
the world so they could also plant trees at home or in designated areas. The
initiative is part of a week-long series of activities the Company developed
for National Environment Week in Canada, June 3 to 9.
    "Planting trees is one way we can help reduce greenhouse gases in the
atmosphere, and I think it's our responsibility as a large company to set a
good example," said Mr Lamarre. "The seedlings we distribute to employees on
Environment Day, this year and every year from now on, will help our efforts
to control climate change by absorbing CO2."
    Canada celebrates Environment Week the first week of June every year to
coincide with the UN's Environment Day, which is commemorated each year on
June 5. Information on both these events can be found on the following Web
sites:
    Canada Environment Week:
    www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=09B7E8E7-1
    UN Environment Day: www.unep.org/wed/2007/english

    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 the provision of operations and maintenance services.
The SNC-Lavalin companies have offices across Canada and in 34 other countries
around the world and are currently working in some 100 countries.
www.snclavalin.com


    
                     SNC-LAVALIN - WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
                       TREE PLANTING EVENTS WORLDWIDE

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    CONTINENT           COUNTRY    CITY/PROJECT      EVENT
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    North America
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Canada     Vancouver         Tree planting and
                                                     seedling giveaway
                                   ------------------------------------------
                                   Burnaby           Seedling giveaway
                                   ------------------------------------------
                                   Calgary           Tree planting and
                                                     seedling giveaway
                                   ------------------------------------------
                                   Edmonton          Tree planting at
                                                     University of Alberta
                                   ------------------------------------------
                                   Ottawa            Tree planting
                                   ------------------------------------------
                                   Montreal          Tree planting and
                                                     seedling giveaway
                                   ------------------------------------------
                                   Toronto           Tree planting at school
                                                     and seedling giveaway
                                   ------------------------------------------
                                   Brunway           Tree planting
                                   ------------------------------------------
                                   St John's         Tree planting
                        -----------------------------------------------------
                        USA        Bothell           Tree planting and
                                                     seedling & low-energy
                                                     light bulb giveaway
                                   ------------------------------------------
                                   Houston           Tree planting at school
                                   ------------------------------------------
                                   Pittsburgh        Tree planting
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    South America
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Peru       Lima              Tree planting
                        -----------------------------------------------------
                        Venezuela  Tiznados Project  Tree planting
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Europe
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        UK         London            Tree planting
                                                     sponsorship program
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        France     Reims             Tree planting
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Poland     Warsaw            Tree planting
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Africa
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Algeria    Algiers           Tree planting
                                   Taksebt Project   (800 trees)
                        -----------------------------------------------------
                        Cameroon   Melong-Tschang    Tree planting (25 trees)
                                   Project
                        -----------------------------------------------------
                        Libya      Benghazi          Tree planting
                        -----------------------------------------------------
                        Tunisia    Tunis             Tree planting
                        -----------------------------------------------------
                        South      Johannesburg      Tree planting
                        Africa
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Asia / Middle East
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        India      Mumbai            Tree planting
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        UAE        Project Sites     Tree planting
                                                     (400+ trees)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Australia
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Australia  Perth             Tree planting
                                                     sponsorship program
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

                     Total for 2007: approx. 1,279 trees
    

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For further information:

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


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