SNC-Lavalin reinforces its presence in Romania and Eastern Europe by acquiring the assets of two engineering groups



    TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2008 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce
that it is strengthening its presence in Romania and Eastern Europe with the
acquisition of the assets of two engineering groups based in Bucharest.
    The acquisitions provide SNC-Lavalin with a multidisciplinary engineering
team of some 200 professionals with extensive experience in steel metallurgy
and other industrial process plants, materials handling, and in the
infrastructure, commercial and institutional sectors. The newly integrated
company will provide a full range of services from conceptual studies to
engineering, design, procurement, construction and commissioning for
facilities.
    "These acquisitions are in line with our strategy to continue to build on
our technical expertise and develop wider geographic coverage in regions with
excellent growth potential," said Pierre Duhaime, Executive Vice-President,
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. in charge of worldwide Mining and Metallurgy
operations. "We now have a stronger local presence in Eastern Europe with
access to the full range of SNC-Lavalin's global experience and world class
technical expertise."
    Further to these acquisitions, SNC-Lavalin is currently working on
projects for local and foreign clients in Romania and elsewhere in Europe.

    SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC) is one of the world's leading
engineering and construction groups and a major player in infrastructure
ownership and the provision of operations and maintenance services. The
SNC-Lavalin companies have offices across Canada and in over 35 other
countries around the world and are currently working in some 100 countries.
www.snclavalin.com




For further information:

For further information: Media: Dominique Morval, Director,
Communications, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., (514) 393-8000, ext. 7255,
dominique.morval@snclavalin.com; Investors: Denis Jasmin, Vice-President,
Investor Relations, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., (514) 393-8000, ext. 7553,
denis.jasmin@snclavalin.com


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