Stuart Olson Announces Senior Management Appointment

CALGARY, Jan. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Stuart Olson Inc. (TSX: SOX, SOX.DB.A) ("Stuart Olson") today announced an appointment to its senior management team.

Bob Myles has been appointed as Group Chief Operating Officer, Industrial, with overall leadership responsibility for Stuart Olson's industrial businesses. Mr. Myles' career has focused on the Canadian industrial sector in the oil and gas, power and midstream markets for over 25 years. With 20 years of leadership experience, Mr. Myles has progressed into successively larger executive roles and, for the past five years, was CEO of an Alberta-based mechanical services company.

"The combination of Bob's comprehensive understanding of the Canadian energy and power sectors, his exceptional inter-personal skills and his past successes in the development and growth of mid to large-sized companies, demonstrates his ability to lead our Industrial Group and achieve its strategic and operational goals," says David LeMay, Stuart Olson's President and CEO.

Mr. Myles takes over from David LeMay, who has led the group on an interim basis for the past six months.

About Stuart Olson Inc.

Stuart Olson Inc. provides building construction, commercial and industrial electrical contracting, and industrial insulation services to an array of public, private and industrial sector clients. Stuart Olson operates office locations throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Stuart Olson common shares and convertible debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols "SOX" and "SOX.DB.A", respectively.

Forward Looking Information

This press release contains certain statements that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. This forward-looking information includes, without limitation, statements relating to Mr. Myles' ability to lead Stuart Olson's Industrial Group and achieve its strategic and operational objectives. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of such words as "may", "will", "expect", "believe", "plan", "intend", "estimate", "outlook", "forecast", "should", "anticipate" and other similar terminology, including statements concerning possible or assumed future results. Forward-looking information is based on management's reasonable assumptions, analysis and estimates in respect of its experience and perception of trends, current economic conditions, government policies and expected developments, as well as other material factors that it considers to be relevant at the time of making such statements.

The forward-looking information in this press release is included solely for the purpose of assisting investors in understanding Stuart Olson's financial position and the results of its operations as at the date hereof. By its nature, forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which give rise to the possibility that management's assumptions, analysis and estimates will be incorrect and that Stuart Olson's anticipated results will not be achieved. Although Stuart Olson believes that the statements with respect to forward-looking information are reasonable and current, such statements should not be interpreted as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be an accurate indication of whether or not such results will be achieved. Forward-looking information is necessarily subject to a number of factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those results implied by the expectations suggested by such information. Those factors include, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties described in Stuart Olson's Annual Information Form filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada under Stuart Olson's profile at Readers are encouraged to consider the foregoing risks and other factors carefully when evaluating the forward-looking information and are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon such information when making investment decisions.

The forward-looking information in this press release is current to the date hereof, and is subject to change following such date. While Stuart Olson may elect to do so, unless required by applicable law, it undertakes no obligation to update this information to reflect new information or circumstances at any particular time.

SOURCE Stuart Olson Inc.

For further information: Daryl Sands, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Stuart Olson Inc., (403) 685 7777,


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