Cygnal Technologies appoints new Chief Financial Officer

    MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - Cygnal Technologies Corporation (TSX:CYN), a
leading Canadian provider of network communication solutions, today announced
the appointment of Brian Pedlar to the position of Chief Financial Officer,
effective immediately. Mr. Pedlar replaces James Shannon, Cygnal's CFO since
December 2005, who has resigned from the role to pursue opportunities closer
to his home in the Niagara Region.
    Brian Pedlar is a Chartered Accountant with both financial and
operational experience in publicly traded companies. Following five years at
Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), he worked at Imax Corporation
(TSX:IMX; NASDAQ:  IMAX) in a variety of roles culminating with Director of
Planning. Mr. Pedlar joined Cedara Software Corp (TSX: CDE; NASDAQ:   CDSW) in
2000 and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2004. He contributed to a
turnaround at Cedara which included an increase in market capitalization from
$20 million to $450 million, organic revenue growth of 40%, and a successful
merger with a US public company in 2005. Following the merger, Mr. Pedlar
served for one year as President of Cedara Software with full responsibility
for the operations of the business.
    "We are pleased to add Brian to the Cygnal team. He is a seasoned
executive who will be able to contribute immediately due to his knowledge of
the technology sector, his public company background, and his experience in
balance sheet restructurings," said Jos Wintermans, Chairman and CEO of
Cygnal. "I would also like to take this opportunity, on behalf of our Board,
to thank James Shannon for his contributions over the past two years."

    About Cygnal

    Cygnal Technologies Corporation is a leading Canadian provider of network
communication solutions including the design, integration, installation,
maintenance and management of wired and wireless solutions and networks. The
Company offers a full range of technologies and solutions for service
providers and enterprise customers. Cygnal has expertise in voice, video and
data solutions over traditional and next generation converged technologies.
    Cygnal Technologies Corporation is headquartered in Markham, Ontario and
supports end-user customers and business partners through 12 offices across
Canada, including Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, London, Burlington,
Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax. Cygnal common shares are
listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CYN.

    This news release contains forward-looking statements. Often, but not
always, forward looking statements can be identified by the use of words such
as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget",
"scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "guidance", "intends", "anticipates" or
"does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases
or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would",
"might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements
involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may
cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Cygnal to be
materially different from any future results, performance or achievements
expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Examples of such
statements include, but are not limited to: factors relating to trends in the
communications equipment and services industry, including (1) Cygnal's ability
to maintain and grow its revenues; (2) the opportunity for greater competition
to build network infrastructure; (3) the trend toward building next generation
core networks; (4) outsourcing by businesses of the design, build and
maintenance of their network infrastructure; and (5) an increased demand for
private broadband networks. Actual results and developments are likely to
differ, and may differ materially, from those expressed or implied by the
forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Such
forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions which may
prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to: Cygnal's ability to meet
its obligations under its debt facilities; full implementation of Cygnal's
cost reduction plan; Cygnal's ability to compete and to adapt to technological
development; the continuation of the Company's relationships with its
suppliers; Cygnal's ability to recruit and retain qualified personnel; the
continuation of positive economic and market conditions, and the ability of
provisions in service agreements to limit exposure to potential claims. While
Cygnal anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause its views
to change, Cygnal specifically disclaims any obligation to update these
forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements should not be
relied upon as representing Cygnal's views as of any date subsequent to the
date of this news release.
    Although Cygnal has attempted to identify important factors that could
cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those
described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause
actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.
There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be
accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from
those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These factors are not intended
to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Cygnal.

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For further information:

For further information: Jos Wintermans, Chief Executive Officer, Cygnal
Technologies Corporation, (905) 944-6570,; Jeff
Codispodi, Investor Relations, The Equicom Group Inc., (416) 815-0700 ext.

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