IMRIS announces executive appointments

    WINNIPEG, Jan. 9, 2009 /CNW/ - IMRIS Inc. (TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the
"Company") today announced the promotion of Pablo Batista, Vice President,
Production, to the position of Executive Vice President, Operations effective
immediately. In this role, Mr. Batista will be responsible for manufacturing
and logistics, quality, regulatory and information technology.
    Edward Richmond, formerly the Executive Vice President of Operations will
assume the new position of Executive Vice President, Customer Solutions
focusing on global customer service, program management, product management
and clinical applications.
    Additionally, Ron Sabourin will continue in his role as Executive Vice
President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer on a
permanent basis.
    "By promoting Pablo to the executive management team and realigning
roles, we are scaling the management capacity of the company to position
ourselves for continuing execution against our business plan," said David
Graves, President and CEO of IMRIS.

    About IMRIS

    IMRIS (TSX: IM) is a global leader in providing fully integrated,
advanced surgical imaging solutions. The company's flagship product,
IMRISneuro, utilizes patented technology that allows a high field MRI scanner
to be moved in to the operating room on demand, providing imaging during the
surgical procedure without compromising patient safety. This unique and
innovative system has been validated by leading neurosurgeons for use in
world-class neuroscience centers.
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For further information:

For further information: Susan McLeod, Manager, Marketing,
Communications, IMRIS Inc., Tel: (204) 480-7094, Email:

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