Mecachrome International Inc. Files Its Preliminary Prospectus



    /NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION INTO OR IN THE UNITED STATES, FRANCE OR THE UNITED
    KINGDOM. THIS PRESS RELEASE IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL SECURITIES, OR THE
    SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES, FRANCE,
    THE UNITED KINGDOM OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION./

    MONTREAL, Aug. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Mecachrome International Inc. today
filed with the Autorité des marchés financiers and the Canadian Securities
Administrators of the other provinces its preliminary prospectus relating to
the initial public offering and secondary offering of its subordinate voting
shares.
    Mecachrome's preliminary prospectus is now available on the SEDAR website
at http://www.sedar.com as well as on Mecachrome's corporate website at
http://www.mecachrome.com.
    The offering will be underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by
RBC Capital Markets and Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., which will act as joint
book-running managers for the offering.

    About Mecachrome

    Mecachrome is a leader in the design, engineering, manufacture and
assembly of complex precision-engineered components for aircraft and
automotive applications, including aerostructural and aircraft engine
components, high-end automobile engine components and motor racing engines.
Since 1937, we have established a significant presence and global reputation
in certain high-precision sectors of the aerospace, automotive and industrial
equipment industries, providing services primarily to original equipment
manufacturers. We currently operate 11 state-of-the-art facilities,
principally in France and Canada, and employ over 2,000 employees.

    This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy subordinate voting shares of Mecachrome. The
subordinate voting shares have not been and will not be registered under the
United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or applicable state
securities laws, and the subordinate voting shares may not be offered or sold
in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from
registration. Mecachrome does not intend to proceed with the registration of
the subordinate voting shares under the United States Securities Act or to
make a public offer in the United States.




For further information:

For further information: Elina Tea, Investor Relations/Director,
Corporate Finance, (514) 673-1116, etea@mecachrome.com

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