Mercator Transport announces appointment of William Spurr as Chairman of the Board

    LAVAL, QC, Aug. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Mercator Transport Group Corporation
("Mercator Transport") (TSX-V: GMT) announces the appointment of Mr. William
Spurr as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Spurr will be replacing Mr. Bernard
Mercier as Chairman as of August 3, 2009. Mr. Mercier remains member of the
    Commenting this appointment, Mr. Jean-Pierre Apélian, President and CEO,
declared: "We are proud Mr. William Spurr has accepted to contribute his
extensive experience in the transportation industry to the position of
Chairman of the Board. I would also like to give a warm thank you to Bernard
Mercier for the dedication with which he accomplished his duties as Chairman
of the Board since Mercator Transport's listing."
    Mr. William Spurr has been a member of the board of directors of Mercator
Transport since November 2008. He has held several executive positions at
Bombardier and its subsidiaries from 1992 to 2008, for which he led
significant projects in the transportation industry. Prior to 1992, Mr. Spurr
was Director, International Business Development, as well as Chief Projects
Engineer for UTDC Inc, a corporation acquired by Bombardier, and held various
positions as project manager for major engineering corporations, including in
Africa and in the Middle-East. Mr. Spurr is a member of the Professional
Engineers Ontario and of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) and
holds a Master of Science degree in structural engineering from the University
of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

    About Mercator Transport

    Mercator Transport specializes in transport brokerage, international
logistics and distribution. With offices in Montreal (Canada) and Las Vegas
(USA), Mercator Transport offers value-added services in global supply chain
management, and designs tailor-made solutions. Customer intimacy and
commitment differentiates Mercator Transport in its ability to implement
customers' requirements.

    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulatory Services Provider (as
    that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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For further information:

For further information: Mr. Patrick Bazinet, Director, Investor
relations, (450) 667-8886,

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