Notice of Foraco's 2009 first quarter results conference call


    TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ - Foraco International SA (the "Company" or
"Foraco") will release its fiscal 2009 first quarter financial results on May
12th, 2009 prior to markets opening. Following the release, Management of the
Company will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to review the financial
results. The call will be hosted by Daniel Simoncini, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer and Jean-Pierre Charmensat, Vice-CEO and Chief Financial
    You can join the call by dialing 1-800-595-8550 or 416-644-3422. Please
call in 15 minutes prior to the call to secure a line. You will be put on hold
until the conference call begins.
    A live audio webcast of the conference call will also be available
through Please connect at least 15 minutes prior to the
conference call to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be
needed to hear the webcast. An archived replay of the webcast will be
available for 90 days.
    A taped replay of the conference call will also be available until
Tuesday May 19th at midnight by calling 1-877-289-8525 or 416-640-1917,
reference number 21304487 followed by the number sign.

    About Foraco

    Foraco (TSX: FAR) is a worldwide drilling service provider headquartered
in Marseille, France. The Company provides a diverse range of drilling
services to the minerals, energy, water, environmental and infrastructure
sectors. The Company currently operates 114 drilling rigs, with a presence in
18 countries across five continents. For more information about Foraco, visit

    Caution concerning forward-looking statements

    This document may contain "forward-looking statements" and
"forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities
laws. These statements and information include estimates, forecasts,
information and statements as to management's expectations with respect to,
among other things, the future financial or operating performance of the
Company and capital and operating expenditures. Often, but not always,
forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of
words such as "may", "will", "should", "plans", "expects", "intends",
"anticipates", "believes", "budget", and "scheduled" or the negative thereof
or variations thereon or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements and
information are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions
that, while considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to
significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and
contingencies. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements
and information are not guarantees and there can be no assurance that such
statements and information will prove to be accurate and actual results and
future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such
statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed under the heading
"Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form dated March 31, 2009,
which is filed with Canadian regulators on SEDAR ( Except as
required by Canadian securities law, the Company expressly disclaims any
intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements and
information whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise. Such statements speak only as of the date they are made. All
written and oral forward-looking statements and information attributable to
Foraco or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their
entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements.

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For further information:

For further information: Bruce Wigle, Investor Relations, The Equicom
Group, T: (416) 815-0700 or 1-800-385-5451, ext. 228, F: (416) 815-0080, E:

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