Noveko Concludes a Distribution Agreement for its Antimicrobial Face Masks and AZURO(TM) Disinfectants with Garda, a Market Leader in Security Services

    Symbol: EKO / TSX

    MONTREAL, May 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Noveko International Inc. ("the Company")
announces that it has concluded, together with its subsidiary Noveko Inc.
("Noveko"), a distribution agreement with Garda Security Group, a subsidiary
of Garda World Security Corporation ("Garda"), a leading provider of
integrated physical security and cash logistics services. This agreement
covers the distribution of Noveko(TM) antimicrobial face masks and AZURO(TM)
antiseptic disinfectants to Garda's client base. The first masks have already
been delivered pursuant to this agreement and additional deliveries are
planned on a gradual basis.
    "We are proud to conclude this distribution agreement with such a
well-known and dynamic company as Garda. With its full range of integrated
security expertise and services, Garda is an ideal partner to market our
product line in the personal protection field to its some 4,000 clients.
Garda's clientele comprises many of the most prominent companies on the
continent, which operate in various sectors such as financial, governmental,
manufacturing, real estate and airports," indicated Alain Bolduc, President
and Chief Operating Officer of the Company.
    "We have entered into this partnership with Noveko to provide our clients
with an even more complete range of solutions. In the current context, any
prevention measures aimed at limiting the risks of a pandemic or any other
health hazard must be seriously considered. We selected Noveko's products for
their innovative features and high level of protection. We also intend to
offer them to our employees," said Marc-André Aubé, Senior Vice-President,
Chief Operating Officer, Physical Security, Canada of Garda.
    As a leader in integrated physical security and cash logistics services,
Garda has offices across Canada and the United States, Latin America, Europe,
the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Its clients include private firms and public
corporations on a local, regional, national and even international basis. It
is supported by a team of 50,000 dedicated professionals who are able to
ensure premium-quality solutions in cash handling, physical security, global
risk consulting, and pre-employment screening services.


    Noveko International Inc. offers innovative solutions worldwide in the
biomedical and environmental fields. The Company, through its subsidiaries,
specializes in the following business segments: the development and marketing
of products derived from its patented antimicrobial filtration technology,
primarily air filters, surgical masks and respirators, as well as other
antimicrobial products such as AZURO(TM) disinfectants and - the development,
manufacturing and marketing of medical equipment, primarily portable real-time
ultrasound scanners for use in human and veterinary medicine.

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"expect", "project", "plan", "believe", "estimate" or other comparable
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they are written, on assumptions made by management and on the expectations of
management, acting in good faith, regarding future events, including those
relating to economic conditions, fluctuations in exchange rates and operating
expenses, and the absence of unusual events entailing supplementary
expenditures. Although management considers these assumptions and expectations
reasonable based on the information available at the time they are written,
they could prove inaccurate. Forward-looking statements are also subject, by
their very nature, to known and unknown risks and uncertainties such as those
related to the industry, acquisitions, labor relations, credit, key officers,
supply and product liability. The actual results of Noveko International Inc.
could differ materially from those indicated or underlying these
forward-looking statements. The reader is therefore recommended not to unduly
rely on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements do not
reflect the potential impact of special items, any business combination or any
other transaction that may be announced or occur subsequent to the date
hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the
forward-looking statements to account for new events or new circumstances,
except where provided for by applicable legislation.

For further information:

For further information: Chantal Vennat, Director, Investor Relations
and Corporate Communications, Noveko International Inc., (514) 875-0606;

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