Noveko International Inc. Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Noveko(TM) Antimicrobial Air Filters With Major Group of Veterinarians and Veterinary Medicine Distribution and Service Companies in France

    $2.6 million contract

    EKO / TSX

    MONTREAL, Aug. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Noveko International Inc. ("Noveko" or
the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has just signed, via its Noveko
Inc. subsidiary, an exclusive distribution agreement (initial term of 3 years)
for Noveko(TM) air filters with the French firm Geosane, specializing in sales
and consultancy for hygienic, dietetic and breeding biosecurity products for
the French animal market. For the first year, concrete results amounts to
$2.6 million for Noveko Inc. Delivery of these air filters will extend over an
eight-month period, or during Noveko's current fiscal year, which ends on June
30, 2009. Under the terms of the agreement, Geosane will act as consultant and
distributor, in addition to conducting studies on the application, control and
installation of Noveko(TM) air filters.
    Geosane is a subsidiary of Réseau Cristal (or Groupe Cristal), which is
made up of animal health specialists, including one hundred veterinarians, and
the holding company SAS Chrysalide, comprising five subsidiaries. Through
their wholesaler-importer-distributor activities, animal health and pathology
control laboratories, veterinary services and sales and consulting activities,
these subsidiaries are all geared toward quality and safety in livestock
production and veterinary public health, mainly in France and also in Morocco.
    "We are very proud of this distribution agreement with a partner as
dynamic and prestigious as Groupe Cristal, a leader in the animal health field
for all production types, including poultry, pork and beef. With its
combination of expertise and services, organization and network, Groupe
Cristal is an ideal partner for promoting and marketing our antimicrobial air
filters in the French animal market," indicated Alain Bolduc, Noveko's
President and Chief Operating Officer.
    "It is interesting to note that our patented air filters, with their
unique features, have quickly generated great interest among French
veterinarians, who are very involved in pathogen eradication and management
programs in the breeding sector. After only a few months of market
development, we have successfully installed our antimicrobial air filtration
system in the first pig farm and Geosane committed itself for 8,000 filtration
systems," added Mr. Bolduc.


    Noveko International Inc. is a public holding company. Currently, its
operating subsidiaries are S.A.S. ECM, Noveko Inc., Laboratoire SyMa Inc.,
Bolduc Leroux Inc., Magnum Pharmaceutics Inc., Unitam International Management
Corporation Inc., Noveko Trading 2008 LLC, Noveko Algérie and Groupe Conseils
Micron-Air inc., Purer Life Technology Co., Ltd. and U-Bond Inc. ECM
specializes in portable real-time ultrasound scanners for veterinary and human
medicine. Noveko Inc. develops biomedical and environmental products derived
from its patented antimicrobial filtration technology (Noveko(TM)
antimicrobial face masks and air filters). SyMa specializes in sanitizers,
sold under the Azuro(TM) brand. Magnum acts as a manufacturer sales agent for
the Noveko Group's biomedical and environmental products and sanitizers and
for other manufacturers. Unitam is an international business development
service agency established in North America and Asia. Noveko Algérie is a
medical equipment import company covering the Maghreb and Middle East markets.
Micron-Air inc. is a designer and manufacturer of air quality systems marketed
under the EPURAIR(TM) brand and targeted to the residential market. Noveko
Trading has been recently incorporated in Hungary in order to act as provider
and seller in connection with some of the subsidiaries' products that have a
technological content. Purer Life Technology Co., Ltd., and U-Bond Inc.
specialize in the development and manufacture of filtration fabric. Finally,
BLI is involved in the custom processing and distribution of steel products
based on client specifications.

    The information set forth in this press release includes certain
forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on assumptions exposed
to major risks and uncertainties. Although Noveko deems the expectations
reflected in these forward-looking statements to be reasonable, the Company
cannot provide any guarantee as to the materialization of the expectations
reflected in these forward-looking statements. The Toronto Stock Exchange has
not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy
of this release.

For further information:

For further information: André Leroux, Chairman of the Board and Chief
Executive Officer; Alain Bolduc, President and Chief Operating Officer, Noveko
International Inc., (514) 344-3030,

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