Noveko's Antimicrobial Products Offered by Couche-Tard to Protect its
Customers and Employees

Noveko's Masks and Sanitizers Will Be Sold in Couche-Tard Convenience Stores Across Quebec


MONTREAL, Dec. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Noveko International Inc. ("the Company") is pleased to announce that Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. ("Couche-Tard"), the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry, will enable its customers to benefit from the antimicrobial protection provided by the line of sanitizers and masks marketed by Noveko Inc. ("Noveko").

Since November 30, 2009, Couche-Tard convenience stores located in Quebec have made Noveko's antiseptic products available to all their customers so they may disinfect their hands in-store. Couche-Tard will also promote and market Noveko's products across its network.

"We prioritize our customers' and employees' health. Considering the current pandemic, we hence encourage them to maintain healthy hand hygiene in order to reduce the risk of spreading germs. We are pleased to offer the best product on the market, with its powerful antimicrobial properties, killing 99.9% of common germs, combined with enriched emollients that leave hands soft even after repeated use," said Chantale Sajo, Director, Marketing and Communications of Couche-Tard.

Furthermore, at the end of December, the Noveko(TM) 4xEZU antimicrobial masks will be available in two-packs to be sold in most Couche-Tard convenience stores across Quebec. In addition, as of January 15, 2010, Couche-Tard will distribute the 25, 125, and 500 ml formats of the Company's line of hand sanitizers, now marketed under the Microban(R) brand, along with the AZURO(TM) surface disinfectants.

"We are very proud to team up with Couche-Tard, the ideal partner in our process of making our sanitizers and masks available to the population at large. The size of its store network will contribute to further promote our products to the population," added Alain Bolduc, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company.


Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In North America, Couche-Tard is the largest independent convenience store operator (whether integrated with a petroleum company or not) in terms of number of stores. Couche-Tard currently operates a network of more than 5,900 convenience stores, over 4,100 of which include motor fuel dispensing, located in 11 large geographic markets, including eight in the United States covering 43 states and the District of Columbia, and three in Canada covering all ten provinces. More than 52,000 people are employed throughout Couche-Tard's retail convenience network and service centres.

Noveko International Inc. offers innovative solutions in the environmental and medical fields worldwide. Through its subsidiaries, the Company specializes primarily in the following business segments: the development, manufacturing and marketing of derivative products from its patented antimicrobial filtration technology, including air filters, surgical masks and respirators, along with other products with antibacterial properties such as Microban(R) brand hand sanitizers - and the development, manufacturing and marketing of medical equipment, primarily portable real-time ultrasound scanners for use in human and veterinary medicine.

Certain statements set forth in this press release constitute forward-looking statements. In some cases, these statements are identified by the use of terms such as "may", "could", "might", "intend", "should", "expect", "project", "plan", "believe", "estimate" or other comparable variants. These statements are based on the information available at the time 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. Unless otherwise required under securities laws, the Company does not intend and undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements to account for new information, new events or new circumstances.

SOURCE Noveko International Inc.

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

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