Roctest announces a new financing

    ST-LAMBERT, QC, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Roctest Ltd ("Roctest" or "the Company")
(TSX:RTT), a leading manufacturer of sensors for civil engineering and
industrial applications, announced today that it has signed a $1.85 million
financing deal with the Business Development Bank of Canada ("BDC"). The
proceeds will mostly be used to reimburse the current banker of the Company,
leaving approximately $300,000 for working capital purposes.
    "We are pleased with BDC's confidence in Roctest's business plan and
strategies. The financing will immediately further strengthen our working
capital and allow Roctest to improve its cash flow by at least another million
dollars over the next 12 months due to more favorable financing terms and
conditions," said François Cordeau, President & CEO of Roctest. "This
additional flexibility will allow us to launch some exciting new products for
infrastructure monitoring at a time when governments around the world are
announcing significant infrastructure investment as a means to offset the
current recession," added Mr. Cordeau.

    About Roctest Ltd

    Roctest designs, manufactures and markets sensors and high-precision
measuring instruments for the civil engineering, energy, healthcare and
industrial control markets. The Company is recognized for its leading-edge
technology, the quality of its technical expertise and its product development
capabilities for challenging and demanding environments. Its products are
mainly sold internationally. The shares of the Company are listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol RTT. To reach Roctest Ltd via the
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    Caution concerning forward-looking statements

    Except for historical information provided herein, the press release may
contain information and statements of a forward looking nature concerning the
future performance of the Company. These statements are based on suppositions
and uncertainties as well as on management's best possible evaluation of
future events, and as such involve a number of risk factors. Such factors may
include, without excluding other considerations, risks related to foreign
exchange fluctuations, evolution in customer demand for the Company's products
and services, the impact of price pressure from competitors and general market
trends, economic and geopolitical changes. As a result, readers are advised
that actual results may differ from expected results. The Company is not
required to update or revise publicly its forward-looking statements, except
as may be required under applicable law.

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For further information:

For further information: François Cordeau, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Roctest Ltd., (450) 465-1113, (450) 465-1398 fax, Internet:; Jeremy Mackenzie Lee, Investor Relations, The Equicom Group
Inc., (514) 844-6054, (514) 844-2261 fax, Email:

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