Siemens Canada names Roland Aurich as new chief executive officer

    Siemens Canada Limited announced the appointment of Roland Aurich as
    President and Chief Executive Officer. In his new capacity, Mr. Aurich
    will be responsible for overseeing the overall strategic direction and
    management of all Siemens activities in Canada.

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 1 /CNW/ - Mr. Aurich brings over 20 years of
experience with Siemens to his new role in Canada. He joined Siemens in 1986
and has held various senior positions within the global organization. Most
recently, he was the President and CEO of Siemens AB in Sweden. Prior to that,
he was responsible for sales of the Transportation Systems, Power Generation
and Power Transmission & Distribution groups at Siemens in Sweden. He has a
strong background in industry and energy business sectors as well as the
communications industry.
    "Siemens is dedicated to being responsible, excellent and innovative in
all aspects of its business," said Mr. Aurich. "Our team is poised to make a
major impact on the Canadian economy and we will continue to focus on areas
where technology can strengthen our customers' competitiveness in Canada and
on a global stage." Since being chartered in Montreal in 1912, Siemens has
been committed to the economy, infrastructure, corporate responsibility and
the environment. Mr. Aurich added, "As one of the largest privately owned
companies in Canada, we take pride in knowing that our solutions play a key
role in enhancing and extending quality of life."
    Siemens in Canada has experienced unprecedented annual growth rates over
the past few years and has been at the forefront of some of Canada's biggest
and most important industry, energy and healthcare projects. "This is an
exciting time for me to be joining the team here in Canada and I am looking
forward to meeting with customers and employees alike," said Mr. Aurich.

    About Siemens in Canada

    Siemens is one of the largest and most diversified companies in the world
of electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy
and healthcare sectors. The company has approximately 6,000 employees in
Canada, working to develop and manufacture products, design and install
complex systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of solutions for
individual requirements. For almost 100 years in Canada, Siemens has stood for
technical achievements, innovation, quality and reliability. Sales for Siemens
in Canada for fiscal 2008 (ended September 30), were $2.6 billion CAD. Further
information is available at

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on the
beliefs of the management of Siemens Canada Limited and its affiliates. The
words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "forecast," "expect," "intend,"
"plan," "should," and "project," are used to identify forward-looking
statements. Such statements reflect the management's current views with
respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many
factors could cause the actual results to be materially different, among
others, changes in general economic and business conditions, changes in
currency exchange rate and interest rates, introduction of competing products,
lack of acceptance of new products or services and changes in business
strategy. Actual results may vary materially from those projected here.
Siemens Canada Limited and its affiliates do not intend or assume any
obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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For further information:

For further information: Siemens Canada Limited, Corporate
Communications, Media Relations, Mississauga, Ontario, Contact: DL Leslie,
Tel.: (905) 819-5926, Fax: (905) 819-5793, E-mail:

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