Siemens names Richard Brait as new General Counsel

    New appointment strengthens Siemens' in-house legal services and reflects
    people excellence strategy

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Siemens President and CEO, Guenther
Scholz, announced the appointment of Richard A. Brait as General Counsel for
Siemens in Canada. In this position, Mr. Brait will be responsible for leading
the legal department with a particular focus on providing support and
counseling for mergers and acquisitions, litigation, anti-trust, regulatory,
transactional and dispute resolution and commercial and government
    "We are pleased that Richard has joined Siemens Canada. His experience
will be an important asset to Siemens, ensuring a consistent and best practice
approach to all legal aspects of our business in Canada," said Scholz. "A key
element of our people excellence strategy is to attract and retain the
brightest talent in the industry. Having Richard on board reflects this
strategy and our goal to be an employer of choice."
    Mr. Brait's legal experience includes being a partner at the law firm of
Stikeman Elliott, where he chaired the firm's global technology group. He
joined Stikeman after a lengthy tenure with Nortel Networks where he formed
and ran the intellectual property business, and was General Counsel to its
largest global divisions. More recently, he served as General Counsel at ATI
Technologies, and subsequently as Chief Administrative Officer in the Canadian
operations of Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
    Mr. Brait has a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Engineering Physics, and a Bachelor of
Laws, both from Queen's University. He also obtained a graduate degree in law
from the University of Oxford. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate
Directors, and serves on steering groups for the American Bar Association's
International Mergers & Acquisitions Committee and its International
Commercial Transactions Committee.

    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 about Siemens in Canada 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: DL Leslie, Tel.: (905) 819-5926, Fax: (905)
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