SNC-Lavalin acquires DTI Telecom

    MONTREAL, Jan. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce its
acquisition of DTI Telecom Inc. (DTI), a Montreal engineering and consulting
company of 65 professionals specializing in telecommunications.
    Over the past 35 years, DTI has developed recognized expertise in
designing the kinds of telecommunications systems and networks used in the
cable TV, electricity, transportation, and public security sectors.
    "We are very proud to be welcoming a seasoned firm such as DTI into our
ranks because it provides us with an opportunity to enhance our growing
portfolio of Energy Division technical know-how," said Paul Dufresne, Senior
Vice-President of SNC-Lavalin's Energy Division. "DTI will continue to provide
the same personalized services to its clients, while at the same time
benefiting from SNC-Lavalin's multidisciplinary resources."
    DTI is known for its excellent professional services, and the commitment
of its personnel to serving the best interests of its clients. Its many
project achievements in Canada include the telecommunications network and
radio and TV stations on the James Bay sites, dynamic display, consumption
management, and dual energy billing, 911 emergency dispatch systems for public
security, voice communications, customer call centre systems and, more
recently, infrastructure for operational telecommunication and radio
communication infrastructure in the airport sector.
    According to Daniel Y. Zann, President of DTI Telecom, "DTI Telecom is
especially proud to be joining the ranks of the SNC-Lavalin group, first of
all to provide our clients with a complete range of engineering and project
management services for the development and operation of their
telecommunications' systems, but also to give DTI specialists an opportunity
to contribute to the technological know-how of major international projects."

    SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is one of the leading engineering and construction
groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and
in the provision of operations and maintenance services. The SNC-Lavalin
companies have offices across Canada and in 34 other countries around the
world and are currently working in some 100 countries.

For further information:

For further information: Media: Gillian MacCormack, Vice-President,
Public Relations, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., (514) 393-8000, ext. 7354,; Investors: Denis Jasmin, Vice-President,
Investor Relations, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., (514) 393-8000, ext. 7553,

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