SNC-Lavalin acquires engineering firm in Nova Scotia

    MONTREAL, July 2 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that
it has agreed to purchase all shares of C.J. MacLellan & Associates in
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, a 35-year old engineering and surveying firm offering
a full range of multi-discipline design services.
    "We are pleased to have these experienced engineers join SNC-Lavalin,"
said Riadh Ben Aissa, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. in
charge of worldwide construction operations. "C.J. MacLellan is well respected
in Canada's Atlantic region and we are delighted with this opportunity to
expand our local presence in this way."
    C.J. MacLellan's 25 engineers and other professionals will join
SNC-Lavalin's Nova Scotia General Engineering Group, which has been based in
Halifax for over 45 years and now numbers over 100 employees.
    "C.J. MacLellan and SNC-Lavalin have worked together on projects in the
region for over 20 years," said Brian DeCoste, Vice-President, Operations,
SNC-Lavalin Nova Scotia. "This addition strengthens our position in the
Altantic region and enables us to provide a more comprehensive service."

    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 over 35 other countries around the
world and are currently working in some 100 countries.

For further information:

For further information: Media: Gillian MacCormack, Vice-President,
Global 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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