SNC-Lavalin acquires Span Consultants in India

    MONTREAL, Sept. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that
it has acquired Span Consultants Pvt. Ltd, an engineering firm headquartered
in New Delhi, India with local offices in Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata.
    The 30-year old Company has almost 700 employees and is recognized for
its expertise in infrastructure and environment. Span is currently working on
many projects throughout India, including several major road projects.
    "The acquisition of Span Consultants places SNC-Lavalin in an even
stronger position to benefit from India's dynamic infrastructure market," said
Jean Claude Pingat, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "This
acquisition is in line with our strategy to further develop our operations in
India from permanent bases throughout the country," said Mr. Pingat.

    SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is one of the leading groups of engineering and
construction companies in the world, 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,
Global Public Relations, (514) 393-8000, ext. 7354,; Investors: Denis Jasmin, Vice-President,
Investors Relations, (514) 393-8000, ext. 7553,;
Louis Roland-Gosselin, Vice-President, Operations, Infrastructure &
Transportation, SNC-Lavalin in Europe, 33 1 47 20 83 88,

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