SNC-Lavalin Airports named new manager for the Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport

    MONTREAL, Jan. 14, 2009 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce
that it has been awarded the public service concession for the
Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport for a period of 12 years starting January 1,
2009 by its owner, the Syndicat Mixte Pyrénia.
    The contract covers the airport operation and commercial development. The
Airport handles close to 500,000 passengers and several hundred charter
flights per year, as well as three regular daily return flights to Paris.
    "We are proud that the Syndicat Mixte Pyrénia chose us as their partner
and we look forward to working closely with them, starting immediately," said
Jean Claude Pingat, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. and
President of SNC-Lavalin in Europe.

    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, extension
7354,; Investors: Denis Jasmin,
Vice-President, Investor Relations, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., (514) 393-8000,
extension 7553,

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