SNC-Lavalin announces a forecasted loss on a major power project

    MONTREAL, March 26 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC)
announced that its 2007 first quarter results, scheduled for release on May 4,
2007, will be affected by a forecasted loss on a major power project, mainly
due to issues arising from the bankruptcy proceedings of a key supplier.
    As reported in the Management Discussion and Analysis in the 2006 Annual
Report, the Power segment was expected to provide a positive contribution to
the overall Company profit in 2007. Due to this forecasted loss, the power
segment is now expected to have an operating loss in 2007.
    Considering the recognition of the two events in the first quarter,
namely the gain from the sale of SNC TEC and the forecasted loss on this power
project, SNC-Lavalin's management expects an increase in net income excluding
Highway 407 for the year 2007 compared to 2006.
    The Company will provide an update during its regularly scheduled
conference call for analysts following release of its first quarter 2007

    SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is one of the leading groups of engineering and
construction companies in the world, a global leader in the ownership of
infrastructure, and in operations and maintenance services. The SNC-Lavalin
companies have offices across Canada and in 30 other countries around the
world and are currently working in some 100 countries.

    Reference in this press release, and hereafter, to the "Company" or to
    "SNC-Lavalin" means, as the context may require, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
    and all or some of its subsidiaries or joint-ventures, or SNC-Lavalin
    Group Inc. or one or more of its subsidiaries or joint-ventures.
    Statements made in this press release that describe the Company's or
    management's objectives, projections, estimates, expectations or
    predictions of the future may be "forward-looking statements", which can
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    "believes", "expects", "may", "will", "should", "estimates",
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    Company cautions that, by their nature, forward-looking statements
    involve risks and uncertainties and that its actual actions and/or
    results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such
    forward-looking statements, or could affect the extent to which a
    particular projection materializes.

    SNC-Lavalin's Consolidated Financial Statements and Management's
Discussion and Analysis and other relevant financial materials are available
in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at These and other Company reports are also available on the
website maintained by the Canadian Securities regulators at

For further information:

For further information: Investors: Stéphane Roy, Vice-President,
Investor Relations, (514) 393-8000, ext. 7559,;
Media: Gillian MacCormack, Vice-President, Public Relations, (514) 393-8000,
ext. 7354,

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