Sofame Signs Contracts with Two Leading US Companies


    Sofame technologies now available to American companies who will save
    energy while reducing greenhouse gases emissions

    MONTREAL, Aug. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Sofame Technologies Inc. (TSXV: SDW) is
pleased to announce that it has entered into dealership agreements with two
leading US companies: Tozour Trane, Philadelphia PA, and Newmech Companies,
Minneapolis/St-Paul MN. Sofame's marketing partner, GT Market Solutions Inc.
( who has been mandated by Sofame to establish its
sales force in United States, was instrumental in securing these agreements.
    Mr. Luc Mandeville, V.P. Technologies and Research and one of the
founders of Sofame, stated: "The quality of these first two dealers who have
signed with Sofame to market our technologies in the US is impressive. I have
been training representatives for our technologies for the last 20 years and
have not as yet encountered such enthusiasm for our products. We expect our
business relationship with Tozour Trane and Newmech to be very promising and
they have already started to bring several interesting inquiries relating to
our products."

    About Tozour Trane

    Tozour Trane is one of the largest independent Trane Company distributors
in the world. They are also a distributor for a number of the other marquee
product lines with applications in: mechanical systems, building automation,
service and preventive maintenance, energy conservation and green building
design. They are located in the Metropolitan Philadelphia area, from which
they will cover Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and West Virginia as a
distributor for Sofame Technologies.
    "Tozour-Trane is very excited to add Sofame to its suite of energy
saving, green house gas reducing products and services. The market is very
eager for green solutions that are cost effective. Sofame hot water systems
are good for our customers and great for our environment!" says Kevin Duffy,
Chief Operating Officer of Tozour Trane.

    About Newmech Companies Inc.

    Since the inception of the organization in 1921 to the present day,
Newmech Companies Inc. has grown to a full service construction and
engineering organization. They are a multi-disciplinary enterprise that is a
leader in commercial and industrial construction, building automation, service
and preventative maintenance, fabrication and energy services. Newmech has
integrated the unique Sofame applications with its portfolio of offerings,
thereby continuing its commitment to bring 'state-of-the-art' solutions to its
customers. They are located in the Minneapolis/St-Paul Metropolitan area, from
which they will cover Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and western

    Sofame has been advised that the combined revenues of Tozour Trane and
the Newmech Companies exceed 200 million dollars US annually.

    About Sofame

    Sofame Technologies, a company based in Montréal, retains exclusive
production and distribution rights on patented direct contact heat exchange
systems, which were developed in collaboration with partners such as the
Natural Gas Technologies Center, Gas Metro, Gas de France and Keyspan Energy
of New York.

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    or accuracy of this release.

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For further information:

For further information: Ms. Rubis Chaput, Investor Relations, (514)
523-6545, extension 224,

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