SONIC and Shell Canada Energy Sign Oil Sands Process Agreement

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - SONIC Technology Solutions Inc. ("SONIC" or
"the Company"; SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) announced that its wholly-owned
subsidiary SonoOil Inc. ("SonoOil") has entered into an agreement with Shell
Canada Energy ("Shell"), under which Shell and SonoOil will work together to
develop oil sand extraction process innovations.
    Adam Sumel, CEO of SONIC, said, "This agreement stems from prior work
undertaken by both SonoOil and Shell, and is the culmination of extensive
discussions to determine how the companies can best collaborate. Successful
collaboration holds the promise of improving the economics of oil sands
processing. The global oil sands industry represents an increasingly vital
resource, and thus an outstanding opportunity for SonoOil."
    SONIC's investment in the project will depend on the outcome of each
project phase, including data collection and design, development tests and
possible pilot plant testing. The project and any intellectual property
created will be owned by SONIC and Shell Canada. This is the first
collaboration and development project for SonoOil Inc., which was established
and licensed specifically to apply SONIC's technologies in the oil sands

    About SONIC and SonoOil

    SONIC develops and markets Sonoprocess(TM) technologies based on the
Company's core sonic generator technology, the world's only large-scale use of
sonic energy in process industries. Several potential process and
environmental opportunities in the oil sands industry were identified by SONIC
and the Alberta Research Council in an extensive review of SONIC's proprietary
technology. SONIC established and licenced SonoOil in 2006 and has since
undertaken preliminary work on process applications specific to this

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This release
contains statements that are forward-looking statements and are subject to
various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed
under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Company's periodic
filings with Canadian securities regulators. Such information contained herein
represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on
information currently available. The Company does not assume the obligation to
update any forward-looking statement.

    The securities being offered have not, nor will they be registered under
the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold
within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons
absent U.S. registration or an applicable exemption from the U.S. registration
requirements. This release does not constitute an offer for sale of securities
in the United States.

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For further information:

For further information: Robin Cook, Account Manager, CHF Investor
Relations, Tel: (416) 868-1079 ext. 228, Fax: (416) 868-6198, Email:; Or Adam Ranjit Sumel, CEO, SONIC Technology Solutions Inc.,
Tel: (604) 657-1980, Fax: (604) 736-2558, Email:

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