Sonic to license mobile PCB treatment technology to Quantum Murray LP

    Agreement opens the Canadian market to Sonic's proven cost-effective

    TSX Venture Exchange Symbol: SNV

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - SONIC Technology Solutions Inc. ("SONIC" or
"the Company"; TSX-V:SNV) and Quantum Murray LP ("Quantum Murray"; an
operating partnership of Newport Partners Income Fund TSX:NPF.UN-T) announced
today that they have signed an Agreement of Lease, Acquisition and License
under which Toronto-based Quantum Murray will deploy the mobile Sonic
Treatment System ("the System") for the remediation of PCB contaminated soils
within Canada.
    Quantum Murray will lease the mobile Sonic Treatment System from Sonic
and acquire the exclusive Canadian rights to deploy the technology for the
remediation of PCB contaminated soil. The parties have agreed to a license fee
structure that will see net proceeds from Quantum Murray's deployment of the
technology in Canada shared on an equal basis. In addition, Quantum Murray
will make capital lease payments of $2.5 million for the purchase of the
System with the lease payments based on 25% of the net proceeds earned from
the use of the System. Quantum Murray will also pay to Sonic an initial
license fee of $500,000 payable upon Quantum Murray securing its first PCB
remediation contract. The closing is subject to approval of the TSX Venture
    The Sonic Treatment System is a cost-effective mobile solution developed
and approved for the remediation of PCB contaminated sites in Canada and the
United States and has also been licensed by Sonic in Japan and Australia. The
market potential for the remediation of PCB contaminated soil in Canada is
expected to grow driven by federal regulations that are pending requiring the
clean up and treatment of all PCB contaminated sites by December 31, 2009.
    Mr. Jeff Westeinde, CEO of Quantum Murray, commented "We have evaluated
different technologies for the remediation of PCB contaminated soil and
concluded that the Sonic Treatment System is ideally suited to the
opportunities that we have identified in Canada. The mobile System is
preferred over alternative fixed thermal and incineration facilities due to
its lower cost and increased environmental benefits. As an integrated
environmental remediation company operating nationwide, we believe this
technology will allow Quantum Murray to acquire a growing share of this
specialized market."
    Adam Sumel, President and CEO of SONIC, commented "This license agreement
builds upon our long-term vision to commercialize Sonoprocess applications
utilizing the Company's core sonic generator technology and allows us to
accelerate our development of recently announced opportunities in the energy
sector. Having established the commercial viability of the Sonic Treatment
System in the Canadian PCB contaminated soil market, we believe the Quantum
Murray partnership will enable us to more rapidly expand into this market. We
will continue to license our technology on a global basis in this and other
verticals as they are developed in collaboration with industrial partners."

    About Quantum Murray

    Quantum Murray LP is a leading full service, national decommissioning and
environmental remediation firm. It was formed in December 2006 by the merger
of Quantum Environmental and Murray Demolition. Quantum Murray LP specializes
in hazardous materials abatement, site decommissioning and remediation, and
the treatment of soil, water and other waste materials. Quantum is a
nationally recognized leader in the clean-up and rehabilitation of commercial
and industrial sites and facilities. Quantum Murray LP is owned by its
management team and by Newport Partners Income Fund (TSX:NPF.UN-T), a
publicly-traded fund that invests in well-established private businesses.

    About SONIC

    SONIC develops and markets Sonoprocess(TM) technologies based on the
Company's core sonic generator technology, the only large-scale use of sonic
energy for energy, environmental and industrial processes. In addition to
having commercialized the soil remediation application the Company is working
on other processes in different verticals such as the energy and industrial
sectors. In a joint venture with PetroSonic Energy Systems Inc. the Company
has commenced development of processes to improve the effectiveness of oil
upgrading. Under a collaboration agreement recently signed with Shell Canada
Energy Ltd. the Company is commencing the exploration and development of
improved oil sands processes.

    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.

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