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UPDATED ON: Wednesday, September 05, 2001

Cogeco/SNC- Lavalin Broadband International:

Gaston Germain,
Vice-President, International Development

From The Globe and Mail

Mr. Louis Audet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cogeco Cable Inc., and Mr. Michael Novak, President of SNC-Lavalin International Inc., are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gaston Germain as Vice-President, International Development, of the newly formed joint venture Cogeco/SNC-Lavalin Broadband International.

Mr. Gaston Germain brings to this position more than 20 years of experience as operator, shareholder or consultant in the field of communications networks and services around the world.

The joint venture’s mission consists in developing projects providing for combined video, telephone and high-speed Internet services on wireline or wireless networks used by individuals, companies and government bodies in countries other than Canada, the United States and the European Union. The venture is the result of a marketing agreement recently concluded between Cogeco Cable Inc. and SNC Lavalin International Inc.

SNC-Lavalin Group is one of the leading engineering and construction firms in the world and a key player in the ownership and management of infrastructures. The group and its companies have offices across Canada and in 30 other countries and are currently working in some 100 countries. The company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE: SNC).

Cogeco Cable provides cable television and telecommunication services to approximately 892,000 basic service customers and is the fourth largest cable operator in Canada based on the number of basic service customers. Cogeco Cable’s subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CCA).


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