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UPDATED ON: Wednesday, September 10, 2003

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.:

Michael Novak,
SNC Technologies Inc.

From The Globe and Mail

Jacques Lamarre, President and Chief Executive Officer, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., is pleased to announce the following changes to the Office of the President, following the retirement of Robert Leboeuf, Executive Vice-President in charge of defence products. Effective immediately, Michael Novak, Executive Vice-President, assumes responsibility for SNC Technologies Inc.(SNC TEC), and Klaus Triendl, Executive Vice-President, assumes responsibility for SNC-Lavalin International Inc.

As President and Chief Executive Officer of SNC TEC, Michael Novak assumes responsibility for the manufacture of ammunition and extruded propellant used in commercial and military products as well as civil and military training systems.

Mr. Novak has held a number of senior positions since he joined SNC-Lavalin in 1986, most recently that of Executive Vice-President with responsibilities for several areas, in particular SNC-Lavalin International. He holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry, an LL.B and a B.C.L. from McGill University, and is a graduate of the Harvard University Advanced Management Program.

As President of SNC-Lavalin International, Klaus Triendl assumes responsibility for SNC-Lavalin’s network of offices in 30 countries worldwide. He will continue to play a key role in SNC-Lavalin’s strategic planning process, while retaining his responsibility for the Power and Mass Transit business units.

Mr. Triendl joined SNC-Lavalin in 1975, holding increasingly senior positions in the Power business unit before being named an Executive Vice-President in 1999. He holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Higher Federal Technical College and Experimental Institute of Vienna, Austria. He is a member of several technical associations, including the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Engineering Institute of Canada, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.

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

 

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