Brainhunter Inc.
TSX : BH

Brainhunter Inc.

January 22, 2008 10:46 ET

Brainhunter North American CareerSite Business Sold to Workopolis

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 22, 2008) -

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Brainhunter Inc. ("Brainhunter" or the "Company") (TSX:BH) has signed an Agreement (the "Agreement") with Workopolis, Canada's largest Job Board, whereby Workopolis will acquire Brainhunter's Canadian and U.S. Job Board business. Pursuant to the Agreement, Workopolis will purchase the following:

- Perpetual License - Workopolis receives a perpetual license to use Brainhunter's CareerSite Technology Platform in Canada and the United States. Brainhunter will continue to operate and develop its Job Board activities outside these jurisdictions.

- Client Relationships - Workopolis will take over approximately 100 Client relationships where Brainhunter's CareerSite Technology Platform and operations and marketing infrastructure is the backbone of the Client's Job Board activities.

- On-going Technology Support - Brainhunter will continue to support the CareerSite Technology Platform after closing pursuant to a 12 month Transition Services Agreement and a 24-month Development Services Agreement, both of which are renewable.

Brainhunter's North American CareerSite business powers the job boards of many leading industry associations providing employers with an opportunity to reach their unique membership.

Workopolis is Canada's leading Internet recruiting and job search solutions provider. Patrick Sullivan, President of Workopolis, stated "we are thrilled with this acquisition and look forward to working closely with these prominent associations to provide their members and prospective employers with enhanced opportunities to connect with each other in a very targeted way."

Pursuant to the Agreement, Brainhunter will receive approximately $10.0 million cash over a 12-month period as transition milestones are reached. It is anticipated that over 90% of the purchase price will be received by Brainhunter by March, 2008.

BUSINESS OVERVIEW

About Brainhunter

Brainhunter Inc. is publicly traded on the TSX and is a leading global provider of end-to-end HCM Software, Solutions and Services (the "Offerings"). Utilizing ISO 9001/2000 technology, Best Practices and processes, Brainhunter has created Offerings that streamline the recruitment and management of permanent, contract and project based people requirements and provides real time analysis of HR metrics that improves operational decision-making and reduces cost. Brainhunter has over 250 employees and over 1,700 contract personnel with offices across Canada, a presence in select U.S. jurisdictions and offices in India, China and the U.K., servicing over 2,000 clients.

About Workopolis

Workopolis is Canada's largest and most popular Internet recruiting and job search solutions provider with an average of 3.6 million unique visitors monthly in Canada and twice as many job postings as the nearest competitor.

Workopolis provides a fully bilingual suite of award-winning applications, products and services to both large and small Canadian companies:

- workopolis.com™, Canada's biggest job site-with the most jobs, visitors and employers of any Canadian job site plus, intuitive screening tools and powerful resume database search tools help connect employers with the "best fit" candidates faster and more efficiently.

- workopolisCampus.com, Canada's biggest job site for students and recent graduates.

- CorporateWorks™, Canada's most implemented recruitment management solution using the tools that power workopolis.com to power corporate career sites.

Workopolis is a partnership of Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. and Gesca Ltd.

Workopolis has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Guelph, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.

Workopolis is the exclusive Official Supplier of Online Recruitment Services for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • For Brainhunter Further Information Please Contact:
    Brainhunter Inc.
    John McKimm
    Chairman and CEO
    (416) 203-1800, Ext 4300
    Email: John.Mckimm@Brainhunter.com
    or
    Brainhunter Inc.
    Raj Singh
    President
    (416) 225-9900, Ext 4217
    Email: Raj.Singh@Brainhunter.com
    or
    Brainhunter Inc.
    Robert Prentice
    CFO
    (416) 225-9900, Ext 4310
    Email: Robert.Prentice@Brainhunter.com
    or
    The Howard Group Inc.
    Grant Howard
    1-888-221-0915
    Email: info@howardgroupinc.com
    or
    For Workopolis Further Information Please Contact:
    Environics Communications
    Amy Davidson
    (416) 969-2830
    or
    Environics Communications
    Jill Anzarut
    (416) 969-2708