AZCAR Technologies Incorporated

AZCAR Technologies Incorporated

June 09, 2005 09:16 ET

AZCAR Awarded Prominent Role in Analog to Digital Conversion Project for Mission Broadcasting Inc.

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 9, 2005) - Stephen Pumple, President & CEO, AZCAR Technologies Incorporated, (TSX:AZZ) is pleased to announce that Mission Broadcasting has selected AZCAR USA Inc. to spearhead outside-plant analog to digital transmission conversion for 11 Mission Broadcasting television stations. The project is already underway with a Project Plan delivered in March and conversion of Mission's stations in the top 100 markets to be completed later in the year.

AZCAR has subcontracted the structural component of the project to the Morrison Hershfield Corporation as much of the work involves review and strengthening of Mission's towers, as well as adding new antennae and transmission lines to support digital transmission.

"This is another example of the success of developing longer-term strategic and supportive alliances with our clients," said Pumple, "and confirms that AZCAR can provide clients a wide range of support, as and when they need it. This project is important to Mission and we will see that they meet their goals."

Mission Chief Operating Officer Dennis Thatcher commented that, "Conversion of our stations to full power digital transmission is a major and important undertaking for our company. In contracting with AZCAR we have made a commitment to carry out the conversion in the most efficient way possible. AZCAR and Morrison Hershfield bring to our project unparalleled experience and will help us move this project forward as effectively as is possible."

"Mission is a valued client of AZCAR," added David George, Chairman of AZCAR USA, "and we have put together this project team to address their specific needs over the next few years. Our involvement is designed to dovetail with their internal resources and bring complementary management, experience and engineering expertise to the project."

AZCAR is an independent technology integration company providing the broadcast and media technology sectors with innovative and value driven solutions.

Morrison Hershfield is an employee owned multidisciplinary engineering and management firm providing engineering and design-build services to the transportation, building, municipal, utilities and telecommunications industries.

Mission Broadcasting Inc. owns 13 full-power television stations in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Montana, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

AZCAR trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol: AZZ.

This review contains management's discussion of the AZCAR's operations. It should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2004.

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