Bennett Environmental Inc.

Bennett Environmental Inc.

July 03, 2008 11:41 ET

BEI Announces Agreement to Sell Belledune Net Assets

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 3, 2008) - Bennett Environmental Inc. (TSX:BEV) (the "Company" or "BEI") today announced that its Board has approved entering into an agreement to sell the net assets of its Belledune facility. The agreement is subject to normal conditions to closing, including the negotiation of a definitive purchase and sale agreement. It is expected that the transaction will close by the end of August. Total consideration received by the Company will be $2.9 million which results in the immediate write down of approximately $1 million to the Belledune assets to reflect this transaction.

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About Bennett Environmental Inc.

Bennett Environmental Inc. is a North American leader in high temperature treatment services for the treatment of contaminated soil and has provided thermal solutions to contamination problems throughout Canada and the U.S. Bennett Environmental's technology provides for the safe, economical and permanent solution to contaminated soil. Independent testing has consistently proven that the technology operates well within the most stringent criteria in North America. For information, please visit the Bennett Environmental website at:

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