Bennett Environmental Inc.

Bennett Environmental Inc.

March 10, 2008 17:47 ET

BEI Announces Results of Litigation

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 10, 2008) - Bennett Environmental Inc. (TSX:BEV) (the "Company" or "BEI") today announced that Justice Campbell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice had ruled in favour of a claim, in the amount of $300,000, by John Bennett against the Company. Mr. Bennett's claim for indemnification arose from fines and costs imposed on him by the OSC as a result of disclosure issues that arose in 2003 and 2004 when he served as the Company's CEO. In addition to the financial penalties the OSC settlement agreement had prohibited Mr. Bennett from serving as an office or director of an issuer for a period of ten years and required that he be reprimanded by the Commission.

The Company will be recording this claim as an expense in its results for the year ended December 31, 2007 and will be reviewing all legal alternatives with respect to Justice Campbell's ruling.

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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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