Calian Technologies Ltd.

Calian Technologies Ltd.

September 30, 2013 08:05 ET

Calian Wins a $14 Million Contract to Provide e-Learning Services

(All amounts in this release are in Canadian Dollars)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 30, 2013) - Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract valued at $14 million by the Department of National Defence (DND) for omnibus courseware production services. Calian, along with subcontractors Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. and Valcom Consulting Group Inc., will be developing and supporting courseware projects by providing e-learning production, distribution and related support services to the Army Learning Support Centre (ALSC). The contract starts in October 2013 and will run to March 31, 2016.

Calian and its subcontractors have been providing e-learning services to ALSC since 2007, and this contract expands upon those services with the addition of a full cadre of e-learning support services.

"We are thrilled with the award of the ALSC contract as it extends our long-standing relationship with the Canadian Army. Through the award of the ALSC contract, Calian and its subcontractor team will employ approximately 60 highly qualified employees in Atlantic Canada. This important win highlights our strengths in e-learning services and further demonstrates our growing market share in this arena as well as our ability to assemble and manage a quality team," stated Kevin Ford (President, Calian BTS Division).

"We are pleased to be part of the Calian team providing e-learning services to the Canadian Army. Our core capabilities in project management coupled with the technical strength of other team members brought to bear under the professional management of Calian will provide the customer with an excellent solution to their stated requirements," stated Jean Thivierge (Valcom Vice-President).

"We are pleased to be working with Calian to provide e-learning services for the Army Learning Support Centre (ALSC)," said Emad Rizkalla, founder and CEO of Bluedrop Performance Learning. "We will be supporting the important work of the Canadian Army through the development and delivery of quality e-learning content, which includes distributed learning (DL), delivered via DNDLearn, e-learning assets, and training games and simulation," Rizkalla added.

About Calian

Calian employs over 2,400 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. The company's capabilities include the provision of business and technology services to industry and government in the health, operations and maintenance, IT services and training domains as well as the design, manufacturing and maintenance of complex systems to the communications and defence sectors. Our goal is to be the best company to work for, buy from and invest in.

The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is headquartered in Ottawa. This division augments customer workforces with flexible short and long-term placements of individuals and teams, provides access to critical recruiting capabilities and delivers outsourcing services for a variety of technical and professional functions. Our strength lies in understanding clients' needs, recruiting highly qualified personnel who understand and meet those needs, and then effectively managing those personnel within our customers' framework. Calian's Systems Engineering Division (SED) plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world's space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America.

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    Ray Basler
    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Calian Technologies Ltd.
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    Chief Financial Officer
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