Calian Technologies Ltd.

Calian Technologies Ltd.

June 15, 2005 18:22 ET

CITT Rules in Med-Emerg Complaint Relating to the DND Contract for Health Service Providers

KANATA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 15, 2005) - Calian Technologies Ltd (TSX:CTY) announced that the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) today released its determination and reasons in the complaint brought by Med-Emerg International Inc. with respect to the procurement by the Department of Public Works and Government Services, on behalf of the Department of National Defence, for the provision and management of a workforce of qualified health service providers.

Based on the submissions, the Tribunal concluded that Calian met the mandatory criteria of the Request For Proposal, and declined to award any remedy to Med-Emerg. The Tribunal further concluded that Med-Emerg would not have been awarded the contract in any event, as it could not overcome Calian's price-per-point advantage.

'We are very pleased with the Tribunal's decision today and intend to continue to focus our efforts on the civil action brought against the Company with respect to this contract and to vigorously defend the claim, including the basis of the claim and the amounts being sought. Management believes that it will be successful in its defence of the claim advanced against the Company," stated Ray Basler, Chief Executive Officer of Calian.

About Calian

Calian sells technology services to industry and government in Canada and around the world. Calian provides customers with ready access to an exceptional team of engineers, telecommunications and technology professionals, health care professionals and other highly qualified staff. The Business and Technology Services Division augments customer workforces with flexible short and long-term placements, recruitment and outsourcing of engineering, health care professionals and other skilled professionals. The Systems Engineering Division plans, designs and implements solutions for many of the world's space agencies and leading communications satellite manufacturers and operators, as well as providing contract manufacturing services for customers in North America.


Certain information included in this press release is forward-looking and is subject to important risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted in these statements may differ materially from actual results or events. Such statements are generally accompanied by words such as "intend", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" or similar statements. Factors which could cause results or events to differ from current expectations include, among other things: the impact of price competition; scarce number of qualified professionals; the impact of rapid technological and market change; loss of business or credit risk with major customers; technical risks on fixed price projects; general industry and market conditions and growth rates; international growth and global economic conditions, and including currency exchange rate fluctuations; and the impact of consolidations in the business services industry. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, please see the Company's most recent annual report and other reports filed by Calian with the Ontario Securities Commission. Calian disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. No assurance can be given that actual results, performance or achievement expressed in, or implied by, forward-looking statements within this disclosure will occur, or if they do, that any benefits may be derived from them.

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