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October 11, 2011 05:00 ET

Genivar acquires Le Groupe GIROUX, a leading Quebec-based geomatics and surveying firm

MONTREAL, Oct. 11, 2011 - GENIVAR Inc. (TSX: GNV) ("GENIVAR"), one of Canada's leading consulting services companies, announced today that it has acquired Le Groupe GIROUX ("GIROUX"), a Quebec-based geomatics and surveying firm. GIROUX has a workforce of 85 employees.

"GIROUX's expertise will enable us to building a solid platform in Quebec in the fields of both land and construction surveying, as well as in sea-bottom surveying, through their bathymetry expertise," said Eric Tremblay, GENIVAR's Vice-President, Eastern Quebec. "This expertise, which we already possess in other parts of Canada, will reinforce our range of client services in Quebec, thereby positioning us as a pan-Canadian player in this field," he added.

"We are very pleased to be joining the GENIVAR team. Their reputation and network will enable us to offer even more clients the expertise that we have developed over the 20 years we have been in operation. In addition, GENIVAR's values are a perfect match for our own, providing further confirmation that we have joined forces with a partner of choice," said company President Robert Giroux.

Founded in 1991, GIROUX has carved itself a place of choice in the Quebec market, specializing in surveying and various related disciplines. The company is noted for its range of services and its quality control-based effectiveness. GIROUX's expertise includes the field of activities: land surveying; construction surveying, including technical surveys carried out on various types of construction sites as well as bathymetry and hydrometry, areas of expertise related to aquatic environments. In less than 20 years, GIROUX has earned an enviable reputation and standing across Quebec. Its employees include some of the leading specialists in the field.

GENIVAR is a leading Canadian engineering services company providing private and public-sector clients with a full range of professional consulting services through all project phases, including planning, design, construction and maintenance. Ranging in size, its clients operate in various market segments, including the building, industrial, power, municipal infrastructure, transportation and environmental sectors. GENIVAR is one of the largest engineering services companies in Canada by number of employees, with more than 4,700 managers, professionals, technicians, technologists and support staff in over 100 cities in Canada and internationally.

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