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December 05, 2008 04:30 ET

GENIVAR Income Fund Acquires DDH Environnement Ltée

    MONTREAL, Dec. 5  - The GENIVAR Income Fund ("GENIVAR") is
pleased to announce the acquisition of DDH Environnement Ltée ("DDH
Environnement"), a firm specializing in earth sciences and environmental
engineering. DDH has 30 employees at its Montreal office.
    "We are very pleased to welcome DDH Environnement into GENIVAR's team,"
said Pierre Shoiry, GENIVAR's President and CEO. "The environment is a
strategic sector for GENIVAR in the development and delivery of projects in
all of our market segments. Thanks to our multidisciplinary team of experts
and scientists, we are among the leading companies in the environmental
sector. We are now better positioned to support our clients and to move their
projects forward in a context in which constantly changing environmental
standards and permit regulations have become an integral part of the business
process," added Mr. Shoiry.
    "DDH Environnement provides us with solid and complementary expertise,
most notably in the areas of environmental management, as well as in
characterization and rehabilitation of contaminated industrial sites. GENIVAR
will now be able to offer an expanded range of services, including emergency
planning and industrial risk services," said Jean Boudreault, GENIVAR's
Vice-President, Environment. "DDH Environnement also significantly expands our
private-sector client base."
    "We are very pleased to join forces with GENIVAR, primarily since the
environmental sector plays a strategic role in all of the company's market
segments," said Jean Halde, President of DDH Environnement. "Another key
factor in our decision was GENIVAR's entrepreneurial business model, which
focuses on flexibility and close client relations. Becoming an integral part
of GENIVAR has given us a new sense of momentum. We will also be able to work
on larger and more complex projects thanks to GENIVAR's scope of operations,
multidisciplinary pool of skilled professionals and financial capacity."
    "Our teams share the same core values of service quality and
professionalism. This is a win-win situation for our employees as well as for
our clients," added Mr. Halde. "We will also be able to meet the growing needs
of our clients, while our employees will have access to new and exciting
career opportunities throughout GENIVAR's network."

    About DDH Environnement Ltée

    DDH Environnement was founded in 1989 and has a staff of 30 employees in
its Montreal office. The firm specializes in environmental management and
contaminated site characterization and rehabilitation. DDH Environnement also
has expertise in the areas of emergency planning and industrial risks. Its
longstanding clients include Pratt & Whitney Canada, Canadian National
Railway, CanTerm Canadian Terminals, Canadian Pacific Railway, PPG Canada,
Hydro-Quebec, and the Canadian Coast Guard.


    GENIVAR is a leading Canadian engineering services firm providing private
and public-sector clients with a comprehensive range of professional
consulting services throughout all project phases, including planning, design,
construction and maintenance. Ranging in size and scope, GENIVAR's clients
primarily operate in the building, industrial, power, municipal
infrastructure, transportation and environmental sectors. GENIVAR is one of
Canada's largest engineering services firms based on number of employees, with
more than 3,500 managers, professionals, technicians and technologists and
support staff in more than 85 offices in Canada and internationally.

Contact Information

  • Pierre Shoiry, President and CEO, GENIVAR
    Income Fund, (514) 340-0046, ext. 5104; Marlene Casciaro, Director of
    Communications, GENIVAR Income Fund, (514) 340-0046, ext. 5184; Jean Halde,
    President, DDH Environnement, (514) 398-0544, ext. 331