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April 06, 2011 16:33 ET

Premier Tech Supports Manuel Pizarro in his Third Ascent of Mount Everest

RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - Premier Tech is proud to announce it will sponsor Manuel Pizarro in his third ascent of Mount Everest, the World's highest mountain, during the pan-Canadian "2011 Premier Tech Everest Expedition" set in April and May of this year.

The climber who was born in Chile will be flying off today in order to prepare for the great adventure that will start in two weeks. In 2009, Manuel became the first Quebecer to reach the top of the World twice. Since December 2006, he has toured more than 60 Quebec schools as a lecturer to talk about subjects which are dear to him like persistence.

The 2011 Premier Tech Everest Expedition is completed by two other Canadian climbers from Red Deer Alberta, Phil Bota and Steve Barahona. The athletes are raising funds for the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Manuel will act as the team guide and when he makes it to the summit of Everest, he will become the first Canadian to reach it for the third time.

Sharing his experience

Everyone is invited to follow Manuel Pizarro's ascent as well as his struggles and successes through his blog starting April 15 at www.everest.premiertech.com. Everyone can cheer him and show support by writing directly on this page.

Meaningful support

Manuel says he takes part in those expeditions because climbing is a passion that teaches us determination, persistence, team work and how to learn from our mistakes. He also deeply believes he can inspire people of all ages and all backgrounds to climb their own mountain, may it be physical or psychological.

This partnership is all natural to Premier Tech. "Manuel Pizarro shares our Values, our Culture! His commitment to education, sport and health truly inspired us." declares Jean Bélanger, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Through its sponsorship and scholarships, Premier Tech has been active in those fields for a long time now. They are the foundation which dictates our action in our communities.

Corporate profile

For over 85 years, PREMIER TECH has been building its know-how and reputation on the expertise and synergy of its three groups - Horticulture and Agriculture, Industrial Equipment and Environmental Technologies - divided in business units. They have the mission to become technological and commercial leaders in their respective industries. Driven by a multidisciplinary team of over 2 000 people located in the Americas, Europe and Asia, PREMIER TECH focuses on the development of its team members, on Innovation, and on the introduction of value-added products and services to support its long-term growth.

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