Stantec Inc.
TSX : STN
NYSE : SXC

Stantec Inc.
The Keith Companies Inc.
NASDAQ : TKCI

August 18, 2005 09:12 ET

Special Meeting of The Keith Companies Inc. Regarding Proposed Merger of The Keith Companies Inc. with Stantec Inc. Scheduled for September 15, 2005

EDMONTON, ALBERTA and IRVINE, CALIFORNIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 18, 2005) - Stantec Inc. (NYSE:SXC)(TSX:STN) and The Keith Companies Inc. (NASDAQ:TKCI) today announced that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has declared effective Stantec's registration statement on Form F-4 relating to the proposed merger of the two companies.

The Keith Companies Inc. will hold a special meeting of its shareholders on September 15, 2005 on the proposed merger. Keith shareholders of record as of close of business on August 11, 2005 will be entitled to vote on the proposed merger.

The special meeting of Keith shareholders will be held at Keith's Corporate offices at 19 Technology Drive, Irvine, California, 92618 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time.

Stantec, founded in 1954, provides professional design and consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, surveying, and project management. Stantec support's public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets, at every stage, from initial concept and financial feasibility to project completion and beyond. Stantec's services are offered through more than 4,500 employees operating out of over 50 locations in North America and the Caribbean. Stantec trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol STN and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SXC. For more information visit the Company's website at www.stantec.com

The Keith Companies, Inc. is a fully integrated, multi-disciplined engineering and consulting services company, with offices located throughout the Western and Midwestern United States. The Keith Companies' professionals provide a wide spectrum of skilled resources including land planning, engineering, surveying, mapping, environmental studies, and water and cultural resources that are needed to effectively plan, engineer, and design state-of-the-art private and public facilities. Additionally, the Company provides mechanical, electrical, chemical, power/energy engineering, and other industrial engineering services to design and improve the efficiency and reliability of automated and manufacturing processes, production lines, and fire protection systems. The Keith Companies benefits from a diverse public and private client base varying from residential and commercial real estate projects to institutional, manufacturing, and processing facilities. For more information visit the Company's website at www.keithco.com.

Contact Information

  • Stantec Contacts:
    Media Contact
    Jay Averill
    (780) 917-7441
    or
    Investor Contact
    Simon Stelfox
    (780) 917-7288
    or
    Keith Contacts:
    Aram Keith
    TKC Chairman & CEO
    (949) 923-6001
    or
    Financial Relations Board
    Tricia Ross
    (617) 520-7064