Stantec Inc.

Stantec Inc.

March 15, 2007 13:47 ET

Stantec's Mark Jackson Promoted to Chief Operating Officer

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 15, 2007) - Stantec Inc. (TSX:STN) (NYSE:SXC) -

Stantec is pleased to announce that Mark Jackson has been named the Company's Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Mark will oversee the day to day management of Stantec's operations and practice responsibilities previously held by the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The COO position is a new role within the Company and was created to manage the increasing demands of a rapidly growing organization.

"Mark is a respected leader in Stantec and I can't think of a better person to take on the challenges of managing a North American organization with over 6,000 employees," says Tony Franceschini, Stantec President & CEO. "With Mark as COO, he will be able to give the full attention needed to our daily operations while I can give one hundred percent to executing our plan to be a top 10 global design firm."

Mark came to Stantec in 1997 when his firm, Paragon Engineering of Kitchener, Ontario, joined Stantec. Since that time he has held senior leadership roles within the Company including Senior Vice President, Environmental Infrastructure and most recently, Senior Vice President for the Environment practice throughout North America.

Mark graduated from the University of Waterloo with a bachelor of applied science degree in civil engineering in 1975, as is also a graduate of the Directors Education Program co-sponsored by the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and the Institute of Corporate Directors.

As an active member of the business community, Mark is involved in the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation, a member of the Steering Committee for the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council Chair in Water Treatment, a past member of the Steering Committee for the Canadian Standards Association A257, and a past member of the University of Waterloo Advisory Council.

Stantec, founded in 1954, provides professional design and consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, surveying, and project management. We support 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. Our services are offered through more than 6,000 employees operating out of over 80 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.

Cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements". Some of these statements may involve risks and uncertainties and other factors that may be beyond the control of Stantec and cause actual results to be materially different from those contained in such forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to materially differ from those in the forward-looking statements is contained in Stantec's filings with the Canadian provincial securities commissions and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

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