VIQ Solutions Inc.

VIQ Solutions Inc.

November 27, 2006 08:45 ET

VIQ Solutions' Subsidiary Awarded AUS $9.3 Million Court Reporting and Transcription Contract by Western Australia Department of the Attorney General

MARKHAM, ONTARIO—-(Marketwire – Nov. 27, 2006) - VIQ Solutions Inc. ("VIQ Solutions" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:VQS) announced today that Spark & Cannon Australasia Pty Limited ("Spark & Cannon"), the Corporation's wholly-owned Australian subsidiary, has been awarded a contract by the Western Australia Department of the Attorney General ("DotAG") for the provision of court recording and transcription services. The exclusive contract, which commences on December 18th, 2006, has a term of three years with the option to extend for an additional two years. This contract has an annual value estimated to be AUS $3.1 million based on the historical workflow supplied by DotAG in the tender documents.

DotAG works with the state's judiciary to administer justice and provides residents of Western Australia access to a quality judicial system. The mission of DotAG is to facilitate fast and affordable court and tribunal processes that are responsive to community needs for access to justice. Under the contract, Spark & Cannon will provide court reporting and transcription services for state courts and tribunals across Western Australia.

"We are extremely pleased that the Department of the Attorney General recognized Spark & Cannon's experience and expertise related to the provision of court recording and transcription services," said Gregory Farmer, General Manager of Spark & Cannon. "As the leaders in efficient transcription services in Australia, we are confident that we will supply DotAG with the highest level of quality court recording and transcription services" added Mr. Farmer.

"This contract confirms Spark & Cannon's position as the leader in efficient, high quality transcript production in Australia," says David Outhwaite, President and CEO of VIQ Solutions Inc. "Spark & Cannon is a integral part of the VIQ Solutions family, and we are pleased that they are the partner of choice for the Western Australia Department of the Attorney

About VIQ Solutions Inc.

VIQ Solutions is recognized as a global provider in the digital audio industry with innovative product and service-based solutions for voice-driven systems in the legal, medical, business, and government industries. VIQ Solutions provides an integrated range of digital record workflow solutions, including digital audio and video capture, workflow management software, transcription services, interactive electronic scheduling, and case management integration, all from one central, secure database.

About Spark & Cannon Australasia Pty Limited

A court reporting industry leader for over 40 years, Spark & Cannon offers efficient verbatim transcription to the courts. With a network of offices throughout Australia, Spark & Cannon serves legal customers in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Tasmania. Spark & Cannon boasts a growing list of satisfied customers, including the WA Ministry of Justice, Federal Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia and numerous state-based courts and tribunals. For more information visit the Spark & Cannon website at

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