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Stantec Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire QuadraTec Inc.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Stantec Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire QuadraTec Inc.09:32 EST Wednesday, January 19, 2011ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND and EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2011) - North American design firm Stantec (TSX:STN) (NYSE:STN) has signed a letter of intent to acquire QuadraTec Inc., a 50-person consulting company located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Incorporated in 1993, QuadraTec is one of Atlantic Canada's leading mechanical and electrical engineering firms. The addition of QuadraTec will further strengthen Stantec's presence in the Newfoundland and Labrador market. "Newfoundland and Labrador has seen significant growth in the demand for its natural resources, which in turn has provided opportunities for investments in upgrading much of the province's infrastructure, such as in the healthcare and education sectors". says Bob Gomes, Stantec president and chief executive officer. QuadraTec has a great presence in N&L and the joining of QuadraTec and Stantec will help us to better service these needs."QuadraTec has strong relationships with Bell Alliant, Fortis, Sobey's, and Serco—to name a few clients—and has completed a number of high-profile projects such as The "Rooms" Museum and Archives, Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre, The Johnson GEO CENTRE, and The Medical Science Building, all located in St. John's. "This is a tremendous opportunity for us to leverage Stantec's resources to further develop our work in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as to contribute to the growth of Stantec's Buildings and Industrial practice areas," says Michael G. O'Reilly, QuadraTec's president. "Our staff will now have a larger network from which to draw and, likewise, can contribute their own experience and expertise to an even wider range of projects and ventures."Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. 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 approximately 10,000 employees operating out of more than 150 locations in North America. Stantec trades on the TSX and on the NYSE under the symbol STN. Stantec is One Teamproviding Integrated Solutions. www.stantec.comOne Team. Integrated Solutions.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Heena ChavdaStantecStantec Media Relations(647) 272-9943heena.chavda@stantec.comORCrystal VerbeekStantecStantec Investor Relations(780) 939-3349crystal.verbeek@stantec.comwww.stantec.comORTony Dawe, FEC, P.Eng.QuadraTec Inc.QuadraTec Inc. Senior Principal(709) 738-0122tdawe@quadratec.ca