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Aram H. Keith Named New Chair of Stantec's Board of Directors

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Aram H. Keith Named New Chair of Stantec's Board of Directors10:17 EDT Tuesday, May 17, 2011EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) - During Stantec's (TSX:STN) (NYSE:STN) annual general meeting on May 12, 2011 chair of the board Ron Triffo announced the board's selection of his successor: Aram H. Keith, who has been a board member since 2005."Aram Keith brings invaluable experience as a business leader and has provided great guidance in supporting the Company's growth over the last six years," says Bob Gomes, Stantec president and chief executive officer. "We are so grateful to Ron Triffo for his leadership over the last 30 years and now look forward to working with Aram in continuing to execute our strategy."A civil engineer by training, Mr. Keith cofounded The Keith Companies, Inc. in 1983 and served as its chief executive officer and board chairman until its acquisition by Stantec in 2005. During that time, The Keith Companies grew to include 17 offices and over 850 employees and earned a number of project and business honors, including being listed as one of the Top 10 Large Firms to Work For by Civil Engineering News magazine. In 2005, Aram himself was named an Entrepreneur of the Year in Irvine, California, by Ernst & Young.Aram received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from California State University at Fresno, where he was recently named one of the Alumni of the Year. Now retired, he serves on several nonprofit boards and is very active in various philanthropic endeavors. He and his wife, Margie, established The Keith Family Foundation, through which they, their children, and their grandchildren serve in humanitarian efforts throughout the world. In particular, their philanthropic work focuses on building homes and providing food, clothing, health care, and assistance to people in need in Armenia, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. The foundation also provides educational scholarships for students in the United States and abroad.Ron Triffo was the chair of Stantec's board from 1998, following 10 years of serving as the Company's president and chief executive officer. Mr. Triffo was recently named one of the 100 top business people of the past 100 years by Alberta Venture magazine and will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Alberta at this June's graduation ceremony. The Company's first chair was Robert Bradshaw, who held the position from 1994 to 1998.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 10,500 employees operating out of more than 160 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 ChavdaStantecMedia Relations(780) 917-7441 or (647) 272-9943www.stantec.com