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Press release from Marketwire

Calian Reaches Agreement With AIM

Monday, July 04, 2011

Calian Reaches Agreement With AIM10:26 EDT Monday, July 04, 2011OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 4, 2011) - (All amounts in this release are in thousands of Canadian Dollars) Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) announced today that it has reached an agreement with AIM Health Group Inc. to modify the terms of the convertible debenture held by Calian. Under the agreement, Calian will immediately receive $697 in cash and the remaining debenture will be satisfied by payments of $700 on December 15, 2011 and $1,500 on December 30, 2013. The debenture carries an annual interest rate of 10% and is convertible into common shares of AIM at the rate of $0.30 per share. AIM is also entitled to cause the debenture to be converted into common shares at the rate of $0.40 per share when in any given 6 month period, trading volume of AIM common shares exceed 1,089,642 shares and the weighted average share price is at least $0.46. Conversion is limited to 50% of the debenture in any 6 month period. On a fully converted basis, this investment represents a 6% interest based on the current number of common shares outstanding. The debenture is subordinate to bank indebtedness and also, under certain circumstances, future borrowings. The debenture is subject to early repayment by AIM in whole or in part upon meeting prescribed notice requirements."We are pleased to have reached a mutually agreeable modification to the convertible debenture that provides for an orderly repayment, a reasonable cash return and the potential upside in the conversion feature" said Ray Basler, Chief Executive Officer. About Calian Calian sells technology services to industry and government in Canada and around the world. Calian provides customers with ready access to an exceptional team of engineers, telecommunications and technology professionals, health care professionals and other highly qualified staff. The Business and Technology Services Division augments customer workforces with flexible short and long-term placements, recruitment and outsourcing of engineering, health care professionals and other skilled professionals. The Systems Engineering Division plans, designs and implements solutions for many of the world's space agencies and leading communications satellite manufacturers and operators, as well as providing contract manufacturing services for customers in North America.DISCLAIMER Certain information included in press releases on this site is forward-looking and is subject to important risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted in these statements may differ materially from actual results or events. Factors which could cause results or events to differ from current expectations include, among other things: the impact of price competition; the dependence on new product development; the impact of rapid technological and market change; the ability of Calian to integrate the operations and technologies of acquired businesses in an effective manner; general industry and market conditions and growth rates; international growth and global economic conditions, particularly in emerging markets and including interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations; and the impact of consolidations in the business services industry. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see the reports filed by Calian with the Ontario Securities Commission. Calian disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. No assurance can be given that actual results, performance or achievement expressed in, or implied by, forward-looking statements within this disclosure will occur, or if they do, that any benefits may be derived from them.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: President and Chief Executive OfficerRay Basler306-931-3425ORChief Financial OfficerJacqueline Gauthier613-599-8600ir@calian.comwww.calian.com