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Press release from Marketwire

Calian Founder Retires After 30 Years of Service

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Calian Founder Retires After 30 Years of Service11:13 EDT Thursday, July 12, 2012OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 12, 2012) - Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) announced today that Larry O'Brien, its founder and past Chairman and CEO, has retired and resigned from the board of directors. The board would like to thank Larry for his 30 years of contributions in various capacities and wish him the best during his well deserved retirement years.About CalianCalian employs over 2300 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. The company's capabilities include the provision of business and technology services to industry and government in the health, operations and maintenance, IT services and training domains as well as the design, manufacturing and maintenance of complex systems to the communications and defence sectors. Our goal is to be the best company to work for, buy from and invest in.The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is headquartered in Ottawa. This division augments customer workforces with flexible short and long-term placements of individuals and teams, provides access to critical recruiting capabilities and delivers outsourcing services for a variety of technical and professional functions. Our strength lies in understanding clients' needs, recruiting highly qualified personnel who understand and meet those needs, and then effectively managing those personnel within our customers' framework. Calian's Systems Engineering Division (SED) plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world's space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America.For further information, please visit our website at www.calian.com, or contact us at ir@calian.comFOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: President and Chief Executive OfficerRay Basler306-931-3425ORChief Financial OfficerJacqueline Gauthier613-599-8600