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Orbit Garant Announces Strategic Partnership with George Contracting Group to Support Business Development Initiatives in Northwestern Ontario

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Orbit Garant Announces Strategic Partnership with George Contracting Group to Support Business Development Initiatives in Northwestern Ontario14:00 EDT Wednesday, March 27, 2013- Company to open new regional office and customer support facility in Thunder Bay -VAL-D'OR, QC, March 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Orbit Garant Drilling Inc. (TSX: OGD) ("Orbit Garant" or the "Company") announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with George Contracting Group, a leading, fully integrated general contracting services company supporting resource companies throughout Northern Ontario. Under the strategic partnership agreement, George Contracting will provide contracting services for Orbit Garant and, through cooperative efforts, both companies will work to develop mutually beneficial and sustainable business relationships that serve to enhance economic development and employment opportunities for the surrounding First Nation communities.Orbit Garant will open a new regional office in Thunder Bay, Ontario, in April 2013 to support business development and customer relationships. The Company will lease a portion of George Contracting's 10,000 square foot facility, located at 16 Twin City Crossroads in Thunder Bay, to establish a new sales and administration office and to facilitate drilling equipment storage and maintenance space in support of customer projects in the region. Orbit Garant plans to have surface and underground drills, support equipment and personnel on site for rapid deployment to customer projects and to accommodate ongoing equipment maintenance."We are focused on building our business in northwestern Ontario and we expect this new relationship with George Contracting and our presence in Thunder Bay will enhance the value proposition we offer to mining or mineral exploration companies operating in the region," said Eric Alexandre, President and Chief Executive Officer of Orbit Garant. "George Contracting has a strong reputation for providing general contracting services such as road construction, camp facilities, welding and steel fabrication and electrical and civil works to resource companies in northwestern Ontario. Together we now offer a comprehensive solution to support mining companies' mineral exploration and development requirements.""Orbit Garant is a dynamic mineral drilling services company with a reputation for excellence in performance and a strong commitment to the highest standards in health and safety. We look forward to a strong and lasting relationship that will benefit both companies and provide new business development opportunities," said Larry George, Chief Executive Officer, George Contracting Group.About George ContractingBased in Thunder Bay, Ontario, George Contracting is a leading, fully-integrated general contracting services company supporting resource companies throughout Northern Ontario. George Contracting offers an extensive range of services encompassing road construction, camp facilities, welding and custom steel fabrication, site development, electrical and civil works, as well as environmental and logistics services. George Contracting is 100 per cent aboriginally owned, and is recognized for its health and safety focus, strong customer relationships and commitment to employment development with northern aboriginal communities. For more information, please visit www.georgecontracting.caAbout Orbit GarantHeadquartered in Val-d'Or, Québec, Orbit Garant is one of the largest Canadian-based mineral drilling companies, providing both underground and surface drilling services in Canada and internationally through its 224 drills and more than 800 employees. Orbit Garant provides services to major, intermediate and junior mining companies, through each stage of mining exploration, development and production. The Company also provides geotechnical drilling services to mining or mineral exploration companies, engineering and environmental consultant firms, and government agencies. For more information please visit the Company's website at www.orbitgarant.com.Forward-looking informationThis news release may contain forward-looking statements (within the meaning of applicable securities laws) relating to business of Orbit Garant Drilling Inc. (the "Company") and the environment in which it operates. Forward-looking statements are identified by words such as "believe", "anticipate", "expect", "intend", "plan", "will", "may" and other similar expressions. These statements are based on the Company's expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections. They are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to control or predict. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's regulatory filings available at www.sedar.com. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Readers, therefore, should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Further, a forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any such statement or to reflect new information or the occurrence of future events or circumstances.SOURCE: Orbit Garant Drilling Inc.For further information: Eric Alexandre Chief Executive Officer (819) 824-2707 Bruce Wigle Investor Relations (416) 447-4740 ext. 232