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DriveON Team Short-listed to Receive Driver Examination Services RFP

Thursday, July 05, 2012

DriveON Team Short-listed to Receive Driver Examination Services RFP18:10 EDT Thursday, July 05, 2012OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 5, 2012) - Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) announced today that the DriveON team, in which Calian is a member, has been short-listed by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Ontario to participate in the request for proposals (RFP) to deliver high quality driver examination services, while upgrading and maintaining the IT systems at all DriveTest centres across the province. DriveON was one of three teams short-listed to participate in the RFP process. Please refer to www.infrastructureontario.ca for the full press release issued by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Ontario.The DriveON Team is made up of:Macquarie Capital Group Limited Calian Ltd. Canada Post Corporation The process is currently in a very early stage. Once additional information is provided through the RFP documents, the DriveON team will evaluate the overall scope of work and determine the extent of each member's participation.It is not Calian's normal practice to issue press releases related to bidding opportunities. However, due to the fact that the above information was recently released by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Ontario, the Company determined that it was in the best interest to ensure that such information was provided to all shareholders. About Calian Calian 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.comDISCLAIMER 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 Gauthier613-599-8600