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Stuart Olson Industrial Group Awarded $100 Million in New Contracts

December 17, 2014

CALGARY, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Stuart Olson Inc. (TSX: SOX, SOX.DB, SOX.DB.A) ("Stuart Olson" or the "Company") today announced that its Industrial Group has been awarded approximately $100 million in new contracts.

The projects include provision of complete mechanical, electrical and instrumentation services to a major mining company operating in the Northwest Territories. The Company also secured a large electrical contract with an established client for work at an oil sands site in Northern Alberta.

"These two awards further strengthen our backlog and represent significant wins for our Industrial Group," said David LeMay, Stuart Olson's President and CEO. "The mining contract will help to expand our mechanical initiatives, while the electrical contract expands our longstanding relationship with one of our large energy company customers."

Work on both contracts is expected to commence in 2015 with completion dates extending into 2016. The contracts will be added to the Company's backlog in the fourth quarter of 2014. 

About Stuart Olson Inc.

Stuart Olson Inc. provides building construction, commercial and industrial electrical contracting, and industrial insulation services to an array of public and private sector clients. The Company operates office locations throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Stuart Olson common shares, and Stuart Olson's 2010 and 2014 convertible debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols "SOX", "SOX.DB", and "SOX.DB.A", respectively.

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SOURCE Stuart Olson Inc.

Daryl Sands, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Stuart Olson Inc., (403) 685 7777,