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Stuart Olson Commercial Systems Group Awarded $110 Million in New Contracts

June 21, 2017

CALGARY, June 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Stuart Olson Inc. (TSX: SOX, SOX.DB.A) ("Stuart Olson" or the "Company") today announced that its Commercial Systems Group has been awarded approximately $110 million in new contracts.

The new projects include a large health care facility in Alberta, which was recently awarded to the Commercial Systems Group and its joint venture partner. Construction of this significant public infrastructure project is expected to commence in late 2017 with completion anticipated in 2022.

The group has also been awarded a number of smaller projects, including work on a mental health and treatment facility in British Columbia and on a facility for a charitable organization in Alberta.

"The Commercial Systems Group is a market leader in the provision of technically complex data and electrical systems and these awards reflect customers' recognition of our advanced capabilities," said David LeMay, Stuart Olson's President and CEO. "We are very proud to have been selected to work on a world-class health facility that will help patients and their families for decades to come. We are also pleased to see continued momentum in the approval of anticipated infrastructure projects."

The new projects will be added to backlog in the second quarter of 2017.

About Stuart Olson Inc.

Stuart Olson Inc. provides general contracting and electrical building systems contracting in the public and private construction markets as well as electrical, mechanical and specialty trades, such as insulation, cladding and asbestos abatement, in the industrial construction and services market. The Company operates office locations throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Stuart Olson's common shares and convertible debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols "SOX" and "SOX.DB.A", respectively. www.stuartolson.com

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The forward-looking information in this press release is current to the date hereof, and is subject to change following such date. While Stuart Olson may elect to do so, unless required by applicable law, it undertakes no obligation to update this information to reflect new information or circumstances at any particular time.

SOURCE Stuart Olson Inc.

Daryl Sands, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Stuart Olson Inc., (403) 685-7777, Email: inquiries@stuartolson.com