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Stuart Olson Awarded $120 Million in New Contracts

March 26, 2019

CALGARY, March 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Stuart Olson Inc. (TSX: SOX, SOX.DB.A) ("Stuart Olson" or the "Company") today announced that it has been awarded approximately $120 million in new contracts.

The Industrial Group has secured a new master services agreement ("MSA") with an existing customer, to extend the provision of construction services in Ontario to three additional regions. The Industrial Group has also been awarded two contract renewals with clients in Alberta for on-going maintenance services. The new MSA and the two contract renewals each have three-year terms and a combined value of approximately $80 million.

The Commercial Systems Group has recently been awarded a number of projects, including work on an agricultural facility in Ontario, a public facility in Alberta, and a multi-use residential tower in Saskatoon. These projects have a combined value of approximately $40 million.      

"These new contract awards represent important wins for our Industrial and Commercial Systems Groups," said David LeMay, Stuart Olson's President and CEO. "They highlight the strength of our relationships with repeat clients and our focus on executing our geographic and sector diversification strategies."

These new contracts awards will be added to backlog in the first quarter of 2019.

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 general contracting, electrical, mechanical and specialty trades, such as insulation, cladding and asbestos abatement, in the industrial construction and services market. The Company operates office locations and projects throughout Western Canada, Ontario and the territories. Stuart Olson was recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers in 2019 for the third consecutive year. 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

Forward Looking Information 

This press release contains certain statements that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. This forward-looking information includes, without limitation, statements relating to the value and scope of new awards and statements related to Stuart Olson's revenue visibility and future growth strategy. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of such words as "may", "will", "expect", "believe", "plan", "intend", "estimate", "outlook", "forecast", "should", "anticipate" and other similar terminology, including statements concerning possible or assumed future results. Forward-looking information is based on management's reasonable assumptions, analysis and estimates in respect of its experience and perception of trends, current economic conditions, government policies and expected developments, as well as other material factors that it considers to be relevant at the time of making such statements.

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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