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Calian Health Diversifies Customers with Health Wins Valued at More than $10M

November 28, 2018

OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Calian Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY) reports that its health services team has further diversified its customer base with new contract wins with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

“Police, security and corrections customers have been turning to Calian Health’s on-site health solutions because they are a win-win. They save the customer time and money while providing better health outcomes,” said Gordon McDonald, Director, Calian Health. “We’re very pleased to report that customers are seeing the significant benefits of these turnkey health solutions. Above and beyond the cost savings and improved health results, these services help to reduce the strain on public resources such as emergency medical services and emergency rooms.”

Calian Health recently secured a new contract with CBSA, to provide turnkey health solutions at a site in Laval, Quebec. The contract comes after the service line recently re-won a similar contract to supply on-site health solutions at a CBSA holding centre in Toronto. The two contracts have terms of up to five years when including optional extensions. Combined, they have an aggregate value of more than $10 million over the full periods.

Calian Health is pleased to report that it is now also successfully delivering a contract for Edmonton Police Service after winning the contract earlier this year. Calian’s team of advanced-care paramedics is providing continuous, 24-7 on-site health services to the customer, leveraging technology and a full scope of practice. For Edmonton Police Service, the model is more cost-effective while providing consistent, meaningful care and sharply reducing the need for costly hospital transports and off-site supervision while reducing the overall risk profile of its operation.

Earlier this year, Calian acquired psychological services company Priority One, based in Calgary, which expanded Calian Health’s mental health services footprint with regulatory and law enforcement agencies across the country.

“I am always happy to see further customer diversification – a key pillar within our four pillar growth strategy,” stated Kevin Ford, President and CEO, Calian. “Calian Health has evolved and diversified immensely from its early days of delivering a single contract for the Department of National Defence. Today, we continue to deliver superior-quality physical and mental health services to the Canadian Forces, as well as for scores of other customers including corrections institutions, the RCMP, police services, Veterans Affairs Canada and mining and energy companies.”

About Calian HealthCalian Health is one of Canada’s largest national health services organizations with over 13 years of experience in the management of health care professionals and health programs, as well as the operation and management of primary care and occupational health clinics. With a network of over 1,800 health care professionals, Calian supports over six million patient visits per year at over 180 clinic locations across Canada.

About CalianCalian employs over 3,000 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. The company’s capabilities are diverse with services delivered through two divisions. The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is headquartered in Ottawa and includes the provision of business and technology services and solutions to industry, public and government in the health, training, engineering and IT services domains. Calian’s Systems Engineering Division (SED) located in Saskatoon provides the world’s leading space technology companies with innovative solutions for testing, operating and managing their satellite networks. SED provides leading-edge communications products for terrestrial and satellite networks, as well as providing commercial (including agriculture) and defence customers with superior electronics engineering, manufacturing and test services for both private sector and military customers in North America.

For investor information, please visit our website at www.calian.com or contact us at ir@calian.com

Kevin Ford Jacqueline Gauthier Media inquiries: President and Chief Executive Officer Chief Financial Officer Simon Doyle 613-599-8600 613-599-8600 613-599-8600 x 2205

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Certain information included in this press release 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. Such statements are generally accompanied by words such as “intend”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or similar statements. Factors which could cause results or events to differ from current expectations include, among other things: the impact of price competition; scarce number of qualified professionals; the impact of rapid technological and market change; loss of business or credit risk with major customers; technical risks on fixed price projects; general industry and market conditions and growth rates; international growth and global economic conditions, and including 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, please see the Company’s most recent annual report and other 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.

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