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Stuart Olson Awarded Five-Year MRO Contract for Bundled Industrial Services Contract Valued at an Estimated $500 Million

February 24, 2016

CALGARY, Feb. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Stuart Olson Inc. (TSX: SOX, SOX.DB.A) ("Stuart Olson") today announced that its Industrial Group has been awarded a five-year contract valued at an estimated $500 million to provide maintenance, operations and repair (MRO) services to a longstanding oil sands customer in Alberta. Under the terms of the multi-site, multi-use agreement, Stuart Olson will deliver a bundled service offering, drawing on the full suite of services provided by its Industrial Group.   

"Today's award underscores the success of our strategy to grow and integrate our Industrial Group services," said David LeMay, Stuart Olson's President and CEO. "Our ability to deliver a comprehensive and integrated package of industrial contracting services was a key factor in this win, as was our long and successful relationship with this customer. This award further builds on our strong base of recurring MRO business and provides significant revenue visibility for the Industrial Group going forward. In every respect, it is an important win for us."

About Stuart Olson Inc.

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

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 the new award 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.

The forward-looking information in this press release is included solely for the purpose of assisting investors in understanding Stuart Olson's financial position and the results of its operations as at the date hereof. By its nature, forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which give rise to the possibility that management's assumptions, analysis and estimates will be incorrect and that Stuart Olson's anticipated results will not be achieved. Although Stuart Olson believes that the statements with respect to forward-looking information are reasonable and current, such statements should not be interpreted as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be an accurate indication of whether or not such results will be achieved. Forward-looking information is necessarily subject to a number of factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those results implied by the expectations suggested by such information. Those factors include, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties described in Stuart Olson's Annual Information Form filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada under Stuart Olson's profile at Readers are encouraged to consider the foregoing risks and other factors carefully when evaluating the forward-looking information and are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon such information when making investment decisions.

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,