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Ottawa, Ontario, February 29, 2016 – Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX: CTY) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jo-Anne Poirier to Calian’s Board of Directors effective April 1, 2016.

Ms. Poirier offers more than 35 years of executive leadership including, Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, Director of Finance and Administration (1982-1993), Deputy City Manager Corporation of the City of Gloucester (1993-2000), MBNA Canada Bank, First Vice President Business Development (2000-2003), United Way CEO, Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (2003 -2008), Ottawa Community Housing CEO (2008-2013). Ms. Poirier is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Canada (2014-Present).

Ms. Poirier received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa (1975-1978) and also has a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa (1979-1985). Ms. Poirier also has a graduate diploma in Public Management at Carleton University (2012-2014). She is passionate about being a lifelong learner.

“We are very pleased to have Ms. Poirier's extensive experience augment Calian’s Board of Directors", said Kenneth Loeb, Chairman of the Board. "On behalf of the other members of the board, we look forward to working with her in this new capacity”.

With the addition of Ms. Poirier, Calian’s board is now made up of seven members with backgrounds in the areas of business, government, technology, healthcare and defence, all critical to the continued growth and prosperity of the company.

About Calian

Calian employs over 2,500 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. The company's capabilities are diverse and include the provision of business and technology services to industry and government in the health, training, engineering and IT services domains as well as the design, manufacturing and maintenance of complex systems to the communications and defence sectors. Calian's services are delivered through two divisions. The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is located in Ottawa. This division delivers outsourcing services for a variety of technical and professional functions and provides health services to numerous domestic customers. Our strength lies in understanding clients’ needs, recruiting highly qualified personnel who understand and meet those needs, and then effectively managing those personnel within our customers’ framework. Calian’s Systems Engineering Division (SED) located in Saskatoon plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world’s space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America.

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