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Saskatoon, Sask. Friday, January 24, 2020 – Calian SED (formerly SED Systems), Calian Group Ltd.’s (TSX.CGY) global supplier of communication systems solutions and products, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Rob Vance as its new Director, Satellite Ground Antenna Systems.

The new position was created to lead the sales activities for the company’s new line of high performance composite carbon fiber antennas, designed to meet the demanding operational requirements of Ka/Q/V-band frequencies and beyond.

Reporting to Calian SED’s VP, Communication Ground Systems, Darren Schlageter, Vance will assume his role immediately and will be based in San Jose, California.

“I’m excited to be part of the Calian SED team. This team has an impressive set of technical and operational skills especially in satellite ground systems design and implementation. The new high-performance composite carbon fiber earth station antenna product line will be a game-changer as satellites move to the higher frequencies like Q and V bands to increase feeder-link capacity,” said Vance.

Vance brings with him an extensive background in the technology sector along with specific expertise in satellite ground system sales and engineering.

“Rob’s unique experience in the satellite ground systems market. combined with his extensive set of relationships with key industry players, will be very beneficial to Calian SED,” said Patrick Thera, President, Calian SED.

About Calian SED

Calian SED is a global supplier of communication systems solutions and products. One of Calian SED’s key markets is satellite RF ground systems solutions for customers that have complex technical requirements. Our customers are leaders in their industries and Calian SED provides systems tailored to meet their demanding requirements, with practical solutions, delivered on time and on budget. Calian SED’s solutions include satellite gateways and infrastructure for RF communications, telemetry, tracking and control systems, space science and earth observation. Calian SED also provides leading-edge communication products for terrestrial and satellite networks. In addition, our technologies enable our commercial and defence customers to deliver reliable, high-quality products and systems by providing them with superior electronics engineering, manufacturing and test services.

About Calian

Calian employs over 3,400 people in its delivery of diverse products and solutions for private sector, government and defence customers in North American and global markets. The Company’s diverse capabilities are delivered through four segments: Advanced Technologies, Health, Learning and Information Technology. The Advanced Technologies segment provides innovative products, technologies and manufacturing services and solutions for the space, communications, defence, nuclear, government and agriculture sectors. The Health segment manages a network of more than 1,800 health care professionals delivering primary care and occupational health services to public and private sector clients across Canada. Learning is a trusted provider of emergency management, consulting and specialized training services and solutions for the Canadian Armed Forces and clients in the defence, health, energy and other sectors. The Information Technology segment supports public- and private-sector customer requirements for subject matter expertise in the delivery of complex IT and cyber security solutions. Headquartered in Ottawa, the Company’s offices and projects span Canada and international markets.

For further information, please visit our website at, or contact us at [email protected] Kevin Ford President and Chief Executive Officer 613-599-8600 Patrick Houston Chief Financial Officer 613-599-8600 Media inquiries: Simon Doyle 613-599-8600 x 205