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Calian Completes $69 Million Upsized Bought Deal Public Offering

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OTTAWA, Feb. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Calian Group Ltd. (“Calian” or the “Company”) (TSX:CGY) is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced upsized bought deal offering, under which a total of 1,568,600 common shares of Calian (the "Common Shares") were sold at a price of $44.00 per Common Share for aggregate gross proceeds of $69,018,400, including Common Shares issued pursuant to the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the Underwriters (as defined below) (the "Offering"). The Offering was conducted by a syndicate of underwriters led by Desjardins Capital Markets and including Acumen Capital Finance Partners Limited, Canaccord Genuity Corp., Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc., TD Securities Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc. (collectively, the “Underwriters”).

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to, among other things and as more fully described in the Prospectus Supplement (as defined below), pursue strategic growth initiatives and for general corporate purposes.

The Common Shares were offered (i) by way of a prospectus supplement dated February 18, 2020 (the “Prospectus Supplement”) to Calian’s short form base shelf prospectus dated January 31, 2020, which Prospectus Supplement was filed with the securities commissions and other similar regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada; (ii) in the United States by way of private placement pursuant to the exemption from registration provided for under Rule 144A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended; and (iii) in jurisdictions outside of Canada and the United States as agreed to by the Company and the Underwriters on a private placement or equivalent basis.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements thereunder.

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 investor information, please visit Calian’s website at www.calian.com or contact the Company at ir@calian.com.

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

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