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Logistec Announces Record 2013 Results

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 -- Logistec Corporation (TSX:LGT.A)(TSX:LGT.B), a marine and environmental services provider, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2013.

Consolidated revenue totalled $298.3 million in 2013, an increase of $47.4 million or 18.9% over 2012. The marine services segment posted revenue of $181.6 million in 2013, representing a higher level of activity compared to the $143.2 million reported for 2012. This significant growth was due to an overall increase in cargo volumes handled in all regions for all cargo types, whether bulk, break-bulk or containers. The environmental services segment delivered a strong performance in 2013, as revenue increased by $10.0 million or 9.2% over 2012 to reach $117.6 million. The growth was generated by a high overall level of activity, particularly in the fourth quarter of 2013. Revenue growth came primarily from increased activity in Niedner.

In 2013, Logistec achieved a consolidated profit attributable to owners of the Company of $27.5 million for total basic and diluted earnings per share of $4.27, which corresponds to basic and diluted earnings per share of $4.10 attributable to Class A Common shares and of $4.50 attributable to Class B Subordinate Voting shares. This compares favourably to total basic and diluted earnings per share of $2.45, of which $2.35 was attributable to Class A Common Shares and $2.59 was attributable to Class B Subordinate Voting Shares in 2012.

During the fourth quarter of 2013, consolidated revenue totalled $79.5 million, up by $11.8 million over the same period of 2012. This increase can be explained by strong activity in the environmental services segment in the fourth quarter. The consolidated profit attributable to owners of the Company amounted to $6.6 million, similar to the fourth quarter of 2012 level. Equipment and supplies expense for the fourth quarter of 2013 was slightly higher in proportion to revenue when compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. That is explained by Sanexen's higher level of activity in the fourth quarter of 2013, which has a higher equipment cost component compared to the marine services segment. The profit attributable to owners of the Company computes to total basic and diluted earnings per share of $1.04, which corresponds to basic and diluted earnings per share of $1.00 attributable to Class A Common Shares and of $1.09 attributable to Class B Subordinate Voting Shares.

Outlook

"Our development plan is focused on strengthening and growing our footprint of cargo-handling services across North America. Throughout 2014, we will focus on three particular niches: mining, biomass and port logistics. In mining, we are working closely with mining companies in the Arctic and the Northern Quebec/Labrador Trough region to develop and implement efficient cargo-handling solutions for the export of concentrates. We will upgrade our handling equipment in Contrecoeur (QC) to better serve our customers using this bulk terminal. With respect to biomass, demand continues to grow for cargoes such as wood pellets and woodchips, and we are well positioned to handle increased volumes, particularly in Brunswick (GA). In port logistics, we will invest in a new off-dock warehouse in Montreal (QC) to enhance our transhipment capabilities. We also hope to expand our footprint and customer base in the USA for such logistics services. In addition, we have various projects in progress, based on specific customer needs. Finally, we continue to seek acquisitions that fit our strategy of expanding our dry cargo-handling business in North America.

We are optimistic about our environmental services segment. Our plan is largely consistent with prior years, as the development potential remains strong. In 2014, we will continue to build on our Aqua-Pipe technology and grow our services both in Quebec, where we install our structural lining, and outside the Province, where we operate through licensees. Furthermore, we have developed new markets and will be providing services in both New Zealand and Singapore. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing new markets in the USA. In 2014, our plant in Coaticook (QC) will undergo an expansion and is expected to provide greater capacity to meet customer needs in the energy and fire-fighting industries, not to mention the water main rehabilitation business developed by Sanexen. Finally, our site remediation services also show promise, in light of the continued focus on cleaning up the environment," indicated Madeleine Paquin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Logistec Corporation.

"All in all, we are committed and confident that we will be able to continue to build our business based on specialized services where we have developed our expertise with a solid customer base. Our industrial environment is showing positive signs, particularly south of the border, and our energy is focused on market opportunities that can benefit from the improved economic outlook. Clearly, our success rests on the strength of a highly dynamic team of customer-oriented experts who consistently bring value to our growing customer base," concluded Ms. Paquin.

About Logistec

Logistec Corporation is based in Montreal (QC) and provides specialized services to the marine community and industrial companies in the areas of bulk, break-bulk and container cargo handling in 26 ports in Eastern Canada, the Great Lakes, on the U.S. East Coast, and the U.S. Gulf. Logistec also offers marine transportation services geared primarily to the Arctic coastal trade, short-line rail transportation services, as well as marine agency services to foreign shipowners and operators serving the Canadian market. Furthermore, the Company operates in the environmental sector where it provides services to industrial, municipal and other governmental customers for the trenchless structural rehabilitation of underground water mains, PCB management, site remediation, risk assessment, and woven-hose manufacturing.

The Company has been profitable and has paid regular dividends since becoming public and payments have grown steadily over the years. A public company since 1969, Logistec's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols LGT.A and LGT.B. More information can be obtained on the Company's website at www.logistec.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

For the purpose of informing shareholders and potential investors about the Company's prospects, sections of this document may contain forward-looking statements, within the meaning of securities legislation, about the Company's activities, performance and financial situation and, in particular, hopes for the success of the Company's efforts in the development and growth of its business. These forward-looking statements express, as of the date of this document, the estimates, predictions, projections, expectations or opinions of the Company about future events or results. Although the Company believes that the expectations produced by these forward-looking statements are founded on valid and reasonable bases and assumptions, these forward-looking statements are inherently subject to important uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company's control, such that the Company's performance may differ significantly from the predicted performance expressed or presented in such forward-looking statements. The important risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results and future events to differ significantly from the expectations currently expressed are examined under "Business Risks" in the Company's annual report and include (but are not limited to) the performances of domestic and international economies and their effect on shipping volumes, weather conditions, labour relations, pricing and competitors' marketing activities. The reader of this document is thus cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Additional information relating to our Company can be found on SEDAR's website at www.sedar.com and on Logistec's website at www.logistec.com.

Consolidated Statements of Earnings


years ended December 31                                                     
(in thousands of Canadian dollars, except for per share amounts)            
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                                                       2013            2012 
                                                               Restated (1) 
                                                          $               $ 
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Revenue                                             298,300         250,860 
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Employee benefits expense                          (137,057)       (120,519)
Equipment and supplies expense                      (79,603)        (69,792)
Rental expense                                      (26,518)        (22,891)
Other expenses                                      (11,861)        (10,467)
Depreciation and amortization expense                (9,413)         (7,819)
Share of profit of equity accounted                                         
 investments                                          5,493           5,217 
Other gains and losses                                1,600            (241)
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Operating profit                                     40,941          24,348 
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Finance expense                                        (599)           (808)
Finance income                                          433             461 
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Profit before income taxes                           40,775          24,001 
                                                                            
Income taxes                                         (9,948)         (5,870)
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Profit for the year                                  30,827          18,131 
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Profit attributable to:                                                     
                                                                            
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Owners of the Company                                27,522          15,907 
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Non-controlling interests                             3,305           2,224 
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Profit for the year                                  30,827          18,131 
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Basic and diluted earnings per Class A                                      
 Common Share (2)                                      4.10            2.35 
Basic and diluted earnings per Class B                                      
 Subordinate Voting Share (3)                          4.50            2.58 
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(1)   2012 comparative figures were restated to reflect the changes in      
      accounting policies following the adoption, effective                 
      January 1, 2013, of IAS 19 amendments with respect to employee        
      benefits. Please refer to Note 3 of the notes to 2013 consolidated    
      financial statements for further details.                             
(2)   Class A Common Share ("Class A share")                                
(3)   Class B Subordinate Voting Share ("Class B share")                    
                                                                            
                                                                            

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income


years ended December 31                                                     
(in thousands of Canadian dollars)                                          
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                                                        2013           2012 
                                                               Restated (1) 
                                                           $              $ 
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Profit for the year                                   30,827         18,131 
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Other comprehensive income (loss)                                           
Items that are or may be reclassified to the                                
 consolidated statements of earnings                                        
  Currency translation differences arising on                               
   translation of foreign operations                   1,795           (200)
  Gains (losses) on derivatives designated as                               
   cash flow hedges                                      (15)            40 
  Transfer of losses on derivatives designated                              
   as cash flow hedges to the consolidated                                  
   statements of earnings                                 15             19 
  Income taxes relating to derivatives                                      
   designated as cash flow hedges                          -            (16)
  Share of other comprehensive income of                                    
   equity accounted investments, net of income                              
   taxes                                                 (24)             - 
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Total items that are or may be reclassified to                              
 the consolidated statements of earnings               1,771           (157)
                                                                            
Items that will not be reclassified to the                                  
 consolidated statements of earnings                                        
  Remeasurement losses on benefit obligation            (210)        (2,154)
  Return on retirement plan assets excluding                                
   amounts included in profit for the year             3,394            394 
  Income taxes on remeasurement losses on                                   
   benefit obligation and return on retirement                              
   plan assets excluding amounts included in                                
   profit for the year                                  (856)           474 
  Share of other comprehensive income of                                    
   equity accounted investments, net of income                              
   taxes                                                 112           (108)
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Total items that will not be reclassified to                                
 the consolidated statements of earnings               2,440         (1,394)
                                                                            
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Other comprehensive income (loss) for the                                   
 year, net of income taxes                             4,211         (1,551)
                                                                            
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Total comprehensive income for the year               35,038         16,580 
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Total comprehensive income attributable to:                                 
                                                                            
Owners of the Company                                 31,733         14,356 
Non-controlling interests                              3,305          2,224 
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Total comprehensive income for the year               35,038         16,580 
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 (1)  2012 comparative figures were restated to reflect the changes in      
      accounting policies following the adoption, effective January 1, 2013,
      of IAS 19 amendments with respect to employee benefits. Please refer  
      to Note 3 of the notes to 2013 consolidated financial statements for  
      further details.                                                      
                                                                            
                                                                            

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position


(in thousands of Canadian dollars)                                          
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                                          As at        As at         As at  
                                    December 31, December 31,    January 1, 
                                            2013         2012          2012 
                                                 Restated (1)  Restated (1) 
                                               $            $             $ 
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Assets                                                                      
Current assets                                                              
  Cash and cash equivalents               19,638        7,519         8,888 
  Investments in service contracts         1,597        8,107        13,065 
  Trade and other receivables             69,035       55,795        45,007 
  Work in progress                           254            -             - 
  Current income tax assets                1,569        1,915         2,559 
  Prepaid expenses                         2,614        3,275         2,854 
  Inventories                              5,241        4,492         3,922 
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                                          99,948       81,103        76,295 
                                                                            
Equity accounted investments              26,517       30,967        32,660 
Property, plant and equipment             63,027       55,434        47,730 
Goodwill                                  15,139       14,847        10,686 
Other intangible assets                   18,295       18,594         1,934 
Other non-current assets                   1,433        2,097         1,927 
Post-employment benefit assets               870          441           779 
Non-current financial assets               6,251        5,255         5,265 
Deferred income tax assets                 7,826        8,118         8,066 
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Total assets                             239,306      216,856       185,342 
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Liabilities                                                                 
Current liabilities                                                         
  Short-term bank loans                    2,087        2,200             - 
  Trade and other payables                31,999       28,391        27,020 
  Deferred revenue                         1,597        1,589           819 
  Current income tax liabilities           4,838          562         1,907 
  Dividends payable                          699          607           594 
  Current portion of long-term debt        2,034        2,179         2,499 
  Provisions                               1,320          763           488 
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                                          44,574       36,291        33,327 
                                                                            
Long-term debt                             3,598       19,808        11,873 
Provisions                                   604          286           148 
Deferred income tax liabilities           10,201        9,435         3,440 
Post-employment benefit obligations       11,275       14,038        12,564 
Non-current financial liabilities          5,372        2,381         2,624 
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Total liabilities                         75,624       82,239        63,976 
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Commitments, contingent liabilities                                         
 and guarantees                                                             
                                                                            
Equity                                                                      
Share capital                             15,030       15,139        15,149 
Retained earnings                        135,552      111,328       100,134 
Accumulated other comprehensive                                             
 income (loss)                             1,309         (462)         (305)
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Equity attributable to owners of                                            
 the Company                             151,891      126,005       114,978 
                                                                            
Non-controlling interests                 11,791        8,612         6,388 
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Total equity                             163,682      134,617       121,366 
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Total liabilities and equity             239,306      216,856       185,342 
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(1)   2012 comparative figures were restated to reflect the changes in      
      accounting policies following the adoption, effective January 1, 2013,
      of IAS 19 amendments with respect to employee benefits. Please refer  
      to Note 3 of the notes to 2013 consolidated financial statements for  
      further details.                                                      
                                                                            
                                                                            

On behalf of the Board


(signed) David M. Mann              (signed) Madeleine Paquin           
Director                            Director                            

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity


(in thousands of Canadian                                                   
 dollars)                                                                   
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                            Attributable to owners of the Company           
                         -------------------------------------------------- 
                                      Accumulated other                     
                                         comprehensive                      
                                          income (loss)                     
                                  ----------------------                    
                                       Cash     Foreign                     
                            Share      flow    currency   Retained          
                          capital    hedges translation   earnings    Total 
                                $         $           $          $        $ 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Balance as at January 1,                                                    
 2013                      15,139        (9)       (453)   111,328  126,005 
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Profit for the year             -         -           -     27,522   27,522 
                                                                            
Other comprehensive                                                         
 income (loss)                                                              
  Currency translation                                                      
   differences arising on                                                   
   translation of foreign                                                   
   operations                   -         -       1,795          -    1,795 
  Remeasurement losses on                                                   
   benefit obligation and                                                   
   return on retirement                                                     
   plan assets excluding                                                    
   amounts included in                                                      
   profit for the year,                                                     
   net of income taxes          -         -           -      2,328    2,328 
  Share of other                                                            
   comprehensive income                                                     
   of equity accounted                                                      
   investments, net of                                                      
   income taxes                 -       (24)          -        112       88 
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Total comprehensive                                                         
 income (loss) for the                                                      
 year                           -       (24)      1,795     29,962   31,733 
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Repurchase and conversion                 -           -                     
 of Class A shares            (21)                            (576)    (597)
Issuance and repurchase                                                     
 of Class B shares            (88)        -           -     (2,547)  (2,635)
Repurchase of share                                                         
 capital by a subsidiary        -         -           -          -        - 
Dividends on Class A            -         -           -                     
 shares                                                     (1,461)  (1,461)
Dividends on Class B                                                        
 shares                         -         -           -     (1,154)  (1,154)
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Balance as at December                                                      
 31, 2013                  15,030       (33)      1,342    135,552  151,891 
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(in thousands of Canadian                                
 dollars)                                                
---------------------------------------------------------
                                                         
                                                         
                                                         
                                                         
                         Non-controlling                 
                               interests    Total equity 
                                       $               $ 
---------------------------------------------------------
                                                         
Balance as at January 1,                                 
 2013                              8,612         134,617 
---------------------------------------------------------
                                                         
Profit for the year                3,305          30,827 
                                                         
Other comprehensive                                      
 income (loss)                                           
  Currency translation                                   
   differences arising on                                
   translation of foreign                                
   operations                          -           1,795 
  Remeasurement losses on                                
   benefit obligation and                                
   return on retirement                                  
   plan assets excluding                                 
   amounts included in                                   
   profit for the year,                                  
   net of income taxes                 -           2,328 
  Share of other                                         
   comprehensive income                                  
   of equity accounted                                   
   investments, net of                                   
   income taxes                        -              88 
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Total comprehensive                                      
 income (loss) for the                                   
 year                              3,305          35,038 
---------------------------------------------------------
                                                         
Repurchase and conversion              -                 
 of Class A shares                                  (597)
Issuance and repurchase                                  
 of Class B shares                     -          (2,635)
Repurchase of share                                      
 capital by a subsidiary            (126)           (126)
Dividends on Class A                                     
 shares                                -          (1,461)
Dividends on Class B                   -                 
 shares                                           (1,154)
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Balance as at December                                   
 31, 2013                         11,791         163,682 
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(in thousands of Canadian dollars)                                          
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Restated (1)                    Attributable to owners of the Company       
                         -------------------------------------------------- 
                                      Accumulated other                     
                                   comprehensive income                     
                                                 (loss)                     
                                  ----------------------                    
                                       Cash     Foreign                     
                            Share      flow    currency   Retained          
                          capital    hedges translation   earnings    Total 
                                $         $           $          $        $ 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Balance as at January 1,                                                    
 2012                      15,149       (52)       (253)   100,134  114,978 
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Profit for the year             -         -           -     15,907   15,907 
                                                                            
Other comprehensive                                                         
 income (loss)                                                              
  Currency translation                                                      
   differences arising on                                                   
   translation of foreign                                                   
   operations                   -         -        (200)         -     (200)
  Remeasurement losses on                                                   
   benefit obligation and                                                   
   return on retirement                                                     
   plan assets excluding                                                    
   amounts included in                                                      
   profit for the year,                                                     
   net of income taxes          -         -           -     (1,286)  (1,286)
  Cash flow hedges, net                                                     
   of income taxes              -        43           -          -       43 
  Share of other                                                            
   comprehensive income                                                     
   of equity accounted                                                      
   investments, net of                                                      
   income taxes                 -         -           -       (108)    (108)
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Total comprehensive                                                         
 income (loss) for the                                                      
 year                           -        43        (200)    14,513   14,356 
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Repurchase of Class A                                                       
 shares                        (7)        -           -       (121)    (128)
Issuance and repurchase                                                     
 of Class B shares             (3)        -           -       (794)    (797)
Dividends on Class A                                                        
 shares                         -         -           -     (1,332)  (1,332)
Dividends on Class B                                                        
 shares                         -         -           -     (1,072)  (1,072)
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Balance as at December                                                      
 31, 2012                  15,139        (9)       (453)   111,328  126,005 
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(in thousands of Canadian dollars)                      
--------------------------------------------------------
Restated (1)                                            
                                                        
                                                        
                                                        
                         Non-controlling                
                               interests   Total equity 
                                       $              $ 
--------------------------------------------------------
                                                        
Balance as at January 1,                                
 2012                              6,388        121,366 
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Profit for the year                2,224         18,131 
                                                        
Other comprehensive                                     
 income (loss)                                          
  Currency translation                                  
   differences arising on                               
   translation of foreign                               
   operations                          -           (200)
  Remeasurement losses on                               
   benefit obligation and                               
   return on retirement                                 
   plan assets excluding                                
   amounts included in                                  
   profit for the year,                                 
   net of income taxes                 -         (1,286)
  Cash flow hedges, net                                 
   of income taxes                     -             43 
  Share of other                                        
   comprehensive income                                 
   of equity accounted                                  
   investments, net of                                  
   income taxes                        -           (108)
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Total comprehensive                                     
 income (loss) for the                                  
 year                              2,224         16,580 
--------------------------------------------------------
                                                        
Repurchase of Class A                                   
 shares                                -           (128)
Issuance and repurchase                                 
 of Class B shares                     -           (797)
Dividends on Class A                                    
 shares                                -         (1,332)
Dividends on Class B                                    
 shares                                -         (1,072)
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Balance as at December                                  
 31, 2012                          8,612        134,617 
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(1)   2012 comparative figures were restated to reflect the changes in      
      accounting policies following the adoption, effective January 1, 2013,
      of IAS 19 amendments with respect to employee benefits. Please refer  
      to Note 3 of the notes to 2013 consolidated financial statements for  
      further details.                                                      
                                                                            
                                                                            

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows


years ended December 31                                                     
(in thousands of Canadian dollars)                                          
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                        2013           2012 
                                                               Restated (1) 
                                                           $              $ 
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Operating activities                                                        
  Profit for the year                                 30,827         18,131 
  Items not affecting cash and cash                                         
   equivalents                                        18,936         11,941 
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  Cash generated from operations                      49,763         30,072 
  Dividends received from equity accounted                                  
   investments                                        10,820          7,229 
  Contributions to defined benefit retirement                               
   plans                                              (1,304)        (1,314)
  Settlement of provisions                              (408)        (1,403)
  Changes in non-cash working capital items          (10,036)       (12,797)
  Income taxes paid                                   (5,269)        (6,296)
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                                                      43,566         15,491 
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Financing activities                                                        
  Net change in short-term bank loans                   (113)         2,200 
  Issuance of long-term debt, net of                                        
   transaction costs                                       -         16,150 
  Repayment of long-term debt                        (16,379)        (8,547)
  Interest paid                                         (623)          (805)
  Issuance of Class B shares                              20              6 
  Repurchase of share capital by a subsidiary           (126)             - 
  Repurchase of Class A shares                          (598)          (128)
  Repurchase of Class B shares                        (2,832)          (956)
  Dividends paid on Class A shares                    (1,406)        (1,324)
  Dividends paid on Class B shares                    (1,117)        (1,067)
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                                                     (23,174)         5,529 
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Investing activities                                                        
  Customer repayment of investments in service                              
   contracts                                           6,510          4,958 
  Interest received                                    1,016          1,240 
  Business acquisition                                     -        (15,810)
  Investment in a joint venture                          (25)             - 
  Acquisition of property, plant and equipment       (15,736)       (12,950)
  Proceeds from disposal of property, plant                                 
   and equipment                                         548            390 
  Acquisition of intangible assets                      (135)           (89)
  Disposal of other non-current assets                    38             76 
  Acquisition of non-current financial assets              -           (361)
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                                                      (7,784)       (22,546)
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Net change in cash and cash equivalents               12,608         (1,526)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year           7,519          8,888 
Effect of exchange rate on balances held in                                 
 foreign currencies of foreign operations               (489)           157 
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Cash and cash equivalents, end of year                19,638          7,519 
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 (1)  2012 comparative figures were restated to reflect the changes in      
      accounting policies following the adoption, effective January 1, 2013,
      of IAS 19 amendments with respect to employee benefits. Please refer  
      to Note 3 of the notes to 2013 consolidated financial statements for  
      further details.                                                      

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Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
To leverage Continuous Delivery, enterprises must consider impacts that span functional silos, as well as applications that touch older, slower moving components. Managing the many dependencies can cause slowdowns. See how to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Venafi, the Immune System for the Internet™ and the leading provider of Next Generation Trust Protection, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Venafi is the Immune System for the Internet™ that protects the foundation of all cybersecurity – cryptographic keys and digital certificates – so they can’t be misused by bad guys in attacks...
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
In his session at Cloud Expo, Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, will provide economic scenarios that describe how the rapid adoption of software-defined everything including cloud services, SDDC and open networking will change GDP, industry growth, productivity and jobs. This session will also include a drill down for several industries such as finance, social media, cloud service providers and pharmaceuticals.
Security, data privacy, reliability, and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house, client-hosted environments to a cloud platform. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment, verification, and validation takes place to ensure business continuity during the migration to a new cloud platform.