Montreal, April 28, 2006 – (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) – CAE recently presented a donation of C$423,000 to Centraide of Greater Montreal, concluding the 2005 CAE-Centraide Campaign. Of the total amount, C$323,000 was donated by employees and C$100,000 was contributed by the company. Approximately 48% of CAE employees participated in the 2005 CAE-Centraide Campaign, successfully surpassing the fundraising goal of C$380,000 by C$43,000.
CAE was presented with a Centraide of Greater Montreal’s Solidaires award at the organization’s annual distinction awards ceremony held on April 20, 2006. The award pays tribute to the leadership and social commitment of the volunteers and organizations which support Centraide of Greater Montreal during its annual fundraising campaign. CAE was recognized in the “Employee Campaign – 1,000+ employees” category for the quality of its workplace campaign. Campaign elements taken into consideration were the campaign committee, training of canvassers, person-to-person canvassing, promotion of payroll giving, growth in results, and invitation of a spokesperson from a Centraide-supported agency.
“I wish to thank the employees of CAE for the success of our 2005 CAE-Centraide Campaign. Their generosity will truly make a difference in the lives of many others,” said Marc Parent, CAE’s Group President, Simulation Products. “Thanks to the money raised, Centraide can provide more than half a million people in need in the Greater Montreal area with food, housing, clothing and comfort.”
CAE is a world-leading provider of simulation and modelling technologies for civil aviation and military customers. With annual revenues of approximately C$1 billion, the company operates in 18 countries around the world. CAE has sold nearly 700 simulators and training devices to airlines, aircraft manufacturers, training centres and defence forces for air and ground purposes in more than 40 countries. With over 100 full-flight simulators in more than 20 aviation training centres serving approximately 3,500 airlines, aircraft operators and manufacturers across the globe, CAE is a world leader in aviation, maintenance and crew training services. CAE licences its simulation software to various market segments and has a professional services division assisting customers with wide-ranging simulation-based needs.
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