MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 2, 2006) - The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) announced today that a subsidiary of Garda World Security Corporation (TSX:GW), one of North America's leading providers of physical security, cash handling, investigative and pre-employment screening services, will assume the contract for passenger and baggage security screening operations at Calgary International Airport, effective April 1st, 2006.
Garda is a well-established leading provider of security and cash handling services in North America. The company employs over 14,000 people and is headquartered in Montreal, with offices from coast-to-coast in Canada, as well as in the United States, Mexico and Europe. The company, known for its Total Security Solutions approach, provides consultation and investigations, physical security, employment background check and cash handling services.
Recognized for its competence in addressing the most complex security issues, Garda has built a solid reputation among companies in both traditional and new-economy industries. Garda plays an active role in the consolidation of the security market. Through a series of strategic acquisitions and strong internal growth, Garda is recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in North America. With its unique competitive position, Garda is set to take full advantage of its positive growth for its customers and shareholders alike. Garda is also the sole shareholder of Keyfacts, Canada's largest provider of search and retrieval services for investigative purposes.
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is a Crown corporation reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Transport. CATSA is responsible for delivering consistent, effective service to ensure the security and safety of air transport in Canada. CATSA is committed to ensuring the integrity of the security system through continuous improvement of its procedures, screening equipment and training programs.
Nathalie de ChamplainGarda World Security CorporationVice President, Communications(514) 281-2811 ext. 2800(800) 859-1599 ext. 2800www.gardaglobal.com
Laird GreenshieldsMorin Public Relations(514) 289-8688(514) 712-3252 (Cell)
Anna-Karina TabunarCATSACommunications(613) 998-4527www.catsa.gc.ca
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