SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. Securities Class Actions

NOTICE OF CERTIFICATION AND AUTHORIZATION AND THE GRANTING OF LEAVE TO PROCEED 
WITH STATUTORY SECONDARY MARKET MISREPRESENTATION CLAIMS 
Read this notice carefully as it may affect your legal rights 
TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - This notice is directed to all persons, wherever 
they may reside or be domiciled, who acquired securities of SNC-Lavalin Group 
Inc. ("SNC") during the period from and including November 6, 2009 to and 
including February 27, 2012 (the "Class Period"), other than certain excluded 
persons associated with the defendants described below (the "Class Members"). 
THE CERTIFICATION ORDERS 
On September 19, 2012, Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice 
certified the action The Trustees of the Drywall Acoustic Lathing and 
Insulation Local 675 Pension Fund, et al. v SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., et al., 
Court File No. CV-12-453236-00CP (the "Ontario Action") as a class proceeding, 
and appointed the Trustees of the Drywall Acoustic Lathing and Insulation 
Local 675 Pension Fund (the "Trustees") and 0793094 B.C. Ltd. as 
representative plaintiffs. 
On January 24, 2013, Justice Francoeur of the Québec Superior Court 
authorized the action Delaire v SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., et al., Court File No. 
200-06-000141-120 (the "Québec Action") as a class proceeding, and appointed 
Jean-Paul Delaire as representative plaintiff. 
The Ontario Action has been certified on behalf of the following class: all 
persons, wherever they may reside or be domiciled, who acquired securities of 
SNC during the Class Period, except for: (1) SNC's past and present 
subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, legal representatives, heirs, 
predecessors, successors and assigns, and any spouse or child of the 
defendants Ian A. Bourne, David Goldman, Patricia A. Hammick, Pierre H. 
Lessard, Edythe A. Marcoux, Lorna R. Marsden, Claude Mongeau, Gwyn Morgan, 
Michael D. Parker, Hugh D. Segal, Lawrence N. Stevenson, Gilles Laramée, 
Michael Novak, Pierre Duhaime, Riadh Ben Aïssa and Stéphane Roy (the 
"Excluded Persons"); and (2) those persons who are members of the class 
authorized in the Québec Action, as described in the next paragraph. 
The Québec Action has been authorized on behalf of the following class: all 
persons who acquired securities of SNC during the Class Period, who were 
resident or domiciled in the Province of Québec at the time they acquired 
such securities, and who are not precluded from participating in a Quebec 
class action by virtue of Article 999 of the Québec Code of Civil Procedure, 
except for the Excluded Persons. 
Under Article 999 of the Québec Code of Civil Procedure, a Class Member that 
is a legal person established for a private interest, partnership or 
association is part of the class authorized in the Québec Action only if, at 
all times during the period from March 1, 2011 to February 29, 2012, not more 
than 50 persons bound to it by contract of employment were under its direction 
or control, and if it is dealing at arms length with the representative of the 
group. Persons excluded from the class in the Québec Action by virtue of 
Article 999 are included in the class in the Ontario Action. 
The certification and authorization orders mean that the Ontario Action and 
the Québec Action may proceed to trial as class actions involving claims 
under securities legislation described below for damages for 
misrepresentations in SNC's disclosure documents. 
Certification and authorization are preliminary procedural matters. The 
merits of the claims in the actions, or the allegations of fact on which the 
claims are based, have not been finally determined by the courts. The 
defendants deny that the claims in the actions have merit. 
THE LEAVE ORDERS 
On September 19, 2012, Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice 
also granted leave to the plaintiffs in the Ontario Action to commence an 
action under the secondary market liability provisions of the Ontario 
Securities Act and the analogous provisions of the securities legislation of 
each other Canadian jurisdiction. 
On January 24, 2013, Justice Francoeur of the Québec Superior Court also 
granted leave to the plaintiff in the Québec Action to commence an action 
under the secondary market liability provisions of the Québec Securities Act. 
The only claims being pursued in the class actions are misrepresentation 
claims under the secondary market liability provisions of the Securities Act 
of each Canadian province and territory. These claims are subject to damages 
caps, which limit the amount of damages that can be recovered from the 
defendants. Plaintiffs' class counsel believe that the potential total 
damages for the matters alleged in this case may exceed the damages caps. If 
you wish to pursue other claims against the defendants relating to the matters 
at issue in the class actions, you should immediately seek independent legal 
advice because these other claims will be compromised if you do not opt out. 
See "Additional Information" for how to access the claims and the 
certification orders setting out the matters at issue in the class actions. 
DO NOTHING IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASS ACTIONS 
Class Members who want to participate in the Ontario Action and the Québec 
Action are automatically included and need not do anything at this time. 
YOU MUST OPT OUT IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASS ACTIONS 
Class Members who do not want to participate in the class actions must opt 
out. If you want to opt out of the class actions, you must send a signed 
letter stating that you elect to opt out of the class in the SNC class actions 
and provide the additional information described below. 
In order for your opt out request to be valid, it must include all of the 
following information: (i) the date(s) on which you purchased and sold SNC 
securities; (ii) the number of securities purchased and sold; (iii) the price 
at which you purchased and sold SNC securities; and (iv) your name, address, 
telephone number and signature. If you are submitting an opt out request on 
behalf of a corporation or other entity, you must state your position and 
provide your authority to bind the corporation or entity. 
Your opt out request may be sent by fax or mail to: 
NPT RicePoint Class Action Services
Re: SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. Securities Litigation
P.O. Box 3355 London, ON N6A 4K3 Canada
Fax: (519) 432-6544 
In order for your opt out request to be valid, it must be postmarked or 
received no later than May 8, 2013 and it must contain all the requested 
information. 
Each Class Member who does not opt out of the class actions will be bound by 
the terms of any judgment or settlement, whether favourable or not, and will 
not be allowed to prosecute an independent action against any of the 
defendants for any of the factual matters raised in the class actions. If 
the class actions are successful, you may be entitled to share in the amount 
of any award or settlement recovered. In order to determine if you are 
entitled to share in the award or settlement and the amount, if any, of your 
share, it may be necessary to conduct an individual determination. There may 
be costs payable by you if it is determined that you are not entitled to share 
in the award or settlement. You will have the opportunity to decide if you 
wish to proceed with your individual determination before it begins. 
No person may opt out a minor or a mentally incapable member of the class 
without permission of the courts after notice to The Children's Lawyer and/or 
the Public Guardian and Trustee, as appropriate. 
A Class Member who opts out will not be entitled to participate in the class 
actions and will not be entitled to share in the amount of any award, if the 
class actions are successful, or in any settlement achieved, if any. 
CLASS COUNSEL AND LEGAL FEES 
The plaintiffs and the class in the Ontario Action are represented by Siskinds 
LLP and Rochon Genova LLP. The plaintiffs and the class in the Québec 
Action are represented by Siskinds, Desmeules, Avocats. 
In the Ontario Action, Siskinds LLP and Rochon Genova LLP are acting on a 
contingency basis, such that legal fees, disbursements and applicable taxes 
will be payable only in the event of success in the Ontario Action. Siskinds 
LLP and Rochon Genova LLP are also paying all disbursements incurred in the 
Ontario Action. 
In the event of success in the class actions, class counsel will make a motion 
to the courts to have their fees and disbursements approved. 
As a Class Member, you will not be required to pay any costs in the event that 
the class actions are unsuccessful. 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 
This notice was approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the 
Québec Superior Court. The court offices cannot answer any questions about 
the matters in this notice. The claims, orders of the courts and other 
information are available on class counsel's websites at www.classaction.ca 
and www.rochongenova.com. 
NOTICE TO BROKERAGE FIRMS 
Please deliver this notice promptly by email to your clients who purchased SNC 
securities during the Class Period and for whom you have valid email 
addresses. If you have clients who purchased SNC securities during the Class 
Period for whom you do not have valid email addresses, please contact NPT 
RicePoint Class Action Services to obtain hard copies of this notice for the 
purpose of mailing the notice to those clients or provide to NPT RicePoint the 
mailing address for those clients so they can mail the notices directly to 
those clients. Brokerage firms may cumulatively request up to $15,000 in 
total for the expenses incurred relating to the distribution of this notice to 
the Class Members. If the amounts submitted in aggregate exceed $15,000, 
each brokerage firm's claim shall be reduced on a pro rata basis. 
The publication of this notice was authorized by the Ontario Superior Court of 
Justice and the Québec Superior Court 
Questions relating to the Ontario Action should be directed by email or  
telephone to Ontario class counsel: 
A. Dimitri Lascaris Siskinds LLP 680 Waterloo Street London, ON N6A 3V4 Tel: 
1.800.461.6166 ext. 2380 (toll free) Email:dimitri.lascaris@siskinds.com  
Joel Rochon Rochon Genova LLP 121 Richmond Street West, Suite 900 Toronto, 
ON M5H 2K1 Tel: 1.866.881.2292 (toll free) Email:jrochon@rochongenova.com  
Questions relating to the Québec Action should be directed by email or  
telephone to Québec class counsel: 
Samy Elnemr Siskinds, Desmeules, Avocats 480 St-Laurent Blvd., Suite 501 
Montréal, QC H2Y 3Y7 Tel: 514.849.1970 
Email:samy.elnemr@siskindsdesmeules.com  
SOURCE: SISKINDS LLP/ROCHON GENOVA LLP 
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