Preston Swafford named Chief Nuclear Officer, President and CEO, Candu Energy, SNC-Lavalin

February 25, 2014

MONTREAL, Feb. 25, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin Inc. (TSX: SNC) announces today the appointment of Preston
Swafford to the role of Chief Nuclear Officer, President and CEO, Candu
Energy, effective March 1, 2014. Based in Toronto and reporting to the
Company’s Power Group President, Alexander (Sandy) Taylor, Mr. Swafford
will be responsible for growing SNC-Lavalin’s nuclear business to meet
the needs of its customers for technical services, major refurbishments
and new builds across Canada and in key international markets.

Mr. Swafford joins SNC-Lavalin following a seven-year career at the
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), where he most recently held the role
of Executive Vice-President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Nuclear Power
Group. In that position, he was responsible for managing the company’s
nuclear fleet and providing stable power from six nuclear operating

Mr. Swafford joined TVA in 2006 as Senior Vice-President, Nuclear
Support, before being appointed Executive Vice-President, Fossil Power
Group, a year later. He has also held high-level positions at Exelon
Corporation, including that of Senior Vice-President, Exelon Energy
Delivery-Operations and Technical Service. Mr. Swafford holds a
Master’s of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of

Mr. Swafford has been certified as a Senior Reactor Operator on a
U.S.-designed light water reactor. He has served as a member of the
Nuclear Safety Review Board (NSRB) for the Ginna nuclear power plant in
Rochester, New York, and as Chairman of the NSRB at the Bruce Power
site in Tiverton, Ontario. He also serves as a member of the recently
formed international advisory group to the Japan Nuclear Safety
Institute (JANSI).

“SNC-Lavalin played a pioneering role in developing the commercial
nuclear industry in Canada in the 1960s, and has gone on to become the
world’s top provider of refurbishment expertise for CANDU reactors,”
said Robert G. Card, President and CEO, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
“Preston’s experience and multidisciplinary background in the industry
will provide a strategic advantage to our customers and employees.”


SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in
the world, and is a major player in the ownership of infrastructure and
in the provision of operations and maintenance services. Founded in
1911, SNC-Lavalin has offices across Canada and in over 40 other
countries around the world, and is currently active in some 100
countries. www.snclavalin.com

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Source: PR Newswire

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