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: Stewart McKelvey to Represent Michelin Nationally

May 14, 2007

Stewart McKelvey announced today that it will act as National Product Liability Litigation Counsel for Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.

“Stewart McKelvey has a strong reputation,” said Michelin Canada’s General Counsel George Sutherland. “I know we will be working with a professional and dedicated team that understands our needs as well as the legal and business environment in Atlantic Canada and beyond. They bring a high level of skill and service to the table.”

Stewart McKelvey’s selection will see the team of Scott Norton, Q.C., Tricia Avery, Sara Scott and Chris Madill conducting or overseeing Michelin’s product liability litigation matters across Canada.

John Rogers, Q.C., Stewart McKelvey’s Managing Partner, says the firm is well-positioned to represent Michelin nationally. “Michelin is a great client and we are pleased to be providing our services to them. Our firm’s selection as their national counsel is a reflection of our commitment to putting our clients first and the solid team that we have.”

Stewart McKelvey has also been chosen to act as Michelin Canada’s employee relations counsel in Nova Scotia, with this work being led by veteran Labour and Employment lawyer Peter McLellan, Q.C.

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks, motorcycles and the space shuttle. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Laval, Quebec, Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. (www.michelin.ca) employs approximately 3,700 employees and operates three plants.

Stewart McKelvey is one of Canada's 15 largest law firms, with over 210 lawyers and 300 staff in six offices across the region. It was recently ranked Atlantic Canada's Number One Law Firm, according to Canadian Lawyer magazine in its second annual ranking of regional law firms. Stewart McKelvey also won the magazine's previous ranking in 2005.

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