Press Release

Christie Ranked Among Canada’s Top 10 Best Employers

KITCHENER, ONTARIO – (October 18, 2006) – Christie has been selected as one of the “Financial Post’s 10 Best Companies to Work For (2007)”, which was announced today in a special editorial supplement in the National Post.  The list recognizes exceptional employers that are growing quickly and offer excellent career prospects. 

The ten companies selected are business success stories drawn from this year's "Top 100 Employers" list, published in the October 16th, 2006 issue of Maclean’s magazine. Alongside Christie, employers chosen for the 2007 list include Ernst & Young LLP; Fidelity Canada; HSBC Bank Canada; Jacques Whitford Limited; Research in Motion Limited; Shell Canada Limited; Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.; Vivendi Universal Games Canada Ltd./Radical Entertainment; and Yellow Pages Group.  Each of these employers combines first-class HR practices with remarkable business growth to offer wonderful career prospects and advancement opportunities.

“Everyone at Christie is excited and honored to have been selected by the nation’s premier financial publication, the Financial Post, and to be placed in the company of Canada’s best employers. The award truly recognizes the quality of our employees, honoring their dedication and achievements in the products and services we sell,” remarked Gerry Remers, president and COO, Christie Digital Systems Canada, Inc. 

Spurred on by a contract through Christie/AIX (a collaboration with Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIXD)) with U.S.-based Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC) for the installation of up to 2,300 projectors, Christie has fortified its leadership in the world’s largest deployment of Digital Cinema projection systems. Christie’s Canadian facility in Waterloo Region, Ontario increased manufacturing capacity to meet the worldwide demand for Digital Cinema projection – increasing production for its DLP Cinema® projector, the Christie CP2000, by 400% in one year. 

About Christie

Based in the high tech community of Waterloo Region, Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. More than 75,000 Christie solutions are installed worldwide and its California network operations center is monitoring more than 100,000 devices used in U.S. theatres. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.

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