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407 ETR Team Raises $85,619 for United Way

TORONTO, December 15, 2005

407 ETR and its employees announced a donation of $85,619.58 to United Way of York Region today. The donation represents a two-week fundraising campaign among employees and the company’s pledge to donate twice the amount the employees gave.

"I’m proud of the generosity and empathy of our team," said Enrique Díaz-Rato, President and Chief Executive Officer of 407 ETR. "Our employees recognized the need and embraced the campaign to help individuals who rely on the United Way for help and security. We’re pleased to participate in such efforts that benefit the communities we serve and live in.”

407 ETR's inaugural United Way campaign proved to be an exciting few weeks. Staff organized a variety of fundraising activities, including a 50/50 draw, candygrams and an office mini-putt competition. Employees of 407 ETR raised a total of $28,539.86. Following through on its earlier commitment, the Company donated $57,079.72 – twice the amount employees gave. The campaign was conducted at 407 ETR’s head office in Woodbridge, Ontario, where 407 ETR employs over 600 people.

“We’re thrilled and honoured by 407 ETR’s efforts to support of the United Way of York Region,” said Rahul Bhardwaj, Chief Executive Officer of United Way of York Region. “This will help us to help other people reach their potential and improve their lives. To date, we’ve collected nearly 70% of our $7.25 million goal. With only a few weeks remaining in this year’s campaign, we encourage other companies to donate.”

About United Way of York Region

United Way of York Region supports 37 human care agencies funding over 100 critical programs that:

  • Help families, youth and children in crisis;
  • Support vulnerable seniors and people with special needs; and
  • Break cycles of poverty and abuse.

When Life Hits Hard – United Way of York Region helps people who can’t help themselves.

About 407 ETR

407 International Inc. is the sole shareholder of 407 ETR, the operator and manager of Highway 407, which extends 108 kilometres east-west, just north of Toronto. 407 International Inc. is owned by a consortium comprised of Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, Macquarie Infrastructure Group and SNC-Lavalin.

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For more information, contact:


Bernie Sutton Robertson
Director of Marketing
United Way of York Region
Tel: 905-474-9974 ext. 231


Dale Albers
Manager, Public Relations
407 ETR Concession Company Ltd.
Tel: 905-264-5221

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