Barco today announced the opening of a new subsidiary in Toronto, Canada. The new subsidiary follows recent key appointments in the areas of sales, marketing, and service for the Canadian market and is fully in line with Barco's expansion plans in America.

"Barco is experiencing continuous growth in Canada," said Tom Ray, Executive VP of Barco, Inc. in America. "We feel confident that Canada's market offers a substantial upward potential for all of Barco's business units, and we therefore believe that now is the right time to move forward with a considerable investment in this market."

"Barco's new Canadian subsidiary reflects our confidence in the North American market, as well as our commitment to enhancing the quality of our service and support to our customers and channel partners in the region," said Luc Kindt, President Global Sales & Services and Senior Vice-President of Barco. "The growth potential for the media & entertainment and control room market, as well as the medical imaging market in Canada is solid, and I am confident that our local presence will contribute substantially to business we receive in those markets."

Barco's Canadian head office is located at:

Barco Canada

5925 Airport Road, Suite 200

Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1W1

Phone: 1.905.405.6225 or 1 877 44 BARCO

Fax: 1.905.672.8630

About Barco:

Barco, an international company headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, is active in three key areas of imaging technology. Barco designs and develops solutions for large screen visualization, display solutions for life-critical applications, and systems for visual inspection. Barco has a network of subsidiaries, distributors and agents in almost 100 countries.

Barco is quoted on Brussels/Euronext and is a BEL 20 and a Next 150 company.