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GES Acquires Poitras Exposition Services
Quebec City
July 5, 2007

GES Exposition Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Viad Corp (NYSE:VVI) announced today the acquisition, by a GES affiliate, of Poitras Exposition Services, the largest exhibition services company in Quebec City. The purchase became effective June 29.

"Poitras is the market leader in Quebec City and has a long-standing reputation of excellence in the market it serves," said Kevin Rabbitt, GES president and chief executive officer. "This acquisition will strengthen GES' leading market position throughout Canada."

Mike Lecour, GES executive vice president added, "Poitras has a dynamic management team and both companies share many of the same clients in different geographical areas. We look forward to working with the Poitras team to provide seamless exhibition services to our clients across Canada, the United States and Europe through the GES Worldwide Network."

In addition to official service contractor services, Poitras provides furnishings, exhibits and design, graphics and material handling services.

"The employees of Poitras are excited to be part of the GES Worldwide Network," said Anne-Pierre Paquet, Poitras general manager. "GES is a first class operation with a superb management team and we look forward to the opportunities we now have to provide even better service to exhibition clients."

GES, the leading official services contractor in Canada, has major operations in provinces of Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta.