Filed by Stantec Inc. pursuant to
Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933 and deemed
filed pursuant To Rule 14a-12 under the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Subject Company: The Keith Companies, Inc.
Commission File No. 333-124748
THIS FILING CONSISTS OF A PRESS RELEASE IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED COMBINATION OF STANTEC INC.
(STANTEC) AND THE KEITH COMPANIES, INC. (TKC).
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed merger, Stantec and TKC have filed a Registration Statement on Form
F-4, a joint proxy statement/ prospectus and other related documents with the Securities and
Exchange Commission (the SEC). Shareholders of TKC are advised to read these documents and any
other documents relating to the merger that are filed with the SEC when they become available
because they contain important information. Shareholders of TKC may obtain copies of these
documents for free, when available, at the SECs website at www.sec.gov. These and such other
documents may also be obtained for free from:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5K 2L6
Phone: (780) 917-7000 Fax: (780) 917-7330
The Keith Companies Inc.
19 Technology Drive
Irvine, California, USA 92618-2334
Phone: (949) 923-6000 Fax: (949) 923-6121
Stantec and TKC and their respective directors, executive officers and other members of their
management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in
connection with Stantecs proposed acquisition of TKC. Information regarding the special interests
of these directors and executive officers in the transaction described herein will be included in
the joint proxy statement/prospectus described above. Additional information regarding Stantecs
directors and executive officers is also included in its management information circular for its
2005 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the applicable securities commissions in
Canada on or about March 31, 2005 and is available free of charge at the Canadian Securities
Administrators web site at www.sedar.com or by contacting Stantec at the address or
telephone number set forth above. Additional information regarding TKCs directors and executive
officers is also included in its proxy statement for its 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which
was filed with the SEC on or about April 12, 2005 and is available free of charge at the SECs web
site at www.sec.gov or by contacting TKC at the address or telephone number set forth
For Immediate Release
Special Meeting of The Keith Companies Inc. Regarding Proposed Merger of The Keith Companies
Inc. with Stantec Inc. Scheduled for September 15, 2005
EDMONTON AB, IRVINE CA (August 18, 2005)
Stantec Inc. (NYSE: SXC, TSX: STN) and The Keith Companies Inc. (Nasdaq: TKCI) today announced
that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has declared effective Stantecs registration
statement on Form F-4 relating to the proposed merger of the two companies.
The Keith Companies Inc. will hold a special meeting of its shareholders on September 15, 2005
on the proposed merger. Keith shareholders of record as of close of business on August 11,
2005 will be entitled to vote on the proposed merger.
The special meeting of Keith shareholders will be held at Keiths Corporate offices at 19
Technology Drive, Irvine, California, 92618 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time.
Stantec, founded in 1954, provides professional design and consulting services in planning,
engineering, architecture, surveying, and project management. Stantec supports public and
private sector clients in a diverse range of markets, at every stage, from initial concept and
financial feasibility to project completion and beyond. Stantecs services are offered through
more than 4,500 employees operating out of over 50 locations in North America and the
Caribbean. Stantec trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol STN and on the New
York Stock Exchange under the symbol SXC. For more information visit the Companys website at
The Keith Companies, Inc. is a fully integrated, multi-disciplined engineering and consulting
services company, with offices located throughout the Western and Midwestern United States. The
Keith Companies professionals provide a wide spectrum of skilled resources including land
planning, engineering, surveying, mapping, environmental studies, and water and cultural resources
that are needed to effectively plan, engineer, and design state-of-the-art private and public
facilities. Additionally, the Company provides mechanical, electrical, chemical, power/energy
engineering, and other industrial engineering services to design and improve the efficiency and
reliability of automated and manufacturing processes, production lines, and fire protection
systems. The Keith Companies benefits from a diverse public and private client base varying from
residential and commercial real estate projects to institutional, manufacturing, and processing
facilities. For more information visit the Companys website at www.keithco.com.
||TKC Chairman & CEO
Tel: (780) 917-7441
||Tel: (949) 923-6001
||Financial Relations Board
Tel: (780) 917-7288
||Tel: (617) 520-7064