Circa Completes Distribution Agreement with Anixter International

May 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Circa Enterprises Inc.

    CALGARY, May 17 /PRNewswire/ - Circa Enterprises Inc. (CTO-TSE), a
 manufacturer of electrical components for the telecom industry, has finalized
 a distribution arrangement with Anixter International, whereby Anixter has
 agreed to stock Circa's telecom protection equipment in its regional
 warehouses in the United States.  Based upon the success of existing similar
 arrangements, Circa believes that this agreement could result in a significant
 increase in sales to the United States market.  Circa specializes in
 manufacturing high quality, cost-effective equipment and as well its DSL
 enclosures are utilized in expanding existing copper telecommunication line
 capacity and bandwidth to carry voice/date and telephone information.
     Anixter is a world leading communications, products and cable
 distribution company with sales of approximately US $3.5 billion.  It conducts
 business on a global basis, serving its 85,000 customers from 171 sales and
 service locations in 40 countries.  Anixter was founded in 1957 and is
 headquartered near Chicago, Illinois.
     Circa Enterprises Inc. is a public company with offices in Alberta and
 Florida.  Sales for the year ended December 31, 2000 were more than $24.3
 million with net income of $1.9 million.  Circa Enterprises Inc. trades on the
 Toronto Stock Exchange under ticker symbol CTO.  The Toronto Stock Exchange
 has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.

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