QI Appoints President and CEO

Canadian Venture Exchange Symbol: QTC

USA Symbol: QONEF



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from QI Technologies Corp.

    VANCOUVER, April 30 /PRNewswire/ - Douglas C. Brazier, Chairman of QI
 Technologies Corp. (the "Company"), a leading provider of unattended point of
 sale vending management solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of
 Mr. Mesbah Taherzadeh as President and Chief Executive Officer.
     Mr. Taherzadeh, a professional engineer, brings to the Company over 30
 years of senior executive experience. He has an extensive background in
 turnaround and reorganization of manufacturing businesses and has managed
 multi-million dollar projects. He was Director of Engineering for a national
 oil company and Commissioning Superintendent of a nuclear power plant in the
 Province of Ontario and held the position of President and CEO of two
 successful corporations in British Columbia.
     We at QI are very excited to have such a talented executive bring his
 energy and enthusiasm to lead our team. Mr. Taherzadeh is an expert in
 turnaround, crisis management and project engineering. An international
 traveled leader, he will be invaluable as our Company presents its products
 and services on a worldwide basis.
     The Board would like to thank Mr. Craig Jones, who was acting President &
 CEO. Mr. Jones resumes his full time position as Vice-President of Sales and
 Marketing.
 
 
     Approved on behalf of the Board
 
 
     "Douglas C. Brazier"
     ___________________
     Douglas C. Brazier
     Chairman
 
     The Canadian Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
 responsibility for the adequacy of this news release.
 
     About QI:
 
     QI Technologies Corp., (www.qitech.com) incorporated in 1974 is a public
 company located in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, designs hardware and software for
 the rapidly expanding cash card industry and is a leader in supplying
 solutions for smart card vending. QI currently have products in use in Canada,
 USA, Venezuela, Hong Kong, the UK, and Norway, and positioned for deployment
 in the Philippines, Chile, Korea, Japan and South Africa.
     QI's SmartKit technology has many uses; it is currently being used in
 conjunction with many card schemes, including VisaCash, Mondex (Multos), CANTV
 (Venezuelan phone card), Telus SmartONE card and others. Due to the modular
 structure of the SmartKit, multiple card schemes can be run in parallel in the
 same unit, and new schemes can be added at a later date. QI's SmartKits have
 been installed in Coca-Cola and Pepsi vending machines, coffee, snack and
 sandwich machines, laundromat machines (Maytag), copiers, newspaper vending
 boxes (USA Today) and parking machines.
 
 

SOURCE QI Technologies Corp.
    VANCOUVER, April 30 /PRNewswire/ - Douglas C. Brazier, Chairman of QI
 Technologies Corp. (the "Company"), a leading provider of unattended point of
 sale vending management solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of
 Mr. Mesbah Taherzadeh as President and Chief Executive Officer.
     Mr. Taherzadeh, a professional engineer, brings to the Company over 30
 years of senior executive experience. He has an extensive background in
 turnaround and reorganization of manufacturing businesses and has managed
 multi-million dollar projects. He was Director of Engineering for a national
 oil company and Commissioning Superintendent of a nuclear power plant in the
 Province of Ontario and held the position of President and CEO of two
 successful corporations in British Columbia.
     We at QI are very excited to have such a talented executive bring his
 energy and enthusiasm to lead our team. Mr. Taherzadeh is an expert in
 turnaround, crisis management and project engineering. An international
 traveled leader, he will be invaluable as our Company presents its products
 and services on a worldwide basis.
     The Board would like to thank Mr. Craig Jones, who was acting President &
 CEO. Mr. Jones resumes his full time position as Vice-President of Sales and
 Marketing.
 
 
     Approved on behalf of the Board
 
 
     "Douglas C. Brazier"
     ___________________
     Douglas C. Brazier
     Chairman
 
     The Canadian Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
 responsibility for the adequacy of this news release.
 
     About QI:
 
     QI Technologies Corp., (www.qitech.com) incorporated in 1974 is a public
 company located in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, designs hardware and software for
 the rapidly expanding cash card industry and is a leader in supplying
 solutions for smart card vending. QI currently have products in use in Canada,
 USA, Venezuela, Hong Kong, the UK, and Norway, and positioned for deployment
 in the Philippines, Chile, Korea, Japan and South Africa.
     QI's SmartKit technology has many uses; it is currently being used in
 conjunction with many card schemes, including VisaCash, Mondex (Multos), CANTV
 (Venezuelan phone card), Telus SmartONE card and others. Due to the modular
 structure of the SmartKit, multiple card schemes can be run in parallel in the
 same unit, and new schemes can be added at a later date. QI's SmartKits have
 been installed in Coca-Cola and Pepsi vending machines, coffee, snack and
 sandwich machines, laundromat machines (Maytag), copiers, newspaper vending
 boxes (USA Today) and parking machines.
 
 SOURCE QI Technologies Corp.