MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 4, 2016) - VIQ Solutions Inc. ("VIQ", "VIQ Solutions" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:VQS) is pleased to announce that Spark & Cannon, VIQ's Australia-based reporting and transcription services and technology distributor, has been awarded a new transcription contract with the Department of Health and Human Services ("the Department") for a period of two years, with a further one year option available.

The Department is responsible for developing and delivering policies, programs and services that support and enhance the well-being of all Victorians. As part of this contract, Spark & Cannon will provide ongoing quality transcription services in a timely manner from interviews recorded and provided to Spark & Cannon electronically. Transcripts will be prepared using security cleared personnel in the Spark & Cannon Melbourne office.

"The awarding of this contract is further evidence of the dominance of the Spark & Cannon business as a provider of quality services to the state of Victoria," said Matthew Fowler, Managing Director of VIQ Spark & Cannon. "I am extremely pleased the Department has selected Spark & Cannon based on our past performance and quality of our transcripts. We look forward to establishing an ongoing relationship with the Department based on trusted service delivery."

"VIQ and Spark & Cannon have a considerable pedigree with high-profile agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services where the security, privacy and confidentiality of digital data is crucial at all stages, including transcription services," said Sebastien Paré, President and CEO of VIQ Solutions. "I'm very pleased that Spark & Cannon have been rewarded with another multi-year contract that further demonstrates their capabilities and expertise in the Australian market and provide the Corporation with steady, recurring revenue over the next few years."

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About VIQ Solutions Inc.

VIQ Solutions is the global expert in digital recording technology. With a better approach to the collection, storage and management of digital audio, video and files, we help increase efficiency, improve security and reduce costs for courts, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, health providers, and legislatures around the world. We've got the technology, the experience and the expertise to efficiently manage country-wide installations of hundreds of rooms, with hundreds of terabytes of data. Managing digital media evidence is what we do, and we do it better than anyone else.

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Contact Information:

VIQ Solutions Inc.
Sebastien Pare
President and Chief Executive Officer
(905) 948-8266 ext. 221