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CANADIAN HELICOPTERS ANNOUNCES NEW PHILIPPINES OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS SUPPORT CONTRACT

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CANADIAN HELICOPTERS ANNOUNCES NEW PHILIPPINES OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS SUPPORT CONTRACT CHC Helicopters

Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. (TSX: CHL.A, CHL.B) (the “Company"), an
international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, has announced that its
wholly-owned subsidiary, Helicopters (NZ) Limited (“HNZ”) has entered into an offshore oil and gas helicopter 
support contract with Shell Global Solutions International B.V. (“Shell”).

Beginning in September 2013, HNZ will provide crew change helicopter services from Manila to Shell’s
offshore petroleum platforms in the Philippines using one AgustaWestland AW 139 helicopter. Commencing
in the second quarter of 2014, a second AgustaWestland AW 139 helicopter will also be deployed to support
oil and gas exploration and development work by Shell in the Philippines
The initial term of the contract is four years with potential five one-year option periods, exercisable by the
customer. Revenues under the contract during the initial four year term are expected to be approximately
US$40 million. The two aircraft required to perform the work will be obtained by way of purchase or lease.
“We are extremely pleased to have been selected by Shell for this major piece of business in Asia” said Don
Wall, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “This is not only a win in terms of building on
the strong relationship we have built with Shell in New Zealand, but it is also consistent with our strategy to
grow the business and expand from our historical areas of strength in Australia and New Zealand deeper into
the Asian market.”
ABOUT CANADIAN HELICOPTERS GROUP INC.
Canadian Helicopters Group is an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support
services with fixed primary operations in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and regions of Southeast Asia. The
group also delivers contracted on demand support in Afghanistan and Antarctica. Charter operations are
provided under two brands: Helicopters New Zealand (HNZ) in the Asia Pacific and Antarctica regions and
Canadian Helicopters Limited (CHL) in Canada and Afghanistan. In addition to charter services, the Company
provides flight training and third party repair and maintenance services. With headquarters near Montreal,
Canada, the Company operates approximately 140 helicopters and employs approximately 800 personnel.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the future contractual relationship between
the Company and Shell and in particular with respect to expected revenues and duration of such relationship.
Forward-looking statements, specifically those concerning future performance, are subject to certain risks and
uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. Consequently, readers should not place any undue
reliance on such forward-looking statements. In addition, these forward-looking statements relate to the date
on which they were made. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless being
required by applicable laws

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