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Caldwell Partners Appoints Managing Partner, Industrial Practice

Dave Winston brings 35 years of search and leadership experience

TORONTO, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL) today announced Dave Winston has joined the firm as Managing Partner, Industrial Practice.

"We are extremely pleased to have a search professional of Dave's caliber leading our Industrial Practice," said John N. Wallace, chief executive officer. "His track record of high level searches across the industrial sector - and in the aerospace, defense and aviation industry in particular - is impeccable, and will be invaluable as we continue to grow and strengthen our brand and recruiting capabilities in this crucial area."

Mr. Winston joined Caldwell Partners from Heidrick & Struggles, where he was the managing partner of the Industrial Practice in the Americas and partner-in-charge of the Dallas office. He was previously co-founder of a Boston-based boutique recruiting firm focused on venture-backed startups and served in advisory positions to several technology companies.

Prior to his career in executive search, Mr. Winston was an owner and chief operating officer for a startup company that provided an outsourced supply chain for perfusionists and hospitals performing cardiac surgery procedures.

Before embarking on his corporate career, Mr. Winston spent 20 years serving his country as an officer in the US Marine Corps. He held numerous flying assignments, served as the chief of global programs for the Special Operations Command, and served on the staff of Marine Weapons and Tactics Squadron One.

Mr. Winston holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Villanova University.  He serves on the board of Heroes on the Water, a not-for-profit organization that helps wounded warriors relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors. He is a member of the Helicopter Association International, holds an FAA commercial rotary-wing instrument pilot certificate, a US Soccer Federation Referee certification, and has completed eight triathlons.

Based in the firm's Dallas office, Mr. Winston joins a team that includes Jim Bethmann, an industry-leading technology recruiter and Mike Kelly, a prominent life sciences and healthcare recruiter.

About Caldwell Partners
Caldwell Partners is one of North America's premier providers of executive search and has been for more than 40 years. As one of the region's most trusted advisors in executive search, the firm has a sterling reputation built on successful searches for boards, chief and senior executives, and selected functional experts. With offices and partners across North America, and a strategic presence in London and Hong Kong, the firm takes pride in delivering an unmatched level of service and expertise to its clients.

The Caldwell Partners' Common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CWL). Please visit our website at www.caldwellpartners.com for further information.

SOURCE The Caldwell Partners International Inc.

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