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CanElson Drilling Board Addition

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/14 -- CanElson Drilling Inc. (TSX:CDI) announces the appointment of Diane Brickner to the board of directors of CanElson.

With more than 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, Ms. Brickner has successfully overseen Peace Hills Insurance expand to all provinces and territories west of Ontario, reach annual sales of 200 million dollars, and grow to approximately 190 employees. She joined the western Canadian First Nations owned company at its inception in 1981and was appointed President and CEO in 1990.

"Having sat on numerous boards such as the Board of Governors for N.A.I.T., the Insurance Bureau of Canada, and the Edmonton Eskimos Football Club, Diane brings considerable governance experience and a diverse view point to the CanElson board" stated Randy Hawkings, "Ms. Brickner will be a valuable addition to complement our ongoing strategic direction and governance team at CanElson."

About CanElson

The primary business of CanElson is operating land-based contract drilling rigs in Canada, the US and Mexico for oil and natural gas exploration and development companies. We also operate a compressed natural and raw gas transportation related services business through our wholly owned subsidiary, CanGas Solutions Inc.

More information on CanElson can be found on its website: www.canelsondrilling.com.

CanElson Drilling Inc.
Randy Hawkings
President and CEO
(403) 266-3922

CanElson Drilling Inc.
Robert Skilnick
Chief Financial Officer
(403) 266-3922

CanElson Drilling Inc.
700, 808 - 4th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3E8

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