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Press release from CNW Group

Canadian Helicopters announces completion of name change to HNZ

Monday, September 24, 2012

Canadian Helicopters announces completion of name change to HNZ07:14 EDT Monday, September 24, 2012MONTREAL, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. (TSX: CHL.A, CHL.B), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today that, further to its news release dated May 14, 2012, the change of its name to HNZ Group Inc. (the "Company"), as approved by its shareholders at its annual meeting on May 11, 2012, will be effective starting on September 25, 2012. The Company's charter operations will be provided under two brands: HNZ Global with activities in the Asia Pacific and Antarctic regions and Canadian Helicopters with activities in Canada and Afghanistan. The Company's repair and maintenance services will be provided under the Heli-Welders and Nampa Valley Helicopters brands.The Company's common shares and variable voting shares will remain trading on the TSX, and will trade under the new symbols "HNZ.A" and "HNZ.B", respectively, beginning on such date. The new CUSIP numbers are 40425A100 and 40425A209, respectively.ABOUT HNZ GROUP INC.HNZ Group is an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services with operations in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Antarctica and southeast Asia. HNZ Group operates in excess of 130 helicopters in support of a range of multinational companies and government agencies, including onshore and offshore oil & gas, mineral exploration, military support, hydro/utilities, forest management, construction, air ambulance and search & rescue. In addition to charter services, HNZ Group provides flight training and third party repair and maintenance services. HNZ Group is headquartered near Montreal, Quebec and employs approximately 800 personnel from 35 locations around the world.SOURCE: CANADIAN HELICOPTERS GROUP INC.For further information: HNZ Group Inc. Don Wall President and Chief Executive Officer Tel: 780-429-6919 Tel: 450-452-3007