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Press release from CNW Group

High Arctic Appoints CFO

Monday, January 07, 2013

High Arctic Appoints CFO18:04 EST Monday, January 07, 2013/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES.  ANY FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS RESTRICTION MAY CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF U.S. SECURITIES LAW/RED DEER, AB, Jan. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - High Arctic Energy Services Inc. (TSX: HWO) ("High Arctic" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that Ken Olson has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer effective immediately.  Ken is a Chartered Accountant with over twenty years of finance and management experience.  Most recently, Ken spent six years as Vice President, Corporate Finance of a large oilfield services company with extensive international operations.  As CFO, he will be responsible for the overall financial management of High Arctic and will be located in Calgary.High Arctic is also pleased to announce that Shannon Matthyssen has recently been appointed as Corporate Controller and Corporate Secretary.  Shannon is a Chartered Accountant who brings over 25 years of oil and gas experience primarily as Chief Financial Officer of several junior oil and gas companies.  Shannon will also be located in Calgary with the corporate finance team.Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release may contain forward-looking statements relating to expected future events and financial and operating results of the Corporation that involve risks and uncertainties.  Actual results may differ materially from management expectations, as projected in such forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including market and general economic conditions and the risks and uncertainties detailed in both the Corporation's Management Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2011 and the Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2011 both found on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).  Due to the potential impact of these factors, the Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable law.About High ArcticThe Corporation, is a provider of specialized oilfield equipment and services, including drilling, completion and workover operations.  Based in Red Deer, Alberta, High Arctic has domestic operations throughout Western Canada and international operations primarily in Papua New Guinea.SOURCE: High Arctic Energy Services Inc.For further information: Bruce Thiessen Chief Executive Officer 403 340 9825 bruce.thiessen@haes.ca