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Press release from CNW Group

Pason Appoints Jay Collins to Board of Directors

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pason Appoints Jay Collins to Board of Directors20:41 EDT Wednesday, August 15, 2012CALGARY, Aug. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Pason Systems Inc. (TSX: PSI) is pleased to announce the appointment of T. Jay Collins to its board of directors, effective today.Mr. Collins retired from his role as President and CEO of Oceaneering International, Inc. ("Oceaneering") in 2011, though he remains on its board of directors. Mr. Collins held several senior roles at Oceaneering during his 18-year tenure, initially serving as Chief Financial Officer, then Executive Vice President of Oilfield Marine Services, President and Chief Operating Officer, and later President and CEO. Mr. Collins has had an extensive career in the oilfield service industry, with executive-level experience in operations, finance, and administration for several large US-based oilfield technology companies. Mr. Collins is also a past Chairman of the board of directors for National Ocean Industries Association, on whose board he continues to serve, and a member of the National Petroleum Council. He serves on the board of the American Productivity & Quality Center, Texas Institute of Science, Houston Technology Center, and is a past Chairman of CanCare of Houston. Mr. Collins serves on the Board of Trustees at his Alma Mater, Rice University, where he is also Chairman of the Council of Overseers at the Jones Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Collins resides in Houston, Texas. He joins fellow board members of Pason as an independent, non-executive director.Pason Systems Inc. Pason Systems Inc. is a leading provider of instrumentation systems to land-based and offshore drilling rigs worldwide. The company's rental solutions, which include data acquisition, wellsite reporting, remote communications, and web-based information management, maximize rig uptime, improve work efficiency, and minimize operating costs. Pason's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol PSI.Certain information regarding the Company contained herein may constitute forward-looking information under applicable securities law.  The words "anticipate", "expect", "believe", "may", "should", "will", "estimate", "project", "outlook", "forecast" or other similar words are used to identify such forward-looking information and statements.  Forward-looking statements in this document may include statements, express or implied regarding the anticipated business prospects and financial performance of Pason; expectations or projections about future strategies and goals for growth and expansion; expected and future cash flows and revenues; and expected impact of future commitments.  These forward-looking statements are based upon various underlying factors and assumptions, including the state of the economy and the oil and gas exploration and production business, in particular; the Company's business prospects and opportunities; and estimates of the financial and operational performance of Pason.Forward-looking information and statements are subject to known or unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking information and statements.  Risk factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among others, the ability of Pason to successfully implement its strategic initiatives and whether such strategic initiatives will yield the expected benefits, the operating performance of Pason's assets and businesses, the price of energy commodities, competitive factors in the energy industry, changes in laws and regulations affecting Pason's businesses, technological developments, and general economic conditions.Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur.  Such forward looking statements, although considered reasonable by management as of the date hereof, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated.  Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.Additional information on risks and uncertainties and other factors that could affect Pason's operations or financial results are included in Pason's reports on file with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website ( or through Pason's website  Furthermore, any forward looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release, and Pason does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by securities law.SOURCE: Pason Systems Inc.For further information: For more information about Pason Systems Inc., visit the company's website at or contact: Marcel Kessler  President and CEO 403-301-3400 marcel.kessler@pason.comDavid Elliott Chief Financial Officer 403-301-3441