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CanElson Drilling Board Addition

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Mar 25, 2013) - CanElson Drilling Inc. (CDI.TO) announced today the appointment of M. Scott Bratt, B. Comm, CA, CFA to the board of directors of CanElson.

Mr. Bratt has over 24 years of experience in the energy sector including 18 years of experience in the capital markets, of which 15 years were with FirstEnergy Capital Corp, where he recently retired as Managing Director and Co-Head of Corporate Finance. Mr. Bratt has significant experience in mergers, acquisitions, valuations and financings and serves on the board of a number of public and private companies primarily in the oil and gas industry.

"We are pleased to have Mr. Bratt join our board of directors," stated Randy Hawkings. "Mr. Bratt 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.