Bristow Group Board Elects Three New Directors

HOUSTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has elected Bruce H. Stover and Ian Godden to fill two newly created director positions. In addition, John M. May was elected to replace Jonathan H. Cartwright, who resigned effective November 4, 2009. These three changes will increase the current number of Bristow Directors from eight to ten.

Stover was named to the Compensation Committee and May was named to the Audit Committee. Both have joined the board already. Godden, whose election is effective January 1, will serve on the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.

Stover, 60, is Executive Vice President, Business Development of Endeavour International Corporation, a position he has held since 2003. From 1999 to 2003, he was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Business Development for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Stover joined Anadarko in 1980 as Chief Engineer and in 1989 he was named President and General Manager for Anadarko Algeria Corporation. In 1993, he was named Vice President, Acquisitions and in 1997 became Vice President, Worldwide Business Development. Stover began his career as an engineer with Amoco Production Company in 1972.

Godden, 55, was recently named Chairman of A|D|S , the trade organization that represents the civil aviation, space, defense and security industries in the United Kingdom, and Chairman of Farnborough International, which runs the International Air Show in the U.K. From 2007 to October 2009, he was CEO of the Society of British Aerospace Companies, which merged with another trade organization to form A|D|S. Since 2008, Godden has served as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of KBC Advanced Technologies. He has served as a director of E2V Technologies PLC since 2003 and was the founder of Glenmore Energy Inc. in 2004 and is currently its Chairman. Earlier, Godden worked in various consulting organizations, including as the U.K. Managing Partner of Booz Allen and Hamilton from 1995 to 1998 and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants from 2000 to 2004. Godden began his career in 1974 as a design engineer with British Petroleum for offshore facilities.

May, 54, currently serves as Executive Director of Caledonia, a position he has held since 2003. May also is Chairman of Amber Chemical Company Limited and serves as a director of Begbies Traynor Group plc, British Empire Securities and General Trust Limited, Oval Limited, Rathbone Brothers plc and Satellite Information Systems Limited. Prior to his current positions, May founded and led Hillhouse Nexus Limited, a private equity investment and consultancy business, from 1999 to 2003 and worked in the Hambros Group from 1977 to 1998 where, among other positions, he was an Executive Director of Hambros Bank Limited and Joint Managing Director of Hambro Countrywide PLC.


Bristow Group Inc. is a leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry. Through its subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures, the Company has major transportation operations in the North Sea, Nigeria and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and Trinidad. For more information, visit the Company's website at

    Linda McNeill,
    Investor Relations
    (713) 267-7622

SOURCE Bristow Group Inc.