Red Deer, Canada – August 6, 2013 – High Arctic Energy Services Inc. (TSX: HWO) (“High Arctic” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Doran as President, International.  Prior to the appointment, Kevin held the title of Vice President International Operations.  Based in Singapore, Kevin joined High Arctic in 2006 and has been instrumental in building its business in Papua New Guinea. The new title reflects his overall responsibility for that business region and other international areas. High Arctic intends to further strengthen its international management team in the coming months as the Company continues to develop its international activity with the highest growth potential.

Michael Binnion, Chairman of the Board of High Arctic, stated “Kevin is an excellent leader and has built an impressive operation in PNG.  We appreciate his commitment to meeting the expectations of our customers, his focus on safety and the growth of our business in a very challenging operating environment.”

The Company also announces that the role of Dennis Sykora, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, will change effective September 30, 2013.  He will continue as a member of the Board of Directors and will provide executive support as a member of the executive committee on a part time retainer basis.

About High Arctic

The Company is a provider of specialized oilfield equipment and services for drilling, completion and work over operations. Based in Red Deer, Alberta, High Arctic has operations throughout Western Canada and in Papua New Guinea.  The Company’s most recent investor presentation can be found at www.haes.ca .

Further Information

Ken Olson
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 403-508-7836 ext 103
Email: ken.olson@haes.ca

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