Red Deer, Canada – September 18, 2012– High Arctic Energy Services Inc. (TSX: HWO) (“High Arctic” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has approved a monthly dividend payment of $0.01 per share to holders of common shares. The dividend is payable on October 12, 2012, to holders of High Arctic common shares of record at the close of business on September 28, 2012. The ex- dividend date is September 26, 2012.The dividend is designated as an “eligible dividend” for Canadian Income Tax purposes.

About High Arctic

The Corporation is a global 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 in Papua New Guinea.

Further Information

Dennis Sykora
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Phone: 403 340 9825