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Bristow Group Announces Promotion of Elizabeth Brumley to Chief Financial Officer

HOUSTON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, today announced that Elizabeth D. Brumley has been promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Ms. Brumley was appointed Acting Chief Financial Officer in April of this year.

Ms. Brumley joined the company in November 2005. She has over 25 years experience in finance and is a C.P.A. Before joining Bristow, Ms. Brumley was the Vice President and Controller of Noble Drilling Services, Inc. Earlier, she served in various positions of increasing management responsibility at MAXXAM Inc. where she ultimately became Vice President and Controller in December 2003.

William E. Chiles, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bristow Group, stated, "Liz Brumley has been serving as the Acting Chief Financial Officer since April 30, 2009. Since that date, she has taken on additional responsibilities in the areas of treasury and investor relations, areas which were new to her, as well as becoming an integral part of the senior management team. I am very pleased with her performance during this period, and I am gratified to announce that the board of directors and I have promoted her as Bristow's Chief Financial Officer."

ABOUT BRISTOW GROUP INC.

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 U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway and Trinidad. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.bristowgroup.com.

Contact:
Linda McNeill,
Investor Relations
(713) 267-7622

SOURCE: Bristow Group Inc.

CONTACT: Linda McNeill, Investor Relations of Bristow Group Inc.,
+1-713-267-7622
Web Site: http://www.bristowgroup.com