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Bristow Group Appoints Lori Gobillot To Its Board Of Directors

HOUSTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that Ms. Lori A. Gobillot has been appointed to its Board of Directors.  Ms. Gobillot, whose appointment was effective May 1, will serve on the Compensation Committee. 

Ms. Gobillot was an executive at United Airlines from 2006 until 2012.  She served as Vice President, Integration Management at United Airlines, Inc. from June 2010 to January 2012 where she managed the company's merger integration planning and implementation efforts following the merger with Continental Airlines.  Prior to the merger, Ms. Gobillot served as Staff Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Continental Airlines.  Before joining Continental Airlines, Ms. Gobillot was an attorney with the law firm of Vinson & Elkins.

William E. Chiles, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bristow Group, stated, "We are delighted that Lori Gobillot has agreed to join the Bristow Board of Directors. Her leadership experience in the airline industry will be a major asset to our Board.  She brings a depth of aviation, legal and transaction expertise to Bristow.  The Board of Directors and the management team look forward to her contributions to the organization."

ABOUT BRISTOW GROUP INC.Bristow Group Inc. is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated and one of two helicopter service providers to the offshore energy industry with global operations.  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, Russia and Trinidad.  For more information, visit the Company's website at www.bristowgroup.com.

Linda McNeill,
Investor Relations
(713) 267-7622

SOURCE Bristow Group Inc.