FirstService Announces Election of Directors

FirstService Announces Election of Directors

TORONTO, April 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FirstService Corporation (TSX:FSV)
(Nasdaq:FSRV) (preferred shares - TSX: FSV.PR.U; debentures: FSV.DB.U)
("FirstService") today announced that at its annual meeting of shareholders,
held in Toronto yesterday afternoon, each of the director nominees listed in
its Management Information Circular dated February 26, 2013 were elected as
directors of FirstService. Directors have been elected to serve until the
close of the next annual meeting of shareholders. The detailed results of the
vote, for the election of directors of FirstService is set out below.

Each of the following 7 director nominees proposed by management was elected
as a director of FirstService:

Nominee           Votes For  % Votes For Votes Withheld % Votes Withheld
David R. Beatty   45,572,392 97.18%      1,320,431      2.82%
Brendan Calder    45,573,033 97.19%      1,319,790      2.81%
Peter F. Cohen    45,573,290 97.19%      1,319,533      2.81%
Bernard I. Ghert  45,583,599 97.21%      1,309,224      2.79%
Michael D. Harris 44,395,957 94.68%      2,496,866      5.33%
Jay S. Hennick    45,584,599 97.21%      1,308,224      2.79%
Steven S. Rogers  45,524,240 97.08%      1,368,583      2.92%

*  As a vote for each motion was taken by a show of hands, the number of
votes disclosed reflects only those proxies received by management in advance
of the meeting.

About FirstService Corporation

FirstService Corporation is a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate
services sector, one of the largest markets in the world. As one of the
largest property managers in the world, FirstService manages more than 2.3
billion square feet of residential and commercial properties through its three
industry-leading service platforms: Colliers International, one of the largest
global players in commercial real estate services; FirstService Residential,
North America's largest manager of residential communities; and the Property
Services division, one of North America's largest providers of essential
property services delivered through company-owned operations, franchise
systems and contractor networks.

FirstService generates over US$2.3 billion in annual revenues and has more
than 23,000 employees worldwide. More information about FirstService is
available at www.firstservice.com.

CONTACT: COMPANY CONTACTS:
        
         Jay S. Hennick
         Founder & CEO
        
         John B. Friedrichsen
         Senior Vice President & CFO
        
         (416) 960-9500