High Arctic Announces Executive Appointments

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CALGARY, June 13, 2014 /CNW/ - High Arctic Energy Services Inc. (TSX: HWO) 
("High Arctic" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the planned addition 
of two new executives.  Mr. Tim Braun has agreed to join High Arctic as Chief 
Executive Officer effective on July 2, 2014.  Tim has spent 33 years in the 
oilfield services sector primarily with several large drilling contractors.  
Most recently, he spent eight years as a senior executive with an 
international drilling contractor, Saxon Energy Services, in several 
capacities including Chief Operating Officer.  Prior thereto, he spent over 10 
years with Precision Drilling Corporation. With his extensive background in 
international oilfield services, Tim brings valuable experience to High Arctic 
as it grows its international operations and seeks to expand its Canadian 
services.  Tim will be based in the Calgary office. 
Mr. Darren Greer has also agreed to join High Arctic with an expected start 
date in September.  Darren will take over the role of President, International 
and will have overall responsibility for the business in Papua New Guinea and 
for developing additional regional business opportunities.  Darren will be 
based in the newly established Brisbane office.  Darren is a professional 
engineer and spent twelve years in senior petroleum and drilling engineering 
roles, primarily with a major Australian oil company.  For the past four 
years, he has been an executive with Easternwell, an Australia oilfield 
services contractor, most recently as Chief Operating Officer.   His extensive 
knowledge of the business from an operator perspective will be valuable in 
delivering solutions to our customers. 
With the appointment of Mr. Braun, Dennis Sykora will step down from the role 
of Interim Chief Executive Officer.  He will continue as a member of the Board 
of Directors and will provide support as a member of its Executive Committee. 
With the appointment of Darren, Kevin Doran, the current President, 
International, is expected to transition into retirement. Mike Maguire, Vice 
President International Operations, joined High Arctic in December 2013 and 
has already assumed responsibility for the operations in Papua New Guinea as 
part of the ongoing succession planning for High Arctic. 
Michael Binnion, Chairman of High Arctic, stated, "Tim and Darren each bring a 
complementary range of skills and experience which will benefit High Arctic as 
it expands its business. We wish to thank Kevin for his tremendous efforts 
during the past seven years. We recognize the instrumental role Kevin has 
played in the growth and evolution of our business in PNG and I am confident 
we are in good hands going forward.  I am pleased that he will make himself 
available to aid in the transition and we wish him improved health in his 
retirement." 
Forward-Looking Statements 
This news release may contain forward-looking statements relating to expected 
future events and financial and operating results of the Company that involve 
risks and uncertainties.  Actual results may differ materially from management 
expectations, as projected in such forward-looking statements for a variety of 
reasons, including market and general economic conditions and the risks and 
uncertainties detailed in both the Company's Management's Discussion and 
Analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and in the Annual 
Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2013 found on SEDAR 
(www.sedar.com).  Due to the potential impact of these factors, the Company 
disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking 
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or 
otherwise, unless required by applicable law. 
About High Arctic 
The Company is a provider of specialized oilfield equipment and services for 
drilling, completion and work over operations.  Based in 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.
 

SOURCE  High Arctic Energy Services Inc. 
Ken Olson, Chief Financial Officer, (403) 508-7836, ken.olson@haes.ca 
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