CHC Helicopter Corporation

CHC Helicopter Corporation

April 28, 2006 03:00 ET

CHC Controlling Shareholder Files Amended 13D

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 28, 2006) - CHC Helicopter Corporation ("CHC") (TSX:FLY.SV.A)(TSX:FLY.MV.B)(NYSE:FLI) announced today that it has been advised that its controlling shareholder and Executive Chairman, Craig L. Dobbin, O.C., has filed an amended Schedule 13D (the "13D") with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").

Readers should have reference to the 13D on file with the SEC. CHC takes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the statements contained in the 13D.

CHC also announced that Mr. Dobbin advised CHC that the two private equity firms with whom he had been engaged in discussions, which CHC previously announced have terminated, have released him from any restriction on him or his affiliates with respect to entering into or supporting any alternative transaction.

CHC Helicopter Corporation is the world's largest provider of helicopter services to the global offshore oil and gas industry, with aircraft operating in more than 30 countries around the world.

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This press release may contain projections and other forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbour" provision of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While these projections and other statements represent our best current judgement, they are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary. These statements may involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, factors detailed in CHC's Annual Report on Form 20-F and in other filings with the United States SEC and the Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those indicated.

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  • CHC Helicopter Corporation
    Jo Mark Zurel
    Senior Vice-President And Chief Financial Officer
    (604) 279-2451
    CHC Helicopter Corporation
    Chris Flanagan
    Director of Communications
    (604) 279-2493