SOURCE: Era Group Inc.

Era Group Inc.

October 11, 2012 20:26 ET

Era Group Announces Appointment of Christopher Bradshaw as Chief Financial Officer, and Formation of Senior Management Team

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2012) - Era Group Inc. ("Era"), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced that Christopher S. Bradshaw will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective October 22, 2012. Mr. Bradshaw joins Era from U.S. Capital Advisors LLC, a financial advisory firm where he served as Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Bradshaw has a 13-year career in the financial services industry. Prior to co-founding U.S. Capital Advisors, he worked in the energy investment banking groups at UBS Investment Bank, Morgan Stanley and PaineWebber & Co. During his investment banking tenure, Mr. Bradshaw advised a broad range of energy clients in numerous strategic, debt and equity transactions. Mr. Bradshaw graduated from Dartmouth College with a bachelor's degree in Economics and Government.

Era today also announced the formation of its Senior Management Team through several appointments to the office of Senior Vice President: Anna Goss has been appointed Senior Vice President - Finance and Chief Accounting Officer; Stuart Stavley has been appointed Senior Vice President - Fleet Management; Robert Reguero has been appointed Senior Vice President - International; and Paul White has been appointed Senior Vice President - Domestic.

"Having previously worked for nearly a decade with Mr. Bradshaw, I have firsthand knowledge of his strong capabilities as well as his integrity," said Sten Gustafson, Era's Chief Executive Officer. "I am confident that his broad experience drawn from serving as Chief Financial Officer of U.S. Capital Advisors as well as from banking will serve Era well. I am also greatly pleased to announce the formation of Era's Senior Management Team, and congratulate Anna, Stuart, Robert and Paul on their well-deserved appointments. With the addition of Mr. Bradshaw, I look forward to this Senior Management Team helping us guide and execute our vision for Era's growth, and I am excited about Era's future."

About Era Group Inc.

Era is one of the largest helicopter operators in the world and the longest serving helicopter transport operator in the United States, which is its primary area of operation. Era also provides helicopter and other related services to third-party helicopter operators in other countries, including Brazil, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain, Indonesia, and India. Era was acquired by SEACOR in 2004 and has conducted its business as the Aviation Services segment of SEACOR.

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