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December 11, 2007 | General

EDMONTON – Edmonton Airports is announcing the retirement of Mr. Sid Hanson, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Hanson will step down from the Board at the end of the year after a successful and distinguished five-yearterm as chairman and an active member of the Board for ten years, having served his full term.

These past years have been a remarkable period in Edmonton’s aviation history, for which I am grateful to have had the opportunity to play a role. I am confident that our incoming chairman and our Board of Directors are all up to the many challenges that will face our community as we develop our airport strategies over the coming years,” Hanson commented.

A member of the Board of Directors for Edmonton Airports since the authority was established in 1990, Mr. Hanson played a leadership role in several board committees involved in marketing and finance. Mr. Hanson’s outstanding commitment to Edmonton Airports Board leaves a strong legacy and strategic vision. The new terminal facilities at Edmonton International Airport will serve as a very visual reminder of his contributions.

Election of new Chairman
Mr. Glenn Rainbird of Edmonton has been unanimously elected by his fellow board members as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors for Edmonton Airports.

Mr. Rainbird, an appointee of the City of Edmonton and a member of Edmonton Airports Board since 1997, will assume the position of Chairman effective January 1st, 2002.

Mr. Rainbird is currently President and CEO of TRLabs. Under his leadership, western Canada based TRLabs has become Canada’s leading research consortium in information and communications technology. Mr. Rainbird is also Co-Chair of the Greater Edmonton Competitiveness Strategy initiative.

“There can be no question that aviation and airports will experience considerable change in the months and years ahead. Recent events serve to emphasize how rapidly change can occur, said Rainbird. “With great enthusiasm, I look forward to pursuing the goals of Edmonton Airports and the communities it serves. I am pleased that Sid Hanson has prepared us well.

Edmonton Airports is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to manage and operate the local airports system comprising Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton City Centre Airport, Cooking Lake Airport, and Villeneuve Airport, on behalf of and in the best interest of the Capital Region. Six municipalities in the Edmonton region and the Federal Government appoint the Board of Directors. There are currently fourteen members.