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May 14, 2008 | General

EDMONTON – Sid Hanson, Chairman of the Board of Edmonton Airports, today welcomed four new members of the Board of Directors whose appointments were made late in 1998.

Gord Riddell joins the Board replacing Jim Hansen whose term expired at the end of 1998. Mr. Riddell was appointed by the City of Leduc for a term expiring December 31, 2002. He has recently retired as Northern Alberta Account Manager, TransAlta Utilities, and operates two small businesses. He is Chairman of the Leduc/Nisku Economic Development Authority, a Director of the Leduc Chamber of Commerce, and is active in other community organizations.

Peter Bidlock joins the Board replacing Bruce Winter, whose term expired at the end of 1998. Mr. Bidlock was appointed by Strathcona County for a term expiring December 31, 2002. He is CEO of the Dover, Klondiker and Grand Hotels in Edmonton, and a Board Member of the Capital Health Authority. He is Chairman of Edmonton International Airport’s Ground Transportation Advisory Board, and has been involved in community activities including Edmonton Northlands, the Alberta Hotel Association, and the Capital Region Forum.

Larry Prokop is a new appointee of the federal government for a term expiring December 31, 2002. Mr. Prokop was President of CAE Aviation Ltd. at Edmonton International Airport from 1977 to 1998 after being Vice President Finance and General Manager of CAE Electronics in Winnipeg. Mr. Prokop is a Certified Management Accountant and is on the Boards of the Air Industries Association of Canada and the Alberta Aerospace Association.

Harold (Hal) Irwin is a new appointee of the federal government for a term expiring December 31, 2000. Mr. Irwin is a chartered accountant who was senior partner and board member of Deloitte & Touche and is currently Chairman of two small businesses in B.C. His community involvement includes the Edmonton Downtown Development Corporation, the Edmonton Concert Hall Foundation and the Variety Club of Northern Alberta.

“I want to thank the retiring Board members, and welcome the new members,” said Hanson. “We have a very strong team to guide this organization through the challenges that lie ahead in air service development and in the planning and construction of our Air Terminal Redevelopment project.”