June 2004 - Canadian North Announces New President

Canadian North Announces New President

June 14, 2004 - We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Ruth, President of Canadian North. Tom's exceptional business skills and leadership will be avaluable asset to our northern management team. His demonstrated achievements in team building and revenue growth in customer-focused organizations will also be vital in continuing the successful journey of Canadian North.

Tom brings extensive airline operations and management experience to his new position. For more than 10 years, Tom worked at Northwest Airlines with the last two serving as General Manager for the Eastern Region in their cargo department, proving to be a strong asset in the growth and expansion of the cargo division.

Most recently, Tom served as Senior Vice President at Livingston International. Overseeing operations and logistics, Tom saw Livingston International more than triple their profits and grow their market capitalization from 35 million to well over 200 million, a testimony to Tom's strong leadership.

Tom is a former naval officer and enjoys travel, sports and the outdoors. He is excited to make Yellowknife his new home along with Mary Kathleen.

This is a significant moment for Canadian North. Since NorTerra purchased the airline in 1998, Carmen Loberg's term as president has always been temporary. As an airline, we have searched long and hard to find the right person to lead Canadian North, overseeing all operations. This person not only had to have a strong background but also a sincere appreciation for the north and the wonderful people and communities we serve. Tom Ruth is that person and we proudly welcome him on board.