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Churchill announces new director appointments

Directors with valuable energy services experience join Churchill Board

EDMONTON, AB, May 28 /CNW/ - The Churchill Corporation (TSX: CUQ)
shareholders elected eight directors at the Corporation's Annual Meeting of
Shareholders held May 17, 2007. Two newly-elected directors were Mr. Ian M.
Reid, President, Finning (Canada) and Mr. Albrecht W.A. Bellstedt, who until
recently was the Executive Vice-President Law and Corporate, TransCanada
Mr. Stanton K. Hooper, President of Stanton Developments, a director of
Churchill for 17 years and past Chairman for 10 years; Mr. Winston D.
Stothert, a director of Churchill since 1995 and currently Chairman of several
resource and engineering companies; both retired from the Board of Directors.
Mr. Hooper and Mr. Stothert have agreed to remain available to the Board of
Directors as consultants.
Shareholders re-elected Peter F. Adams, Harry A. King, Kim D. McInnes,
Henry R. Reid, George M. Schneider, and Brian W.L. Tod.
Mr. Reid is the President of Finning (Canada), a division of Finning
International Inc., the largest Caterpillar dealer in the world with strong
links to the resource industry worldwide, including the oilsands. Mr. Reid was
named President of Finning (Canada) in 1997 and joined Finning's predecessor
company, R. Angus Alberta Limited in 1977, holding a variety of senior sales
and regional management positions in Western Canada and the United Kingdom.
Mr. Reid is the Chair of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Board of
Governors, and is a member of the Board of Governors for Junior Achievement of
Northern Alberta and NWT. He is a past director of the Alberta Chamber of
Resources, the Keyano College Foundation, the Board of Governors of the
Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. He is also a
supporter of the United Way Alberta Capital Region and an honorary director of
several other organizations. Mr. Reid was named one of Alberta's 50 Most
Influential People for 2004 by Alberta Venture Magazine.
Mr. Bellstedt is currently President, A.W.A Bellstedt Professional
Corporation, a consulting services company. Prior to February 1, 2007, Mr.
Bellstedt was Executive Vice-President, Law and Corporate, TransCanada
Corporation, a North American energy services company. Prior to June 1, 2006,
Executive Vice-President Law and General Counsel, TransCanada Corporation. Mr.
Bellstedt was previously with the law firm of Fraser Milner Casgrain where he
specialized in transactional work including securities law, mergers and
acquisitions, banking and venture capital investments. Mr. Bellstedt is a
director of Canadian Western Bank and Chair of its Conduct Review Committee.
Mr. Bellstedt is also the Lead Director of The Forzani Group Ltd.
"Churchill is performing well and has a bright future ahead of it,"
Churchill Chairman and Interim CEO, Peter Adams told shareholders. Adams also
said, "It is a responsibility of the corporate governance and nominating
committee of the Board of Directors to continually evaluate, plan and
implement succession strategies at the board level. The Corporation on behalf
of its shareholders, management and employees would like to express its
gratitude to Stan and Win for their dedicated service and valuable
contributions to the Corporation for more than a decade. Stan became Chairman
in 1992 and guided the Corporation through many difficult and rewarding times.
Win during his tenure as a director has been a dedicated member and Chair of
the Corporation's Corporate Governance, Nominating and Risk Management
Committee. While their insights will be missed, we take comfort in the fact
that their expertise remains available for our benefit. We wish them the very
best. We would like to welcome Mr. Reid and Mr. Bellstedt to the Board and
look forward to continuing to build the Corporation with their assistance.
This is an exciting time for Churchill; coming off a banner year in 2006, 2007
is off to a great start."

The Churchill Corporation provides building construction, industrial
construction and maintenance services throughout western Canada. Churchill
shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CUQ".


Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking
statements". Although management of the Corporation believes its expectations
regarding future performance of the Corporation are based on reasonable
assumptions and currently available financial and economic data, market
conditions and operating plans, it can give no assurance that its expectations
will be achieved. Such forward-looking statements involve risk, uncertainties
and other factors that might cause the actual results, performance or
achievements of the Corporation to vary significantly from any future results,
performances or achievements expressed or implied in any forward-looking

For further information: Peter F. Adams, Ph.D, P.Eng., Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer, The Churchill Corporation, (780) 454-3667,