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The Churchill Corporation Announces Appointment of Vice President & General Counsel

CALGARY, Sept. 13, 2011 /CNW/ - The Churchill Corporation (TSX: CUQ, CUQ.DB) ("Churchill" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Evan Johnston to the position of Vice President & General Counsel effective immediately.

Mr. Johnston is joining Churchill as its first General Counsel, bringing in-house a number of legal activities previously performed by outside counsel. As Vice President & General Counsel, he will be managing Churchill's relationships with all external legal firms as well as advising the company on all corporate activities including mergers & acquisitions, securities law, employment law and contract law. Mr. Johnston's most recent experience was as Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for The Forzani Group which was recently acquired by Canadian Tire. Prior to Forzani, Mr. Johnston practiced law with several law firms in the areas of corporate finance and securities law as well as private and public equity, venture capital, M & A, fund formation and corporate governance. His experience has been in Calgary, Vancouver, New York and London (UK). Mr. Johnston holds Bachelor of Commerce and Law degrees from the University of Manitoba and was also awarded a CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) designation.

Mr. Johnston will report directly to Jim Houck, Churchill's President and CEO.

"I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Evan as our Vice President & General Counsel and to have Evan join our Executive Management Team at Churchill," said Mr. Houck. "Evan comes to us at a time when Churchill has achieved a size and complexity that requires in-house counsel. We look forward to his leadership contribution to the company's strategy and continued growth."

About The Churchill Corporation

The Churchill Corporation provides building construction, commercial and industrial electrical contracting, earthmoving and industrial insulation services to an array of public and private sector clients. Churchill operates office locations throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, northwest Ontario and the Yukon. Churchill common shares and convertible debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols "CUQ" and "CUQ.DB", respectively.

Forward Looking Information

Certain statements in this Press Release may constitute "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the future financial position, business strategy, budgets, litigation, projected costs, capital expenditures, financial results, taxes, plans and objectives of the Corporation. Many of these statements can be identified by looking for words such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "intends," "anticipates," "estimates," "continues," or the negative thereof, or other variations thereon. Although management of Churchill believes its expectations regarding future performance of the Corporation, including its revenue and earnings and the future performance of its operating subsidiaries, are based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data, market conditions and operating plans, it can give no assurance its expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking statements relating to future acquisitions are based on management's expectations relating to the Corporation's ability to identify potential acquisition targets and its ability to successfully initiate and consummate the acquisition of such targets. Management's expectations relating to acquisitions are based on management's expectations relating to the Corporation's ability to finance acquisitions and the Corporation's track record in identifying and successfully completing acquisitions. The Corporation cautions that, by their nature, forward-looking statements, involve risks, and uncertainties and that its actual actions, and/or results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements, and that the aforementioned risks, uncertainties and actions could affect the extent to which a particular projection materializes. The Corporation assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements should circumstances or the Corporation's management's estimates or opinions change, except as may be required by law.

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For further information, please contact:

Andrew Apedoe
Vice President Investor Relations & Secretary
The Churchill Corporation
(403) 685-7775
        Ken Wetherell, CFA
Director, Investor Relations
The Churchill Corporation
(403) 685-7776