March 2012

Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year® welcomes Bennett Jones as Presenting Partner

Toronto – March 26, 2012

Retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL) is delighted to announce that international law firm Bennett Jones will be the Presenting Partner of Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year® Program, joining national sponsors National Post and BNN.

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Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year Award program honours executives in Canadian business who have exemplified integrity, insisted upon excellence, earned trust and built globally competitive organizations. The award program was founded in 1990 by Caldwell Partners and is today one of Canada’s most prestigious business awards.

“Bennett Jones’ corporate goals, philosophy and dedication to excellence in the international marketplace align perfectly with the core values of the CEO of the Year program, making them a most fitting and strategic partner,” said John N Wallace, chief executive officer of Caldwell Partners.

“The Company has a strong commitment to giving back to the communities in which they operate, which is a key component in the award and one that all stakeholders of this program greatly value.”

Founded in 1922, Bennett Jones is an international law firm practising across more than 50 industries and areas of law from offices in Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Beijing. For the 10th consecutive year, they have been ranked among the best employers in Canada by AON Hewitt for Maclean’s and Queen’s University School of Business.

“Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year has been the premier recognition for leaders in Canadian business for more than 21 years. We are very proud of the program’s history and truly excited to work with Bennett Jones on new initiatives and ways to further enrich the program,” Wallace continued. “We welcome Bennett Jones Chairman and CEO Hugh MacKinnon as an important member of our Advisory Board, and look forward to the valuable knowledge and unique perspective he will bring to our annual selection meeting.”

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