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Air Methods Announces New Senior Vice President, David Richardson

DENVER, Aug. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced that David Richardson has been appointed as senior vice president of eastern air medical services. Richardson will succeed Ed Rupert who is retiring after serving the health care industry for more than 40 years.

Prior to joining Air Methods, Richardson worked at the Denver-based DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. as division vice president of operations, overseeing kidney care operations in the Midwest, including 1,200 employees, 95 chronic dialysis facilities, 10 home programs, and 25 hospital contracts.

"We are excited to welcome David to Air Methods," said Mike Allen, Air Methods' president of domestic air medical services. "Our Air Medical Domestic Services (AMDS) division continues to grow and we are confident that David will aid in our growth and continue our focus on our customers. David brings extensive experience and successes in health care management to the team, and we look forward to the opportunities David and our professionals in each region will bring to future growth of the company."

Ed Rupert will remain engaged with Air Methods as a consultant working on special projects.

Air Methods Corporation (www.airmethods.com) is the global leader in air medical transportation. The Air Medical Services Division is the largest provider of air medical transport services in the United States. The United Rotorcraft Division specializes in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. The Tourism Division is comprised of Sundance Helicopters, Inc. and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, which provides helicopter tours and charter flights in the Las Vegas/Grand Canyon region and Hawaii, respectively. Air Methods' fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features over 450 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

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CONTACT: Christina Brodsly Director, Corporate Communications (303) 256-4122 christina.brodsly@airmethods.com

Source:Air Methods Corporation