Pason Systems Inc. Declares Semi-Annual Dividend

    Stock Exchange: TSX
    Symbol: PSI

    CALGARY, May 4 /CNW/ - Pason Systems Inc. today declared a semi-annual
dividend of twelve cents (C$0.12) per share on the Company's common shares.
The dividend will be paid on July 2, 2009 to shareholders of record at the
close of business on June 15, 2009.
    The Board of Directors of Pason Systems Inc. (with Mr. Jim Hill, the
major shareholder through J.D. Hill Investments Ltd., abstaining from voting)
declared the dividend upon recommendation of a Special Committee of
independent directors. The Special Committee considered the advisability and
fairness of this semi-annual dividend as part of its adoption of a semi-annual
dividend policy in November of 2003.
    Pursuant to the Canadian Income Tax Act, dividends paid by the Company to
Canadian residents are considered to be "eligible" dividends.

    Pason Systems Inc. is the world's largest provider of rental oilfield
instrumentation systems that are designed and manufactured for use on
land-based drilling and service rigs. Pason has elevated the scope of oilfield
instrumentation from its historical commodity priced framework by offering a
tightly integrated package of complex services including data acquisition,
wellsite reporting software, remote communications and Internet information
management tools.
    Pason's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbol PSI. For additional information visit the website at

For further information:

For further information: Jim Hill, President and CEO, (403) 301-3401,; Jim Glasspoole, Chief Financial Officer, (403) 692-3840,

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