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AIR METHODS' COMMON STOCK BEGINS TRADING ON NASDAQ NATIONAL MARKET SYSTEM TOMORROW, AUG. 6TH

    DENVER, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Methods Corp. (AMEX: ARF.EC) the nation's largest exclusive provider of aeromedical services and systems, today announced the commencement of trading of its common stock on the NASDAQ National Market System ("NMS") tomorrow, Aug. 6, 1993.  The company's common stock will trade under the new ticker symbol "AIRM."
    Air Methods continues to believe that the market for its common stock will be significantly expanded due to the anticipated participation by more than 20 NASDAQ-member firms which will serve as marketmakers for the company's common stock.  In addition, the NASDAQ-NMS will allow Air Methods enhanced visibility in the securities marketplace.  The company's anticipated entry into the NASDAQ-NMS will provide brokers and others with immediate access to the best bid and ask prices and other information about trading of its shares throughout the trading day.  Those prices are available in over more than 200,000 electronic terminals in brokers' offices throughout the United States and the world.  Trading data is also distributed widely through wire services for selective dissemination by newspapers and radio and television stations.
    Air Methods is the largest exclusive provider of state-of-the-art emergency air medical transportation systems and services to hospitals throughout the United States.  Air Methods now serves 48 hospitals in 13 states under 20 dedicated long-term operating agreements.  The company utilizes only IFR-certified pilots and aircraft including 27 helicopters and five airplanes, to perform these services.  In addition, Air Methods offers completely integrated airborne medical systems for administering intensive care to patients while flying to a trauma center or a tertiary care facility, either from any outlying hospital or the scene of an accident.
    -0-             08/05/93
    CONTACT:  W. Terrance Schreier or William H. Critchfield of Air Methods, 303-790-0587
    (ARF) CO:  AIR METHODS CORP. IN:  HEA AIR ST:  CO


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