GSE Holding Appoints J. Michael Kirksey as Chief Financial Officer

      GSE Holding Appoints J. Michael Kirksey as Chief Financial Officer

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Jan. 7, 2013

HOUSTON, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --GSE Holding, Inc. (NYSE: GSE), a leading
global provider of highly engineered geosynthetic containment solutions for
environmental protection and confinement applications, today announced the
appointment of J. Michael Kirksey as Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer effective immediately.


Mr. Kirksey brings to GSE more than 35 years of finance and accounting
experience. For the past five years Mr. Kirksey served as Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer for Endeavour International Corporation,
a NYSE traded company. While there, he was instrumental in raising over $1B in
capital to support the growth of the company. Prior to this position, he was
the Chief Financial Officer at SIRVA, Inc. where he was responsible for
rebuilding and restoring normal operations to the entire financial
organization including: accounting, treasury, tax, systems, financial
planning, internal audit, and investor relations.

Throughout his career, Mr. Kirksey has served in several executive financial
and general management positions and has gained extensive domestic and
international experience, including leading many acquisition and divestiture
transactions, both in the US and internationally.

"I am delighted to welcome Mike to the senior leadership team of GSE, and
believe his results-oriented focus will fit our culture very well," said Mark
Arnold, President and Chief Executive Officer. "I am confident that his
extensive knowledge from serving as a public company Chief Financial Officer,
along with his significant international experience, will contribute to our
success as we continue to execute on our planned initiatives and expand our
global footprint."

About GSE Holding, Inc.

GSE is a global manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic lining solutions,
products and services used in the containment and management of solids,
liquids, and gases for organizations engaged in waste management, mining,
water, wastewater and aquaculture.

GSE has a long history of manufacturing quality geosynthetic lining systems
and developing innovative products. The Company's principal products are
polyethylene based geomembranes, geonets, geocomposites, geosynthetic clay
liners, concrete protection liners and vertical barriers. GSE manufactures
products primarily to line or cap hazardous and non-hazardous waste landfills,
contain materials generated in certain mining processes; and contain water,
liquid waste and industrial products in ponds, tanks, reservoirs, sewers and
canals. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, GSE maintains sales offices
throughout the world and manufacturing facilities in the US, Chile, Germany,
Thailand and Egypt.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended. These statements may include words such as "anticipate,"
"believe," "may," and other words and terms of similar meaning, including in
connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future financial
performance or other events. Such forward-looking statements are subject to
certain risks and uncertainties, as disclosed by GSE from time to time in its
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these
factors, GSE's actual results may differ materially from those indicated or
implied by such forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, GSE
disclaims any obligation to publicly update such statements.

Cade Kohoutek
Director, Financial Reporting, Planning & Analysis
Phone: 281-230-6733

SOURCE GSE Holding, Inc.
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