Newpark Resources Announces Sale Process For Environmental Services Business

 Newpark Resources Announces Sale Process For Environmental Services Business

PR Newswire

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 1, 2013

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Newpark Resources, Inc.
(NYSE:NR) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has approved a
plan to initiate a sale process for the Company's Environmental Services
division. Simmons and Company International has been engaged to assist in the
sale process.

Paul Howes, Newpark's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our
Environmental Services business has been a stable and consistent contributor
to Newpark for many years, and we are very appreciative of the many
contributions from our dedicated employees in this division. At this time, we
are pursuing the sale of Environmental Services in order to support our
continued focus on expanding our markets and developing leading technologies
within our core drilling fluids and mats segments."

Newpark Resources, Inc. is a worldwide provider of drilling fluids, temporary
worksites and access roads for oilfield and other commercial markets, and
environmental waste treatment solutions. For more information, visit our
website at www.newpark.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act that are based on management's
current expectations, estimates and projections. All statements that address
expectations or projections about the future, including Newpark's strategy for
growth, product development, market position, expected expenditures and
financial results are forward-looking statements. Some of the forward-looking
statements may be identified by words like "expects," "anticipates," "plans,"
"intends," "projects," "indicates," and similar expressions. These statements
are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks,
uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors, including those discussed more
fully elsewhere in this release and in documents filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission by Newpark, particularly its Annual Report on Form 10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2012, as well as others, could cause results
to differ materially from those stated. These risk factors include, but are
not limited to, our ability to execute our business strategy and make
successful business acquisitions and capital investments, our customers'
activity levels in exploration and drilling, operating hazards inherent in
the oil and natural gas industry, particularly offshore, our international
operations, the availability of raw materials and skilled personnel, our
customer concentration and cyclical nature of our industry, our market
competition, the cost and continued availability of borrowed funds, legal and
regulatory matters, including environmental regulations, inherent limitations
in insurance coverage, potential impairments of long-lived intangible assets,
technological developments in our industry, and the impact of severe weather,
particularly in the U.S. Gulf Coast. Newpark's filings with the Securities
and Exchange Commission can be obtained at no charge at www.sec.gov, as well
as through our website at www.newpark.com.

Contacts: Gregg Piontek, VP & CFO
          Newpark Resources, Inc.
          281-362-6800
          Ken Dennard, Managing Partner
          Karen Roan, SVP
          Dennard ▪ Lascar Associates
          713-529-6600

SOURCE Newpark Resources, Inc.

Website: http://www.newpark.com
 
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