Newalta Reports Voting Results of Election of Directors and Announces Appointment of New Board Member

Newalta Reports Voting Results of Election of Directors and Announces 
Appointment of New Board Member 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/13 -- Newalta Corporation
("Newalta") (TSX:NAL) reported that at its annual meeting of
shareholders held on May 7, 2013, each of the eight nominees proposed
as directors and listed in its proxy statement and information
circular dated March 22, 2013 were elected as directors of Newalta. 
Proxies were received as follows: 


 
Nominee                    Votes For   Percent     Votes Withheld   Percent 
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Alan P. Cadotte           38,397,850     99.93%            25,535       .07%
Robert M. MacDonald       38,398,600     99.94%            24,685       .06%
R. Vance Milligan         38,398,900     99.94%            24,385       .06%
R.H. Dick Pinder          38,398,050     99.93%            25,235       .07%
Gordon E. Pridham         38,398,900     99.94%            24,385       .06%
Susan L. Riddell Rose     37,813,323     98.41%           609,962      1.59%
Tom Ryley                 38,381,550     99.89%            40,735       .11%
Barry D. Stewart          38,381,800     99.89%            40,485       .11%

 
The biographies of directors and further details about Newalta's
corporate governance practices as well as the audio recording of the
annual meeting are available at www.newalta.com. 
Newalta also announced the appointment of Michael Starzer to its
Board of Directors. Mr. Starzer has over 29 years of experience in
the U.S. oil and gas industry, and has served in numerous positions
evaluating and developing oil, gas, electricity and geothermal
resources. Mr. Starzer is currently the President and CEO of Bonanza
Creek Energy, Inc., a Denver, Colorado based exploration and
production company that he co-founded. Previously, he served as an
Officer, Manager and a Vice President of Berry Petroleum Company,
Inc., and prior to that, held various positions at Unocal and
California State Lands Commission. Mr. Starzer presently serves on
the board of Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. 
"We are pleased to welcome Michael to Newalta's Board of Directors,"
said Barry Stewart, Chair of the Board of Newalta. "His expertise on
our Board will be valuable as we grow our U.S. business." 
Mr. Starzer holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado
School of Mines and a Master of Science degree in Engineering
Management from the University of Alaska and is a registered
professional engineer in petroleum engineering. 
Newalta is North America's leading provider of innovative, engineered
environmental solutions that enable customers to reduce disposal,
enhance recycling and recover valuable resources from industrial
residues. We serve customers onsite directly at their operations and
through a network of 85 locations in Canada and the U.S. Our proven
processes, portfolio of more than 250 operating permits and excellent
record of safety make us the first choice provider of sustainability
enhancing services to oil, natural gas, petrochemical, refining,
lead, manufacturing and mining markets. With a skilled team of more
than 2,000 people, two decade track record of profitable expansion
and commitment to commercializing new solutions, Newalta is
positioned for sustained future growth and improvement. Newalta
trades on the TSX as NAL. For more information, visit
www.newalta.com.
Contacts:
Newalta Corporation
Anne M. Plasterer
Executive Director, Investor Relations
(403) 806-7019
 
 
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