Vertex Energy, Inc. to Participate in the 10th Annual Craig-Hallum Institutional Investor Conference on May 29, 2013 10th Annual Craig Hallum Institutional Investor Conference Business Wire HOUSTON -- May 23, 2013 Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTNR), an environmental services company that recycles industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial chemical products, announced that Benjamin Cowart, Chairman and CEO, and Chris Carlson, CFO, will participate in the 10th Annual Craig-Hallum Institutional Investor Conference on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center. The event will not be webcast. Participating companies are able to meet on a one-on-one basis with Craig-Hallum's institutional clients. The conference is an on-going commitment to identifying and introducing investment opportunities to the firm's clients which the firm believes offer the potential for uncommon returns. ABOUT VERTEX ENERGY, INC. Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTNR), is a leading environmental services company that recycles industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial chemical products. Its primary focus is recycling used motor oil and other petroleum by-product streams. Vertex Energy purchases these streams from an established network of local and regional collectors and generators. The company also manages the transport, storage and delivery of the aggregated feedstock and product streams to end users, and manages the re-refining of a portion of its aggregated petroleum streams in order to sell them as higher-value end products. Vertex Energy sells its aggregated petroleum streams as feedstock to other re-refineries and fuel blenders or as replacement fuel for use in industrial burners. The re-refining of used motor oil that Vertex Energy manages takes place at a facility operated by a related party that uses a proprietary Thermal Chemical Extraction Process ("TCEP") technology. Based in Houston, Texas, Vertex Energy also has offices in Georgia and California. More information on the company can be found at www.vertexenergy.com. This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including information about management's view of Vertex Energy's future expectations, plans and prospects, within the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). In particular, when used in the preceding discussion, the words "believes," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," or "may," and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Act, and are subject to the safe harbor created by the Act. Any statements made in this news release other than those of historical fact, about an action, event or development, are forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the results of Vertex Energy, its divisions and concepts to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. These risk factors and others are included from time to time in documents Vertex Energy files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, its Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Vertex Energy's future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Vertex Energy cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally, Vertex Energy undertakes no obligation to updates these statements after the date of this release, except as required by law, and also takes no obligation to update or correct information prepared by third parties that are not paid for by Vertex Energy. Contact: Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc. Marlon Nurse, 212-564-4700 SVP – Investor Relations or Vertex Energy, Inc. Matthew Lieb, 310-230-5450 Chief Operating Officer
Vertex Energy, Inc. to Participate in the 10th Annual Craig-Hallum Institutional Investor Conference on May 29, 2013
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