North American Energy Partners Completes Sale of Piling Businesses

North American Energy Partners Completes Sale of Piling Businesses 
EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/12/13 -- North American
Energy Partners Inc. ("NAEP" or "the Company") (TSX:NOA)(NYSE:NOA)
today announced that it has completed the previously announced sale
of its Piling businesses to Keller Group plc.   
As previously disclosed, the Company expects to use a portion of the
net proceeds to repay the outstanding balance of the Term A Facility
of approximately $16.3 million. In addition the Company is evaluating
options for the use of the remaining proceeds, which includes a
significant reduction of debt by way of repaying up to all amounts
outstanding on its revolving credit facility and repurchasing a
portion of its outstanding senior unsecured notes.  
"We are pleased to have concluded this transaction and look forward
to moving ahead on a stronger financial footing as a focused heavy
construction and mining contractor," said Martin Ferron, NAEP
President and CEO.  
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the above forward-looking statements and the risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ materially from the
information presented in the above are discussed in NAEP's Management
Discussion & Analysis for the year ended March 31, 2013. While
management anticipates that subsequent events and developments may
cause its views to change, the Company does not intend to update this
forward-looking information, except as required by applicable
securities laws. This forward-looking information represents
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of any date subsequent to the date of 
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North American Energy Partners Inc.
David Brunetta
Investor Relations
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