U.S. Silica Expands Board of Directors with Appointment of J. Mike Stice

  U.S. Silica Expands Board of Directors with Appointment of J. Mike Stice

Business Wire

FREDERICK, Md. -- October 10, 2013

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) today announced that it has appointed
J. Mike Stice to its Board of Directors. The election of Stice increases the
size of the Company’s Board to eight members. Stice will also serve as an
independent member of the Compensation and Governance Committee of the Board.

For the last four years, Mike has been Chief Executive Officer of Access
Midstream Partners, L.P., a midstream energy company MLP based in Oklahoma
City, OK. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Senior Vice President
– Natural Gas Products and subsequently President and Chief Operating Officer
of Chesapeake Midstream Development, L.P., a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Prior to joining Chesapeake, Stice spent 27
years with ConocoPhillips and its predecessor companies in a variety of key
leadership roles.

Stice received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the
University of Oklahoma in 1981, a Master of Science degree in Business from
Stanford University in 1995 and a Doctorate of Education degree from George
Washington University in 2009.

Commenting on the addition of Stice to the U.S. Silica board, President and
Chief Executive Officer Bryan Shinn offered, “We are excited to have Mike join
our Board. He has tremendous expertise across the oilfield space and he brings
outstanding business acumen and industry knowledge to our company.”

“I am honored to join the U.S. Silica board and to have the opportunity to
work with this outstanding team,’’ Stice said. “U.S. Silica has been a leader
in the silica sand industry for over 100 years and I look forward to sharing
my experiences while helping shape the future direction and growth of this
exceptional company.”

About U.S. Silica

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., a member of the Russell 2000, is one of the
largest domestic producers of commercial silica, a specialized mineral that is
a critical input into the oil and gas proppants end market. The company also
processes ground and unground silica sand for a variety of industrial and
specialty products end markets such as glass, fiberglass, foundry molds,
municipal filtration and recreational uses. During its 100-plus year history,
U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. has developed core competencies in mining,
processing, logistics and materials science that enable it to produce and
cost-effectively deliver over 250 products to customers across these end
markets. U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Frederick, Maryland.

Contact:

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc.
Michael Lawson
Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
301-682-0304
lawsonm@ussilica.com
 
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