Newpark Adds Rose Robeson To Its Board Of Directors

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Newpark Resources, Inc. (NYSE: NR) today announced the appointment of Rose M. Robeson to its board of directors, effective January 1, 2018.

Ms. Robeson brings significant leadership experience in finance and accounting in the energy industry, currently serving on the Board of Directors of two industry companies including SM Energy Company, a publicly-traded independent exploration and production company, and AMGP GP LLC, the general partner of Antero Midstream GP LP, a publicly-traded limited partnership that owns the general partner of Antero Midstream Partners LP. Prior to her Board service, Ms. Robeson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the general partner of DCP Midstream Partners LP from 2012 until her retirement in 2014. She served as Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DCP Midstream LLC from 2002 to 2012.  Her 33-year career began in public accounting with McGladrey & Pullen and Ernst & Young, after which she held a variety of executive finance positions at Total Petroleum, Kinder Morgan, and DCP Midstream. Ms. Robeson also serves on the non-profit board of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of JDRF International (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Northwest Missouri State University.

Ms. Robeson will serve as a member of Newpark's Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee.

"We are very pleased to welcome Rose to our board and look forward to her contributions," said David C. Anderson, Chairman of Newpark's Board of Directors. "Newpark is committed to having a Board of Directors with broad skillsets, perspectives and work experiences as we continue to advance our business strategy.  Rose is an accomplished finance executive and a veteran board member in both the public and nonprofit sectors, and we are confident that Newpark will benefit from her insights, judgment and counsel."

Newpark Resources, Inc. is a worldwide provider of value-added drilling fluids systems and composite matting systems used in oilfield and other commercial markets.  For more information, visit our website at

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Gregg Piontek                                                              
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Newpark Resources, Inc.