Newpark Appoints New Member To Its Board Of Directors

THE WOODLANDS, TX – November 16, 2017 – Newpark Resources, Inc. (NYSE: NR) today announced that John C. Mingé has been appointed as a new member to its board of directors, effective December 1, 2017.

Mr. Mingé is the Chairman and President of BP America, Inc., a subsidiary of BP plc (NYSE: BP), comprised of BP business units involved in exploration and production, refining, chemicals, supply and trading, pipeline operations, shipping, and alternative energy. During his 34-year career with BP, Mr. Mingé has held a variety of executive and engineering posts around the globe, including assignments as head of BP’s Asia Pacific Unit, President of BP Indonesia, and president of exploration and production for Vietnam and China. Mr. Mingé currently serves as an executive committee and board member of the American Petroleum Institute, as well as board memberships with the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Rice/Kinder Institute for Urban Research and the Washington State University Foundation. He also is a member of the board of trustees for Ford’s Theater, serves on the executive committee for the Greater Houston Partnership, and is on the University of Houston’s Energy Advisory Board. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University.

Mr. Mingé will also serve as a member of Newpark’s Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Nominating and Governance Committee.

Commenting on the appointment, David C. Anderson, Chairman of Newpark’s Board of Directors, stated, “I am very pleased to welcome John to our Board of Directors and I’m confident that his business experience will strengthen our board and help advance Newpark’s strategic priorities. John exemplifies the values of our Company and we look forward to benefiting from his experiences, perspectives and insights.”

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.