Newpark Resources Announces President of Mats and Integrated Services

Newpark Resources, Inc. announced that William D. Moss, age 55, has been named President of Newpark's Mats and Integrated Services business, effective June 2, 2008. He will be based in The Woodlands, Texas and is also an executive officer of Newpark Resources, Inc.

Before joining Newpark, Mr. Moss held management positions at BJ Services Company, most recently, since 1997, as Division President of BJ Chemical Services, a provider of production and industrial chemicals, remedial pumping and capillary services to domestic and international customers. He previously served as Director, Logistics of BJ Services with responsibility for the worldwide logistics organization. From 1988 to 1995, Mr. Moss was Vice President, International Operations of Western Petroleum Services International Company and prior to that spent 10 years in numerous leadership positions at The Western Company of North America. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Texas Christian University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Tech University.

Paul Howes, Newpark's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are extremely pleased to welcome Bill to our management team. He brings to Newpark over 30 years of wide-ranging executive experience in the oil and gas service industry, including the management of domestic and international operations. Expanding the scope of our Mats and Integrated Services segment is an important part of our overall strategy, and we now have the leadership in place to achieve that goal."