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Precision Drilling Corporation Announces the Acquisition of Two Directional Drilling Companies

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Precision Drilling Corporation Announces the Acquisition of Two Directional Drilling Companies07:00 EDT Tuesday, March 29, 2011CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 29, 2011) -Precision Drilling Corporation (TSX:PD) (NYSE:PDS) ("Precision" or the "Corporation") announced today the closing of the acquisition of Drake Directional Drilling, LLC and Drake MWD Services, LLC. These companies provide directional drilling services in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Colorado and typically operate 10 - 14 directional drilling jobs, on a continuing basis. The companies have been in business for four years and have operating facilities in the Houston, Texas area. "One of our stated priorities for 2011 is to build our directional drilling experience and presence in North America", stated Kevin Neveu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Precision. "These acquisitions along with our organic growth in directional drilling are further steps in meeting that priority. We are pleased that the principals and employees of these two outstanding companies are joining the Precision team." About Precision Precision is a leading provider of safe and High Performance, High Value services to the North American oil and gas industry. Precision provides customers with access to an extensive fleet of contract drilling rigs, service rigs, camps, snubbing units, water treatment units and rental equipment backed by a comprehensive mix of technical support services and skilled, experienced personnel.Precision is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Precision is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "PD" and on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "PDS".FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: David WehlmannPrecision Drilling CorporationExecutive Vice President, Investor Relations403.716.4575403.716.4755 (FAX)OR4200, 150 - 6th Avenue S.W.Precision Drilling CorporationCalgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 3Y7www.precisiondrilling.com