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Press release from CNW Group

Petrowest Corporation Announces Additional Director

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Petrowest Corporation Announces Additional Director09:46 EDT Tuesday, June 05, 2012CALGARY, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Petrowest Corporation (TSX:PRW) announced the nomination of James H. Coleman, Q.C. to its board of directors, to be elected at the upcoming annual shareholders meeting.  Mr. Coleman is a Senior Partner of Norton Rose Canada LLP (formerly Macleod Dixon LLP) and is a director of a number of public companies.  He has extensive experience in corporate finance, banking, securities and international law with a focus on the energy and resource sectors.Rick Quigley, Petrowest's Chief Executive Officer, said "We are delighted to have Jim Coleman join the Petrowest team.  His expertise will be a valuable addition to the Petrowest board of directors and is well suited for our planned growth and strategic direction."Petrowest has called its annual meeting of shareholders for Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., to be held at the office of Norton Rose Canada LLP in Calgary, Alberta.About PetrowestPetrowest is an Alberta corporation involved in pre-drilling and post-completion energy services as well as industrial and civil infrastructure projects, gravel crushing and hauling for non-energy sector customers. The Company's primary operations are based in the Grande Prairie area of northern Alberta and in northeastern British Columbia.For further information: please contact Richard Quigley, President and Chief Executive Officer, or Lloyd A. Wiggins, Chief Financial Officer, at (780) 830-0881 or