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Press release from CNW Group

Petrowest Corporation Announces New Chairman

Friday, June 29, 2012

Petrowest Corporation Announces New Chairman08:30 EDT Friday, June 29, 2012CALGARY, June 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Petrowest Corporation (TSX: PRW) announced the appointment of James H. Coleman, Q.C. as chairman of its board of directors, replacing Bill Smith who remains a director of Petrowest.  Mr. Coleman was elected to the board of directors of Petrowest at the shareholders meeting held June 28, 2012.Mr. Coleman is a Senior Partner of Norton Rose Canada LLP (formerly Macleod Dixon LLP).  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 sincerely thank our former chairman, Bill Smith, for the significant role he has played at Petrowest over the past twoyears and we look forward to his ongoing contributions to the board. And we welcome Jim Coleman to the board and to the position of Chairman."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: Richard Quigley, President and Chief Executive Officer, at (780) 830-0881 or