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Trican Well Service Ltd. Announces Appointment of Dean E. Taylor to Board of Directors

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Trican Well Service Ltd. Announces Appointment of Dean E. Taylor to Board of Directors18:21 EDT Wednesday, October 10, 2012CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2012) - Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW) is pleased to announce that Dean E. Taylor has joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Taylor is the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tidewater Inc. ("Tidewater"), a global provider of offshore service vessels to the energy industry. He has served as a director of Tidewater since 2001 and as Chairman since 2003. In May 2012 he retired from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tidewater, a position he had held since March 2002. Mr. Taylor first joined Tidewater in 1978. Throughout his 34-year career with Tidewater he held a number of different positions including managing operations in a variety of international locations and culminating in his assumption of responsibility for all international operations as President in 2001 and CEO in 2002. Mr. Taylor also serves as a director for the American Bureau of Shipping, a position he has held since 2003. He also served, from 2002 through 2011, as a director for Whitney Holding Corporation, the bank holding company for Whitney National Bank.Dale M. Dusterhoft, Trican's Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Taylor to our Board of Directors. His depth of experience in the international energy service business will make him a great addition to our Board. He will be a tremendous asset to Trican as we continue to build as a global, innovative energy service company."Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Trican has operations in Canada, the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia and North Africa. Trican provides a comprehensive array of specialized products, equipment and services that are used during the exploration and development of oil and gas reserves.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Dale DusterhoftTrican Well Service Ltd.Chief Executive Officer(403) 266-0202(403) 237-7716 (FAX)ddusterhoft@trican.caORMichael BaldwinTrican Well Service Ltd.Vice President, Finance & CFO(403) 266-0202(403) 237-7716 (FAX)mbaldwin@trican.caOR2900, 645 - 7th Avenue S.W.Trican Well Service Ltd.Calgary, Alberta T2P