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New West Energy Services Inc. Appoints New Director

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CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 30, 2012) - New West Energy Services Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NWE) (the "Corporation") is pleased to announce the appointment on October 31, 2012 of Dr. Ralph T. Strother to the Board and a member of the Audit Committee of the Corporation. Dr. Strother is a businessman, philanthropist and physician and is currently the Senior Program Officer of the Max Bell Foundation. He was a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary from 1984 to 1996 and has been active in the community since 1984 starting with the Olympics and National Sport governing body positions. In the 1990s he became involved with several non-profits and foundations including Chairman of the Calgary Foundation and Chairman of the National Board of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Dr. Strother has experience with all operational and governance aspects of foundations, including acting as a Senior Officer for two private foundations. Dr. Strother has served on the Boards of private and public companies, including being co-founder and CEO of FITforeGOLF Inc. and President and CEO of Stratimed Limited. Dr. Strother is replacing Mr. Ro H.W. Riley who resigned from the Board and as a member of the Audit Committee effective the 31st day of October, 2012. The Board would like to thank Mr. Riley for his assistance and years of dedication to the Corporation.

About New West Energy Services Inc.

The Corporation operates in the oilfield service industry in Canada through two wholly owned subsidiaries - BearStone Environmental Solutions Inc. and Porterco Oilfield Services Inc. BearStone provides environmental services to the upstream oil and gas industry and also operates a fleet of specialized vacuum and water trucks. Porterco operates a fleet of trucks and trailers for hauling oil contaminated drill cuttings as well as providing equipment rental and custom fabrication services.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
New West Energy Services Inc.
Gerry E. Kerkhoff
President & Chief Executive Officer
403.984.9798 or 1.888.977.2327 (BEAR)
403.984.9799 (FAX)
gkerkhoff@bearstoneenviro.com

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