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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Anderson

73 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Paul Howes

59 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Gregg Piontek

44 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Bruce Smith

63 2011 Executive Vice President and President - Fluids Systems and Engineering

Mark Airola

56 2011 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Douglas White

45 2014 Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller

Tim Armand

2015 Vice President - U.S. Offshore Operations

Matthew Lanigan

45 2016 Vice President and President - Newpark Mats & Integrated Services

Anthony Best

65 2014 Independent Director

G. Stephen Finley

64 2007 Independent Director

Roderick Larson

49 2014 Independent Director

James McFarland

68 2006 Independent Director

Gary Warren

65 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Anderson

Mr. David C. Anderson is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Newpark Resources Inc. Mr. Anderson currently serves as Chairman of the Board. Previously he served as Chairman of Compensation Committee and had served as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Audit Committee. Mr. Anderson also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Lucas Group, a privately-held executive search firm. Since 2003, Mr. Anderson has been the Chief Executive Officer of Anderson Partners, a firm he formed which provides senior-level executive search and related management consulting services to corporations and private equity, venture capital and professional services firms. Prior to this, from 1992 to 2003, he served in various management positions for Heidrick & Struggles, Inc., also an executive search firm, including President and Chief Executive Officer of executive search, and President and Chief Operating Officer for the company as a whole. At Heidrick & Struggles, he participated in the development of the strategy to merge the domestic operations with the international business unit leading to a successful initial public offering. Mr. Anderson also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Heidrick & Struggles from 1996 through 1999, continuing as a director after the public offering through 2002.

Paul Howes

Mr. Paul L. Howes is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Newpark Resources Inc. Mr. Howes’ career has included experience in the defense industry, chemicals and plastics manufacturing, and the packaging industry. Following the sale of his former company in October 2005 until he joined our Board of Directors in March 2006, Mr. Howes was working privately as an inventor and engaging in consulting and private investing activities. From December 2002 until October 2005, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Astaris LLC, a primary chemicals company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with operations in North America, Europe and South America. Prior to this, from 1997 until 2002, he served as Vice President and General Manager, Packaging Division, for Flint Ink Corporation, a global ink company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan with operations in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Gregg Piontek

Mr. Gregg S. Piontek is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Newpark Resources Inc. He was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in October 2011. Before joining, Mr. Piontek served in various financial roles for Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. and Stewart & Stevenson, LLC from June 2001 through March 2007, including Divisional Controller, Assistant Corporate Controller, and as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Piontek served in various financial roles at General Electric, CNH Global N.V. and Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Bruce Smith

Mr. Bruce C. Smith is the Executive Vice President and President - Fluids Systems and Engineering of Newpark Resources Inc. He joined the company in April 1998 as Vice President, International. Since October 2000, he has served as President of Fluids Systems and Engineering. He also held the title of Vice President of company beginning in 2006 and he was named as Executive Vice President of company in March of 2011. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Smith was the Managing Director of the U.K. operations of M-I Swaco, a competitor of Newpark Drilling Fluids, where he was responsible for two business units, including their drilling fluids unit.

Mark Airola

Mr. Mark J. Airola is the Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of Newpark Resources Inc. He joined the company in October 2006 as Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer and was appointed as Secretary in December 2006. He was named Senior Vice President in February of 2011. Mr. Airola has practiced law for 27 years, primarily with publicly traded companies. Most recently, from September 1995 through September 2006, Mr. Airola was employed by BJ Services Company, a provider of pressure pumping and other oilfield services to the petroleum industry, serving initially as Assistant General Counsel and subsequently, in 2003, also being named as Chief Compliance Officer (and as an executive officer). From 1988 to 1995, Mr. Airola held the position of Senior Litigation Counsel at Cooper Industries, Inc., a global manufacturer of electrical products and tools, and had initial responsibility for managing environmental regulatory matters and litigation and subsequently managing the company’s commercial litigation.

Douglas White

Mr. Douglas L. White, was appointed to serve as the Chief accounting officer and Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. White joined the Company in April 2014 as its Corporate Controller. Prior to joining the Company he served as Director of Financial Reporting for Cooper Industries from February 2008 – January 2014 where he was responsible for corporate accounting and external reporting. Earlier in his career, Mr. White also served as Vice President and Corporate Controller of MMI Products, Inc. and in various roles at Ernst & Young LLP, including as Audit Senior Manager. Mr. White is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.B.A. from Sam Houston State University.

Tim Armand

Mr. Tim Armand is Vice President - U.S. Offshore Operations within the Fluids Systems segment of the Company. Mr. Armand joins Newpark after nearly 30 years of experience with Schlumberger, predominately in offshore operations.

Matthew Lanigan

Mr. Matthew S. Lanigan is Vice President and President - Newpark Mats & Integrated Services of the Company. From 2014 to 2015, Mr Lanigan served as a Managing Director of Custom Fleet Services in Australia for GE Capital Corporation, a financial services unit of General Electric. From 2010 to 2014, he served as Commercial Excellence Leader in the Asia Pacific for GE Capital. Previous to 2010, Mr. Lanigan held various executive positions in marketing and sales for GE Capital Corporation. Mr. Lanigan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Melbourne Business School.

Anthony Best

Mr. Anthony J. Best is an Independent Director of Newpark Resources Inc. Mr. Best retired as Chief Executive Officer of SM Energy in January 2015 and will not stand for re-election to its Board in May 2015. He originally joined SM Energy Company in Denver in June 2006 as its President and Chief Operating Officer. He was named as Chief Executive Officer in February 2007 and was appointed to the Board of the company at the same time. Between February 2003 and September 2005, Mr. Best served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pure Resources, Inc., a development and exploration company in Midland, Texas. From April 2000 until February 2003, Mr. Best served as an independent consultant offering leadership and oil and gas consultation to energy companies and volunteer organizations. From October 1979 until April 2000, Mr. Best served in varying roles of increasing responsibility at Atlantic Richfield Company, with his most recent position being President, ARCO Latin America.

G. Stephen Finley

Mr. G. Stephen Finley is an Independent Director of Newpark Resources, Inc. Mr. Finley currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Finley served as the Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Baker Hughes Incorporated from April 1999 until his retirement from that company in April 2006. Prior to that, from February 1982 to April 1999, Mr. Finley held various financial and administrative management positions with Baker Hughes. From June 2006 until June 2008, Mr. Finley served as a member of the board of directors of Ocean Rig ASA, which was a Norway-based drilling contractor that was listed on the Oslo, Norway stock exchange. He served on the Nominations and Governance Committee and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of Ocean Rig ASA. Since November 2006, Mr. Finley has served as a member of the board of directors, a member of the Audit Committee and Conflicts Committee and serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Exterran GP, LLC, which is the general partner of Exterran, L.P., a publicly traded limited partnership which provides natural gas compression services and products. From December 2006 until November 2011, Mr. Finley served on the board of directors of a privately held company, Total Safety U.S., Inc., a global provider of integrated safety strategies and solutions for hazardous environments. From April 2012 to December 2014, Mr. Finley served on the board of Microseismic, Inc., a privately held oilfield services company that provides monitoring and mapping of hydraulic fracture operations in unconventional oil and gas plays. As of March 2015, Mr. Finley was appointed to the board of CPP GP LLC, the general partner of Columbia Pipeline Partners LP. At that time, Mr. Finley was also appointed to the Audit Committee of CPP GP LLC.

Roderick Larson

Mr. Roderick A. Larson is an Independent Director of Newpark Resources Inc. Beginning in May 2012, Mr. Larson served as Chief Operating Officer of Oceaneering International, Inc. and effective February 2015, was also named President of that company. From August 1998 until May 2012, Mr. Larson held varying positions of increasing responsibility at Baker Hughes, Inc., most recently as President, Latin America. While at Baker Hughes, Inc., Mr. Larson served as Vice President, Operations for the Gulf of Mexico and Deepwater Business Development Manager. From 1990 until 1998, he served as operations manager and field engineer for Western Atlas, Inc. (which was acquired by Baker Hughes) in the United States and Venezuela.

James McFarland

Dr. James W. McFarland, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Newpark Resources Inc. Dr. McFarland is the Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Distinguished Chair in Finance and the Freeman School Distinguished Chair in Business in the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. Dr. McFarland has continuously served as a member of Tulane’s faculty since joining the university in 1988. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Tulane Energy Institute. Previously, Dr. McFarland was the Dean of the Freeman School from July 1, 1988 through June 30, 2005. Prior to joining the faculty at Tulane, he was the Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Houston. Dr. McFarland also has served on the faculties of Texas A&M University, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of New Mexico. In addition to his academic appointments, he has worked as a researcher for the University of California Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Presidential Commission on the Nation’s Water Resources. From March 1995 until April 2011, Dr. McFarland served on the Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee of Stewart Enterprises, Inc., a publicly-traded company.

Gary Warren

Mr. Gary L. Warren is an Independent Director of Newpark Resources Inc. From October 1999 until his retirement in September 2005, Mr. Warren served as President of the Drilling and Well Services Division and Senior Vice President of Weatherford International Ltd., a provider of mechanical solutions, technology and services for the drilling and production sectors of the oil and gas industry. From June 2006 until September 2008, Mr. Warren served as a director of Horizon North Logistics Inc., a Canadian-based publicly-traded service company which provides a diverse mix of products and services to the oil and gas, mining, forestry and pipeline industries focused primarily on Canada’s northern frontiers and Northwest Territory. Mr. Warren served on Horizon’s Compensation, Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees until September 2008. Mr. Warren also served as a director on the board of ZCL Composites Inc. from December 2007 until May 2008. ZCL is a Canadian-based publicly-traded fiberglass and composite tank manufacturing company serving the oil and gas, petrochemical and water industries in the United States and Canada, as well as several international locations. From May 2009 until June 2011, Mr. Warren served as a director of Trican Well Service Ltd, a Calgary-based, publicly-traded company that provides pressure pumping and related oil field services in Canada, the United States, Russia and many other international locations. Mr. Warren was a member of Trican’s Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

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