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North American Energy Partners Announces Election of Directors

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) - North American Energy Partners Inc. ("NAEP" or the "Company") (NOA.TO)(NOA) today announced that the nominees listed in the Company's information circular dated August 23, 2013 were elected as directors of the Company.

By resolution passed via ballot, the following eight nominees were elected as directors of the Company to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders of the Company, or until their successors are elected or appointed. The results of the ballot were as follows:

Nominee Votes For % For Votes Withheld % Withheld
Martin R. Ferron 22,506,857 99.69 % 69,857 0.31 %
Carl F. Giesler, Jr. 22,522,857 99.76 % 53,857 0.24 %
Ronald A. McIntosh 21,305,298 94.37 % 1,271,416 5.63 %
William C. Oehmig 22,477,904 99.56 % 98,810 0.44 %
Allen R. Sello 22,506,657 99.69 % 70,057 0.31 %
Jay W. Thornton 22,506,646 99.69 % 70,068 0.31 %
Peter W. Tomsett 22,506,846 99.69 % 69,868 0.31 %
K. Rick Turner 22,400,947 99.22 % 175,767 0.78 %

About the Company

North American Energy Partners Inc. (www.naepi.ca) is one of the largest providers of heavy construction and mining services in Western Canada. For more than 50 years, NAEP has provided services to large oil, natural gas and resource companies, with a principal focus on the Canadian Oil Sands. The company maintains one of the largest independently owned equipment fleets in the region.

For more complete information about us you should read our disclosure documents that we have filed with the SEC and the CSA. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov, on the CSA website at www.sedar.com or on the Company's website at www.naepi.ca.