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Wenzel Downhole Tools Hires New VP, International Sales

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 11, 2013) - Wenzel Downhole Tools Ltd. (WZL.TO) ("WZL" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Chris White has joined Wenzel as Vice President, International Sales with special responsibility for Marketing, Sales and Business Development in international markets. Chris has nearly 30 years of experience in international sales and management, specifically with downhole drilling tools and related equipment. His career started with Daily Petroleum Services then progressed to Griffith Oil Tool. He moved to WH Energy Services in late 2008 which subsequently was acquired by a major oilfield service company.

Ron Patterson, President and CEO stated, "Chris's experience and broad network of contacts both domestically and internationally will most certainly add great value to our company. His talent, enthusiasm and experience strengthens the Company's ability to continue to provide the highest quality downhole tools to the energy industry. The current upswing in drilling activity internationally combined with the positive reputation of WZL will certainly create new opportunities for growth. The skill that Chris brings to the WZL executive team will help ensure that this growth occurs."