U.S. Markets closed

Total Energy Services Inc. Announces Dividend

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2012) - Total Energy Services Inc. (TOT.TO) ("Total") announces that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.05 (Cdn.) per common share for the quarter ending September 30, 2012 on Total's outstanding common shares. The dividend is payable on October 31, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 28, 2012. The ex-dividend date is September 26, 2012.

Total is a growth oriented energy services corporation involved in contract drilling services, rentals and transportation services and the fabrication, sale, rental and servicing of natural gas compression and process equipment. The common shares of Total are listed and trade on the TSX under the symbol "TOT".