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Mammoth Announces Successful Auction Bid to Acquire 1.5 Mtpa Frac Sand Mine and Processing Plant for $35.25 Million

March 23, 2017 at 11:40 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. ("Mammoth" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:TUSK) announced today that it was the successful bidder in a bankruptcy court auction for substantially all of the assets of Chieftain Sand and Proppant, LLC ("Chieftain") with a bid of $35.25 million. The transaction is pending final approval of the bankruptcy court at a hearing scheduled for March 27, 2017 and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017, subject to agreed closing conditions.

Key Highlights of the Chieftain Transaction:

The assets of Chieftain to be acquired include a wet and dry plant located on approximately 600 acres in New Auburn, Wisconsin and a sand mine with estimated reserves of 30 million tons of Northern White Jordan Substrate frac sand which meets or exceeds all API standards including solubility, turbidity, roundness, sphericity and crush resistance.

The nameplate capacity of the dry plant, which is not operating today, is 1.8 Mtpa, with an expected capacity of 1.5 Mtpa once it is operational.  Mammoth intends to evaluate the plant further in the coming months and selectively modernize the facilities to more efficiently process finer grade sands. Chieftain's facilities are located on the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) with unit train capability on site. Being on the UP provides a cost effective solution to transport sand to the mid-continent (SCOOP/STACK), Eagle Ford, Permian and DJ Basins. 

Arty Straehla, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "This acquisition will grow our total sand processing capacity to nearly 4 million tons per year after giving effect to the pending acquisition of Taylor Frac we announced earlier this week, with a reserve life of more than 20 years.  More importantly, these assets are located on the UP which fulfills part of our strategy to have sand mines with low cost transportation options into the most active basins in the country.  Through the addition of Chieftain's assets, we will have direct access to the Appalachian Basin, Mid-Continent (SCOOP/STACK), Eagle Ford, Permian, Bakken and DJ Basin in addition to the Western Canada markets. Once operational, the Chieftain mine is expected to directly support the expansion of our pressure pumping fleets destined for the SCOOP/STACK area with frac sand as well as provide further direct access to other markets in West and South Texas."


Mammoth intends to finance the $35.25 million purchase price with cash on hand and borrowings under its revolving credit facility.  As of December 31, 2016, Mammoth had total liquidity of approximately $175 million including cash on hand of $28.6 million and a fully undrawn revolver with a borrowing base of $146 million

About Mammoth Energy Services, Inc.

Mammoth is an integrated, growth-oriented oilfield service company serving companies engaged in the exploration and development of North American onshore unconventional oil and natural gas reserves. Mammoth's suite of services includes pressure pumping services, well services, natural sand proppant services, contract land and directional drilling services and other energy services. Other energy services currently consists primarily of remote accommodation services. For additional information about Mammoth, please visit our website at,  where we routinely post announcements, updates, events, investor information and presentations and recent news releases.

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