Fairmount Santrol Receives Deal Maker Award

CHESTERLAND, Ohio, Jan. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) was recognized as one of Northeast Ohio's top corporate deal makers at the 19th Annual ACG Cleveland Deal Maker Awards held January 22, 2015.

The company was one of four winners of the 2015 Deal Maker Awards presented by ACG Cleveland, an organization of merger and acquisition and corporate growth professionals. The awards recognize Northeast Ohio companies for their success in using acquisitions, divestitures, financings and other transactions to fuel sustainable growth.

"Fairmount Santrol is honored to receive this award. We congratulate all of the nominees and winners for their past successes and wish them well with their future opportunities," said Jenniffer Deckard, president and chief executive officer. "We have a long legacy of strategic growth through acquisition and investment, stemming from the vision of our founding partners, Bill Conway and Chuck Fowler. As we pursue future opportunities, we will do so while emphasizing the strength of Fairmount Santrol's dedication to the pillars of Sustainability: People, Planet and Prosperity."

In the past two years, Fairmount Santrol completed three significant acquisitions including Self-Suspending Proppant LLC, Great Plains Sands LLC, and the sand mining operations, resin coating plants and distribution terminals of FTS International Services. In October 2014, Fairmount Santrol completed its initial public offering and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol FMSA.

About Fairmount Santrol

Fairmount Santrol is a leading provider of high-performance sand and sand-based products used by oil and gas exploration and production companies to enhance the productivity of their wells. The company also provides high-quality products, strong technical leadership and applications knowledge to end users in the foundry, building products, water filtration, glass, and sports and recreation markets. Its global logistics capabilities include a wide-ranging network of distribution terminals and thousands of rail cars that allow the company to effectively serve customers wherever they operate. As one of the nation's longest continuously operating mining organizations, Fairmount Santrol has developed a strong commitment to sustainable development, environmental stewardship, and operational safety. Correspondingly, the company's motto and action orientation is: "Do Good. Do Well." For more information, visit www.FairmountSantrol.com.

CONTACT: Investor contact: Sharon Van Zeeland Fairmount Santrol 440-279-0204 Sharon.VanZeeland@FairmountSantrol.com Media contact: Kristin Lewis 440-279-0245 Kristin.Lewis@FairmountSantrol.com

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