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FTS International honored for support of high school success initiative

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PITTSBURGH, Pa., May 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTS International has been honored by The Challenge Program Inc. (TCP) with the organization's Crystal Owl Award for business partner of the year.

TCP engages businesses to partner with high schools to make students aware of the importance of attending school, focusing on academics and getting involved in community service, as well as introducing students to employment opportunities available to them in their communities.

The Crystal Owl event annually honors a business, an educator and a student who each highlight the mission of TCP and/or contribute in a meaningful way to the program.

FTSI sponsored four high schools in the TCP program for the 2012-2013 school year, providing both financial and volunteer assistance. FTSI employees visited the schools and spoke to students about career opportunities available for them after high school. Read more about the award at http://www.tcpinc.org/supporters/Featured_Business_Partner.

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, and Pa. Sen. Tim Solobay were among the many elected officials who officially congratulated FTSI for the award with proclamations and letters.

At the event, held in Pittsburgh on May 2, 2013, TCP also announced its Crystal Owl student of the year, Brieanna Jordan, a junior at Connellsville (Pa.) Area Career and Technical Center. She is an academic achiever, a 2012 Community Service TCP Award Winner, and a volunteer with Fayette EMS Explorers' Program. And she is homeless. Read more about how she has succeeded in spite of personal challenges at http://www.tcpinc.org/students/Featured_Student.

For more information about The Challenge Program, visit www.tcpinc.org.

FTS International (www.ftsi.com) is a leading provider of well completion services for the oil and gas industry. Exploration and production companies use FTSI's products and services primarily to enhance their recovery rates from oil and gas wells. FTSI's integration provides a competitive edge, as the company custom manufactures, assembles and produces many key components used in its operations, including high-pressure hydraulic pumps and mobile pressure pumping units. FTSI also offers wireline services and water management services, and owns and operates sand mines and facilities for producing proppants.

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Pamela Percival Director of Corporate Communications 817.862.2068 pamela.percival@ftsi.com www.ftsi.com

Source:FTS International

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