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North American Energy Partners Announces Annual General Meeting Voting Results

EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/16/14 -- North American Energy Partners Inc. ("NAEP" or the "Company") (TSX: NOA)(NYSE: NOA) today announced the results of its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on May 14, 2014.

Shareholders voted and approved the appointment of KPMG LLP as the independent auditors of the Company and election of directors of the Company. The following six nominees were elected as directors of the Company to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders of the Company, or until their successors are elected or appointed. The results of the vote were as follows:


Nominee                    Percentage of Votes For
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Martin R. Ferron                            99.94%
Ronald A. McIntosh                          99.93%
William C. Oehmig                           82.06%
Allen R. Sello                              99.93%
Jay W. Thornton                             99.93%
K. Rick Turner                              99.92%

On May 14, 2014, Carl F. Giesler, Jr. notified the Company that he would not be standing for re-election to the board of directors of the Company and tendered his resignation. Mr. Giesler's resignation follows the May 8, 2014 announcement by the Company that HGI Funding LLC and Front Street Re (Cayman) Ltd. entered an agreement to sell their respective common shares in the Company to a syndicate of underwriters, on a bought deal basis.

About the Company

North American Energy Partners Inc. (www.naepi.ca) is one of the largest providers of heavy construction and mining services in Western Canada. For more than 50 years, NAEP has provided services to large oil, natural gas and resource companies, with a principal focus on the Canadian Oil Sands. The company maintains one of the largest independently owned equipment fleets in the region.

For more complete information about us you should read our disclosure documents that we have filed with the SEC and the CSA. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov, on the CSA website at www.sedar.com or on the Company's website at www.naepi.ca.

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