CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 2012) -

Precision Drilling Corporation (TSX:PD) (NYSE:PDS) ("Precision") announced that it has amended its Secured Credit Facility ("Secured Facility") with a syndicate of lenders and Royal Bank of Canada as the administrative agent. The amendment increases the amount available under the Secured Facility to US$850 million from US$550 million and extends the maturity date from November 17, 2015 to November 17, 2017. Amounts borrowed under the Secured Facility may be used for general corporate purposes.

About Precision

Precision is a leading provider of safe and High Performance, High Value services to the oil and gas industry. Precision provides customers with access to an extensive fleet of contract drilling rigs, directional drilling services, well service & snubbing rigs, coiled tubing services, camps, rental equipment, and water treatment units backed by a comprehensive mix of technical support services and skilled, experienced personnel.

Precision is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Precision is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "PD" and on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "PDS".

Contact Information:

Precision Drilling Corporation
Carey Ford
Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations
403.716.4755 (FAX)

Precision Drilling Corporation
800, 525 - 8th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 1G1