CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 16, 2013) - Newalta Corporation (TSX:NAL) announced the appointment of Laurie Tugman to its Board of Directors. Mr. Tugman is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Marsulex Inc. and has substantial experience on boards as a director and chair. He is currently Chair of Nexterra Systems Corp., a Director of Pinova Holdings Inc. and has over 30 years of experience in financial and operational management in the environmental compliance, industrial waste management and oil and gas industries.

He will join the Audit and Environment, Health and Safety committees of the Newalta Board of Directors.

"We are very pleased to welcome Laurie to the Board," said Barry Stewart, Chair of the Board of Newalta. "Laurie's track record of successful and profitable growth at Marsulex and his extensive industry expertise make him an excellent fit for Newalta's Board and we look forward to his contributions to our growth strategy."

Newalta is North America's leading provider of innovative, engineered environmental solutions that enable customers to reduce disposal, enhance recycling and recover valuable resources from industrial residues. We serve customers onsite directly at their operations and through a network of 85 locations in Canada and the U.S. Our proven processes, portfolio of more than 250 operating permits and excellent record of safety make us the first choice provider of sustainability enhancing services to oil, natural gas, petrochemical, refining, lead, manufacturing and mining markets. With a skilled team of more than 2,000 people, two decade track record of profitable expansion and commitment to commercializing new solutions, Newalta is positioned for sustained future growth and improvement. Newalta trades on the TSX as NAL. For more information, visit www.newalta.com.

Contact Information:

Newalta Corporation
Anne M. Plasterer
Executive Director, Investor Relations
(403) 806-7019
www.newalta.com