Layne Christensen Adds Independent Director to Board

John T. Nesser III will assume the position effective Sept. 5, 2013

Layne Christensen Co. announced that on Aug. 23, 2013 the board of directors elected John T. Nesser III as an independent director, effective Sept. 5, 2013. Nesser will fill the vacancy created by the retirement from the board of Jeffrey J. Reynolds on June 6, 2013.

Nesser, 64, brings 40 years of executive, corporate and legal experience to Layne, including a proven record of success in the international oil and gas, engineering and construction, and maritime industries. Beginning in 1998 through his retirement in July 2011, Nesser held positions of increasing responsibility at McDermott Intl., a NYSE-listed international engineering and construction company, including chief operating officer responsible for all worldwide operations, chief administrative and legal officer and general counsel. During his tenure at McDermott, Nesser directed efforts to improve project capture and backlog enhancement, project execution, financial performance, safety and shareholder return. Prior to joining McDermott, Nesser spent seven years as a partner, and then 13 years as a co-founding partner, of two major law firms.

Nesser holds a BS from Louisiana State University, and a JD from the Louisiana State University Law Center. He is a member of the Louisiana and Texas bar associations, the board of directors of Thermon Group Holdings Inc., the Louisiana State University Law Center board of trustees and the board of directors of Boys & Girls Country of Houston.

Rene Robichaud, CEO of Layne, said, "John brings an impressive level of experience, skills and a proven record of achievement to Layne. We welcome him to the board and look forward to his counsel and contributions."

Layne Christensen Co.

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