Layne Christensen Company to Celebrate 130 Year Anniversary by Ringing The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

MISSION WOODS, Kan., Aug. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Layne Christensen Company (Nasdaq:LAYN) ("Layne" or the "Company") announced today that Chief Executive Officer Rene Robichaud will commemorate Layne’s 130th anniversary by ringing the Opening Bell at The NASDAQ Stock Market on Thursday, August 30, 2012. Mr. Robichaud will be joined by members of Layne’s executive team and Board of Directors.

Mr. Robichaud commented, "Our NASDAQ listing has been an important part of Layne’s growth, and we are honored to ring the Opening Bell. Since our founding in 1882 as a regional water resource provider, Layne has grown and evolved into a global water management, construction, and drilling company. As we move ahead under our One Layne operating philosophy, we will continue to invent, propose, and deliver responsible solutions to the world’s water, mineral and energy challenges."   

In addition to being broadcast on national business television at 9:30 a.m. ET, the bell-ringing ceremony will be webcast live on NASDAQ’s website and on the NASDAQ MarketSite® Tower in New York City’s Times Square. Interested parties can go to beginning at 9:20 a.m. ET to view the closing ceremony. Viewers must have Windows Media Player to view the web cam.

Layne Christensen Company

Layne is a global solutions provider to the world of essential natural resources — water, mineral and energy. We offer innovative, sustainable products and services with an enduring commitment to safety, excellence, and integrity.