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December 04, 2014 09:30 ET

HII Technologies Provides Operational Update; Business Activity Remains Robust

Added New Water Services Contract With Major Domestic E&P Company; Company Added 10 New Master Service Agreements Since End of September

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - December 04, 2014) - HII Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: HIIT) ("HII Technologies" or the "Company"), an oilfield services company headquartered in Houston, Texas, provided a timely update on current operations.

"While we understand the market's concern over falling crude oil prices, we note that business continues to grow rapidly at HII Technologies," stated Matthew Flemming, CEO. "Our top five customers represent more than 50% of our current revenues and are comprised of Apache, Devon, Chesapeake, Pioneer, and American Energy Partners. Our geographic footprint in the Southwest United States, includes some of the most economically feasible basins such as the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian basins, which have lower production costs in relation to the rest of the US shale plays. New business activity has remained robust and we currently have seen no slowdown in customer demand or oilfield operators for our frac water management services."

Below is a summary of important developments:

  • HIIT's customer base continues to expand rapidly; we have added ten new Master Service Agreements (MSA) since the end of September 2014.
  • The Company's customers continue to request new value-added services. We recently received a contract from a major US oilfield producer in West Texas for water facilities services. We believe this relationship will produce annual revenues of at least $6 million.
  • Currently, HIIT is aware of customer pullback only in the Bakken where higher operating and transportation costs affect activity, and this does not affect HIIT's business. 
  • Gas production is rising, which will also create rising demand for our services, and we expect this demand to remain stable.
  • Evaporation technology product line has been commercialized in the last 90 days and customer demand has been highly receptive to this technology in lieu of high trucking and waste water disposal costs.
  • The Rig Count activity grew from 900 rigs in Texas and 212 in Oklahoma in August 2014 to 901 and 214 respectively by the end of November, according to the Baker Hughes Rig Count.
  • Our guidance for the full year 2014 remains unchanged at $50-53 million in revenues and $8-10 million in EBITDA (both figures pro forma for the Hamilton acquisition).

"Our core water transfer services remain in demand by operators and our technology continues to differentiate us in the marketplace adding lower cost alternatives and services to oilfield operators. Additionally, we have seen an increase in the number of accretive acquisition opportunities that are presented to us. The HIIT team is looking forward to another year of rapid growth in 2015," concluded Mr. Flemming.

About HII Technologies, Inc.

HII Technologies, Inc. is a Houston, Texas based oilfield services company with operations in Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio and West Virginia. By focusing on the critical service areas of Water, Safety and Power, the Company is positioned to take advantage of the significant anticipated growth in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing within the United States' active shale and unconventional "tight oil" plays. The Company's frac water management division does business as AES Water Solutions, Hamilton and AquaTex, its onsite oilfield contract safety consultancy does business as AES Safety Services, and its mobile oilfield power subsidiary does business as South Texas Power (STP). The holding company, HII Technologies' objective is to bring proven technologies to these operating divisions to build a long-term competitive advantage for its stakeholders. Read more at www.HIITinc.com, www.AquaTexUSA.com, www.AESWaterSolutions.com, www.AESSafetyServices.com and www.Oilfield-Generators.com.

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