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U.S. Silica’s Corporate Stewardship: Second Annual Sustainability Report

July 11, 2012

Sustainability, community support evident at each of 13 sand mining facilities 

Frederick, MD, July 11, 2012 – U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) today released its second annual Sustainability Report – “Above and Beyond” – the result of a year-long strategic assessment of progress toward the company’s 2017 sustainability goals. 

U.S. Silica operates 13 surface sand mining facilities that produce raw materials for use in domestic energy sources, including oil and natural gas, wind and solar power. The company also provides processed and engineered materials for industrial and specialty products such as glass, durable paints and building materials.

Chief Executive Officer and President, Bryan Shinn, noted that “corporate responsibility to our communities and stewardship of the land so integral to our business are over-riding goals for us– and have been for more than a century.”  Being environmentally conscious, he added, “is important for all our stakeholders – employees, communities and customers, as well as investors.”

Above and Beyond” (, reflects U.S. Silica’s commitment to people, planet and prosperity, highlighting significant achievements in each of the company’s local communities. It also underscores U.S. Silica’s leadership in sustainability efforts, ranging from reclaiming mined properties, and providing land for community firehouses and recreational parks, to financial support for community needs. 

U.S. Silica Vice President of Operations Mike Winkler has been instrumental in the company’s successes in sustainability. “Our employees are members of every community we’re in; they’re out there making a tangible difference every day and I’m very proud to see their achievements recognized in our second annual report."

About U.S. Silica

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation, is the second largest domestic producer of commercial silica, a specialized mineral that is a critical input into the oil and gas proppants end market. The company also processes ground and unground silica sand for a variety of industrial and specialty products end markets such as glass, fiberglass, foundry molds, municipal filtration and recreational uses. During its 100-plus year history, U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. has developed core competencies in mining, processing, logistics and materials science that enable it to produce and cost-effectively deliver over 200 products to customers across these end markets. U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Frederick, Maryland.

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