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WARD WILLISTON OIL COMPANY NAMED TO INC. MAGAZINE’S 2009 LIST OF FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI. Sept. 21, 2009 - Ward Williston Oil Company Ranks No. 650 on the 2009 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 426.6 %.

Ward Williston Oil Company announced today that for the second year, Inc. magazine has ranked the company on its prestigeous Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy--America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.

“Ward Williston Oil Company is thrilled to make this impressive list for the second year in a row,” says President Laurie Cunningon. “This kind of continued growth requires a strong management team willing to go the extra mile and accept increased demands placed upon it in these volatile times,” she said. “I’ve always said our people are our strength, and their commitment to the organization has resulted in sustained growth over the past few years. This award is a testiment to the hard work of the men and women of Ward Williston Oil Company.”

The 2009 Inc. 5000 serves as a unique report card on the U.S. economy. Aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $214 billion, up $29 billion from last year, with a median three-year growth rate of 126 percent.

About Ward Williston
Ward Williston is an independent oil producer and service company with operations in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and in Michigan. In addition to operating its own oil wells, Ward Williston provides a wide range of production services to major oil companies and independent companies throughout North Dakota.

Contact: Nancy Thompson, 248-496-4965

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