Halliburton Chooses Zanesville-Muskingum County

February 3, 2012- In December the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority entered into an agreement to sell approximately 178-acres in the EastPointe Business Park to Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: HAL). The site was deeded to Halliburton Energy Services today after their due diligence period.

Houston-based Halliburton has indicated to the Port Authority it intends to develop an operations hub on the site to serve customers in the Utica Shale play.Based on their Enterprise Zone Agreement, Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. has committed to creating 300 new jobs in three years. They expect to have their first building under roof during the third quarter of this year.

The property is part of the EastPointe Job Ready Site.The site features a 100-acre graded and compacted pad and all utilities.“Through the foresight of the community and with the help of the State of Ohio, we think we have created a site unparalleled in eastern Ohio,” Jacoby said.“We have high hopes that Halliburton will use it to the fullest potential and possibly become an anchor for even more economic spin-offs in the region.”

Halliburton will be the third Fortune 500 Company to locate in the EastPointe Business Park.

When Halliburton is ready, job candidates should apply through the Muskingum County Opportunity Center at (740) 454-6211 or 1-888-408-WORK.

Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 64,000 employees in approximately 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field. Visit the company’s website at www.halliburton.com.

Zanesville-Muskingum County is located close to the heart of the Utica Shale play with excellent Interstate access, an airport to accommodate corporate jets, and a short-line railroad connecting to two class one railroads.Four institutions provide training beyond high school from Masters Degrees to vocational certificates. Over the last 50 years, more oil and gas wells have been drilled in Muskingum County than any other Ohio County.For more information go to www.richwithresources.com