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Smart Sand, Inc. Announces Union Pacific Railroad Expansion

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, April 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smart Sand, Inc. (NASDAQ:SND) (the “Company”) announced today that based on increasing demand for the Company’s premier Northern White raw frac sand, Smart Sand plans to expand its rail siding and transload facility on the Union Pacific network in Byron Township, Wisconsin to allow unit train shipments from this facility. The expansion is expected to be completed in approximately six months. Additionally, the Company is evaluating other locations along the Union Pacific network within the operating basins to develop additional unit train capable transload facilities.

/EIN News/ -- "We are excited about this new opportunity with Union Pacific," stated Charles Young, Chief Executive Officer of Smart Sand. "The expansion of our Byron transload facility to be unit train capable, positions us to take full advantage of the Union Pacific rail network to provide competitive and efficient transportation services to our customers in all operating basins which Union Pacific serves."

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About Smart Sand:

Smart Sand, Inc. is a pure-play, low-cost producer of high-quality Northern White raw frac sand, which is a preferred proppant used to enhance hydrocarbon recovery rates in the hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells.  Northern White raw frac sand, which is found predominantly in Wisconsin and limited portions of Minnesota and Illinois, is highly valued by oil and natural gas producers as a preferred proppant due to its favorable physical characteristics.

Contact: 

Lee Beckelman
Phone: (281) 231-2660
E-mail: lbeckelman@smartsand.com

Phil Cerniglia
Phone: (281) 231-2660
E-mail: pcerniglia@smartsand.com

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