These preliminary results could differ materially from the audited results that will be reported on or about April 15, 2013. The unaudited results presented in this release are preliminary, and remain subject to regular year-end closing processes that could result in significant adjustments, including the assessment of the value of long-lived assets and goodwill, income tax provisions, evaluation of uncertain tax positions, evaluation of certain deferred tax assets, final assessment of legal matters and other significant estimates.    

Layne Christensen Company

Layne is a global solutions provider to the world of essential natural resources – water, mineral and energy. We offer innovative, sustainable products and services with an enduring commitment to safety, excellence, and integrity.

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Forward-Looking Statements  

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements may include, but are not limited to, statements of plans and objectives, statements of future economic performance and statements of assumptions underlying such statements, and statements of management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "should," "intended," "continue," "believe," "may," "hope," "anticipate," "goal," "forecast," "plan," "estimate" and similar words or phrases. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including but not limited to: the outcome of the ongoing internal investigation into, among other things, the legality, under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and local laws, of certain payments to agents and other third parties interacting with government officials in certain countries in Africa relating to the payment of taxes, the importing of equipment and the employment of expatriates (including any government enforcement action which could arise out of the matters under review or that the matters under review may have resulted in a higher dollar amount of payments or may have a greater financial or business impact than management currently anticipates), prevailing prices for various commodities, the duration of the current slowdown in the Mineral Exploration market, unanticipated slowdowns in the Company's major markets, the availability of credit, the risks and uncertainties normally incident to the construction industry, the timing for the completion of the existing unprofitable contracts in the Heavy Civil division, the ability of the Company to successfully obtain profitable contracts in the Heavy Civil and Energy Services divisions,  the impact of competition, the effectiveness of operational changes expected to increase efficiency and productivity and reduce costs, worldwide economic and political conditions and foreign currency fluctuations that may affect worldwide results of operations. Many of the factors that will determine these items are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially and adversely from those anticipated, estimated or projected. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this filing, and the Company assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. For further discussion of these factors see "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and, to the extent applicable, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.
CONTACT: Layne Christensen Company         Jerry W. Fanska         Sr. Vice President Finance         913-677-6858                  Jenny Caulk         Corporate Communications Manager         913-677-6852                  The Equity Group Inc.         Devin Sullivan         Sr. Vice President         212-836-9608                  Thomas Mei         Account Executive         212-836-9614

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