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STWA Appoints Oil & Gas Executive Don Dickson to Its Board of Directors

Dickson Adds Oil Industry Experience and Further Independence to STWA's Board Governance

SANTA BARBARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/13 -- STWA, Inc. (OTCBB: ZERO) ("STWA" or the "Company"), a developer of applied efficiency technology solutions for oil and fuel delivery systems in the multi-billion dollar global energy market, announced today that Don Dickson has been elected as an independent member of its Board of Directors.

Mr. Dickson currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Advanced Pipeline Services (APS), provider of a full range of services to the oil and gas industry. APS's core business areas are in the construction of new pipelines and facilities, horizontal directional drilling, pipeline painting, coating, integrity, and rehabilitation. Prior to APS, Mr. Dickson had a 26-year career with Kinder Morgan, an NYSE listed North American energy transportation company in their natural gas operations. Additionally, Mr. Dickson has served as Director of Operations with Tetra Technologies where he completed various onshore and offshore oil and gas wells throughout the U.S. He was also Senior Engineer with Halliburton Services. Mr. Dickson earned his B.S. in Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

"As an oil and gas industry veteran, specifically with pipeline experience, Don brings tremendous value to our board and our Company," stated STWA President and CFO Gregg Bigger. "His deep experience leading companies and operations in the oil and gas industry will be a great resource to us at this time, as we implement our first commercial installation of AOT™."

STWA Chairman and CEO Cecil Bond Kyte commented, "The evolution of our Company has come to the point where we are positioned to attract and benefit from adding an executive with strong oil and gas industry experience to our board. We look forward to Don's insights and guidance as STWA transforms the transportation of oil globally."

About AOT™ Midstream
AOT™ Viscosity Reduction Systems are a suite of commercial crude oil pipeline flow assurance products designed to be installed at pipeline pump stations in the upstream, gathering and midstream sectors.

AOT™ technology reduces the viscosity of crude oil without the need for heat, chemical or polymer additives. The reduction of viscosity holds key benefits to the energy production and transportation industry. The product holds advantages over currently adopted flow assurance technologies in use around the world today.

AOT™ has been independently verified and tested by numerous third party entities such as the United States Department of Energy. Test reports and related links are available on the Company's website.

"Applied Oil Technology™," "AOT™ Midstream," and "AOT™" are copyrights and registered trademarks of STWA, Inc.

About STWA, Inc.
STWA, Inc. develops and commercializes energy efficiency technologies that assist in meeting increasing global energy demands, improving the economics of oil extraction and transport, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Company's intellectual property portfolio includes 47 domestic and international patents and patents pending, which have been developed in conjunction with and exclusively licensed from Temple University. More information including a company Fact Sheet, logos and media articles are available at:

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