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Phillip E. Chambers appointed President and CEO of the Townsend Corporation

phil-chambers.jpgParker City, IN – January 2, 2013 -- Phillip E. Chambers has been appointed Chief Executive Officer for The Townsend Corporation effective January 1, 2013. Mr. Chambers joined the company in 2007 and has done an outstanding job of leading daily operations as President and Chief Operating Officer during the past five years. Under his leadership the company has consistently achieved superior results while positioning itself well for the future.

During Mr. Chambers’ tenure, the company has enhanced its corporate structure to better focus on safety, customer service, profitability and growth. The company has grown its business relationships with current clients and its customer base through an emphasis on delivering customer centric solutions based on client need. Mr. Chambers has emphasized employee development and a climate of teamwork while preserving the Townsend family culture that has endured for more than 65 years.

Mr. Chambers joined Townsend in August of 2007. Prior to his affiliation with Townsend, Mr Chambers served in various executive capacities in the investment industry where his responsibilities included directing sales and marketing, strategic planning and investment management activities for brokerage, investment advisory and insurance firms operating in broad geographies with multiple product lines.

This latest announcement was made by Gary Townsend who continues in his capacity as the company’s Executive Chairman.

About Townsend Corporation

The Townsend Corporation, headquartered in Parker City, IN is a leading service provider to the energy, industrial and pipeline industries. The company’s core businesses include vegetation management services, line clearing and herbicide application services for electric utilities, pipeline companies and roadways; power line and substation construction for the energy industry; in-plant construction and electrical maintenance services; herbicide custom blending and repackaging; and emergency storm restoration services. To learn more, please visit our website at www.townsendcorporation.com.

CONTACT:

Phone: 765-468-3007

bgerig@thetownsendcorp.com

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