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who we are

 Community Involvement

 Our hope is to be an example to other companies our size
 looking for a place to begin helping in their communities.

 Richard Kelvin
 Chief Technology Officer & President, Seitel Canada Ltd.

 Local Impact

 For many families, meeting their basic needs is enough of a   Our commitment to community service is evidenced not only
 challenge such that finding extra cash for things like holiday gifts   through our financial contributions to the betterment of the
 is not always possible.  In 2006, Seitel’s Houston office adopted   community, but in the support we provide employees to participate
 a local pre-school whose students come from primarily low   in community service opportunities.  This is proven by the number
 income families in the surrounding community and provided a   of employees who volunteer with annual field day activities at our
 holiday present for every student.  Since then, this has become   adopted pre-school, who serve as mentors to middle and high
 an annual tradition.  Although year-end is a hectic time around   school students in the Spring Branch Independent School District,
 the office, our employees remain devoted to this fulfilling   and who help with the annual back-to-school community health fair.
 cause and our commitment continues to grow.  In recent years,
 holiday festivities have included a candy cane parade hosted by   Literacy Program  Looking back, the first performance was modest - four employees
 Seitel employees, gift cards for each teacher to purchase much   In 2013, the principal of our adopted pre-school contacted Seitel to   acting out The Cat in the Hat (both in Spanish and English) in a
 needed classroom supplies, and a visit from a Seitel employee   see if the Houston office would be interested in collaborating with   spare classroom, with each child receiving a copy of the book
 dressed as Santa Claus.  Each child gets to visit with Santa Claus   them in coming up with a fun way to promote literacy in honor of   to take home. Since then, the performance has grown, with
 and take home a photo keepsake.  Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  Seitel’s response:  Absolutely!  the gymnasium replacing the spare classroom and the props
                                                                  becoming more elaborate.

                                                                  Seitel is proud to have been presented with the Spring Branch
                                                                  Independent School District’s Red Apple award for the 2013-
                                                                  2014 school year and the Good Neighbor award every year
                                                                  since 2013;  however, what is most rewarding to Seitel, is that
                                                                  this literacy program motivated other companies to create
                                                                  similar experiences for children in other schools.

                                                                  There is no doubt that we will continue to be active in
                                                                  our communities and find more opportunities to make a
                                                                  positive impact.

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