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Noble Corporation Names Jeffrey L. Chastain as Vice President, Investor Relations

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Noble Corporation Names Jeffrey L. Chastain as Vice President, Investor Relations12:21 EDT Wednesday, June 22, 2011ZUG, Switzerland, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Jeffrey L. Chastain has been named Vice President, Investor Relations effective July 5, 2011. In this capacity, Chastain will be responsible for managing and fostering relationships with the global investment community. "With his substantial experience and extensive knowledge of our industry, Jeff is well prepared to be an important contributor in this key role," said David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive.  "We are delighted to have Jeff as part of the Noble team."  Prior to joining Noble, Chastain had most recently served as Vice President, Investor Relations for Pride International. He holds Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of North Texas and is a past president of the Houston Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute.About Noble CorporationNoble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling services with a fleet of 76 offshore drilling units (including seven ultra-deepwater rigs and four jackup drilling rigs currently under construction), located worldwide, including in the Middle East, India, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, the Mediterranean, the North Sea, Brazil, West Africa and Asian Pacific. Noble also owns and operates a dynamically positioned floating production, storage, offloading vessel.  Noble's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NE". Additional information on Noble Corporation is available via the worldwide web at Noble CorporationFor further information: Investors, Lee M. Ahlstrom, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development of Noble Corporation, +1-281-276-6440, or Media, John S. Breed, Director of Corporate Communications of Noble Drilling Services Inc., +1-281-276-6729