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Noble Corporation Announces Management Change

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Noble Corporation Announces Management Change17:00 EDT Tuesday, September 06, 2011ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced the resignation of Thomas L. Mitchell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, who is leaving to pursue another opportunity, following a brief transition period. "Tom has been an important part of Noble's growth and success over the past five years and we appreciate his contributions to the Company," said David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "He is leaving Noble to take advantage of a unique opportunity in the E&P business and we wish Tom and his family all the best."The Company will immediately commence a search for Mr. Mitchell's replacement.  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 79 offshore drilling units (including eight ultra-deepwater drillships and six 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'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 http://www.noblecorp.com.SOURCE Noble CorporationFor further information: Investors, Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President - Investor Relations, +1-281-276-6383, or Media, John S. Breed, Director - Corporate Communications, +1-281-276-6729, both of Noble Drilling Services Inc.