LONDON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation plc (NYSE: NE) today announced that Steven A. Manz has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Paragon Offshore Ltd., the standard specification offshore drilling company to be created upon separation from Noble. He will report to Randall "Randy" Stilley, who was named in February to serve as Chief Executive Officer and President of Paragon.
Manz has more than 25 years of experience in the offshore drilling and financial services industries. From 1995 to 2005, Manz served in a variety of management roles at Noble Corporation, including Managing Director, Noble Technology Services Division, Vice President of Strategic Planning, and Director of Accounting and Investor Relations. Most recently Manz served at Prospector Offshore Drilling S.A., Seahawk Drilling, Inc. and Hercules Offshore, Inc., where he held the position of Chief Financial Officer of each company. Manz holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
In addition, Noble also announced the appointment of Luis A. Jimenez, who will serve as Vice President - Administration for Paragon, with responsibility for human resources, administration, learning and development, performance management, employee relations, recruiting and retention. Jimenez has a long and diverse human resources professional background, including 14 years of directly related experience in the energy services industry.
About Noble Corporation
Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling services with a fleet of 77 offshore drilling units (including two ultra-deepwater drillships and three high-specification jackup drilling rigs currently under construction), located worldwide, including in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Alaska, Mexico, Brazil, the North Sea, the Mediterranean, West Africa, the Middle East, India, Malaysia and Australia. Noble's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NE." Noble Corporation plc is a public limited company registered in England and Wales with company number 08354954 and registered office at Devonshire House, 1 Mayfair Place, London, W1J 8AJ England. Additional information on Noble Corporation is available on the Company's Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com.
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