Atwood Announces Date of Record for Shareholders to Vote at Annual Meeting

Dec 10, 2010, 16:05 ET from Atwood Oceanics, Inc.

HOUSTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (a Houston based international offshore drilling contractor) (NYSE: ATW) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared that the shareholders of record at the close of business on December 15, 2010 shall be entitled to notice of and to vote at the annual meeting of shareholders to be held on February 10, 2011 at the Company's corporate offices in Houston, Texas.

Statements contained in this report with respect to the future are forward-looking statements.  These statements reflect management's reasonable judgment with respect to future events.  Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties.  Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated as a result of various factors including the Company's dependence on the oil and gas industry; the risks involved in the construction of a rig and commencement of operations of the rig following delivery; competition; operating risks; risks involved in foreign operations; risks associated with possible disruption in operations due to terrorism, acts of piracy, embargoes, war or other military operations; and governmental and industry regulations and environmental matters.  A list of additional risk factors can be found in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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