Noble Affiliates' Board of Directors Elects Charles D. Davidson Chairman Of The Board

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Noble Affiliates, Inc.

    HOUSTON, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Noble
 Affiliates, Inc. (NYSE:   NBL) today announced that Charles D. Davidson,
 currently president and chief executive officer, will assume the additional
 position of chairman of the board of directors.
     Mr. Davidson will succeed Mr. Robert Kelley, who announced last year that
 he intended to retire from the company and the board in April 2001.
     Mr. Davidson said, "The company is deeply grateful to Bob Kelley for his
 contributions and leadership over the past 25 years.  Under his leadership
 Noble is well positioned to continue as one of the premier independent oil and
 gas exploration companies in the world."
     The company also announced at its annual shareholders meeting held today
 in Houston that the following were reelected to serve on the board of
 directors: Alan A. Baker, Michael A. Cawley, Edward F. Cox, Charles D.
 Davidson, Dale P. Jones and T. Don Stacy.
     Noble Affiliates, Inc. is an independent energy company with exploration
 and production operations throughout major basins in the United States,
 including the Gulf of Mexico, as well as international operations primarily in
 Argentina, China, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, the Mediterranean Sea, the North
 Sea and Vietnam.
 
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    HOUSTON, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Noble
 Affiliates, Inc. (NYSE:   NBL) today announced that Charles D. Davidson,
 currently president and chief executive officer, will assume the additional
 position of chairman of the board of directors.
     Mr. Davidson will succeed Mr. Robert Kelley, who announced last year that
 he intended to retire from the company and the board in April 2001.
     Mr. Davidson said, "The company is deeply grateful to Bob Kelley for his
 contributions and leadership over the past 25 years.  Under his leadership
 Noble is well positioned to continue as one of the premier independent oil and
 gas exploration companies in the world."
     The company also announced at its annual shareholders meeting held today
 in Houston that the following were reelected to serve on the board of
 directors: Alan A. Baker, Michael A. Cawley, Edward F. Cox, Charles D.
 Davidson, Dale P. Jones and T. Don Stacy.
     Noble Affiliates, Inc. is an independent energy company with exploration
 and production operations throughout major basins in the United States,
 including the Gulf of Mexico, as well as international operations primarily in
 Argentina, China, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, the Mediterranean Sea, the North
 Sea and Vietnam.
 
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