Rowan Nominates Jack Moore as a New Director

Feb 25, 2016, 19:00 ET from Rowan Companies plc

HOUSTON, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Rowan Companies plc ("Rowan" or "Company") (NYSE: RDC) announced that Jack B. Moore has been nominated to stand for election to the Rowan Companies Board of Directors at the annual general meeting of shareholders. Mr. Moore recently retired as Chief Executive Officer from Cameron International Corp. in October 2015, after serving in that role since 2008 and as Chairman of the Board since 2011.

Matt Ralls, Rowan's Chairman of the Board, stated, "We are delighted to nominate Jack today. We are confident that his qualifications and experience in the oilfield services sector will make him a strong contributor to the Rowan Board of Directors."

Mr. Moore also serves on the Board of Directors of KBR Inc. and on the Board of the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, the National Ocean Industries Association, and the American Petroleum Institute. He also serves in positions of leadership in charitable and non-profit organizations, including the United Way of Greater Houston, MAM, The University of Houston Board of Visitors and the CT Bauer College of Business Advisory Board. Mr. Moore has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston and attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Rowan is a global provider of contract drilling services with a fleet of 31 mobile offshore drilling units, composed of 27 self-elevating jack-up rigs and four ultra-deepwater drillships. The Company's fleet operates worldwide, including the United States Gulf of Mexico, the United Kingdom and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, the Middle East and Trinidad. The Company's Class A Ordinary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "RDC."  For more information on the Company, please visit

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