Atwood Mourns Loss of Board Member

Atwood Oceanics announced the untimely death of its Board member Mr. Robert W. "Bob" Burgess, who passed away this past weekend in Massachusetts at the age of 69. Bob joined Atwood's Board of Directors in 1990 and has served as Chairman of the Audit Committee since 2008. Bob was the former Chief Financial Officer (Senior Vice President) of CIGNA Investment Division, CIGNA Companies, a diversified financial services company with major businesses in insurance, health care, pensions and investments.

Mr. George S. Dotson, Chairman of the Atwood Board of Directors, commented, "for over twenty years, the Board relied on Bob's experience and incisive mind in financial matters. He was a great friend to all on the Board, and we will miss his counsel and presence going forward."

Atwood's President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Robert J. Saltiel added, "we have lost a valuable member of our Board who made many contributions to Atwood's success throughout his years of dedicated service. On behalf of all Atwood employees, I extend my deepest sympathies to Bob's family and many friends."


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