Noble Energy Declares Dividend

Noble Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE: NBL) board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of five cents per common share, payable May 24, 2004 to the shareholders of record on May 10, 2004.

Noble Energy is one of the nation's leading independent energy companies and operates throughout major basins in the United States including the Gulf of Mexico, as well as internationally, in Argentina, China, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, the Mediterranean Sea and the North Sea. Noble Energy markets natural gas and crude oil through its subsidiary, Noble Energy Marketing, Inc.