Diamond Offshore Appoints Board Member

Diamond Offshore Drilling has appointed Vice Admiral Paul G. Gaffney II, USN (Ret.) to the Company's Board of Directors. Vice Admiral Gaffney is the president of Monmouth University.

Previously, Admiral Gaffney spent 35 years in the United States Navy where he served in such postings as commander of the Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Command, the Chief of Naval Research and President of the National Defense University. Admiral Gaffney is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a master's in mechanical engineering (ocean) from Catholic University and an MBA from Jacksonville University.