Atwood Closes Public Offering of Common Stock

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW) announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of 2,175,000 shares of common stock pursuant to effective shelf registration statements on Form S-3 (File Nos. 333-92388 and 333-117534) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering includes 1,175,000 shares of common stock to be sold by Atwood and 1,000,000 shares of common stock to be sold by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co., as selling stockholder. The underwriters have the option to purchase up to 325,000 additional shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any.