Transocean Announces Expiration of Tender Offer

Transocean Inc. (NYSE:RIG) announced that its offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding 8.00% Debentures due April 15, 2027 expired yesterday at 5:00 P.M., New York City time.

As of the expiration of the offer, a total of $142.2 million in aggregate principal amount of the Debentures had been tendered for purchase, representing approximately 71.1% of the aggregate outstanding principal amount. Assuming a settlement date of December 10, 2004, the purchase price is $1,304.49 plus accrued interest of $12.22 (for a total of $1,316.71) for each $1,000 principal amount of Debentures purchased in the offer.

Goldman, Sachs & Co. acted as Dealer Manager for the offer. The Information Agent was Global Bondholder Services Corporation, and the Depositary was The Bank of New York.