TODCO Commences Marketing of Secondary Stock Offering for Transocean

TODCO (NYSE: THE) has commenced marketing efforts for a proposed secondary stock offering of 12,000,000 shares of common stock owned by Transocean Inc. This represents approximately 20% of TODCO's outstanding shares.

The underwriters for the offering include Citigroup, which is acting as sole book-running manager, and JP Morgan and UBS Investment Bank, which are acting as co-managers. Transocean expects to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 1,310,000 shares to cover over-allotments, if any.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification of the securities laws of any such state.

A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained from Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220.