Noble Energy Announces Two-for-One Stock Split

Noble Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE: NBL) board of directors approved a two-for-one split of its common stock in the form of a stock dividend. The board established August 31, 2005 as the record date for the stock split and September 14, 2005 as the date for distribution of the additional shares. Noble Energy's common shares are expected to commence trading on a post-split basis on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) September 15, 2005.

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.