William T. Van Kleef Elected to Noble Energy Board

Noble Energy's Board of Directors elected William T. Van Kleef to its board, increasing the number of directors to eight.

Mr. Van Kleef served in executive management positions at Tesoro Corporation from 1993 to 2005, most recently as Tesoro's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure at Tesoro, Mr. Van Kleef held various positions, including President, Tesoro Refining and Marketing, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Tesoro, Mr. Van Kleef, a Certified Public Accountant, served in various financial and accounting positions with Damson Oil from 1982 to 1991, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Noble Energy's Chairman, President, and CEO, Charles D. Davidson, commented: "On behalf of Noble Energy's board, we are all pleased to have an executive with Mr. Van Kleef's proven abilities join our team. Bill's broad knowledge of all aspects of the energy industry will be invaluable to our company's future growth and success."