Hercules and Todco Announce Results of Merger Consideration



Hercules Offshore and TODCO announced, based on the preliminary results of elections made by TODCO stockholders, prior to the July 5, 2007 election deadline, as to the form of merger consideration to be received in the proposed merger of Hercules and TODCO, neither the stock component nor the cash component of the merger consideration is over-subscribed. Accordingly, it is expected that all stockholders who made valid merger consideration elections by the election deadline will receive the form of merger consideration that they elected to receive. However, the exact allocation of the merger consideration will not be known until final results of the election process are determined at the end of the guaranteed delivery period described below.

A total of approximately 57,764,927 shares of TODCO common stock were outstanding on July 5, 2007. Of this amount, based upon preliminary calculations, approximately 15,461,194 shares or 26.8% elected to receive cash merger consideration, 33,080,861 shares or 57.3% elected to receive shares of Hercules common stock and 6,038,429 shares or 10.4% did not make a valid election. In addition, elections covering approximately 3,184,443 shares were made pursuant to the notice of guaranteed delivery procedure, of which approximately 798,590 shares or 1.4% elected to receive cash and 2,385,853 shares or 4.1 % elected to receive Hercules common stock.

Hercules expects to pay a total of approximately $924 million in cash to TODCO stockholders, and issue approximately 56.6 million shares of Hercules common stock pursuant to the merger agreement, based on the estimated number of shares of TODCO common stock outstanding on July 5, 2007 and the preliminary election results.

Based on the average closing price of Hercules common stock on NASDAQ for the 10 trading days ending on July 6, 2007 (the "Final Hercules Stock Price") and assuming the merger closes on July 11, 2007 as scheduled, those TODCO stockholders electing to receive cash consideration are expected to receive approximately $48.46 in cash per share of TODCO common stock and stock electors are expected to receive approximately 1.462 shares of Hercules common stock per share of TODCO common stock having an implied value (based on the Final Hercules Stock Price) of $48.46.

TODCO stockholders who failed to make a valid election prior to the election deadline are expected to receive merger consideration consisting of a combination of approximately 0.778 shares of Hercules common stock and $22.56 cash per share of TODCO common stock based on the Final Hercules Stock Price and assuming the merger closes on July 11, 2007.

Elections that were made pursuant to the notice of guaranteed delivery procedure will require the delivery of the share certificates representing such shares of TODCO common stock (or a confirmation evidencing the book-entry transfer of such shares) to the exchange agent by the end of the guaranteed delivery period, which is 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 10, 2007. If the exchange agent does not receive the required stock certificates or confirmation by this guaranteed delivery deadline with respect to any such election, the shares of TODCO common stock subject to such election will be treated as shares that did not make a valid election. Any change in the stock election shares would in turn affect the mix of the merger consideration between cash and Hercules common stock to be received by the non-electors.

After the final results of the election process are determined, the actual merger consideration and the cash and stock allocation will be computed using the formula contained in the merger agreement. The formula will be based on, among other things, the number of shares of TODCO common stock outstanding immediately prior to the completion of the merger, the final results of the election process, and the Final Hercules Stock Price. Hercules will issue a press release announcing the final merger consideration elections when determined.

Hercules and TODCO expect to complete the merger on Wednesday, July 11, 2007. The proposed merger remains subject to the satisfaction of the conditions to closing contained in the merger agreement.

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