Hallin Marine Names Attenburrow, Arnold New Directors

Hallin Marine has strengthened its board with the appointment of two new directors, both existing managing directors from its wholly owned subsidiaries. Jon Berwyn Attenburrow, Managing Director of Hallin Marine's Eastern Division, and Michael Joseph Arnold, Managing Director of Hallin Marine's West Division, have been appointed as directors of the Company with immediate effect.

Jon Berwyn Attenburrow joined Hallin during its early days and has fulfilled many roles within the Company over the subsequent nine years. He has led the business development of the organization and was appointed Managing Director of Hallin Marine Systems Ltd in October 2006 and runs the East Division of the Company, which includes Pt Hallin Marine Indonesia and the recently formed Hallin Marine Australia Pty Ltd. He is based in Singapore.

Michael Joseph Arnold, 46,joined Hallin to start its ROV operation in Aberdeen in 2006 and is also a member of the International Marine Contractors Association's (IMCA) prestigious Remote Systems & ROV Division management committee. He founded Rovtech Ltd in 1991 and built the company into a major independent ROV services contractor with a turnover of £23million before leaving the business in 2004. From 2004, and prior to joining Hallin in 2006, Mr Arnold worked as an international consultant within the subsea intervention market. He is based in Aberdeen.

"The addition of both Jon and Mike to Hallin's board will add both knowledge and experience, vital as the Company continues to profitably grow," said Hallin CEO John Giddens. "They have both earned the elevation by the outstanding results they have and continue to achieve in their own divisions. The Company can only benefit from this enlargement of the board at this exciting stage of its development."