Tidewater Declares Quarterly Dividend on Common Stock

Tidewater announced that its board of directors declared on July 8, 2009, a quarterly dividend of $.25 per share on Tidewater's approximately 51.7 million shares of common stock outstanding.

The dividend is payable September 15, 2009, to shareholders of record on September 4, 2009.

Tidewater Inc. owns 404 vessels, the world's largest fleet of vessels serving the global offshore energy industry.