Nicholas, Hofmeister Join Hunting's Board

Hunting PLC on Wednesday announced the appointment of John Nicholas and John Hofmeister as Non Executive Directors.

Nicholas, aged 53, is a British citizen and Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is currently a non executive director of Ceres Power Holdings plc and Rotork PLC and a member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel. He was formerly the Group Finance Director at Tate & Lyle plc and prior to that Group Finance Director at Kidde plc.

Hofmeister, aged 61, is a US citizen resident in Houston, Texas. He is the founder and chief executive officer of the Washington D.C. registered not-for-profit Citizens for Affordable Energy, Inc. He is the former President of Shell Oil Company US and a former Group Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC in The Hague, Netherlands.

Both Directors will join the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees with immediate effect.

Hector McFadyen who has been an Independent Non Executive Director since 2002 will retire from the board on 3 September 2009. The Board thank Hector for his valuable contribution and wish him well for the future.

Hunting PLC is an international energy services provider to the world's leading upstream oil and gas companies. Established in 1874, it is a fully listed public company traded on the London Stock Exchange. The Company maintains a corporate office in Houston and is headquartered in London. As well as the United Kingdom, the Company has principal operations in Canada, China, France, Holland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mexico, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America.