AWDR - Dividend Information

Reference is made to the Q1 2013 report released on 14 May 2013. Awilco Drilling PLC will be trading ex-dividend of a cash dividend of USD 1.00 per share on 24 May 2013. The record date is 28 May 2013 and the dividend will be paid in the form of NOK on or about 20 June 2013.

Aberdeen, 16 May 2013

For further information please contact:

Jon Oliver Bryce, CEO
Phone: +44 1224 737900

Cathrine Haavind, IR Manager
Phone: +47 93 42 84 64

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.