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Parker Drilling Company Announces Results Of Cash Tender Offer For Its 2.125% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2012

HOUSTON, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Drilling Company (NYSE: PKD) (Company) today announced the expiration and final results of the Company's previously announced cash tender offer (Tender Offer) for any and all $125 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.125% Convertible Senior Notes due 2012 (Convertible Senior Notes). The Tender Offer expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on May 8, 2012. The Tender Offer was made pursuant to the Offer to Purchase dated April 11, 2012.

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Based on information provided by The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the depositary for the tender offer, $122,852,000 in aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes were validly tendered and not withdrawn pursuant to the Tender Offer. The Company accepted for purchase all of the aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes (the Accepted Notes) validly tendered and not withdrawn for aggregate consideration of $124,073,165.94 (the Total Consideration), which includes accrued but unpaid interest on the Accepted Notes. All Convertible Senior Notes purchased in the Tender Offer will be retired.

The Company will deposit with the Depository Trust Company the amount of cash necessary to pay for all Accepted Notes, which payment will include accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, May 9, 2012.

The complete terms and conditions of the Tender Offer are described in the Offer to Purchase dated April 11, 2012, as amended, copies of which may be obtained from D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent for the Tender Offer, at (800) 628-8536 (US toll free) or, for banks and brokers, (212) 269-5550. The Company retained Barclays Capital Inc. to act as the exclusive dealer manager in connection with the Tender Offer. Questions regarding the terms of the Tender Offer may be directed to Barclays Capital Inc. at (800) 438-3242 (toll-free) or (212) 528-7581 (collect).

This announcement is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities. The Tender Offer was made solely by the Offer to Purchase dated April 11, 2012, as amended. The Tender Offer is not being made to holders of Notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction.

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