Bull & Lifshitz, LLP announces an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with the proposed acquisition of Pride International, Inc. (NYSE: PDE - News) (referred to as "Pride" or the “Company”) by Ensco plc (“Ensco”) in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $7.3 billion.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, Pride stockholders will receive 0.4778 newly-issued shares of Ensco plus $15.60 in cash for each share of Pride common stock. The cash and stock transaction is valued at $41.60 per share based on Ensco's closing share price on February 4, 2011. Upon closing, and reflecting the issuance of new Ensco shares, Pride stockholders collectively will own approximately 38% of Ensco's outstanding shares.

If you are a shareholder of Pride and would like more information about our investigation, please contact Peter D. Bull, Esq. by telephone at (212) 213-6222 or by sending an e-mail including your contact information to: counsel@nyclasslaw.com. All e-mail correspondence should make reference to Pride.

Bull & Lifshitz, LLP is a New York City-based law firm with significant experience representing investors in merger-related shareholder class actions, shareholder derivative actions, and securities fraud class actions. For more information about the firm, please visit our website at www.nyclasslaw.com.

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