This press release shall not constitute an offer to purchase, solicitation of consents or a solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes. The Consent Solicitation is made solely by means of the Consent Solicitation/Prospectus Supplement.Rowan UK has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4, which contains a definitive proxy statement/prospectus in connection with the proposed merger to effect the change in the Company's corporate structure, and each of the Company and Rowan UK may be filing other relevant materials with the SEC in connection with the transaction. The Company urges its stockholders – including participants in its equity based incentive compensation plans — and investors to read carefully the proxy statement/prospectus (and any other document that the Company or Rowan UK subsequently files with the SEC) before making any voting or investment decision about the proposed merger, because they contain important information about the Company, Rowan UK and the proposed merger and related transactions. Stockholders and investors may obtain these documents, as well as other filings containing information about the Company and Rowan UK, for free at the SEC's website, www.sec.gov, and the Company's website, www.rowancompanies.com, under the "Investor Relations" heading by accessing the "SEC filings" link. The Company, Rowan UK and their directors and executive officers and certain other members of management and employees, as well as Innisfree M&A Incorporated (the Company's proxy solicitor), may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed change in corporate structure. Information about the directors and executive officers of the Company and their ownership in the Company is included in the registration statement filed with the SEC and the documents and information incorporated by reference therein. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is contained in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials filed with the SEC. You can obtain free copies of the documents by accessing the SEC's and our website as described above.