Steven J. Brady, currently Vice President – Europe and Mediterranean, will succeed Mr. Burns as Senior Vice President – Western Hemisphere and relocate from Aberdeen to Houston. Mr. Brady joined Ensco in December 2002 and served in various business unit leadership positions in the Eastern Hemisphere prior to being named to his current position in May 2011. Prior to joining Ensco, Mr. Brady spent 18 years in various technical and managerial roles for ConocoPhillips in locations around the world. Mr. Brady holds a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University.Both Mr. Brady and Carey Lowe, Senior Vice President – Eastern Hemisphere, will report directly to Mr. Burns. Julian Hall, currently Manager – Operations, Europe and Mediterranean, will be promoted to Vice President – Europe and Mediterranean and will remain in Aberdeen. Derek Kent has been named Vice President – Middle East and Africa, effective immediately. Mr. Kent has been Vice President - Safety, Health & Environment since May 2011. He will relocate from Houston to Dubai. Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) brings energy to the world as a global provider of offshore drilling services to the petroleum industry. For 25 years, the company has focused on operating safely and exceeding customer expectations. In the most recent independent survey of customers completed by EnergyPoint Research, Ensco received the top score in 13 of 17 categories including the #1 rating for total customer satisfaction. Operating the world’s newest ultra-deepwater fleet and largest fleet of active premium jackups, Ensco has a major presence in the most strategic offshore basins across six continents. To learn more about Ensco, visit www.enscoplc.com. Ensco plc is an English limited company (England No. 7023598) with its registered office and corporate headquarters located at 6 Chesterfield Gardens, London W1J 5BQ. Statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “could,” “may,” “might,” “should,” “will” and similar words. Such statements are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results to vary materially from those indicated. In addition to the numerous factors described above, you should also carefully read and consider “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in Part I and “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Part II of our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, as updated in subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, which are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or on the Investor Relations section of our website at www.enscoplc.com. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of the particular statement, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.