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Noble Corporation PLC (NE.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Williams

59 2008 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Adam Peakes

43 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Julie Robertson

61 2006 Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary

William Turcotte

53 2008 Senior Vice President, General Legal Counsel

Simon Johnson

46 2014 Senior Vice President - Marketing and Contracts

Scott Marks

57 2007 Senior Vice President - Engineering

Bernie Wolford

57 2012 Senior Vice President - Operations

Gordon Hall

57 2014 Lead Independent Director

Ashley Almanza

53 2013 Independent Director

Michael Cawley

69 2014 Independent Director

Julie Edwards

58 2006 Independent Director

Scott Josey

59 2014 Independent Director

Jon Marshall

65 2009 Independent Director

Mary Ricciardello

61 2003 Independent Director

Jeffrey Chastain

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

David Williams

Mr. David W. Williams is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Noble Corporation Plc. Mr. Williams served as Senior Vice President—Business Development of Noble Drilling Services Inc., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, from September 2006 to January 2007, as Senior Vice President—Operations of Noble Drilling Services Inc. from January to April 2007, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from April 2007 to January 2008. Prior to September 2006, Mr. Williams served for more than five years as Executive Vice President of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., an offshore oil and gas drilling contractor. Mr. Williams brings to our Board extensive experience in senior management positions in the offshore drilling sector and knowledge of the Company and the industry by virtue of his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. None of the corporations or other organizations in which our non-management directors carried on their respective principal occupations and employments or for which our non-management directors served as directors during the past five years is a parent, subsidiary or other affiliate of the Company.

Adam Peakes

Mr. Adam C. Peakes is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. i was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective January 23, 2017. Prior to joining Noble, Mr. Peakes served as Managing Director and Head of OFS Investment Banking since 2011 at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Company, an integrated investment and merchant bank serving the energy industry. Prior to that time, Mr. Peakes served in various roles at Goldman Sachs & Company from 1999 to 2011, including most recently as Managing Director, Global Natural Resources in the Investment Banking Division.

Julie Robertson

Ms. Julie J. Robertson is Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary of Noble Corp Plc. She was named Executive Vice President effective February 10, 2006. In this role, Ms. Robertson is responsible for overseeing human resources, procurement and supply chain, learning and development, health, safety and environmental functions, and information technology. Ms. Robertson served as Senior Vice President—Administration from July 2001 to February 10, 2006. Ms. Robertson has served continuously as Corporate Secretary since December 1993. Ms. Robertson served as Vice President—Administration of Noble Drilling from 1996 to July 2001. In 1994, Ms. Robertson became Vice President—Administration of Noble Drilling Services Inc. From 1989 to 1994, Ms. Robertson served consecutively as Manager of Benefits and Director of Human Resources for Noble Drilling Services Inc. Prior to 1989, Ms. Robertson served consecutively in the positions of Risk and Benefits Manager and Marketing Services Coordinator for a predecessor subsidiary of Noble, beginning in 1979.

William Turcotte

Mr. William E. Turcotte is Senior Vice President, General Legal Counsel of Noble Corp Plc. was named Senior Vice President and General Counsel effective December 16, 2008. Prior to joining Noble, Mr. Turcotte served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Cornell Companies, Inc., a private corrections company, since March 2007. He served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Transocean, Inc., an offshore oil and gas drilling contractor, from October 2005 to March 2007 and as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from January 2000 to October 2005. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Turcotte served in various legal positions with Schlumberger Limited in Houston, Caracas and Paris. Mr. Turcotte was in private practice prior to joining Schlumberger.

Simon Johnson

Mr. Simon W. Johnson is Senior Vice President - Marketing and Contracts of Noble Corp plc. Mr. Johnson was named Senior Vice President - Marketing and Contracts effective March 2014. Mr. Johnson joined Noble Corporation in 2010 and most recently served as Vice President - Marketing (Europe, Africa and Middle East). Prior to joining Noble, Mr. Johnson served as a Commercial Director at Seadrill Limited, an offshore driller. Mr. Johnson has held numerous international marketing roles in the offshore drilling industry during the past 18 years. His early career was spent in offshore and shorebase operations roles.

Scott Marks

Mr. Scott W. Marks is Senior Vice President - Engineering of Noble Corp Plc. Mr. Marks was named Senior Vice President – Engineering effective January 2007. Mr. Marks served as Vice President – Project Management and Construction from August 2006 to January 2007, as Vice President – Support Engineering from September 2005 to August 2006 and as Director of Engineering from January 2003 to September 2005. Mr. Marks has been with Noble since 1991, serving as a Project Manager and as a Drilling Superintendent prior to 2003.

Bernie Wolford

Mr. Bernie G. Wolford is Senior Vice President - Operations of Noble Corp Plc. Mr. Wolford was named Senior Vice President – Operations effective February 6, 2012. Mr. Wolford served as Vice President—Operational Excellence from March 2010 to February 2012. From January 2003 until March 2010, Mr. Wolford was self-employed. During that time, he provided consulting services to Noble as a contractor on the construction of the Noble Dave Beard from March 2009 to December 2009. He also supported the operations of Mass Technology Corp., an independent downstream refining and storage company, as a significant shareholder of that company, from February 2007 to February 2009. Mr. Wolford began his career in the offshore drilling industry with Transworld Drilling in 1981, which was acquired by Noble in 1991. From 1981 through December 2002, he served in various roles in engineering, project management and operations with Transworld and Noble.

Gordon Hall

Mr. Gordon T. Hall is a Lead Independent Director of Noble Corp Plc. Mr. Hall serves as Chairman of the Board of Archrock, Inc., a natural gas compression services company. At predecessor companies to Archrock, Inc., Mr. Hall served as Vice Chairman of the Board and Lead Independent Director (2013-2015) and as Chairman of the Board (2007-2013) of Exterran Holdings, Inc., and as Chairman of the Board (2005-2007) of Hanover Compressor Company. Mr. Hall retired as Managing Director from Credit Suisse, a brokerage services and investment banking firm, where he was employed from 1987 through 2002. While at Credit Suisse, Mr. Hall served as Senior Oil Field Services Analyst and Co-Head of the Global Energy Group. Mr. Hall has been self-employed since leaving his position with Credit Suisse. Mr. Hall was a director of Hydril Company, an oil and gas service company specializing in pressure control equipment and premium connections for tubing and casing, until its merger with Tenaris S.A. in May 2007 and was a director of Grant Prideco, Inc., a drilling technology and manufacturing company, until its acquisition by National Oilwell Varco, Inc. in April 2008. Mr. Hall serves on the Finance Committee of the Board of Gordon College. He has also served as a director of multiple private companies. Mr. Hall brings to our Board financial and analytical expertise and investment banking experience, with a focus on the energy sector, and experience as a director with board leadership roles for multiple companies.

Ashley Almanza

Mr. Ashley Almanza is an Independent Director of the Noble Corp Plc. Mr. Almanza has served as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of G4S plc, a global integrated security company, since June 2013. Mr. Almanza served as a Director of Schroders PLC, a global asset management company headquartered in London from August 2011 to May 2016. Mr. Almanza also served as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of BG Group PLC, a global oil and gas company headquartered in the United Kingdom, from August 2002 to March 2011, and as an Executive Vice President from October 2009 to December 2012. Mr. Almanza brings to our Board experience and knowledge gained as an executive officer in the energy industry, as well as extensive accounting and financial expertise.

Michael Cawley

Mr. Michael A. Cawley is an Independent Director of Noble Corp Plc. Mr. Cawley served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation (the “Noble Foundation”), from February 1992 until his retirement in January 2012, after serving as Executive Vice President of the Noble Foundation from January 1991 until February 1992. Mr. Cawley also served as a trustee of the Noble Foundation from 1988 until his retirement in January 2012. The Noble Foundation is engaged in agricultural research, education, demonstration and consultation; plant biology and applied biotechnology; and assistance through granting to selected non-profit organizations. For more than five years prior to 1991, Mr. Cawley was the President of Thompson & Cawley, a professional corporation, attorneys at law. Mr. Cawley is a director of Noble Energy, Inc. and also serves as a director of numerous non-profit organizations. Since January 2012, Mr. Cawley has served as the manager of the Cawley Consulting Group, LLC. Mr. Cawley brings to our Board experience in, and knowledge of, both the drilling industry and broader energy industry and knowledge of the Company by virtue of his long experience as a director of the Company and his other energy industry and legal experience.

Julie Edwards

Ms. Julie H. Edwards is an Independent Director of Noble Corp Plc. Ms. Edwards served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development of Southern Union Company from November 2006 to January 2007, and immediately prior to that served as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from July 2005 to November 2006. Southern Union is primarily engaged in the transportation and distribution of natural gas. Prior to joining Southern Union, Ms. Edwards served as Executive Vice President—Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer for Frontier Oil Corporation in Houston from 2000 until July 2005. She joined Frontier Oil in 1991 as Vice President—Secretary and Treasurer after serving as Vice President of Corporate Finance for Smith Barney, Harris, Upham & Co., Inc., New York and Houston, from 1988 to 1991, after joining the company as an associate in 1985. Ms. Edwards has not held a principal employment since retiring from Southern Union in 2007. Ms. Edwards is also a director of ONEOK, Inc. and ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C. Ms. Edwards served as a director of the NATCO Group, Inc. from 2004 until its merger with Cameron International Corporation in 2009. Ms. Edwards brings to our Board experience in finance and senior management positions for multiple energy companies and experience as a director of several public companies.

Scott Josey

Mr. Scott D. Josey is an Independent Director of Noble Corp Plc. Mr. Josey is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sequitur Energy Resources, LLC, which acquires and develops oil and gas assets in the continental United States, and served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Mariner Energy from August 2001 until November 2010, when it merged with Apache Corporation. Previously, he served as Vice President of Enron North America and co-managed its Energy Capital Resources group, provided investment banking services to the oil and gas industry and portfolio management services to institutional investors as a co-founder of Sagestone Capital Partners, and was a director with Enron Capital & Trade Resources Corp. in its energy investment group. From 1982 to 1993, he worked in all phases of drilling, production, pipeline, corporate planning and commercial activities at Texas Oil and Gas Corp. He previously served on the boards of Apache Corporation and Northern Tier Energy GP, LLC. Mr. Josey brings to our Board experience and knowledge gained as an executive officer in the energy industry, investment banking experience, with a focus on the energy sector, and experience as a director of multiple public energy companies.

Jon Marshall

Mr. Jon A. Marshall is an Independent Director of Noble Corp plc. Mr. Marshall served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Transocean Inc. from November 2007 to May 2008, and immediately prior to that served as Chief Executive Officer of GlobalSantaFe Corporation from May 2003 until November 2007, when GlobalSantaFe merged with Transocean. Transocean is an offshore drilling contractor. Mr. Marshall has not held a principal employment since leaving his position with Transocean. Mr. Marshall is a director of Cobalt International Energy, Inc. and also serves as a director of several private companies and several non-profit organizations. Mr. Marshall brings to our Board experience in executive positions and experience as a director for public offshore drilling companies.

Mary Ricciardello

Ms. Mary P. Ricciardello is an Independent Director of Noble Corp Plc. Ms. Ricciardello served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Reliant Energy, Inc. from January 2001 to August 2002, and immediately prior to that served as its Senior Vice President and Comptroller from September 1999 to January 2001 and as its Vice President and Comptroller from 1996 to September 1999. Ms. Ricciardello also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Reliant Resources, Inc. from May 2001 to August 2002. Reliant principally provides electricity and energy services to retail and wholesale customers. Ms. Ricciardello’s current principal occupation is as a certified public accountant, and she has not held a principal employment since leaving her positions with Reliant Energy, Inc. and Reliant Resources, Inc. in August 2002. Ms. Ricciardello is a director of Devon Energy Corporation and each of EnLink Midstream Partners, LP and its general partner, EnLink Midstream GP, LLC. Ms. Ricciardello was also a director of Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. from December 2011 to March 2015. Ms. Ricciardello also serves as a director of several non-profit organizations. Ms. Ricciardello brings to our Board extensive accounting experience and experience from service on the boards of multiple public companies.

Jeffrey Chastain

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