Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. Increases Special Cash Dividend to $1.875 Per Shareadmin
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. announced that the Company has declared an increased special cash dividend of $1.875 per share of common stock and a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share of common stock. Both dividends are payable on December 1, 2008 to shareholders of record on November 3, 2008. The Company has paid special cash dividends of $1.25 per share of common stock in each of the past four quarters.
The Company has adopted a policy of considering paying special cash dividends, in amounts to be determined, on a quarterly basis. Any determination to declare a special dividend, as well as the amount of any special dividend which may be declared, will be based on the Company’s financial position, earnings, earnings outlook, capital spending plans and other relevant factors at that time.
Diamond Offshore provides contract drilling services to the energy industry around the globe and is a leader in deepwater drilling. Additional information on Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. and access to the Company’s SEC filings is available on the Internet at www.diamondoffshore.com.