Ensco plc Celebrates Opening of New Global Headquarters in London

05/25/2010

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) is hosting a reception this evening at Lancaster House to celebrate the opening of Ensco's new global headquarters in London. The event is to introduce Ensco as one of the largest global companies to move its legal domicile to the UK. The reception will be attended by major business leaders.

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Rabun stated, "Our move to the UK will be tremendously beneficial for our customers, employees and shareholders. London is an unequaled business and financial centre, as well as a global transportation hub. Our new headquarters will facilitate even greater relations with our major customers and enhanced oversight of our worldwide operations."

Mr. Rabun added, "Our move to the UK has gone very smoothly, due in large part to the valuable advice and assistance we have received from various agencies within the UK government, especially UK Trade & Investment. Through its efforts, we have been able to maximize our transition to the UK."

Sir Andrew Cahn, CEO of UK Trade & Investment, added, "UKTI has been working closely with Ensco on this important move. We welcome such investment into the UK and believe that many overseas companies will find that there are compelling reasons to have their headquarters or main European office here. Above all, it shows that the UK really is open for business."

Ensco, which has a market capitalisation of $6 billion, employs approximately 3,600 people across five continents and 400 in the UK. It operates eight premium jackup drilling rigs in the North Sea as part of its fleet of more than 40 offshore drilling rigs worldwide for leading energy customers.

About Ensco

Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) brings energy to the world as a global provider of offshore drilling services to the petroleum industry. With a fleet of ultra-deepwater semisubmersible and premium jackup drilling rigs, Ensco serves customers with high-quality equipment, a well-trained workforce and a strong record of safety and reliability. To learn more about Ensco, please visit our website at www.enscoplc.com. Ensco plc is registered in England No. 7023598 with offices located at 6 Chesterfield Gardens, London, W1J 5BQ.

About UK Trade & Investment

It helps overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK's economy - acknowledged as Europe's best place from which to succeed in global business. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world.


    Source: Ensco plc