January 28, 2016 - 9:43 AM EST
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Ensco Names Michael McGuinty Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary

Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) announced today that Michael McGuinty has been named senior vice president - general counsel and secretary effective 1 February 2016. He will be based in London.

McGuinty most recently was general counsel and secretary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, and previously served as deputy general counsel and director of compliance for Schlumberger. He has extensive legal experience in the energy services field including in-house and private practice across multiple regions. During his tenure at Schlumberger, he was Director of Legal Operations for the global oilfield services business.

"We look forward to Michael leading our worldwide legal team and joining us as a member of executive management,” said CEO Carl Trowell. “Michael’s global experience in the energy industry – managing a wide range of complex legal matters – positions him extremely well to take on this leadership role.”

McGuinty earned a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University and a Bachelor of Social Sciences from University of Ottawa. His bar admissions include the Law Society of Ontario, Barreau du Quebec and Law Society of England and Wales.

McGuinty succeeds Ron Potter, associate general counsel, who has been serving as interim general counsel.

Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) brings energy to the world as a global provider of offshore drilling services to the petroleum industry. For more than 28 years, the company has focused on operating safely and going beyond customer expectations. Ensco is ranked first in total customer satisfaction in the latest independent survey by EnergyPoint Research — the sixth consecutive year that Ensco has earned this distinction. Operating one of the newest ultra-deepwater rig fleets and the largest premium jackup fleet, Ensco has a major presence in the most strategic offshore basins across six continents. 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. To learn more, visit our website at www.enscoplc.com.

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 and specifically include statements regarding the new general counsel. Such statements are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results to vary materially from those indicated. When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the risk factors and other cautionary statements in our reports filed with the SEC, including those described under “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in Part I of our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, as updated in our 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.

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Source: Business Wire (January 28, 2016 - 9:43 AM EST)

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