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Ensco Commences Public Offering of Class A Ordinary Shares

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) (“Ensco”) announced today that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of 50,000,000 Class A ordinary shares. Ensco expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 7,500,000 additional Class A ordinary shares. Ensco expects to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes.

Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as book-running managers for the offering. The offering is being made under an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-201532) filed by Ensco with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement, prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus related to the offering may be obtained for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website,, or by contacting Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, or by telephone at (866) 471-2526, facsimile at (212) 902-9316, or email:; and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, or any solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) is a global provider of offshore drilling services to the petroleum industry. Ensco plc is an English limited company (England No. 7023598) with its registered office and corporate headquarters located at 6 Chesterfield Gardens, 3rd Floor, London, United Kingdom W1J 5BQ.