Diamond Offshore Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Thursday, January 26, 2006
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share of common stock, payable on March 1, 2006 to shareholders of record on February 3, 2006. In addition, the Board declared a special cash dividend of $1.50 per share of common stock, payable on March 1, 2006 to shareholders of record on February 3, 2006. The Board of Directors may, in subsequent years, consider paying additional annual special dividends, in amounts to be determined, if it believes that the company's financial position, earnings outlook, capital spending plans and other relevant factors warrant such action at that time. (Source: Houston Chronicle)

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