Rowan to Present at Credit Suisse Energy Summit

               Rowan to Present at Credit Suisse Energy Summit

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Jan. 29, 2013

HOUSTON, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Rowan Companies plc ("Rowan" or the
"Company") (NYSE: RDC) announced that Matt Ralls, President and Chief
Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the Credit Suisse Energy Summit
on February 6, 2013 at 8:40 a.m. Mountain Time.

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A live audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed by visiting Rowan's
website at www.rowancompanies.com. Please connect to our website at least 15
minutes prior to the scheduled start of the presentation to register, download
and install any necessary audio software. Shortly after the live webcast, an
archived version will be available for approximately 60 days.

Rowan Companies plc is a major provider of international and domestic contract
drilling services with a leading position in high-specification jack-up rigs.
The Company's fleet of 31 jack-up rigs is located worldwide, including the
Middle East, the North Sea, Trinidad, Egypt, Southeast Asia and the Gulf of
Mexico. Rowan will enter the ultra-deepwater market with four
high-specification drillships expected to be delivered starting in late 2013.
The Company's Class A Ordinary Shares are traded on the New York Stock
Exchange under the symbol "RDC". For more information on the Company, please
visit www.rowancompanies.com.

SOURCE Rowan Companies plc

Website: http://www.rowancompanies.com
Contact: Suzanne M. Spera, Director of Investor Relations, +1-713-960-7517,
sspera@rowancompanies.com
 
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