Independence Contract Drilling Welcomes Mr. Daniel F. McNease to its Board of Directors

Independence Contract Drilling Welcomes Mr. Daniel F. McNease to its Board of

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, April 3, 2013

HOUSTON, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Independence Contract Drilling is
pleased to announce that Daniel F. McNease has joined its Board of Directors.

Currently Mr. McNease serves as the Chairman of AXON EP, Inc. and as a Member
of the Advisory Board at HitecVision AS. He has been a Director of Dockwise
Ltd. since 2007.

From 2004 through 2008 Mr. McNease served as President, Chairman of the Board
and Chief Executive Officer at Rowan Companies plc, a $4.5 billion provider of
land and offshore contract drilling services and a manufacturer of rigs and
drilling equipment. In total, Mr. McNease spent 34 years at Rowan, serving as
Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2008, President from 2002 to 2008 and as
Executive Vice President of Rowan Companies plc and President of its drilling
subsidiaries from 1999 to 2002.

Tom Bates, Chairman of the Board of Independence noted, "Danny has spent his
entire working life in the global drilling industry, both on land and
offshore, and has worked tirelessly to advance the industry. The entire board
is very pleased to welcome Danny and looks forward to his guidance, industry
knowledge and leadership as we move Independence toward a public listing."

Mr. McNease is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and the
Columbia University Executive Program. He is a member of the International
Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), the National Ocean Industries
Association (NOIA), and the American Petroleum Institute (API).

Independence Contract Drilling, Inc. provides contract drilling services to
the North American E&P industry utilizing its custom designed ShaleDriller™
series of fast moving, dual fuel, AC programmable rigs designed and
manufactured at its API Certified facilities and corporate headquarters
located in Houston, Texas.

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(281) 598-1230

SOURCE Independence Contract Drilling

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