Rowan Issues Clarification on Day Rate for Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Rowan Resolute Contract

  Rowan Issues Clarification on Day Rate for Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Rowan
                              Resolute Contract

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, June 20, 2013

HOUSTON, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Rowan Companies plc ("Rowan" or the
"Company") (NYSE: RDC) reported in a press release issued earlier today that
it entered into a three-year contract with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for
the Rowan Resolute, one of four new ultra-deepwater drillships being
constructed for Rowan by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.

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The Company would like to provide clarification regarding the effective day
rate. The effective day rate in the high $600s as previously reported is
between $606,000 and $609,000, including mobilization revenues.

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 30 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, Investor Relations, (713) 960-7517,
sspera@rowancompanies.com