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Appointment of new board member

(Bermuda, 1 June 2010): BW Offshore is pleased to announce that Mr. Maarten R. Scholten has been appointed a Director of BW Offshore Limited. Mr. Scholten has commenced his position in the Board of Directors on 31 May 2010.

Mr. Maarten R. Scholten (born 1954) is a Dutch citizen with a Master of Science in politics from University of Paris (Sorbonne) and a JD Commercial Law from University of Amsterdam.

Mr. Scholten brings with him almost 30 years of extensive legal and financial experience from the oil service industry, whereof 20 years in senior and executive positions at Schlumberger.

The Board of Directors of BW Offshore Limited has by this increased from six to seven Directors, and now consists of the following Directors;


Dr. Helmut Sohmen, Chairman

Mr. Christophe Pettenati-Auzière, Vice Chairman

Ms. Kathie Child-Villiers

Mr. David Gairns

Mr. René Huck

Mr. Maarten R. Scholten

Mr. Andreas Sohmen-Pao



BW Offshore is one of the world`s leading FPSO contractors and a market leader within advanced offshore loading and production systems to the oil and gas industry. BW Offshore has more than 25 years' experience and has successfully delivered 14 FPSO projects and 50 turrets and offshore terminals. BW Offshore's technology division APL has delivered solutions for production vessels, storage vessels and tankers in a wide range of field developments. Adapting through competence, in-house technology, solid project execution and operational excellence, BW Offshore ensures that customer needs are met through versatile solutions for offshore oil and gas projects. BW Offshore has a global network with offices in Europe, Asia Pacific, West Africa and the Americas. BW Offshore has 1,100 employees and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit and

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)