Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (“DO”) has announced a special cash dividend of $1.875 per DO Common Share. The record date is February 13, 2009; payable date is March 2, 2009. The new ex-distribution date for this distribution will be February 11, 2009. Diamond Offshore has characterized this dividend as “special” and has distinguished it from the regular quarterly dividend payable on the same date.
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