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BOURBON - Press Release : Situation in Nigeria

Paris, April 13, 2015

Situation in Nigeria

BOURBON confirms that a crew boat, theSurfer 1440
, was boarded off the Nigerian coast in the night of the 8thof April 2015. The
3 crew members of Nigerian nationality have been kidnapped. An emergency unit
based in Nigeria has been immediately activated.

Bourbon Interoil Nigeria is in contact with the families, supports and informs
them regularly.

BOURBON will not disclose any more information.
About BOURBONAmong the market leaders in marine services for offshore oil&gas, BOURBON
offers the most demanding oil&gas companies a wide range of marine services,
both surface and sub-surface, for offshore oil&gas fields and wind farms.
These extensive services rely on a broad range of the latest-generation
vessels and the expertise of more than 11,000 skilled employees. Through its
28 operating subsidiaries the group provides local services as close as
possible to customers and their operations throughout the world, of the
highest standards of service and safety.

BOURBON provides two operating Activities (Marine Services and Subsea
Services) and also protects the French coastline for the French Navy.

In the 1st half of 2014, BOURBON'S revenue came to €642.6 million and the
company operated a fleet of 501 vessels as of June 30, 2014. Under the
"BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy" plan, the group has built a vast fleet of
innovative, high-performance mass produced offshore vessels.

The latest action plan "Transforming for beyond", financially provides for the
sale of existing vessels or those under construction totaling $2.5 billion
and then chartering these bareboat vessels over a period of 10 years. The
first part of the program involved a contract for 51 vessels worth $1.5
billion with ICBC Financial Leasing. Through the "Transforming for beyond"
action plan, BOURBON intends to expand its strategic scope to new
possibilities beyond 2015 ensuring the creation of future value growth.

Placed by ICB (Industry Classification Benchmark) in the "Oil Services"
sector, BOURBON is listed on the Euronext Paris, Compartment A.



Investor Relations, analysts, shareholders

James Fraser, CFA
+33 491 133 545

Corporate Communications

Christelle Loisel
+33 491 136 732

Media relations agency
Publicis Consultants

Jérôme Goaer
+33 144 824 624

Véronique Duhoux
+33 144 824 633

Vilizara Lazarova
+33 144 824 634
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Source: BOURBON via Globenewswire


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