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Transocean Receives Shareholder Proposal

March 7, 2013

ZUG, SWITZERLAND—Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today announced that certain Funds affiliated with Carl Icahn submitted to the company for vote at its 2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (“AGM”) a dividend proposal of $4.00 per share. Additionally, the Funds provided a notice of nomination of 3 director candidates for election to Transocean’s Board of Directors at its 2013 AGM and a proposal to repeal the company’s staggered board. The Transocean Board of Directors will evaluate the proposals in due course.

Important Additional Information

The company, its directors and certain of its executive officers and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from shareholders in connection with the company's 2013 Annual General Meeting (the "2013 Annual General Meeting"). The company plans to file a proxy statement with the SEC in connection with the solicitation of proxies for the 2013 Annual General Meeting (the "2013 Proxy Statement"). SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE 2013 PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT THE COMPANY WILL FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Additional information regarding the identity of these potential participants, none of whom owns in excess of 1 percent of the company's shares, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the 2013 Proxy Statement and other materials to be filed with the SEC in connection with the 2013 Annual General Meeting. This information can also be found in the company's definitive proxy statement for its 2012 Annual General Meeting (the "2012 Proxy Statement"), filed with the SEC on April 6, 2012. To the extent holdings of the company's securities have changed since the amounts printed in the 2012 Proxy Statement, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Shareholders will be able to obtain, free of charge, copies of the 2013 Proxy Statement and any other documents, including the WHITE proxy card, filed by the company with the SEC in connection with the 2013 Annual General Meeting at the SEC's website (http://www.sec.gov/), or at the Company's website (http://www.deepwater.com/), or by contacting the company by email at info@deepwater.com. In addition, copies of the proxy materials, when available, may be requested from the Company's proxy solicitor, Innisfree M&A Incorporated, 501 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10022.