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Samuel Merksamer Member of the Compensation Committee and the Finance Committee, Transocean Ltd.

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Samuel Merksamer, age 43, U.S. citizen, has served as a director of the Company since 2013. Mr. Merksamer was a Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers, an affiliate of SoftBank, from 2019 to 2022. Prior to then, he was a co-Founder of Caligan Partners, L.P., an investment firm from 2017 to 2019 and a Managing Director of Icahn Capital LP, a subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises L.P., from 2008 to 2016. From 2003 until 2008, Mr. Merksamer was an analyst at Airlie Opportunity Capital Management.

Mr. Merksamer is a director of Autostore Holdings Ltd. (OSE: AUTO) (since 2021) and EQRX (NASDAQ: EQRX) (since 2021). He previously served as a director of American International Group, Inc. from 2016 to 2018, Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. from 2014 to 2017, Navistar International Corporation from 2012 to 2017, Cheniere Energy Inc. from 2015 to 2017, Transocean Partners from 2014 to 2016, Hologic Inc. from 2013 to 2016, Talisman Energy Inc. from 2013 to 2015, Ferrous Resources Limited from 2012 to 2016, CVR Refining, GP, LLC, the general partner of CVR Refining, LP, from 2012 to 2014, CVR Energy, Inc. from 2012 to 2014, American Railcar Industries, Inc. from 2011 to 2013, Dynegy Inc. from 2011 to 2012, Viskase Companies, Inc. from 2010 to 2013, Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation from 2010 to 2014, and PSC Metals Inc. from 2009 to 2012. Ferrous Resources Limited, CVR Refining, CVR Energy, American Railcar Industries, Federal-Mogul, Viskase Companies and PSC Metals are each indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Mr. Icahn also has or previously had a noncontrolling interest in Dynegy, Hologic, Talisman Energy, Navistar, Hertz, Cheniere Energy, Transocean Ltd., Transocean Partners and American International Group, Inc. through the ownership of securities.

Mr. Merksamer received an A.B. in Economics from Cornell University in 2002.