Additional definitive proxy soliciting materials and Rule 14(a)(12) material


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Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 20, 2014

DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING, INC.

Meeting Information

Meeting Type: Annual Meeting

For holders as of: March 25, 2014

Date: May 20, 2014 Time: 8:30 AM EDT

Location: Loews Corporation

667 Madison Avenue

New York, New York 10065

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DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING, INC.

15415 KATY FREEWAY

HOUSTON, TX 77094

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Voting items

The Board of Directors recommends you

vote FOR the following:

1. Election of Directors
Nominees

01    James S. Tisch

02    Marc Edwards

03    John R. Bolton

04    Charles L. Fabrikant

05    Paul G. Gaffney II

06    Edward Grebow

07    Herbert C. Hofmann

08    Kenneth I. Siegel

09    Clifford M. Sobel

10    Andrew H. Tisch

11    Raymond S. Troubh

3 To approve, on an advisory basis, executive compensation.

4 To approve the Company’s amended and restated Incentive Compensation Plan for Executive Officers.

5 To approve the Company’s Equity Incentive Compensation Plan.

The Board of Directors recommends you

vote AGAINST the following proposal:

6 Shareholder proposal: board diversity.

NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.

The Board of Directors recommends you

vote FOR proposals 2, 3, 4 and 5.

2 Ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the independent auditors of the Company for fiscal year 2014.

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The above information was disclosed in a filing to the SEC. To see this filing in its entirety, click here. Diamond Offshore Drilling next reports earnings on April 21, 2014.

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Other recent filings from the company include the following:

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. Rig Status Report October 23, 2014 Updated Information Noted In Bold Print - Oct. 23, 2014
Diamond Offshore Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results - Oct. 23, 2014
Diamond Offshore Drilling's Controller was just granted 1,000 ownership of the company. - Oct. 3, 2014
Diamond Offshore Drilling's Senior Vice President-CCO was just granted 2,000 ownership of the company. - Oct. 3, 2014
Diamond Offshore Drilling's Senior Vice President-CFO was just granted 2,000 ownership of the company. - Oct. 3, 2014

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