McDermott Appoints John Freeman as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

HOUSTON, Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) announced today that John Freeman has been appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective today. He succeeds Liane Hinrichs who has announced her intention to retire from the Company at the end of the year.

David Dickson, President and Chief Executive Officer of McDermott, stated, “The Company is grateful for Liane’s contributions to McDermott over the past 18 years, and her leadership of the Company’s legal group. We extend our best wishes to Liane for the future. As McDermott continues to grow, John’s versatility and global experience in our industry will be of particular benefit to the Company. I am looking forward to working closely with him.”

Freeman joins McDermott from TechnipFMC where he was most recently Special Advisor to the Integration of Technip and FMC. Prior to the merger of Technip and FMC, Freeman was Group (Corporate) General Counsel for Technip, based in Paris, where he had worldwide leadership responsibility for all legal and compliance matters for Technip. Prior to joining Technip in 2009, Freeman was with Baker Hughes Incorporated, where he held a number of different legal and compliance positions.

Freeman has over 30 years of legal experience both in the private and public sector. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management from The University of Texas, and a Juris Doctorate from the Washington & Lee University School of Law.

About the Company

McDermott is a leading provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services for upstream field developments worldwide. The Company delivers fixed and floating production facilities, pipelines and subsea systems from concept to commissioning for complex offshore and subsea oil and gas projects to help oil companies safely produce and transport hydrocarbons. Our customers include national and major energy companies. Operating in approximately 20 countries across the world, our locally focused and globally integrated resources include approximately 12,400 employees, a diversified fleet of specialty marine construction vessels, fabrication facilities and engineering offices. We are renowned for our extensive knowledge and experience, technological advancements, performance records, superior safety and commitment to deliver. McDermott has served the energy industry since 1923. As used in this press release, McDermott includes McDermott International, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. To learn more, please visit our website at

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