Juan Pablo Tardio to Retire in June of 2018

TULSA, Okla., Sept. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) announced today that Juan Pablo Tardio, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has informed the Company of his intention to retire in June of 2018. The Company will soon begin a comprehensive search for CFO candidates. Mr. Tardio will continue to serve in his current role until a successor is identified and has an opportunity to effectively transition into that position.

President and CEO John Lindsay commented, “We would like to thank Juan Pablo for his many years of service to the Company and contributing greatly in his seven years as CFO. He has played an important role at a time when our Company transformed into the clear market leader in our industry sector. His professionalism and integrity have served and represented the Company in outstanding fashion. We are very grateful for his contributions, leadership and distinguished service.” Mr. Lindsay added, “Juan Pablo’s retirement in no way represents a shift in our general approach to the Company’s financial management, including capital allocation.”

Mr. Tardio, who will be retiring after 17 years with the organization, commented, "This is a great Company and I feel privileged to be a part of it. As I also reflect on personal life pursuits, however, I believe that the time is right for me to retire. There is a deep sense of satisfaction for what we have accomplished and I look forward to fully supporting the transition to the new CFO."

About Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. is primarily a contract drilling company. As of September 28, 2017, the Company’s existing fleet includes 350 land rigs in the U.S., 38 international land rigs, and eight offshore platform rigs. The Company’s global fleet has a total of 388 land rigs, including 373 AC drive FlexRigs.

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