HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 16, 2013--
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. ("Cobalt") (NYSE:CIE) today announced
the election of former United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison to
Cobalt’s Board of Directors. Senator Hutchison’s election brings the
number of directors to eleven. Her initial term as a director is
effective immediately and will expire at Cobalt’s 2015 Annual Meeting of
Stockholders, at which time she will be up for re-election.
Senator Hutchison has over 40 years of experience in the public and
private sectors. Currently, Senator Hutchison serves as Senior Counsel
in Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP’s Dallas, Texas office. From 1993 to 2013,
she served as a U.S. Senator and was the first woman to represent Texas
in the U.S. Senate. In the history of the Senate, Senator Hutchison was
one of only two women ever elected to Republican leadership. She also
served as the Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Commerce,
Science and Transportation, as well as the Appropriations Subcommittee
for Commerce, Justice, and Science. She was the Chairman of the Military
Construction Appropriations Subcommittee and served on the Defense
Prior to her Senate service, Senator Hutchison was elected Texas State
Treasurer in 1990 and to the Texas House of Representatives in 1972,
representing the first Republican woman elected to that body. She served
in the Texas House until 1976 when she was appointed by President Gerald
Ford to serve as Vice-Chairman of the National Transportation Safety
Board. In addition to her political career, Senator Hutchison is also a
former bank executive, journalist and small business owner.
The University of Texas Law School recently honored Senator Hutchison by
establishing the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Latin American Law,
named for Hutchison in honor of her many contributions, both to the
nation and to the University of Texas system, where she has ardently
promoted the importance of research and diversity within higher
Senator Hutchison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of
Texas at Austin, and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.
"We are extremely pleased and honored to welcome Senator Hutchison to
Cobalt’s Board,” said Joseph H. Bryant, Cobalt’s Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer. “Her vast leadership experience in both the public
and private sectors make her uniquely qualified to serve as a valuable
member of Cobalt’s Board. Her track record of steadfast support of our
industry, combined with her experience and acumen in the areas of
appropriations, finance and law will be great assets in representing all
of Cobalt’s shareholders as a member of our Board.”
Cobalt is an independent exploration and production company active in
the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico and offshore Angola and Gabon. Cobalt
was formed in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Source: Cobalt International Energy, Inc.
Cobalt International Energy, Inc.
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