Superior Offshore appoints interim president/CEO

Superior Offshore International Inc.'s board of directors today unanimously approved the appointment of E. Donald Terry as the company's interim president CEO until a successor is named.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- Superior Offshore International Inc.'s board of directors today unanimously approved the appointment of E. Donald Terry as the company's interim president CEO until a successor is named.

Terry has been an independent director of Superior Offshore since 2007. His appointment followed James J. Mermis' resignation as president, CEO and a director.

"Don Terry is the natural choice to lead Superior Offshore during this interim period," says James L. Persky, Superior Offshore's independent chairman of the board. "Don comes to Superior Offshore with a wealth of operational and leadership expertise earned during his 45 years in the subsea construction and commercial diving industry. His extensive experience in our industry gives him immediate insight into the business and operations of Superior Offshore and the needs and expectations of our customers. He has a solid track record of helping companies successfully take advantage of new opportunities while addressing current challenges."

Terry has been a consultant for Horizon Offshore Inc, and held positions with Terry Offshore Inc., McDermott Underwater Services, Offshore Pipelines Inc., Offshore Petroleum Divers Inc., and Cal Dive International Inc.

1/29/2008

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