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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Parker Drilling Company
Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on May 10, 2018
This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. To view the proxy statement and annual report, go to www.proxydocs.com/PKD. To submit your proxy while visiting this site, you will need the 12 digit control number in the box below.
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Account No.
Parker Drilling Company Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders
Thursday, May 10, 2018
9:00 A.M. (Central Daylight Time)
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston - Greenway Plaza, 6 E, Greenway Plaza, Houston, Texas 77046
The purpose of the Annual Meeting is to take action on the following proposals:
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote “FOR” the following.
1.Election of Class I Directors:
01 Richard D. Paterson
02 Zaki Selim
To approve, by non-binding vote, executive compensation.
3.    To ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for 2018.
To approve an amendment to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation to effect a reverse stock split of the Company’s common stock and a corresponding reduction in the number of authorized shares of the Company’s common stock as described in the Proxy Statement.