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Steve Dick to retire from key Tidewater role

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s_dickOffshore services giant Tidewater Inc. yesterday reported  that Stephen W. Dick has announced his intention to retire from the company on June 30, 2011. Mr. Dick has served as the Tidewater’s Executive Vice President in charge of strategic relationships, shipyard operations and vessel acquisitions and dispositions for the past eleven years and has worked as an employee in various roles with the company for the past thirty eight years.

A native of Lewiston, Maine and graduated from the Maine Maritime Academy in 1971, after which he immediately began his career at Tidewater. He served as a deck officer on board various vessels in Tidewater’s Offshore Towing Division. In 1973 Mr. Dick was promoted to Port Captain in the Supply Vessel Division, and in 1974 he transferred to Nigeria in the same position. In 1975 he was appointed Area Operations Manager in Ravenna, Italy. He held this post until 1979 when he was promoted to Area Manager for Tidewater’s activities in Brazil.

From 1981 until 1983 he lived in Dubai, serving as Tidewater’s Regional Vice President of the Middle East and India. In 1986 Steve relocated to Morgan City, Louisiana, and was promoted to Manager of Tidewater’s Offshore Towing Division. Steve became a Vice President of Tidewater in 1990. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in 1996 with supervisory responsibilities overseeing activities in the North Sea and West Africa from Aberdeen, Scotland. In 2001 Steve was promoted to Executive Vice President and assumed responsibility for Tidewater’s domestic divisions. He currently oversees the company’s vessel acquisition and disposition programs and has responsibilities for the company’s Quality Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana.

Mr. Dick received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant in 1975. In addition, he was appointed by the U.S. Department of Transportation to serve on the Towing and Safety Advisory Committee in Washington, D.C. from 1986 to 1988. He lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Claire, and has four children.

June 8, 2011

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