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Washington, D.C. 20549

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 11, 2019

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(d) Election of Director.
On December 11, 2019, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Noble Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) elected Martha B. Wyrsch as a member of the Board to serve until the next meeting of the Company’s shareholders, at which time she will stand for reelection. The Board also appointed Ms. Wyrsch to serve as a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Audit Committee. In connection with Ms. Wyrsch’s election to the Board, the Board increased the size of the Board from 9 to 10 directors.
In connection with her election as a non-employee director, Ms. Wyrsch will receive an annual retainer of $100,000 (pro rated for her period of service) and a one-time grant of restricted stock with an aggregate value of $250,000 under the Company’s 2015 Stock Plan for Non-Employee Directors. Ms. Wyrsch also entered into the Company’s customary form of indemnity agreement on December 11, 2019 upon her election to the Board. 
Ms. Wyrsch was not appointed pursuant to any arrangement or understanding with any other person and there are no family relationships between Ms. Wyrsch and the other directors or executives of the Company. There are no transactions with Ms. Wyrsch that would be reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD
The Company issued the press release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 in connection with the election of Ms. Wyrsch to the Board. 
The information included in this Current Report under Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, is deemed to be “furnished” and shall not be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and is not incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are furnished as part of this report on Form 8-K.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
December 12, 2019
/s/ Rachel G. Clingman
Rachel G. Clingman
Senior Vice President, General
Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Exhibit 99.1


HOUSTON (December 12, 2019) -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) (“Noble Energy” or "the Company") announced the election of Martha B. Wyrsch to its Board of Directors, effective as of yesterday, December 11, 2019.  Ms. Wyrsch brings extensive executive business leadership and legal expertise to Noble Energy’s Board. In connection with her election, Ms. Wyrsch was appointed to the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, as well as the Audit Committee of the Board. The Company's Board now totals 10 members.
David L. Stover, Noble Energy’s Chairman and CEO, commented: “Our Board is pleased to add Martha and her diverse experience base and knowledge to the Noble Energy team.  She is highly respected with strong and relevant executive management and Board experience. Her perspectives and skillset will supplement our team well.”
Ms. Wyrsch, 61, has extensive operational, management and legal expertise across a broad range of energy and utilities companies. She most recently served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Sempra Energy, an energy infrastructure and services company with operations in the United States and internationally, from September 2013 until March 2019. She also served as President – North America of Vestas American Wind Technology, a wind turbine manufacturing and services company, from 2009 until 2012, where she had direct responsibility for the North American sales, construction, services and maintenance businesses.
From 2007 until 2008, Ms. Wyrsch served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Spectra Energy Transmission, a natural gas transmission and storage business in the United States and Canada. From 1999 through 2007, she served in various roles of increasing responsibility with Duke Energy Corporation, including as President and Chief Executive Officer, Gas Transmission from 2005 until 2007. Ms. Wyrsch holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Wyoming and a Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington School of Law.

Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company committed to meeting the world’s growing energy needs and delivering leading returns to shareholders. The Company operates a high-quality portfolio of assets onshore in the United States and offshore in the Eastern Mediterranean and off the west coast of Africa. Founded more than 85 years ago, Noble Energy is guided by its values, its commitment to safety, and respect for stakeholders, communities and the environment. For more information on how the Company fulfills its purpose: Energizing the World, Bettering People’s Lives®, visit

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