Weatherford International, Inc. and Christiana Companies, Inc. Approve Acquisition Proposal

08 Feb 1999

Houston, February 08, 1999

Weatherford International, Inc. (NYSE: WFT) and Christiana Companies, Inc. (NYSE: CST) today announced that shareholders of both companies have approved the proposed acquisition of Christiana by Weatherford and that the transaction had been completed.

In accordance with the Merger Agreement the cash exchange ratio will be finalized over the next 30 days. The stock exchange ratio was set at .85443 shares of Weatherford common stock for each Christiana share.

William T. Donovan, Christiana (414) 291-9000
Don Galletly, Weatherford (713) 693-4148

Weatherford International, Inc.
515 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 600
Houston, Texas 77027