This excerpt taken from the ATW DEF 14A filed Jan 14, 2009.
SECURITY HOLDERS ENTITLED TO VOTE
Holders of shares of common stock, par value $1.00 per share ("Common Stock") of Atwood Oceanics, Inc., (hereinafter sometimes referred to as “we”, “us”, “our” or the "Company") of record at the close of business on December 31, 2008 will be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held February 12, 2009 at 10:00 o'clock A.M., Houston Time, at our principal executive offices, 15835 Park Ten Place Drive, Houston, Texas, 77084 and at any and all adjournments thereof.
Shareholders who execute proxies retain the right to revoke them at any time before they are voted. A proxy, when executed and not so revoked, will be voted in accordance therewith. This proxy material is first being mailed to shareholders on or about January 15, 2009.