Cobalt International Energy, Inc. announced the election of former United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison to Cobalt's Board of Directors. Senator Hutchison's election brings the number of directors to eleven. Her initial term as a director is effective immediately and will expire at Cobalt's 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, at which time she will be up for re-election.
Senator Hutchison has over 40 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Currently, Senator Hutchison serves as Senior Counsel in Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP's Dallas, Texas office. From 1993 to 2013, she served as a U.S. Senator and was the first woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. In the history of the Senate, Senator Hutchison was one of only two women ever elected to Republican leadership. She also served as the Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, as well as the Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, and Science. She was the Chairman of the Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee and served on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.