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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 20, 2021




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7909 Parkwood Circle Drive

Houston, Texas 77036

(Address of principal executive offices, zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 346-7500



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Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share   NOV   New York Stock Exchange

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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.

Election of Director

On October 20, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of NOV Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Robert S. Welborn as a director of the Company, effective October 20, 2021, with a term of office expiring at the next annual meeting of stockholders. Mr. Welborn will serve on the Board’s Audit Committee. As compensation for his service on the Board, Mr. Welborn will receive the Company’s standard compensation for non-employee directors, which is described under the heading “Director Compensation” in the Company’s definitive proxy statement relating to the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2021, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 9, 2021. In addition, there are no transactions in which Mr. Welborn has an interest that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Mr. Welborn, age 48, is the Head of Programs Data Science, Small Business Group for Facebook, Inc. Mr. Welborn received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, San Diego.

With the appointment of Mr. Welborn, the Board is now composed of ten directors, nine of which are independent members.

On October 20, 2021, the Company announced the appointment of Mr. Welborn to the Board. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

The following exhibit is provided as part of the information furnished under Item 5.02 of this Current Report:


99.1    NOV Inc. press release dated October 20, 2021 announcing the appointment of Robert S. Welborn.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.




/s/ Brigitte M. Hunt

  Brigitte M. Hunt
  Vice President

Date: October 20, 2021




Exhibit 99.1




NEWS    Contact: Blake McCarthy (713) 815-3535


NOV Appoints Robert Welborn to the Board of Directors

HOUSTON, TX, October 20, 2021 – NOV Inc. (NYSE: NOV) announced today that Robert Welborn has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective October 20, 2021.

Mr. Welborn is the Head of Programs Data Science, Small Business Group for Facebook, Inc. where he oversees the development of solutions used by over 140 million businesses around the world. Prior to joining Facebook, he held various positions within General Motors, including Global Chief Data and Analytics Officer and served in several positions of increasing responsibility at USAA, including Chief Data Scientist. Mr. Welborn holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, San Diego.

“Robert is an accomplished technology executive and a leading innovator in the fields of data sciences and digital technologies,” said Clay Williams, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to welcome Robert to our Board and are confident that his extensive expertise will provide us with invaluable perspectives as we continue to pioneer leading-edge technology solutions for the global energy industry.”

With the appointment of Mr. Welborn, NOV’s board of directors is now composed of ten directors, nine of which are independent members.

About NOV

NOV delivers technology-driven solutions to empower the global energy industry. For more than 150 years, NOV has pioneered innovations that enable its customers to safely produce abundant energy while minimizing environmental impact. The energy industry depends on NOV’s deep expertise and technology to continually improve oilfield operations and assist in efforts to advance the energy transition towards a more sustainable future. NOV powers the industry that powers the world.

Visit www.nov.com for more information.

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Blake McCarthy

Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations

(713) 815-3535



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