HOUSTON, June 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunting PLC announced that it will donate US$100,000 to Oilfield Helping Hands in connection with the international oil service company's 2010 Hunting Art Prize.

The gift is supported by a contribution from Hunting and from sales generated at the award ceremony by finalists in the 30th annual art competition, which relocated to Houston in 2006 after a quarter century in the United Kingdom.

Lane Hagood's painting, Books I Have Possessed, won the US$50,000 Hunting Art Prize this year. The award, which was announced at a May 1 gala in Houston, is historically one of the largest in North America for painting and drawing.

Oilfield Helping Hands is a Houston-based non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to oil and gas industry families who face economic crises through no fault of their own.

Oilfield Helping Hands is committed to our community and to being there for friends and families in need, said Dennis Proctor, Chief Executive of Hunting, whose North American headquarters are in Houston. We're honored to have the opportunity to support the organization's volunteers and mission.

I know that a goal of the Hunting Art Prize is to change the lives of artists in Texas, said Richard Saxon, vice president of Oilfield Helping Hands. But thanks to this generosity, the Prize is also changing the lives of the people who work with us and the people we serve. We're very grateful, and this contribution will enable us to serve more families than ever.

About Oilfield Helping Hands

Oilfield Helping Hands is an all-volunteer charitable organization that assists Houston-area oilfield families in financial crisis. It has been generously helping industry workers and their families since 2003, providing economic and emotional support for those who have no place else to turn and contributing to a true sense of community within the oil and gas industry.

For more information, visit http://www.oilfieldhelpinghands.org.

About Hunting PLC

Hunting PLC is an international oil services company providing support solutions to the world's largest oil and gas concerns. Established in 1874, it is a fully listed public company, traded on the London Stock Exchange. For further information, visit http://www.hunting.plc.uk. For more information on the Hunting Art Prize, visit http://www.huntingartprize.com.


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