Everton defender Sylvain Distin has signed a new one-year deal to keep him at Goodison Park until 2013.
The Frenchman's previous contract was due to expire this summer and Everton have taken up the option to extend it for another 12 months.
The 34-year-old has established himself as a key player in David Moyes' side since arriving from Portsmouth in 2009.
Distin enjoyed a superb campaign for Everton this term and he scooped the Players' Player of the Season award for 2011/12.
The news is a boost for Moyes as he looks to build on his side's seventh place finish in the Premier League for next season.
Distin had no doubts about signing a new deal and admits it is a pleasure to play for the club.
Love my job
"I don't need any boost to go into next season. I love my job and I know how lucky I am to do this kind of job," Distin told the club's official website.
"I want to carry on as long as I can. No matter what happens, you can be sure I'll be there the next day.
"It's a good squad here with a great atmosphere. I feel so comfortable with the lads, so it's a pleasure.
"Guys like (Leighton) Baines, (Marouane) Fellaini, (John) Heitinga, (Phil) Jagielka, (Tim) Howard - there's a lot of quality in this squad."