SDRL - Result of the mandatory offer for all outstanding shares in AOD

Hamilton, Bermuda, December 11, 2012 - Reference is made to Seadrill Limited's ("Seadrill") mandatory offer to purchase all of the shares in Asia Offshore Ltd. ("AOD") at NOK 28.71 per share which expired on Monday, December 10, 2012 (the "Offer").

Seadrill has received acceptances of the Offer totalling 83,520 shares. This will, together with the shares already owned by Seadrill in AOD, take Seadrill's total holding of AOD shares to 26,463,050, representing approximately 66.16 percent of all of the issued shares in AOD.

Seadrill hereby announces that it will perform settlement of the Offer on the forthcoming Monday, December 17, 2012. As such, all AOD shareholders having accepted the Offer should have the funds available on their respective bank accounts shortly thereafter.

For further information please contact:

Rune Magnus Lundetræ,
Chief Financial Officer
Seadrill Management AS
Tel: +47 51 30 91 26

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.