SDRL - North Atlantic Drilling Launches Amendment Process for NADL NOK 1.5 Billion Bond Maturing in 2018
Hamilton, Bermuda, January 22, 2015 - Seadrill ("Seadrill" or the "Company") announces that its majority owned subsidiary, North Atlantic Drilling, has launched an amendment process whereby Seadrill Limited will provide a guarantee for North Atlantic Drilling's NOK 1.5 billion bond maturing in 2018, in exchange for some amendments to the bond covenant package, namely replacing the NADL's current financial covenants with Seadrill's financial covenants from Seadrill's NOK denominated bonds.
Concurrent with the amendment process for the Bond Agreement, North Atlantic Drilling has also launched an amendment process for its secured credit facilities whereby Seadrill will provide a guarantee. Successful conclusion of this process will amend the terms of the loan agreements to align with the terms set forth in Seadrill's loan agreements. North Atlantic's lenders have been supportive thus far and we expect successful conclusion of this amendment in the weeks to come.
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