SDRL - Dividend information

Hamilton, Bermuda, March 7, 2012 - Reference is made to the fourth quarter 2011 report released on February 29, 2012. Seadrill Limited will be trading ex-dividend of a cash dividend of US$0.8 per share on March 8, 2012.

The record date is March 12, 2012, and the dividend will be paid on or about March 23, 2012.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.