SDRL - Agreement with Archer
Hamilton, Bermuda, April 26, 2017 - Seadrill Limited ("Seadrill" or "the Company"), as part of its restructuring plans, has signed and closed an agreement with Archer and its lenders to extinguish approximately $253 million in financial guarantees provided by Seadrill in exchange for a cash payment of approximately $25 million. The Company remains in constructive discussions with Archer and its lenders to extinguish the remaining $25 million of financial guarantees in exchange for a cash payment representing 10% of their face value.
As part of Archer's restructuring plans the Company has also agreed to convert $146 million in subordinated loans provided to Archer into a $45 million subordinated convertible loan. The subordinated convertible loan will bear interest of 5.5%, matures in December 2021 and have a conversion right into equity of Archer Limited in 2021 based on a strike price of US$2.083 per share (subject to appropriate adjustment mechanics), which is approximately 75% above the subscription price in Archer's private placement on February 28, 2017.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release includes forward looking statements. Such statements are generally not historical in nature, and specifically include statements about the Company's plans, strategies, business prospects, changes and trends in its business and the markets in which it operates. These statements are made based upon management's current plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs concerning future events impacting the Company and therefore involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this news release. Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the risks described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 20-F (File No. 001-34667). The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict all of these factors. Further, the Company cannot assess the impact of each such factor on its business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to be materially different from those contained in any forward looking statement.
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