SDRL - Disclosure regarding Archer Limited

Hamilton, Bermuda, February 11, 2013 - Seadrill Limited ("Seadrill", OSE:SDRL) has today been allocated 82,003,000 shares in the private placement of Archer Limited (the "Company", OSE: ARCHER). The shares were acquired at price US$1.20 per share.  Furthermore, Seadrill will receive 2,811,793 shares in Archer as compensation for underwriting parts of the private placement. Following this purchase and the receipt of the underwriting commission, Seadrill will be the owner of 231,053,239 shares in the Company, corresponding to 39.9% of the total number of outstanding shares in the Company.

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