SDRL - Seadrill Limited closes the tender rig T-16 transaction

Hamilton, Bermuda, October 21, 2013 - We refer to the press release dated October 11, 2013, which announced the transaction to sell the T-16 tender rig.

Seadrill Limited has completed the previously announced transaction to sell the T-16 tender rig to Seadrill Partners with effect from October 18, 2013.

The agreed upon sale is for a total price of US$200 million, less approximately US$93 million of debt outstanding under the credit facility secured by the T-16. Seadrill Limited has therefore sold the company that owns the T-16 in exchange for approximately US$107 million in unregistered common units that Seadrill Partners has issued to Seadrill Limited.


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