Seadrill Limited (SDRL) – Board Appointment

Hamilton, Bermuda | May 27, 2021 Seadrill Limited (“Seadrill” or the "Company") (OSE:SDRL, OTCPK:SDRLF), is pleased to announce the appointment of Svein Harald Øygard as a new board director. Mr Øygard brings significant financial and sector expertise to the Company, with decades of international experience in the government, financial and energy sectors. He worked within the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and various other governmental agencies, including as State Secretary of Finance, where he led the work on the Norwegian Tax Reform 1992, the Norwegian Government's Long-Term Program and the report on the economic effects of a possible EU membership. In 1995, he joined global consultancy McKinsey in Norway, a business he ran from 2005 to 2007. In 2009, he was Interim Governor of the Central Bank of Iceland, before returning to McKinsey. He served as Global Knowledge Leader Oil & Gas from 2010 to 2014 and led the firm’s oil and gas work in South America from 2013 to 2016.

Taking his expertise freelance in 2016, Mr. Øygard has since held board positions for a range of international firms operating in the oil and gas sector and from 2017 to early 2021 worked for Sparebank 1 Markets. An established author and economist, in 2019 Mr. Øygard published a book entitled "In the Combat Zone of Finance", which focused on the 2008 financial crisis and its macroeconomic impact. Originally published in Norwegian and Icelandic, the book has also been translated into English and Chinese.

Glen Ole Rødland, Chairman commented: “We are delighted to welcome Svein Harald to Seadrill’s board. His expertise in the oil and gas sector, alongside his directorship and board committee experience, complement a board and management dedicated to further developing Seadrill’s position as the sector’s leading offshore driller.”

About Seadrill

Seadrill is a leading offshore drilling contractor utilizing advanced technology to unlock oil and gas resources for clients across harsh and benign locations across the globe. Seadrill’s high quality, technologically advanced fleet spans all asset classes allowing its experienced crews to conduct its operations from shallow to ultra-deep-water environments. The company operates 43 rigs, which includes drillships, jack-ups and semi-submersibles.

Seadrill is listed on the Oslo Børs and OTC Pink markets. For more information, visit



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