Seadrill Limited (SDRL) - Court approves Disclosure Statement paving the way for Chapter 11 emergence
Seadrill Limited (SDRL) ("Seadrill" or the "Company") (OSE:SDRL, OTCPK:SDRLF) is
pleased to announce the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District
of Texas (the "Court") has approved the disclosure statement (the "Disclosure
Statement") for the Company's proposed plan of reorganization (the "Plan"),
paving the way for our emergence from Chapter 11 in Q4 2021.
The Court authorized the Company to distribute the Disclosure Statement and
solicit votes from all lenders on the Plan. The Court also set a hearing to
consider approval of the Plan for October 26, 2021.
The Plan provides a clear pathway for Seadrill to restructure its balance sheet
with the Company having already secured support from the majority of its senior
The Company's motion to approve the backstop commitment letter has been deferred
until a later hearing.
Grant Creed, CFO, commented: "We are pleased with these developments, which put
us firmly on track for Chapter 11 emergence. The Court approved our timeline
for approval of the restructuring and authorized us to solicit lender votes.
This will pave the way for a significant balance sheet deleveraging."
Copies of the Plan and Disclosure Statement, as well as other information
regarding the Company's chapter 11 cases, are available at the following
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 42 rigs, which
includes drillships, jack-ups and semi-submersibles.
Seadrill is listed on the Oslo Børs and OTC Pink markets. For more information,
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