Odfjell Drilling Ltd : Prospectus approved and key dates for the subsequent offering
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Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement by Odfjell Drilling Ltd. (the "Company") on 19 April 2018 regarding the completed private placement of 38,000,000 new common shares (the " Private Placement") and the stock exchange announcement on 19 April 2018 regarding the subsequent offering (the "Subsequent Offering").
The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway has approved a prospectus dated 19 June 2018 (the "Prospectus") which has been prepared in connection with the: (i) listing of the common shares issued in the Private Placement and (ii) the Subsequent Offering and listing of the common shares to be issued in the Subsequent Offering. The common shares issued in the Private Placement, currently registered on a separate ISIN, will following publication of the Prospectus be transferred to the ordinary ISIN of the Company.
The subscription period for the Subsequent Offering is from and including 20 June 2018 until 4 July 2018 at 16:30 hours (CET) (the "Subscription Period"). The Company will offer up to 3,775,162 common shares (the "Offer Shares") in the Subsequent Offering. The payment of the Offer Shares allocated to the subscribers will fall due on or about 6 July 2018. The issuance of the Offer Shares and share capital increase pertaining to the Subsequent Offering is expected to be completed on or about 11 July 2018. The Offer Shares are expected to be delivered to the subscribers and commence trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange on the same day.
The Prospectus will, subject to regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions, be available on the following websites from the time of commencement of the Subscription Period: https://www.odfjelldrilling.com/investor-relations, www.dnb.no/emisjoner and www.danskebank.no/odfjelldrilling. Printed copies of the Prospectus may also be obtained free of charge at the Company's offices at Kokstadflaten 35, NO-5257 Kokstad, Norway at this time.
Danske Bank, Norwegian Branch and DNB Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA are acting as managers for the Subsequent Offering (the "Managers"). Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS is acting as legal counsel to the Company.
For further information, please contact:
Eirik Knudsen, VP Corporate Finance & Investor Relations
Mobile: +47 934 59 173
19 June 2018
Odfjell Drilling Ltd.
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European Economic Area
In any EEA Member State that has implemented the Prospectus Directive, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive, i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer without an approved prospectus in such EEA Member State. The expression "Prospectus Directive" means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including Directive 2010/73/EU, to the extent implemented in any relevant Member State) and includes any relevant implementing measure in the relevant Member State.
In the United Kingdom, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at Qualified Investors who (i) are investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the "Order") or (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). These materials are directed only at Relevant Persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons. Persons distributing this communication must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do so.
Investors should not subscribe for any shares or other securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the Prospectus. Before purchasing or subscribing any shares, persons viewing this announcement should ensure that they fully understand and accept the risks which are set out in the Prospectus. The information in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information contained in this announcement or its accuracy or completeness. This announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for any shares or other securities or any other securities nor shall it (or any part of it) or the fact of its distribution, form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract therefor. The Subsequent Offering is only available to shareholders qualifying as eligible shareholders pursuant to the terms further described in the Prospectus.
Matters discussed in this announcement may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as "anticipate", "believe", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "intends", "may", "should", "will" and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements.
The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as at its date, and are subject to change without notice. The Company and each of the Managers expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update, review or revise any forward looking statement contained in this announcement whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
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Neither the Managers nor any of their respective affiliates makes any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of this announcement and none of them accepts any responsibility for the contents of this announcement or any matters referred to herein.
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