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Reference is made to the announcement by Odfjell Drilling Ltd. (“Odfjell
Drilling” or the “Company”, OSE: ODL) dated 31 January 2022 regarding the
contemplated spin-off of its Well Services and Energy segments into a newly
established company, Odfjell Technology Ltd (“OTL”), and to list the shares in
OTL on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
The internal reorganisation whereby the relevant Well Services and Energy
companies become subsidiaries of OTL has now been completed, and the USD 150
million credit facility related to the Well Services and Energy segments has
been repaid by using the NOK 1.1bn senior secured bonds issued by OTL and the
USD 25 million revolving credit facility.
As announced on 23 February 2022, OTL has submitted its application for
admission to trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange (the “Listing”) and remain on
schedule with regards to Listing by end of March, subject to satisfaction of
certain conditions, including but not limited to, the approval by the Oslo Stock
For further queries, please contact:
Gillian Basson, Corporate Secretary
+44 (0)7796 547889
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 March 2022
Odfjell Drilling Ltd.
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