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Odfjell Drilling Ltd.’s (“Odfjell Drilling” or the “Company”, OSE: ODL) newly
announced spin off, Odfjell Technology Ltd. (“OTL”), has mandated DNB Markets as
Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner, and Danske Bank and Nordea as Joint
Bookrunners, together the managers (“Managers”), to arrange a series of fixed
income investor calls commencing 1 February 2022.
OTL is contemplating to issue 4-year, NOK denominated, senior secured bonds
totalling approximately NOK 1,100 million. Net proceeds from the bond issue
will, together with a new USD 25 million super senior revolving credit facility,
be used to carry out the internal reorganisation and to repay the existing USD
150 million credit facility (maturing June 2023) related to the spin off
Wikborg Rein Advokatfirm AS is acting as legal counsel to OTL in connection with
For more information on the contemplated spin off, the Company and OTL, please
refer to the recent Company announcement.
For further queries, please contact:
Gillian Basson, Corporate Secretary
+44 (0)7796 547889
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
31 January 2022
Odfjell Drilling Ltd.
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