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10 November 2021

Maersk Drilling announces agreement to merge with Noble

The Drilling Company of 1972 A/S (CSE: DRLCO) (“Maersk Drilling”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Noble Corporation (“Noble”) in a 50/50 primarily all-stock transaction. The combined company will be named Noble Corporation, and its shares will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Copenhagen

“In 2016, A.P. Moller Holding instigated the restructuring of A.P. Moller - Maersk and the renewal of the A.P. Moller Group. As part of such restructuring, Maersk Drilling was demerged from A.P. Moller - Maersk with the objective to establish an independent company with a capable, focused Board and to actively participate in the required consolidation of a distressed drilling industry. The combination of Maersk Drilling and Noble creates a drilling company with a stronger customer proposition building on the companies’ extensive operational capabilities. The combined company will hold an industry leading balance sheet, significant cost synergies, a modern fleet and access to an international shareholder base.”
Robert Uggla, CEO A.P. Moller Holding

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