Transocean Ltd. has executed private exchange agreements relating to the 0.5% Exchangeable Bonds due 2023 issued by Transocean Inc., Transocean’s wholly-owned subsidiary.
Pursuant to the private exchange agreements, Transocean Inc. agreed to exchange approximately $252.8 million aggregate principal amount of its Existing Exchangeable Bonds for (i) approximately $230.1 million aggregate principal amount of new 4.00% Senior Guaranteed Exchangeable Bonds due 2025 (the “Senior Guaranteed Exchangeable Bonds”) to be issued by Transocean Inc. and (ii) approximately $8.9 million aggregate amount of cash. The Senior Guaranteed Exchangeable Bonds will be guaranteed by Transocean and certain indirect holding company subsidiaries of Transocean Inc.: Transocean Holdings 1 Limited (“Holdings 1”), Transocean Holdings 2 Limited (“Holdings 2”), Transocean Holdings 3 Limited (“Holdings 3”), Transocean Asset Holdings 1 Limited (“Asset Holdings 1”), Transocean Asset Holdings 2 Limited (“Asset Holdings 2”) and Transocean Asset Holdings 3 Limited (“Asset Holdings 3”, and collectively with Holdings 1, Holdings 2, Holdings 3, Asset Holdings 1 and Asset Holdings 2, the “Structurally Senior Guarantors”), each of which also guarantee Transocean Inc.'s 2.5% Senior Exchangeable Bonds due 2027 and 11.50% Senior Guaranteed Notes due 2027. The exchange is subject to customary closing conditions.
The Senior Guaranteed Exchangeable Bonds will have an initial exchange rate of 190.4762 Transocean common shares, par value 0.10 Swiss francs per share (“Common Shares”), per $1,000 original principal amount, subject to adjustment, and will be convertible into Common Shares, implying an initial exchange price of approximately $5.25 per share.
The Senior Guaranteed Exchangeable Bonds and Transocean’s Common Shares issuable upon exchange of the Senior Guaranteed Exchangeable Bonds have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold without registration under, or an applicable exemption from, the registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.