Pacific Drilling shareholders approve proposal for 2015 cash distributions of up to $152 mln
Pacific Drilling S.A. shareholders approved distributions to shareholders in 2015 of up to $152 million in the aggregate at the company’s 2014 Annual General Meeting today, the company said in its press release. The approved proposal provides for cash distributions to commence with an initial payment expected in the first quarter of 2015. The subsequent timing, amount and form of the distributions will be subject to the discretion of the company’s Board of Directors. Shareholders also approved all other proposals at the meeting.
The payments of cash distributions will take into account numerous factors, including but not limited to, committed and projected capital expenditures, targeted growth and performance expectations, and restrictions imposed under existing debt agreements and any future debt financing agreements. Additionally, the declaration of any distribution remains subject to the requirements of Luxembourg law.
About Pacific Drilling
With its best-in-class drillships and highly experienced team, Pacific Drilling is a fast-growing company that is committed to becoming the industry’s preferred ultra-deepwater drilling contractor. Pacific Drilling’s fleet of eight ultra-deepwater drillships will represent one of the youngest and most technologically advanced fleets in the world. The company currently operates five drillships under customer contract, and has three drillships under construction at Samsung, one of which is under customer contract.