Pacific Drilling S.A. announced the launch by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Pacific Drilling V Limited
OREANDA-NEWS. Pacific Drilling S.A. (NYSE:PACD) announced today the launch by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Pacific Drilling V Limited (the “Company”), of a consent solicitation in respect of the Company’s 7.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2017 (the “Notes”).
The solicitation requests consent from holders of the Notes to amend a covenant in the indenture governing the Notes to allow PACD or certain of its subsidiaries (other than the Company), to incur indebtedness in an amount calculated with reference to the number of vessels owned by PACD or any of its subsidiaries (including the Company), based on a formula prescribed in the indenture governing the Notes. This amendment aligns this provision with the same provision in the indenture governing PACD’s existing 5.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2020.
The proposed amendment would enable PACD to incur additional indebtedness which is secured on assets other than the collateral securing the Notes. In effect, the proposed amendment would enable PACD to draw further indebtedness under its revolving credit facility that matures in June 2018, which currently is limited by the secured debt incurrence covenant in the indenture for the Notes.
The indenture governing the Notes may be amended with the consent of holders owning at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of Notes, disregarding Notes owned by the Company or its affiliates.
The consent solicitation is expected to expire on October 4, 2016, but may be extended by the Company in its sole discretion.
About Pacific Drilling
With its best-in-class drillships and highly experienced team, Pacific Drilling is committed to becoming the industry’s preferred ultra-deepwater drilling contractor. Pacific Drilling’s fleet of seven drillships represents one of the youngest and most technologically advanced fleets in the world.