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RIG Transocean

Filed: 1 Jun 21, 5:12pm

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (date of earliest event reported):
June 1, 2021 (May 27, 2021)

TRANSOCEAN LTD.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

Switzerland

    

001-38373

    

98-0599916

(State or other jurisdiction of

(Commission

(I.R.S. Employer

incorporation or organization)

File Number)

Identification No.)

Turmstrasse 30

   

Steinhausen, Switzerland

CH-6312

(Address of principal executive offices)

(zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +41 (41) 749-0500

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Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act

Title of each class

Trading Symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered:

Shares, CHF 0.10 par value

RIG

New York Stock Exchange

0.50% Exchangeable Senior Bonds due 2023

RIG/23

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

At the 2021 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Transocean Ltd. (the “Company”) held on May 27, 2021 (the “AGM”), shareholders of the Company approved the amendment and restatement of the Transocean Ltd. 2015 Long-Term Incentive Plan, as amended (as amended and restated, the “Amended and Restated LTIP”). As approved by our shareholders, the Amended and Restated LTIP reserves an additional 23,000,000 Transocean Ltd. shares, par value CHF 0.10 per share (“Shares”), issuable pursuant to awards under the plan.

The summary of the changes to the Amended and Restated LTIP is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amended and Restated LTIP, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.03Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On May 27, 2021, the Company’s Articles of Association were amended (as amended, the “Articles of Association”) to reflect the approval by our shareholders at the AGM of the proposal to renew the total number of Shares that may be issued using the Company’s authorized share capital to a maximum of 205,702,850 Shares, representing approximately 30% of the Company’s issued Shares as of May 27, 2021.

The foregoing description of the Articles of Association does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Articles of Association, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.07Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

At the Company’s AGM, held in Steinhausen (Zug), Switzerland, the Company’s shareholders took action on the following matters:

1.    Proposal regarding the approval of the 2020 Annual Report, including the Audited Consolidated Financial Statements of Transocean Ltd. for Fiscal Year 2020 and the Audited Statutory Financial Statements of Transocean Ltd. for Fiscal Year 2020.

For

    

Against

    

Abstain

 

398,983,350

2,491,180

1,699,676

This item was approved.

2.    Proposal regarding the discharge of the Members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Management Team from liability for activities during Fiscal Year 2020.

For

    

Against

    

Abstain

    

Broker Non-Votes

 

240,599,340

5,958,447

36,173,038

120,443,381

This item was approved.

3.    Proposal regarding the Appropriation of the Accumulated Loss for Fiscal Year 2020 and Release of CHF 8.0 Billion of Statutory Capital Reserves from Capital Contribution and Allocation to Free Capital Reserves from Capital Contribution.

For

    

Against

    

Abstain

 

395,269,286

5,272,337

2,632,583

This item was approved.

4.    Proposal regarding renewal of shares authorized for issuance.

For

    

Against

    

Abstain

 

390,984,566

10,336,127

1,853,513

This item was approved.

5.    Proposals regarding the election of 11 directors for a term extending until completion of the next Annual General Meeting.

Name of Nominee for

Director

    

For

    

Against

    

Abstain

    

Broker Non-Votes

 

Glyn A. Barker

279,173,136

2,273,894

1,283,795

120,443,381

Vanessa C.L. Chang

276,714,825

4,659,632

1,356,368

120,443,381

Frederico F. Curado

199,190,301

82,209,680

1,330,844

120,443,381

Chadwick C. Deaton

279,067,479

2,292,543

1,370,803

120,443,381

Vincent J. Intrieri

278,160,288

3,247,587

1,322,950

120,443,381

Samuel J. Merksamer

278,877,616

2,544,864

1,308,345

120,443,381

Frederik W. Mohn

279,004,598

2,422,365

1,303,862

120,443,381

Edward R. Muller

277,960,440

3,491,358

1,279,027

120,443,381

Margareth Øvrum

278,583,218

2,843,259

1,304,348

120,443,381

Diane de Saint Vincent

278,719,023

2,727,850

1,283,952

120,443,381

Jeremy D. Thigpen

278,867,429

2,674,860

1,188,536

120,443,381

Each of the 11 persons listed above was duly elected as a director of the Company to hold office until the completion of the 2022 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

6.    Proposal regarding the election of the Chairman of the Board of Directors for a term extending until completion of the next Annual General Meeting.

Name of Chairman Nominee

    

For

    

Against

    

Abstain

    

Broker Non-Votes

 

Chadwick C. Deaton

279,138,401

2,253,702

1,338,722

120,443,381

Chadwick C. Deaton was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company to hold office until the completion of the 2022 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

7.    Proposal regarding the election of the members of the Compensation Committee, each for a term extending until completion of the next Annual General Meeting.

Name of Compensation Committee Nominee

    

For

    

Against

    

Abstain

    

Broker Non-Votes

 

Glyn A. Barker

278,366,744

3,243,386

1,120,695

120,443,381

Vanessa C.L. Chang

277,579,629

3,960,347

1,190,849

120,443,381

Samuel J. Merksamer

278,211,319

3,407,966

1,111,540

120,443,381

Each of the three persons listed above was duly elected to serve as a member of the Compensation Committee of the Company to hold office until completion of the 2022 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

8.     Proposal regarding the reelection of the independent proxy for a term extending until completion of the next Annual General Meeting.

For

    

Against

    

Abstain

 

395,429,100

5,002,002

2,743,104

This item was approved.

9.    Proposal regarding the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for Fiscal Year 2021 and reelection of Ernst & Young Ltd, Zurich, as the Company's Auditor for a further one-year term.

For

    

Against

    

Abstain

 

397,841,275

4,100,265

1,232,666

This item was approved.

10.    Proposal regarding the advisory vote to approve Named Executive Officer compensation.

For

    

Against

    

Abstain

    

Broker Non-Votes

 

274,587,584

6,384,903

1,758,338

120,443,381

This item was approved.

11.    (a) Proposal regarding ratification of the maximum aggregate amount of compensation of the Board of Directors for the period between the 2021 Annual General Meeting and the 2022 Annual General Meeting.

For

    

Against

    

Abstain

    

Broker Non-Votes

 

275,748,060

5,387,155

1,595,610

120,443,381

This item was approved.

11.    (b) Proposal regarding the ratification of the maximum aggregate amount of compensation of the Executive Management Team for Fiscal Year 2022.

For

    

Against

    

Abstain

    

Broker Non-Votes

 

274,757,238

6,432,829

1,540,758

120,443,381

This item was approved.

12.   Proposal regarding the approval of the amendment and restatement of the Transocean Ltd. 2015 Long-Term Incentive Plan.

For

    

Against

    

Abstain

    

Broker Non-Votes

 

274,731,116

6,610,810

1,388,899

1,388,899

This item was approved.

Item 8.01Other Events.

Following the reelection at the AGM of Vanessa C.L. Chang and Glyn A. Barker as independent members of the Company’s Board of Directors and the election of Mr. Barker as a member of the Compensation Committee, the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Ms. Chang as Chair of the Board’s Audit Committee and Mr. Barker as Chair of the Board’s Compensation Committee.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)  Exhibits.

Exhibit No.

    

Description

3.1

Articles of Association of Transocean Ltd.

10.1

Amended and Restated Transocean Ltd. 2015 Long-Term Incentive Plan

101

Interactive data files pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T formatted in Inline Extensible Business Reporting Language

104

Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as inline XBRL).

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

TRANSOCEAN LTD.

Date: June 1, 2021

By:

/s/ Daniel Ro-Trock

Daniel Ro-Trock

Authorized Person