PACDQ Pacific Drilling

Filed: 20 Feb 20, 11:12am









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


Date of report (date of earliest event reported): February 13, 2020



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



(b) and (d) On February 13, 2020, Edward H. Burdick tendered his resignation as a Class B director of Pacific Drilling S.A. (the “Company”), with effect as of February 18, 2020.  Mr. Burdick did not serve on any committees of the Board of Directors (the “Board”).  Mr. Burdick’s resignation did not result from any disagreement with the Company regarding operations, policies or practices. Mr. Burdick joined the Company’s Board on November 21, 2019, having been nominated for election as a Class B director by Strategic Value Partners, LLC (“SVP”), pursuant to the Governance Agreement, dated as of November 19, 2018 by and among the Company and certain holders of its common shares, including SVP (the “Governance Agreement”).  The Board accepted Mr. Burdick’s resignation with thanks for his efforts and contribution to the Company.    


Under the terms of the Governance Agreement, SVP has the exclusive right to nominate a replacement for Mr. Burdick, and pursuant to that right, has nominated Mr. Bouk van Geloven to serve as a Class B director for the remainder of Mr. Burdick’s current term of office, which ends at the Company’s 2020 Annual General Meeting.  On February 18, 2020, the Board appointed Mr. van Geloven to fill the vacancy on the Board resulting from Mr. Burdick’s resignation.  Mr. van Geloven is not expected to serve on any Board committees.  As a Class B director, he will not receive any compensation from the Company for service on the Board.


Mr. van Geloven, age 33, joined SVP in November 2014, and is currently a member of the European investment team at SVPGlobal with a focus on Infrastructure, Packaging, Industrials, Financials and Oil & Gas. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. van Geloven was an associate at J.P. Morgan Cazenove in their Strategic M&A Advisory and Equity and Debt Financing team where he performed complex valuation analysis, credit analysis and ratings advisory on multiple debt financing transactions. Mr. van Geloven received a BS in Econometrics from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in 2008 and two Master of Science degrees; one in Econometrics and the other in Quantitative Finance in 2010. He currently serves on the Boards of Klöckner Pentaplast and Dolphin Drilling Holdings Ltd.







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, thereunto duly authorized.







Pacific Drilling S.A.







Dated:   February 20, 2020


/s/ Lisa Manget Buchanan



Lisa Manget Buchanan



SVP, General Counsel & Secretary