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February 21, 2013
17:18 EDTHEROHercules Offshore acquires rig for $55M, signs agreement with Cabinda Gulf Oil
Hercules Offshore announced the execution of an agreement to acquire the offshore drilling rig Ben Avon from a subsidiary of KCA Deutag. The purchase price is $55M in cash. The company expects the acquisition to close by late-March. Hercules Offshore also announced that it has signed a letter of agreement for a three-year rig commitment with Cabinda Gulf Oil Company for use of the Ben Avon. The company expects to generate total revenue of approximately $119M over this three-year period under the contract. Subject to the execution of a mutually agreed drilling contract, the company expects the rig to commence work as early as May.
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February 11, 2016
08:06 EDTHEROHercules Offshore forms special committee to explore strategic alternatives
Hercules Offshore comprised of all the independent members of the Board of Directors of the Company to consider and explore various strategic alternatives potentially available to the Company in order to maximize the value of the Company. The formation of the Special Committee is not in response to any proposal received by the Company or an approach by a third party.The Special Committee is authorized to explore, review, and evaluate any potential strategic transaction involving the Company and any alternatives thereto, including, but not limited to, the sale of the Company, a merger or share exchange involving the Company, the sale of some or all of the Company's assets, and a recapitalization of the Company. No decision has been made to engage in any particular transaction or transactions. There can be no assurance that the Special Committee or the Board will authorize the pursuit of any strategic alternative. Moreover, there can be no assurance with respect to the terms or the timing of any transaction, or whether any transaction will ultimately occur. As a matter of policy, the Company does not comment on or provide the market with updates as to the status of any informal expressions of interest or formal proposals or offers presented to the Company from time to time, or the course of discussions with any prospective counterparties, nor will it comment upon any rumors with regard to either of the foregoing or make a further announcement regarding the Special Committee's consideration of any proposal or other expressions of interest until such time, if ever, that it enters into a definitive agreement for a completed transaction or is otherwise required to make an announcement.
08:03 EDTHEROHercules Offshore halted, news pending
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