Noble Corporation has completed the spin-off of all of the outstanding shares of Paragon Offshore plc, which owns most of Noble's standard specification drilling business.
Noble and Paragon are now two separate, publicly-traded companies.
On August 1, 2014, Noble distributed to its shareholders one ordinary share of Paragon for every three ordinary shares of Noble held at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the record date of the distribution, July 23, 2014. No fractional Paragon shares were issued; however, shareholders who would otherwise have been entitled to receive a fractional Paragon share in the distribution instead received cash in lieu of that fractional share.
Paragon ordinary shares will begin regular-way trading under the symbol PGN on the New York Stock Exchange on August 4, 2014.
Noble ordinary shares will continue to trade on the NYSE under the symbol NE.