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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

 

 

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) December 31, 2018

 

NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Bermuda

 

001-32657

 

98-0363970

(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

Crown House
4 Par-la-Ville Road
Second Floor
Hamilton, HM08 Bermuda

 

N/A

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(441) 292-1510

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 

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:

 

o     Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o     Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

o      Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

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

 

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 o

 

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. o

 

 

 


 

Item 5.02                                           Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

On December 31, 2018, Nabors Industries Limited (“Nabors Bermuda”) and Nabors Industries, Inc. (“Nabors Delaware”) entered into a sixth amendment to the executive employment agreement with Anthony G. Petrello, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of each of Nabors Bermuda and Nabors Delaware (the “Petrello Amendment”). The Petrello Amendment provides for the following: (i) a reduction of the annual rate of base salary payable under Mr. Petrello’s employment agreement from $1.75 million per year to $1.575 million per year for an interim period commencing as of the first pay period for fiscal year 2019 and ending on the end of the last pay period for fiscal year 2019; (ii) if Total Shareholder Return is negative at the end of the Performance Period with respect to a TSR Award, the number of shares that may vest with respect to such TSR Award shall not exceed the number of shares that would vest if the performance goals with respect to Total Shareholder Return set forth in the applicable award agreement were achieved at Target Performance; and (iii) any TSR Shares that remain unvested at the time of a Change in Control shall become fully vested upon such Change in Control as if the performance goals with respect to Total Shareholder Return set forth in the applicable award agreement were achieved at maximum levels.

 

Also on December 31, 2018, Nabors Bermuda and Nabors Delaware entered into a fifth amendment to the executive employment agreement with William Restrepo, Chief Financial Officer of each of Nabors Bermuda and Nabors Delaware (the “Restrepo Amendment”). The Restrepo Amendment provides for the following: (i) if Total Shareholder Return is negative at the end of the Performance Period with respect to a TSR Award, the number of shares that may vest with respect to such TSR Award shall not exceed the number of shares that would vest if the performance goals with respect to Total Shareholder Return set forth in the applicable award agreement were achieved at Target Performance; and (ii) any TSR Shares that remain unvested at the time of a Change in Control shall become fully vested upon such Change in Control as if the performance goals with respect to Total Shareholder Return set forth in the applicable award agreement were achieved at maximum levels.

 

Finally, also on December 31, 2018, the Compensation Committee of Nabors Bermuda (the “Committee”) approved a transaction pursuant to which Mr. Petrello forfeited awards granted to him on January 2, 2018, consisting of an aggregate of 848,142 restricted shares having a grant date fair value of approximately $4.0 million (calculated using the Monte Carlo valuation method), which would have been eligible to vest at the end of a three-year performance period based on the relative total shareholder return of Nabors Bermuda common shares as compared to a peer group of companies over such period the (“2018 TSR Shares”).  In exchange for such forfeiture, Mr. Petrello received an award of 750 restricted shares, having a grant date fair value of $1,500, that vests in equal installments on the first three anniversaries of the date of grant.

 

The cap on the award of TSR Shares in the Amendments was in response to shareholder comments regarding best governance practices. Mr. Petrello initiated the exchange of his 2018 TSR Shares with a grant date value of approximately $4.0 million for $1,500 in time-based restricted shares to reduce his total compensation for 2018. Additionally, as he has done in the past, Mr. Petrello reduced his base salary as part of an initiative to support cost reductions for 2019.

 

The descriptions above of the Petrello Amendment and the Restrepo Amendment (together, the “Amendments”) are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Amendments, which are attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and Exhibit 10.2, respectively, and are incorporated by reference herein. All capitalized terms used but not defined in the foregoing descriptions of the Amendments have the meanings given such terms in the respective employment agreements, as amended, of Messrs. Petrello and Restrepo.

 

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Item 9.01                                           Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)  Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

 

 

10.1

 

Sixth Amendment to Executive Employment Agreement, dated December 31, 2018, among Nabors Industries Ltd., Nabors Industries, Inc. and Anthony G. Petrello.

 

 

 

10.2

 

Fifth Amendment to Executive Employment Agreement, dated December 31, 2018, among Nabors Industries Ltd., Nabors Industries, Inc. and William Restrepo.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

 

NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD.

 

 

 

 

Date: January 4, 2019

By:

/s/Mark D. Andrews

 

 

Mark D. Andrews

 

 

Corporate Secretary

 

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Section 2: EX-10.1 (EX-10.1)

Exhibit 10.1

 

SIXTH AMENDMENT TO

EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

 

WHEREAS, Nabors Industries Ltd. and Nabors Industries, Inc. (collectively, “the Company”) and Anthony G. Petrello (“Executive”), entered into an Executive Employment Agreement (the “Agreement”) effective as of January 1, 2013, and amended effective as of January 1, 2015 (the “First Amendment”), July 1, 2015 (the “Second Amendment”), January 1, 2016 (the “Third Amendment”), July 1, 2016 (the “Fourth Amendment”) and October 15, 2018 (the “Fifth Amendment”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Executive and the Company desire to enter into this amendment (this “Amendment”);

 

NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the mutual promises, covenants and obligations contained herein, the Company and Executive agree to amend the Agreement as follows:

 

1.              Section 3.1(a) of the Agreement is amended by adding after the first sentence: “However, on an interim basis commencing as of the beginning of the first pay period in fiscal year 2019 and ending at the end of the last pay period in fiscal year 2019, the amount of base salary due and payable for purposes of biweekly payroll administration only shall be based on an annual salary of One Million Five Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($1,575,000).  For all other purposes under this Agreement, the term “Base Salary” or “base salary” shall be construed in accordance with the first sentence of this Section 3.1(a) as if the preceding sentence’s modification had not occurred.”

 

2.              Section 3.1(d)(vi) of the Agreement is amended by adding the following sentence as the final sentence: “Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Total Shareholder Return for a Performance Cycle is negative, then the number TSR Shares that may become Earned Shares with respect to such Performance Cycle shall not exceed the number of TSR Shares that would become Earned Shares if the performance goal(s) with respect to relative Total Shareholder Return set forth in the applicable award agreement had been achieved at Target Performance.”

 

3.              Section 3.1(i) of the Agreement is amended by deleting the following words from the second sentence “vested as if the performance goal(s) with respect to relative Total Shareholder Return set forth in the applicable award agreement were achieved at Target Performance” and replacing such words with “fully vested as if the performance goal(s) with respect to relative Total Shareholder Return set forth in the applicable award agreement were achieved at maximum levels.”

 

4.              As amended by paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 above, the Agreement remains in full force and effect.  This Amendment may be executed in two or more counterparts each of which shall be deemed an original but which taken together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have executed this Amendment on the 31st day of December, 2018.

 

 

 

 

COMPANY:

 

 

 

Nabors Industries Ltd.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/Mark D. Andrews

 

 

Its Corporate Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

Nabors Industries, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/Michael Rasmuson

 

 

Its Vice President and General Counsel

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE:

 

 

 

 

 

/s/Anthony G. Petrello

 

Anthony G. Petrello

 


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Section 3: EX-10.2 (EX-10.2)

Exhibit 10.2

 

FIFTH AMENDMENT TO

EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

 

WHEREAS, Nabors Industries Ltd. and Nabors Industries, Inc. (collectively, “the Company”) and William Restrepo (“Executive”), entered into an Executive Employment Agreement (the “Agreement”) effective as of March 3, 2014 and amended effective as of January 1, 2015 (the “First Amendment”), July 1, 2015 (the “Second Amendment”), January 1, 2016 (the “Third Amendment”) and June 10, 2016 (the “Fourth Amendment”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Executive and the Company desire to enter into this amendment (this “Amendment”);

 

NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the mutual promises, covenants and obligations contained herein, the Company and Executive agree to amend the Agreement as follows:

 

1.              Section 3.1(d)(vi) of the Agreement is amended by adding the following sentence as the final sentence: “Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Total Shareholder Return for a Performance Cycle is negative, then the number of TSR Shares that may become Earned Shares with respect to such Performance Cycle shall not exceed the number of TSR Shares that would become Earned Shares if the performance goal(s) with respect to relative Total Shareholder Return set forth in the applicable award agreement had been achieved at Target Performance.”

 

2.              Section 3.1(h) of the Agreement is amended by adding the following sentence as the final sentence: “Notwithstanding the foregoing, any TSR Shares that remain unvested at the time of a Change in Control of Nabors Bermuda shall become fully vested upon such Change in Control as if the performance goal(s) with respect to relative Total Shareholder Return set forth in the applicable award agreement were achieved at maximum levels.”

 

3.              As amended by paragraphs 1 and 2 above, the Agreement remains in full force and effect.  This Amendment may be executed in two or more counterparts each of which shall be deemed an original but which taken together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have executed this Amendment on the 31st day of December, 2018.

 

 

 

 

COMPANY:

 

 

 

Nabors Industries Ltd.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/Mark D. Andrews

 

 

Its Corporate Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

Nabors Industries, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/Michael Rasmuson

 

 

Its Vice President and General Counsel

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE:

 

 

 

 

 

/s/William Restrepo

 

William Restrepo

 


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