SDRL - Seadrill Reach 66.18% Ownership in Asia Offshore Drilling Limited

HAMILTON, BERMUDA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/25/13 -- Seadrill Limited ("Seadrill") has today acquired additional 2,488 shares of Asia Offshore Drilling Limited (the "Company", OSE: AOD). The shares were acquired at price NOK 28.70 per share. Following this acquisition, Seadrill will be the owner of 39,709,313 shares in the Company, corresponding to 66.18% of the total number of outstanding shares in the Company.

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

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Source: Seadrill Limited via Thomson Reuters ONE

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Rune Magnus Lundetrae
Chief Financial Officer
Seadrill Management AS
+47 51 30 99 19

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Alf Thorkildsen
Chief Executive Officer
Seadrill Management AS
+47 51 30 99 19

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