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Pacific Drilling Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering


LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pacific Drilling S.A. (NYSE:PACD) (NOTC:PDSA) (“Pacific Drilling” or the “Company”) announced that yesterday it closed its previously announced initial public offering of shares of common stock at a price of $8.25 per share. Pacific Drilling sold a total of 6,000,000 shares, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $46 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions. The underwriters have been granted a 30-day over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 900,000 common shares.

Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank Securities acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. DnB NOR Markets, Howard Weil Incorporated, Pareto Securities AS and Simmons & Company International acted as co-managers.

This offering was made solely by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained by contacting: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, telephone 1-866-718-1649 or by emailing or Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Prospectus Department, Harborside Financial Center, 100 Plaza One, Jersey City, NJ 07311-3988, telephone 1-800-503-4611 or by emailing

A registration statement relating to this offering was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on November 10, 2011. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Pacific Drilling

Pacific Drilling is an international ultra-deepwater offshore drilling company. Pacific Drilling’s fleet consists of six ultra-deepwater drillships. The Company currently operates three recently delivered drillships, expects delivery of its fourth drillship by end of 2011, and has two additional drillships on order at Samsung to be delivered in 2013.

Source: Pacific Drilling S.A.

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