Seabird Exploration: EGM concluded
Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement of SeaBird Exploration PLC (the “Company”) on 2 October 2017, regarding the calling of an Extraordinary General Meeting (the “EGM”) concerning the conversion of Class A shares into ordinary shares through the reduction of the Company’s authorized and issued share capital (the “Reduction”) and changes to the board of directors and nomination committee.
The EGM is now completed. The proposals on the agenda were adopted with requisite majority. The Company’s board of directors consists of Mr. Arne Helland (Chairperson), Mr. Stig Myrseth and Mr. Hans Petter Klohs.
The Company’s Class A shares will be converted to ordinary shares and thereafter listed, after court approval of the Reduction. The Company will make the relevant announcements when the Reduction takes effect.
Seabird Exploration is a global provider of marine acquisition for 2D/3D and 4D seismic data, and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. Seabird Exploration specializes in high quality operations within the high end of the source vessel and 2D market, as well as in the shallow/deep water 2D/3D and 4D market. Main focus for the company is proprietary seismic surveys (contract seismic). Main success criteria for the company are an unrelenting focus on Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE), combined with efficient collection of high quality seismic data. All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and are based upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove accurate.
These factors include SeaBird`s reliance on a cyclical industry and the utilization of the company’s vessels. Actual results may differ substantially from those expected or projected in the forward-looking statements.
From Offshore Support Journal
SeaBird Exploration, the well-known provider of 2D, 3D and 4D marine seismic data, has confirmed details of its restructuring and plans it is considering to raise new funds.
In a report by the company’s board of directors relating to the exclusion of pre-emption rights in connection with the proposed authorisation to issue up to 15,692,544,855 of additional ordinary shares in the company, SeaBird said the company “has been in a difficult financial situation” and is restructuring its debts and liabilities. An EGM held on 23 October was the latest in a number it has been forced to hold.
At an extraordinary general meeting held in June 2017, shareholders’ approved a restructuring of the company’s debt and the conversion of part of the company’s indebtedness into equity. On 31 July 2017 the board of directors issued 54,389,711 additional shares in the company to some of its creditors, as partial conversion of its indebtedness into equity.