Noble Expects to Effect Previously Announced Change in Place of Incorporation from Switzerland to UK on November 20
Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that it expects to effect the previously announced change in the place of incorporation of its publicly traded parent company from Switzerland to the United Kingdom on November 20, 2013. Noble's ordinary shares will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the current trading symbol "NE" after the change in place of incorporation occurs.
The Company also reported that, subject to the effectiveness of the change in the place of incorporation, it has set the record and payment dates for the second installment of a dividend payment previously approved by shareholders. This installment payment will be in the amount of USD $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date for this payment is expected to be November 21, 2013, with a record date of November 25, 2013 and a payment date of November 29, 2013.
An aggregate dividend in the amount of USD $1.00 per share, to be paid in four quarterly installments of USD $0.25 per share, was previously approved by shareholders at the Company's Annual General Meeting on April 26, 2013. This payment is the second of these four installments. The Company expects that this dividend