SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
DATE OF REPORT (Date of earliest event reported): November 9, 2009
ENSCO International Incorporated
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of
500 North Akard Street
Dallas, Texas 75201-3331
(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (214) 397-3000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On November 9, 2009, ENSCO International Incorporated, a Delaware corporation (the Company),
announced a plan to reorganize its corporate structure and relocate its headquarters to the United
Kingdom. In connection with the restructuring, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of
Merger and Reorganization (the Merger Agreement) with ENSCO Newcastle LLC, a newly formed
Delaware limited liability company (Ensco Mergeco) and wholly owned subsidiary of ENSCO Global
Limited, a newly formed Cayman Islands exempted company (Ensco Cayman) and wholly owned
subsidiary of the Company. Under the Merger Agreement, Ensco Mergeco will
merge with and into the Company, with the Company being the surviving company (the Merger) and an
indirect subsidiary of a newly formed public limited company to be named Ensco International plc
or a similar name (Ensco UK), incorporated under English law.
Ensco UK is currently a private limited company named ENSCO International Limited and is
a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
If approved by the stockholders, subject to certain conditions and upon consummation of the Merger,
each stockholder of the Company will have the right to receive a number of American depositary
shares (collectively, the ADSs), representing Class A Ordinary Shares of Ensco UK, equal to the
number of shares of common stock of the Company that the stockholder holds at the effective time of the
Merger. Upon completion of the Merger, Ensco UK and its
subsidiaries will own and continue to conduct in substantially the
same manner the business that the Company and its subsidiaries
Ensco UK has filed a registration statement on Form S-4, which includes a proxy
statement/prospectus and other relevant materials in connection with the proposed Merger. The
proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to the Companys stockholders once the registration
statement has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The foregoing description of the Merger and related transactions does not purport to be complete
and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Merger Agreement, filed as Exhibit 2.1 and
incorporated into this report by reference.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure
On November 9, 2009, the Company issued a press release announcing the proposed plan to change its
A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and
incorporated into this report by reference.
On November 9, 2009, Daniel W. Rabun, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the
Company, sent a letter to all employees in connection with the plan to change the Companys
corporate structure. A copy of the letter is furnished as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on
Form 8-K and incorporated into this report by reference.
On November 9, 2009, the Company posted a Questions & Answers document to its intranet site for
employees. A copy of the Questions & Answers document is furnished as Exhibit 99.3 to this Current
Report on Form 8-K and incorporated into this report by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
||Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization, by and between ENSCO
International Incorporated and Ensco Newcastle LLC, dated November 9, 2009
(incorporated by reference to Annex A of the Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed
by ENSCO International Limited on November 9, 2009 with the Securities and Exchange