NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD. (NYSE:NBR) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD. (NYSE:NBR) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

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On June5, 2018, the shareholders of Nabors Industries Ltd. (the “Company”) approved an amendment to the Company’s 2016 Stock Plan to (i)increase the number of shares available under the 2016 Stock Plan by 10,500,000 shares, (ii)provide for a vesting period of not less than one year for awards of restricted stock and restricted stock units granted to the Company’s non-employee directors, and (iii)ratify the Board’s approval of a new director compensation policy that limits each non-employee director’s individual compensation to a maximum of $550,000 per calendar year.

The foregoing is not a complete description of all of the terms and provisions of the amendment to the 2016 Stock Plan approved by the shareholders (collectively, the “Amendment”), and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which is filed as exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

The information disclosed under Item 1.01 is incorporated into this Item 5.02 in its entirety.

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The annual general meeting of shareholders of the Company was held on June5, 2018. Holders of 328,681,127 shares, representing 88.8% of our outstanding shares of common stock entitled to vote as of the record date for the meeting, participated in person or by proxy.

As explained in our proxy statement relating to the meeting:

· In accordance with the Company’s Bye-Laws, directors are elected by a plurality of the votes cast. However, the Company has adopted a policy requiring that, in the event a nominee does not receive the affirmative vote of a majority of the shares voted in connection with his or her election, he or she must promptly tender his or her resignation from the Board of Directors (the “Board”), which the Board will accept unless it determines that it would not be in the Company’s best interests to do so.

· Approval of the other matters considered at the meeting required the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of shares present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote at the meeting, with abstentions having the effect of votes against a proposal and broker nonvotes being disregarded in the calculation.

The matters voted upon at the meeting were:

1.Election of Directors*

SharesFor

SharesWithheld

Nonvotes

Result

Tanya S. Beder

274,404,549

8,096,355

46,180,223

Elected

James R. Crane

148,702,595

133,798,309

46,180,223

Elected

John P. Kotts

149,939,077

132,561,827

46,180,223

Elected

Michael C. Linn

147,832,264

134,668,640

46,180,223

Elected

Anthony G. Petrello

273,569,872

8,931,032

46,180,223

Elected

Dag Skattum

272,713,361

9,787,543

46,180,223

Elected

John Yearwood

221,682,960

60,817,944

46,180,223

Elected

* All directors were elected by a majority of shares voted.

2.Approval and Appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Our Independent Auditor and Authorization for the Audit Committee To Set the Independent Auditor’s Remuneration

For

323,689,525

Against

4,469,442

Abstain

522,160

RESULT: Approved (98.4% For)

3.Advisory Vote on Compensation of Named Executive Officers

For

114,878,015

Against

167,182,901

Abstain

439,988

Nonvotes

46,180,223

RESULT: Not Approved (40.7% For)

4.Proposal To Approve Amendment No.1 to the Company’s 2016 Stock Plan

For

276,656,748

Against

5,389,304

Abstain

454,852

Nonvotes

46,180,223

RESULT: Approved (97.9% For)

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June6, 2018, the Board of Directors of Nabors Industries Ltd. declared a cash dividend of $0.64 per outstanding share of its 6.00% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Shares, SeriesA. The dividend will be paid on August1, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on July13, 2018.

The information in this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section or Sections 11 and 12(a)(2)of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.


About NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD. (NYSE:NBR)

Nabors Industries Ltd. owns and operates a land-based drilling rig fleet in North America. The Company is a provider of offshore platform work over and drilling rigs. It conducts its Drilling & Rig Services business through four segments: U.S. Drilling, Canada Drilling, International Drilling and Rig Services. Its fleet of rigs and drilling-related equipment includes approximately 430 actively marketed rigs for land-based drilling operations in the United States, Canada and over 20 other countries throughout the world, and approximately 40 actively marketed rigs for offshore drilling operations in the United States and multiple international markets. It provides drilling technology and equipment, and well-site services, including engineering, transportation and disposal, construction, maintenance, well logging, directional drilling, rig instrumentation, data collection and other support services. In addition, it manufactures and leases or sells top drives and other rig equipment.

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