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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (date of earliest event reported): February 4, 2013

 

 

NOBLE CORPORATION

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Switzerland   000-53604   98-0619597

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission

file number)

 

(I.R.S. employer

identification number)

Dorfstrasse 19A

Baar, Switzerland

  6340
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 41 (41) 761-65-55

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
x Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 


Item 8.01 Other Events.

On February 4, 2013, Noble Corporation, a Swiss corporation (the “Company”), announced that the Company’s board of directors will recommend that shareholders approve an increase in the Company’s dividend for the 2013-2014 dividend cycle.

A copy of the Company’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

  (d) Exhibits.

 

EXHIBIT
NUMBER

       

DESCRIPTION

99.1       Press Release dated February 4, 2013.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    Noble Corporation, a Swiss corporation
Date: February 4, 2013    
    By:  

/s/ James A. MacLennan

      James A. MacLennan
      Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

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INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

EXHIBIT
NUMBER

       

DESCRIPTION

99.1       Press Release dated February 4, 2013.