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): June 19, 2018




(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)



England and Wales   001-36211   98-0619597

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

  (Commission file number)  

(I.R.S. employer

identification number)


Devonshire House, 1 Mayfair Place

London, England

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +44 20 3300 2300



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Item 5.02(b) Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Ashley Almanza has retired as a member of the board of directors (the “Board”) of Noble Corporation plc (the “Company”). Mr. Almanza informed the Board on June 19, 2018 that he was resigning his position on the Board effective immediately to focus on personal and other executive commitments.

Julie J. Robertson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company said, “During his tenure, Ashley brought a unique and enlightened perspective to the Board, with a clear focus on what was in the best interest of shareholders and the Company. We will miss him personally and professionally, as well as his wise counsel. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”


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

Date: June 21, 2018


By:   /s/ Adam C. Peakes
  Adam C. Peakes
  Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer