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): October 24, 2018




(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




England and Wales
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)


file number)

  (I.R.S. employer
identification number)
10 Brook Street
London, England
  W1S 1BG
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

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

Devonshire House, 1 Mayfair Place, London, England, W1J8AJ

(Former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 5.02(d)

Election of Directors.

Noble Corporation plc, a public limited company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales (the “Company”), today announced that on October 24, 2018, Roger W. Jenkins was elected by the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) to fill a vacancy on the Board created by a recent director retirement. Mr. Jenkins will serve as a director until the next shareholder vote at the annual general meeting in 2019. Mr. Jenkins was at the same time named to serve on the Board’s Audit Committee and Health, Safety, Environment & Engineering committee.

Mr. Jenkins, age 56, has served since 2013 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Murphy Oil Corporation, a petroleum and natural gas exploration company. Mr. Murphy joined Murphy Oil in 2001 and, since that time, has served in various roles at Murphy Oil, including Chief Operating Officer and President of Murphy Oil’s exploration and production company.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Jenkins and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Jenkins was selected as a director. There are no transactions in which Mr. Jenkins has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


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: October 25, 2018



    /s/ Adam C. Peakes

  Adam C. Peakes
  Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer