Item 1.03.Bankruptcy or Receivership.

As previously disclosed, on October 30, 2020, Pacific Drilling S.A. and certain
of its direct and indirect wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively, the
“Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”) filed voluntary petitions for reorganization
(the “Chapter 11 Cases”) under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Code
(the “Bankruptcy Code”) in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern
District of Texas
, Houston Division (the “Bankruptcy Court“).

On December 21, 2020, the Bankruptcy Court issued a written order in the Chapter
11 Cases (the “Confirmation Order”), pursuant to Section 1129 of the Bankruptcy
Code, confirming the Company’s First Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization (the
“Plan”).

The Company anticipates that the effective date of the Plan (as defined in the
Plan, the “Effective Date”) will occur, and the transactions contemplated by the
Plan will be consummated, as soon as all conditions precedent to the Plan have
been satisfied or waived. Although the Company has targeted an Effective Date
that would occur by the end of 2020, the Company gives no assurance as to when,
or ultimately if, the Plan will become effective. It is also possible that
modifications could be made to the Plan pursuant to Section 1127 of the
Bankruptcy Code.

The following is a summary of the material features of the Plan. This summary
highlights only certain substantive provisions of the Plan and is not intended
to be a complete description of the Plan. The summary is qualified in its
entirety by reference to the full text of the Plan and the Confirmation Order,
which are attached as Exhibits 2.1 and 99.1, respectively, and incorporated
herein by reference. Capitalized terms used but not defined in this report have
the meanings ascribed to them in the Plan.

The Plan and Treatment of Claims and Interests



Reorganization Transactions


On the Effective Date, the Plan provides that (the “Restructuring”):

the parent company, Pacific Drilling S.A. (“PDSA”) will transfer all of its

outstanding ownership interests in its sole direct, wholly owned subsidiary,

Pacific Drilling Company LLC (“NewCo” or the “reorganized Company”) to the

1. holders of PDSA’s currently outstanding 8.375% First Lien Notes due 2023 (the

    "First Lien Notes") and currently outstanding 11.000% / 12.000% Second Lien
    PIK Notes due 2024 (the "Second Lien PIK Notes" and, together with the First
    Lien Notes, the "Notes"), leaving PDSA with no material assets;




    NewCo will issue (a) new equity to holders of the Notes and (b) new warrants

2. to purchase equity to holders of the Second Lien PIK Notes and the Notes will

    be cancelled; and




    all of PDSA's outstanding common shares, which have been found by the
    Bankruptcy Court in the Chapter 11 Cases to have no value, will either be (a)

3. transferred to a direct or indirect non-Debtor subsidiary of NewCo (the “Sole

    Owner"), as a result of which PDSA will become an indirect wholly owned
    subsidiary of NewCo, or (b) transferred to an estate representative, after
    which PDSA will be dissolved or liquidated.





Any new securities to be issued pursuant to the Restructuring will not be
registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”),
or any state securities laws, but will be issued pursuant to an exemption from
such registration provided in Section 1145 of the Bankruptcy Code or another
exemption from registration under the Securities Act. This report does not
constitute an offer to sell or buy, nor the solicitation of an offer to sell or
buy, any securities referred to herein, nor is this report a solicitation of
consents to or votes to accept any Chapter 11 plan of reorganization.



Exit Facility


On the Effective Date, subject to satisfaction of certain conditions, the
reorganized Company will enter into a new senior secured delayed draw term loan
credit facility in the aggregate principal amount of up to $80 million (the
“Exit Facility”), which is expected to be secured by first priority liens on all
Collateral (as defined in the Plan), on terms consistent with the previously
disclosed Restructuring Support Agreement and Backstop Commitment Agreement and
as set forth in the Plan.




Management Incentive Plan



On the Effective Date, in accordance with the terms of the Plan, the reorganized
Company will reserve up to 8% of New PDC Equity (as defined below) which may be
granted, if at all, in the amount and the form as determined by the board of
managers in the future, which may include options, restricted stock, restricted
stock units, warrants, or any combination thereof for grant to management
employees and members of the board of managers of the reorganized Company (the
“Management Incentive Plan”).



Releases and Exculpations


The Plan provides releases and exculpations for the benefit of the Company,
certain of the Company’s creditors, the backstop parties with respect to the
Exit Facility, other parties in interest and various parties related thereto,
each in their official capacities, from various claims and causes of action, as
further set forth in the Plan.

Treatment of Claims or Interests

The Plan contemplates the following treatment of claims against and interests in
the Company:



    Existing PDSA Equityholders. Holders of beneficial equity interests in PDSA
    will receive no recovery under the Plan. Pursuant to the Plan, all such equity
    interests shall be deemed worthless, released, extinguished, and discharged

A. and will either be (a) transferred to the Sole Owner, as a result of which

    PDSA will become an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of NewCo, or (b)
    transferred to an estate representative, after which PDSA will be dissolved or
    liquidated.



B. General Unsecured Creditors. Holders of general unsecured claims will receive

    no recovery under the Plan.




 C. Secured Creditors.




First Lien Notes Claims. Each holder of an allowed First Lien Notes claim, on

the Effective Date of the Plan, or as soon as reasonably practicable

thereafter, in full and final satisfaction, compromise, settlement, release,
i. and discharge of and in exchange for such First Lien Notes claim, will receive

    its pro rata share of 91.5% of the new equity interests to be issued by NewCo,
    as reorganized pursuant to the Plan (the "New PDC Equity"), subject to
    dilution on account of the equity issued, if any, pursuant to the New 2L
    Warrants (as defined below) and


  the Management Incentive Plan, and cash sufficient to satisfy any accrued and
  unpaid indenture trustee fees and expenses pursuant to the First Lien Notes
  indenture.




     Second Lien PIK Notes Claims. Each holder of an allowed Second Lien PIK Notes
     claim, on the Effective Date of the Plan, or as soon as reasonably
     practicable thereafter, in full and final satisfaction, compromise,
     settlement, release, and discharge of and in exchange for such Second Lien
     PIK Notes claim, will receive: (i) its pro rata share of 8.5% of the New PDC
ii.  Equity, subject to dilution on account of the equity issued, if any, pursuant
     to the Management Incentive Plan and New 2L Warrants; (ii) new 7-year
     warrants (the "New 2L Warrants") to purchase its pro rata share of 15% of the
     New PDC Equity exercisable at a strike price equivalent to an equity value of
     NewCo, as reorganized pursuant to the Plan, of $750 million; and (iii) cash
     sufficient to satisfy any accrued and unpaid indenture trustee fees and
     expenses pursuant to the Second Lien PIK Notes indenture.




Other Share Information



As of December 21, 2020, PDSA had 75,203,391 common shares issued and
outstanding. As noted above, such common shares have been found by the
Bankruptcy Court in the Chapter 11 Cases to have no value and, on the Effective
Date, will either be (a) transferred to the Sole Owner, as a result of which
PDSA will become an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of NewCo, or (b)
transferred to an estate representative, after which PDSA will be dissolved or
liquidated.

As noted above, the reorganized Company will (a) issue the New 2L Warrants and
(b) reserve up to 8.0% of New PDC Equity, which may be granted in the future at
the discretion of the board of managers pursuant to the Management Incentive
Plan. No other shares of the reorganized Company will be reserved for future
issuances in respect of claims and interests filed and allowed under the Plan.



Assets and Liabilities


Information regarding the assets and liabilities of the Company as of the most
recent practicable date is hereby incorporated by reference to the Company’s
Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020,
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 6,
2020
.




Forward-Looking Statements



Certain statements and information contained in this press release constitute
“forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are generally
identifiable by their use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,”
“estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “our ability to,” “may,” “plan,”
“potential,” “predict,” “project,” “projected,” “should,” “will,” “would,” or
other similar words which are not generally historical in nature. The
forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the
date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise.

Our forward-looking statements express our current expectations or forecasts of
possible future results or events, including the timing of our expected
emergence from our Chapter 11 Cases; the future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
on our business, future financial and operational performance and cash balances;
our future liquidity position and future efforts to improve our liquidity
position; revenue efficiency levels; market outlook; forecasts of trends; future
client contract opportunities; future contract dayrates; our business strategies
and plans or objectives of management; estimated duration of client contracts;
backlog; expected capital expenditures; projected costs and savings.

Although we believe that the assumptions and expectations reflected in our
forward-looking statements are reasonable and made in good faith, these
statements are not guarantees, and actual future results may differ materially
due to a variety of factors. These statements are subject to a number of risks
and uncertainties and are based on a number of judgments and assumptions as of
the date such statements are made about future events, many of which are beyond
our control. Actual events and results may differ materially from those
anticipated, estimated, projected or implied by us in such statements due to a
variety of factors, including if one or more of these risks or uncertainties
materialize, or if our underlying assumptions prove incorrect.

Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our
expectations include: the time it may take to execute the steps required for us
to emerge from our Chapter 11 Cases and any unexpected delays of contingencies
that may arise; evolving risks from the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting
significant disruption in international economies, and international financial
and oil markets, including a substantial decline in the price of oil during
2020, which if sustained would continue to have a material adverse effect on our
financial condition, results of operations and cash flow; changes in actual and
forecasted worldwide oil and gas supply and demand and prices, and the related
impact on demand for our services; the offshore drilling market, including
changes in capital expenditures by our clients; rig availability and supply of,
and demand for, high-specification drillships and other drilling rigs competing
with our fleet; our ability to enter into and negotiate favorable terms for new
drilling contracts or extensions of existing drilling contracts; our ability to
successfully negotiate and consummate definitive contracts and satisfy other
customary conditions with respect to letters of intent and letters of award that
the Company receives for our drillships; actual contract commencement dates;
possible cancellation, renegotiation, termination or suspension of drilling
contracts as a result of mechanical difficulties, performance, market changes or
other reasons; costs related to stacking of rigs and costs to reactivate a
stacked rig; downtime and other risks associated with offshore rig operations,
including unscheduled repairs or maintenance, relocations, severe weather or
hurricanes or accidents; our small fleet and reliance on a limited number of
clients; our ability to continue as a going concern; the effects of the Chapter
11 Cases on our operations and agreements, including our relationships with
employees, regulatory authorities, customers, suppliers, banks and other
financing sources, insurance companies and other third parties? the length of
time that the Company will operate under Chapter 11 protection and the continued
availability of operating capital during the pendency of the Chapter 11 Cases?
increased advisory costs to execute the prearranged Plan; the potential adverse
effects of the Chapter 11 Cases on our liquidity, results of operations, or
business prospects? increased administrative and legal costs related to the
Chapter 11 Cases and other litigation and the inherent risks involved in a
bankruptcy process; the potential effects of the delisting of our common shares
from trading on the New York Stock Exchange, including how long our common
shares will trade on the over-the-counter market; the potential effects of the
anticipated suspension by the Company of its reporting obligations to the SEC;
and the other risk factors described in our 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K
filed with the SEC on March 12, 2020, as updated by our Quarterly Reports on
Form 10-Q as filed with the SEC on May 8, August 7, and November 6, 2020 and
subsequent filings with the SEC. These documents are available through our
website at www.pacificdrilling.com or through the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

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The filing of this report (including the exhibits hereto) shall not be deemed an
admission as to the materiality of any information included or incorporated
herein.
. . .

Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.



(d)Exhibits.



Exhibit No.   Description
2.1             The Company's First Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization
              (included in Exhibit 1 to Exhibit 99.1 below)  .
99.1            Confirmation Order dated December 21, 2020.
104           Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL
              document).

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