Sec Form 4 Filing - Wolford Bernie G. @ Noble Corp plc - 2018-02-02

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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP
Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Wolford Bernie G.
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Noble Corp plc [ NE]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
X __ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Sr. VP-Operations
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
13135 S. DAIRY ASHFORD, SUITE 800
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
02/02/2018
(Street)
SUGAR LAND, TX77478
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YY)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
__ X __ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_____ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YY) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YY) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Shares 02/02/2018 A 38,906 A $ 0 251,641 D
Shares 02/02/2018 F 9,474 D $ 4.66 242,167 D
Shares 02/03/2018 A 37,585 A $ 0 279,752 D
Shares 02/03/2018 F 9,152 D $ 4.66 270,600 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YY) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YY) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YY)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Performance Vested Restricted Stock Units ( 1 ) $ 0 02/02/2018 D 97,266 ( 1 ) ( 1 ) Shares 97,266 $ 0 0 D
Performance Vested Restricted Stock Units ( 2 ) $ 0 02/02/2018 A 343,348 ( 2 ) ( 2 ) Shares 343,348 $ 0 343,348 D
Restricted Stock Units ( 3 ) $ 0 02/02/2018 A 171,674 ( 4 ) ( 4 ) Shares 171,674 $ 0 171,674 D
Restricted Stock Units $ 0 02/03/2018 D 37,585 ( 5 ) ( 4 ) ( 4 ) Shares 37,585 $ 0 75,170 D
Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Wolford Bernie G.
13135 S. DAIRY ASHFORD
SUITE 800
SUGAR LAND, TX77478
Sr. VP-Operations
Signatures
/s/ William E. Turcotte by Power of Attorney dated January 31, 2018 02/06/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )Represents performance based restricted share units awarded on January 29, 2015 relating to a three-year performance cycle(2015-2017). Based on performance at the end of the performance cycle, 38,906 shares underlying this award vested and 58,360 shares underlying this award were forfeited.
( 2 )Each performance vested restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share. Performance vested restricted stock units vest upon the company achieving total shareholder return and contract drilling margin goals over a three year performance cycle (2018-2020) relative to a specified peer group.
( 3 )Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share.
( 4 )The restricted stock units vest and settle in three equal annual installments beginning on the first anniversary of the grant date.
( 5 )Represents the first of three vesting events for restricted stock units awarded on February 3, 2017.

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