Transocean DEFA14A 2008
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
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SHAREHOLDER MEETING IS SCHEDULED
FOR DECEMBER 8, 2008
PLEASE INSTRUCT YOUR BROKER TO VOTE TODAY!
November 20, 2008
Dear Fellow Shareholder:
According to our latest records, your broker has not received your voting instructions for the important meeting of shareholders of Transocean Inc. to be held on December 8, 2008. Your vote is extremely important, regardless of the number of ordinary shares that you own. Please instruct your broker how to vote your shares today to avoid additional solicitation costs.
Please use one of the following methods to promptly provide voting instructions to your broker:
For the reasons set forth in the definitive proxy statement dated October 31, 2008, your Board of Directors unanimously recommends that you instruct your broker to vote FOR the items set forth in the proxy. We respectfully request that you vote your shares at your earliest convenience.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please call D.F. King & Co., Inc. toll free at (800) 967-7635.
Thank you for your cooperation and continued support.
November 20, 2008
AN IMPORTANT REMINDER
To Holders of Ordinary Shares of Transocean Inc.:
A proxy statement was mailed to you on or about November 5, 2008 in connection with the December 8, 2008 meeting of shareholders of Transocean Inc. (the Company) regarding the proposal to approve the merger transaction to be effected by the Schemes of Arrangement in connection with the Agreement and Plan of Merger among Transocean Inc., a company organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands (Transocean-Cayman), Transocean Ltd., a Swiss corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transocean-Cayman (Transocean-Switzerland), and Transocean Cayman Ltd., a company organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transocean-Switzerland (Transocean-Acquisition), pursuant to which Transocean-Cayman would merge with Transocean-Acquisition, with Transocean-Cayman as the surviving company. According to our records, we have not received your proxy card for this important meeting.
At the meeting, shareholders of the Company are being asked to consider each of the following items:
The Board of Directors of the Company has approved the proposals as being in the best interest of the Company and its shareholders, and recommends that you vote FOR the proposals. The proposals and the reasons for the Board of Directors recommendation are more fully set forth in the definitive proxy statement previously mailed to you.
Regardless of the number of shares you own, it is important that they are represented and voted at the meeting. We respectfully request that you sign, date and mail the enclosed duplicate proxy. Your interest and participation in the affairs of the Company are sincerely appreciated.
Thank you for your continued support.
IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY MAILED YOUR PROXY, PLEASE
ACCEPT OUR THANKS AND DISREGARD THIS REQUEST
Important Additional Information Regarding the Transaction Has Been Filed with the SEC
In connection with the proposed transaction, Transocean has filed with the SEC a definitive proxy statement dated October 31, 2008. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT BECAUSE IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRANSACTION AND TRANSOCEAN. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents filed with the SEC from the SECs website at http://www.sec.gov. Security holders and other interested parties may also obtain, without charge, a copy of the definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents by directing a request by mail or telephone to Investor Relations, Transocean Inc., 4 Greenway Plaza, Houston, Texas 77046, telephone 713-232-7694.
Transocean and its directors, executive officers and certain other members of management may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from its shareholders with respect to the transaction. Information about these persons is set forth in Transoceans definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC and dated October 31, 2008. Shareholders and investors may obtain additional information regarding the interests of such persons, which may be different than those of Transoceans shareholders generally, by reading the definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents regarding the transaction that will be filed with the SEC.