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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 22, 2014

Registration No. 001-36246

 

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

Amendment No. 3

 

to

 

Form 10

 

 

GENERAL FORM FOR REGISTRATION OF SECURITIES
PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR 12(g) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Civeo Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

46-3831207

(State or other jurisdiction of

(I.R.S. Employer

incorporation or organization)

Identification No.)
   
   

Three Allen Center, 333 Clay Street, Suite 4980, Houston, Texas

77002

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

   

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:

 

(713) 652-0582

 

Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of Each Class to be so Registered

 

Name of Each Exchange on Which
Each Class is to be Registered

     

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share

 

The New York Stock Exchange, Inc.

 

Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

 

None

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer ☐

Accelerated filer ☐

Non-accelerated filer ☒

Smaller reporting company ☐

 

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

 
 

 

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

CROSS-REFERENCE SHEET BETWEEN INFORMATION STATEMENT AND ITEMS OF FORM 10

 

The information required by the following Form 10 Registration Statement items is contained in the Information Statement sections that we identify below, each of which we incorporate in this report by reference:

 

Item 1.

Business

 

The information required by this item is contained under the sections “Summary,” “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “Business,” “Arrangements Between Oil States and Our Company” and “Other Related Party Transactions” of the Information Statement. Those sections are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

 

The information required by this item is contained under the section “Risk Factors” of the Information Statement. That section is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 2.

Financial Information

 

The information required by this item is contained under the sections “Summary,” “Selected Historical Combined Financial Data,” “Unaudited Pro Forma Combined Financial Statements,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “Description of Capital Stock” and “Index to Financial Statements, Supplementary Data and Schedules” of the Information Statement. Those sections are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 3.

Properties

 

The information required by this item is contained under the section “Business” of the Information Statement. That section is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 4.

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management

 

The information required by this item is contained under the section “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management” of the Information Statement. That section is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 5.

Directors and Executive Officers

 

The information required by this item is contained under the section “Management” of the Information Statement. That section is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 6.

Executive Compensation

 

The information required by this item is contained under the sections “Executive Compensation,” “Summary Compensation Table,” Grants of Plan Based Awards,” “Outstanding Equity Awards at 2013 Fiscal Year End,” “Options Exercised and Stock Vested,” “Nonqualified Deferred Compensation,” and “Potential Payments upon Termination or Change of Control” of the Information Statement. Those sections are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 7.

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

 

The information required by this item is contained under the sections “Management,” “Executive Compensation,” “Arrangements Between Oil States and Our Company” and “Other Related Party Transactions” of the Information Statement. Those sections are incorporated herein by reference.

 

 
 

 

 

Item 8.

Legal Proceedings

 

The information required by this item is contained under the section “Business—Legal Proceedings” of the Information Statement. That section is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.

Market Price of and Dividends on the Registrant’s Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters

 

The information required by this item is contained under the sections “Risk Factors,” “The Spin-Off,” “Dividend Policy,” “Executive Compensation” and “Description of Capital Stock” of the Information Statement. Those sections are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 10.

Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

 

The information required by this item is contained under the sections “Description of Capital Stock.” That section is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 11.

Description of Registrant’s Securities to be Registered

 

The information required by this item is contained under the section “Description of Capital Stock” of the Information Statement. That section is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 12.

Indemnification of Directors and Officers

 

The information required by this item is contained under the section “Description of Capital Stock—Limitation of Liability and Indemnification Matters” of the Information Statement. That section is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 13.

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

 

The information required by this item is contained under the sections “Selected Historical Combined Financial Data,” “Unaudited Pro Forma Combined Financial Statements,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “Description of Capital Stock” and “Index to Financial Statements, Supplementary Data and Schedules” of the Information Statement. Those sections are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 14.

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

 

None.

 

Item 15.

Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(a)     Financial Statements

 

The information required by this item is contained under the section “Index to Financial Statements, Supplementary Data and Schedules” beginning on page F-1 of the Information Statement. That section is incorporated herein by reference.

 

(b)     Exhibits

 

The following documents are filed as exhibits hereto:

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

     

2.1

 

Form of Separation and Distribution Agreement between Oil States International, Inc. and Civeo Corporation

 

 
 

 

 

Exhibit No.   Description
       

     3.1

**  

Form of Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Civeo Corporation

       

     3.2

**  

Form of Amended and Restated Bylaws of Civeo Corporation

       

10.1

   

Form of Transition Services Agreement between Oil States International, Inc. and Civeo Corporation

       

10.2

   

Form of Tax Sharing Agreement between Oil States International, Inc. and Civeo Corporation

       

10.3

   

Form of Employee Matters Agreement between Oil States International, Inc. and Civeo Corporation

       

10.4

   

Form of Indemnification and Release Agreement between Oil States International, Inc. and Civeo Corporation

       

  10.5

*  

Credit Agreement of Civeo Corporation

       

  10.6

+  

Form of 2014 Equity Participation Plan of Civeo Corporation

       
  10.7 +   Form of Civeo Corporation Annual Incentive Compensation Plan
       
  10.8 +   Form of Canadian Long-Term Incentive Plan
       

  10.9

+  

Form of Employee Non Qualified Stock Option Agreement under the 2014 Equity Participation Plan of Civeo Corporation

       

  10.10

+  

Form of Restricted Stock Agreement under the 2014 Equity Participation Plan of Civeo Corporation

       

  10.11

+  

Form of Non-Employee Director Restricted Stock Agreement

       

  10.12

+  

Form of Deferred Stock Agreement (Australia)

       

  10.13

+  

Form of Deferred Stock Agreement (Canada)

       

  10.14

+  

Form of Executive Agreement of Bradley J. Dodson

       

  10.15

+  

Form of Executive Agreement of Ron R. Green

       
  10.16 +   Form of Consulting Agreement of Frank Steininger
       

10.17

+  

Form of Indemnification Agreement

       

21.1

   

List of Subsidiaries of Civeo Corporation

       

99.1

   

Information Statement, preliminary and subject to completion, dated April 22, 2014

 

 


 

*

To be filed by amendment.

**

Previously filed.

+ Management contracts or compensatory plans or arrangements.

 

 
 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

Civeo Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Bradley J. Dodson

 

 

 

Bradley J. Dodson

 

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

Date: April 22, 2014

 

ex2-1.htm

Exhibit 2.1

 

 

 

 

SEPARATION AND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

 

BY AND BETWEEN

 

OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL, INC. 

 

AND

 

CIVEO CORPORATION

 

DATED AS OF       , 2014

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Article II

THE SEPARATION

 

2.1

Transfer of Assets and Assumption of Liabilities

11

2.2

Civeo Assets

13

2.3

Civeo Liabilities

14

2.4

Transfer of Excluded Assets; Assumption of Excluded Liabilities

16

2.5

Approvals and Notifications

17

2.6

Novation of Civeo Liabilities

18

2.7

Novation of Excluded Liabilities

19

2.8

Termination of Agreements

20

2.9

Treatment of Shared Contracts

21

2.10

Bank Accounts; Cash Balances

22

2.11

Other Ancillary Agreements

23

2.12

Disclaimer of Representations and Warranties

23

2.13

Civeo Financing Arrangements

24

2.14

Financial Information Certifications

24

     

Article III

THE DISTRIBUTION

     

3.1

The Distribution

24

3.2

Actions Prior to the Distribution

25

3.3

Conditions to Distribution

25

3.4

Certain Stockholder Matters

27

     

Article IV

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

     

4.1

General Provisions

28

     

Article V

FURTHER ASSURANCES AND ADDITIONAL COVENANTS

     

5.1

Further Assurances

28

5.2

Performance

29

5.3

Oil States Guarantees

29

5.4

Third-Party Agreements

30

5.5

Tax Matters

30

5.6

Indemnification Matters

30

5.7

Employee Matters

30

  

 

 

 

Article VI

TERMINATION

 

6.1

Termination

30

     

Article VII

MISCELLANEOUS

     

7.1

Counterparts; Entire Agreement; Corporate Power

31

7.2

Governing Law

31

7.3

Assignability

32

7.4

Third-Party Beneficiaries

32

7.5

Notices

32

7.6

Severability

33

7.7

Force Majeure

33

7.8

Publicity

33

7.9

Expenses

33

7.10

Late Payments

33

7.11

Headings

34

7.12

Survival of Covenants

34

7.13

Waivers of Default

34

7.14

Specific Performance

34

7.15

Amendments

34

7.16

Interpretation

34

7.17

Relationship of the Parties

35

7.18

Limitations of Liability

35

 

 

ANNEXES

 

Annex A – Restructuring Steps Memorandum

 

 

 

SCHEDULES

 

Schedule 1.1A – Excluded Contracts

Schedule 1.1B – Civeo Contracts

Schedule 1.1C – Registrable IP

Schedule 1.1D – Specified General Marine Leasing Assets

Schedule 2.2(a)(i) – Civeo Assets

Schedule 2.2(a)(ii)(B) –Transferred Entities

Schedule 2.3(a)(ii) – Civeo Liabilities

Schedule 2.8(b)(ii) – Retained Intercompany Agreements

Schedule 2.9(a) – Shared Contracts

 

 
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SEPARATION AND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

 

This SEPARATION AND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT, made and entered into effective as of          , 2014 (this “Agreement”), is by and between Oil States International, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Oil States”), and Civeo Corporation, a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Oil States (“Civeo”). Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined have the respective meanings assigned to them in Article I.

 

R E C I T A L S

 

WHEREAS, the board of directors of Oil States (the “Oil States Board”) has determined that it is in the best interests of Oil States and its stockholders to create a new publicly traded company that shall operate the Civeo Business;

 

WHEREAS, Civeo has been incorporated for this purpose and has not engaged in activities except in preparation for its corporate reorganization (including activities with respect to the Civeo Financing Arrangements) and the distribution of all of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock;

 

WHEREAS, in furtherance of the foregoing, the Oil States Board has determined that it is appropriate and desirable for Oil States and its applicable Subsidiaries to transfer the Civeo Assets to Civeo and certain entities designated by Civeo that will be Subsidiaries of Civeo as of the Distribution Date (any such entities, the “Civeo Designees”), and for Civeo and the Civeo Designees to assume the Civeo Liabilities, in each case as more fully described in this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements (the “Separation”);

 

WHEREAS, Oil States currently intends that, on the Distribution Date, Oil States shall distribute to holders of shares of Oil States Common Stock (other than holders of unvested Oil States RSAs), through a spin-off, all of the outstanding shares of Civeo Common Stock, as more fully described in this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements (the “Distribution”);

 

WHEREAS, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, the Contribution and the Distribution, if effected, taken together, are intended to qualify as a tax-free transaction under Sections 355 and 368(a)(1)(D) of the Code;

 

WHEREAS, this Agreement is intended to be, and is hereby adopted as, a “plan of reorganization” within the meaning of Treas. Reg. 1.368-2(g); and

 

WHEREAS, it is appropriate and desirable to set forth the principal corporate transactions required to effect the Separation and the Distribution and certain other agreements that will govern certain matters relating to the Separation and the Distribution and the relationship of Oil States, Civeo and their respective Subsidiaries, following the Distribution.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual agreements, provisions and covenants contained in this Agreement, the parties, intending to be legally bound, hereby agree as follows:

  

 
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Article I
DEFINITIONS

 

For the purpose of this Agreement, the following terms have the following meanings:

 

Accommodations Business” means the accommodations segment of Oil States as described in Oil States’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2013, which business provides integrated accommodations services for people working in remote locations.

 

Action” means any demand, action, claim, dispute, suit, countersuit, arbitration, formal inquiry, subpoena, proceeding or investigation of any nature (whether criminal, civil, legislative, administrative, regulatory, prosecutorial or otherwise) by or before any federal, state, local, foreign or international Governmental Authority or any arbitration or mediation tribunal.

 

Affiliate” means, when used with respect to a specified Person, a Person that, directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with such specified Person. For the purpose of this definition, “control” (including with correlative meanings, “controlled by” and “under common control with”), when used with respect to any specified Person, means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities or other interests, by contract, agreement, obligation, indenture, instrument, lease, promise, arrangement, release, warranty, commitment, undertaking or otherwise. For the avoidance of doubt, after the Distribution, the members of the Oil States Group and the members of the Civeo Group shall not be deemed to be under common control for purposes hereof due solely to the fact that Oil States and Civeo have common shareholders.

 

Agent” means Computershare Trust Company, N.A., the distribution agent appointed by Oil States to distribute to the stockholders of Oil States all of the outstanding shares of Civeo Common Stock pursuant to the Distribution.

 

Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the Preamble.

 

Ancillary Agreements” means the Employee Matters Agreement, the Indemnification and Release Agreement, the Transition Services Agreement, the Tax Sharing Agreement and the Transfer Documents.

 

Approvals or Notifications” means any consents, waivers, approvals, permits or authorizations to be obtained from, notices, registrations or reports to be submitted to, or other filings to be made with, any third Person, including any Governmental Authority.

 

Assets” means, with respect to any Person, the assets, properties, claims and rights (including goodwill) of such Person, wherever located (including in the possession of vendors or other third Persons or elsewhere), of every kind, character and description, whether real, personal or mixed, tangible, intangible or contingent, in each case, whether or not recorded or reflected or required to be recorded or reflected on the books and records or financial statements of such Person, including the following:

  

 
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(a)      all accounting and other books, records and files whether in paper, microfilm, microfiche, computer tape or disc, magnetic tape, electronic or any other form;

 

(b)     all apparatus, computers and other electronic data processing and communications equipment, fixtures, machinery, equipment, furniture, office equipment, automobiles, trucks, vessels, motor vehicles and other transportation equipment and other tangible personal property;

 

(c)     all inventories of materials, parts, raw materials, components, supplies, works-in-process and finished goods and products;

 

(d)     all interests in real property of whatever nature, including easements, whether as owner, mortgagee or holder of a Security Interest in real property, lessor, sublessor, lessee, sublessee or otherwise;

 

(e)     (i) all interests in any capital stock or other equity interests of any Subsidiary, Affiliate or any other Person, (ii) all bonds, notes, debentures or other securities issued by any Subsidiary, Affiliate or any other Person, (iii) all loans, advances or other extensions of credit or capital contributions to any Subsidiary, Affiliate or any other Person, and (iv) all other investments in securities of any Person;

 

(f)     all license agreements, leases of personal property, open purchase orders for raw materials, supplies, parts or services and other contracts, agreements or commitments;

 

(g)     all letters of credit;

 

(h)     all written (including in electronic form) or oral technical information, data, specifications, research and development information, engineering drawings and specifications, operating and maintenance manuals, and materials and analyses prepared by consultants and other third Persons;

 

(i)     all Intellectual Property and Technology;

 

(j)     all Software;

 

(k)     all cost information, sales and pricing data, customer prospect lists, supplier records, customer and supplier lists, customer and vendor data, correspondence and lists, product data and literature, artwork, design, formulations and specifications, quality records and reports and other books, records, studies, surveys, reports, plans and documents;

 

(l)     all prepaid expenses, trade accounts and other accounts and notes receivable;

 

(m)     all rights under contracts or agreements, all claims or rights against any Person arising from the ownership of any Asset, all rights in connection with any bids or offers and all claims, choses in action or similar rights, whether accrued or contingent;

  

 
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(n)     all licenses, permits, approvals and authorizations which have been issued by any Governmental Authority;

 

(o)     all cash or cash equivalents, bank accounts, lock boxes and other deposit arrangements; and

 

(p)     all interest rate, currency, commodity or other swap, collar, cap or other hedging or similar agreements or arrangements.

 

Cash Dividend” means $               million in cash to be paid to Oil States by Civeo to facilitate the Contribution by Oil States.

 

Civeo” has the meaning set forth in the Preamble.

 

Civeo Accounts” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.10(a).

 

Civeo Assets” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.2(a).

 

Civeo Balance Sheet” means the audited combined balance sheet of the Accommodations Business of Oil States, including the notes thereto, as of December 31, 2013.

 

Civeo Business” means (a) the business and operations that comprise and are exclusively related to the Accommodations Business, and (b) without limiting the foregoing clause (a) and except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, any other terminated, divested or discontinued businesses, Assets or operations that were of such a nature that they would be part of the Accommodations Business had they not been terminated, divested or discontinued.

 

Civeo Common Stock” means the common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of Civeo.

 

Civeo Contracts” means the following contracts and agreements to which Oil States or any of its Affiliates is a party or by which it or any of its Affiliates or any of their respective Assets is bound, whether or not in writing, in each case immediately prior to the Distribution Date, except for any such contract or agreement that is contemplated to be retained by Oil States or any member of the Oil States Group pursuant to any provision of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, including those listed on Schedule 1.1A (each, an “Excluded Contract”):

 

(a)     (i) any customer, distribution, supply or vendor contracts or agreements listed on Schedule 1.1B and (ii) any other customer, distribution, supply or vendor contracts that relate exclusively to the Civeo Business;

 

(b)     (i) any joint venture or license agreement listed on Schedule 1.1B and (ii) any other joint venture or license agreement that relates exclusively to the Civeo Business;

 

(c)     (i) any guarantee, indemnity, representation or warranty listed on Schedule 1.1B and (ii) any guarantee, indemnity, representation or warranty of any member of the Civeo Group or the Oil States Group in respect of any other Civeo Contract, any Civeo Liability or the Civeo Business;

  

 
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(d)     any employment, change of control, retention, consulting, indemnification, termination, severance or other similar agreements with any Civeo Employee or consultants of the Civeo Group;

 

(e)     any contract or agreement that is otherwise expressly contemplated pursuant to this Agreement or any of the Ancillary Agreements to be assigned to Civeo or any member of the Civeo Group; and

 

(f)     any other contract, agreement, arrangement, commitment or understanding listed on Schedule 1.1B and any other contract, agreement, commitment or understanding, whether or not in writing, that relates exclusively to the Civeo Business.

 

Civeo Designees” has the meaning set forth in the Recitals.

 

Civeo Employee” means any individual who, immediately prior to the Distribution, performs services that relate exclusively to the Civeo Business and is either actively employed by, or then on an approved leave of absence from, any Person that will be a member of the Civeo Group immediately after the Distribution.

 

Civeo Financing Arrangements” means the (a) revolving credit facilities in the aggregate amount of $650,000,000 U.S. dollars which is currently expected to be allocated as follows: (i) a $450,000,000 million U.S dollar senior secured revolving credit facility in favor of Civeo, as borrower, (ii) a $100,000,000 U.S. dollar senior secured revolving credit facility in favor of PTI Group Inc. and PTI Premium Camp Services Ltd., as borrowers, and (iii) a $100,000,000 U.S. dollar senior secured revolving credit facility in favor of The MAC Services Group Pty Limited, as borrower, and (b) a U.S. dollar term loan facility in an amount to be determined up to $775,000,000 in favor of Civeo, each on such terms as conditions as approved by Civeo and Oil States.

 

Civeo Group” means Civeo, each Subsidiary of Civeo immediately after the Distribution Date, and each Affiliate of Civeo immediately after the Distribution Date.

 

Civeo Intellectual Property” means (a) the patents, patent applications, statutory invention registrations, registered trademarks, registered service marks, registered Internet domain names and copyright registrations set forth on Schedule 1.1C (collectively, “Registrable IP”), (b) all Registrable IP that is owned or licensed exclusively by any member of the Civeo Group at or prior to the Distribution Date, excluding any such Registrable IP that has been assigned by any member of the Civeo Group to any member of the Oil States Group prior to the Distribution Date, and (c) all Intellectual Property, other than Registrable IP, that is owned or licensed by any member of the Oil States Group or Civeo Group and that is used or held for use exclusively in the Civeo Business as of the Distribution Date.

 

Civeo Liabilities” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.3(a).

 

Civeo Technology” means all Technology owned or licensed by any member of the Oil States Group or Civeo Group and that is exclusively used or held for use in the Civeo Business as of the Distribution Date.

 

 
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Civeo Transfer Documents” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.4(b).

 

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

 

Contribution” means the contribution by Oil States to Civeo of (a) all the outstanding stock or other equity interests of PTI Group USA LLC, PTI Mars Holdco 1, LLC, MAC Investments LLC, General Marine Leasing, LLC and PTI Investments Coöperatief U.A, (b) the Hybrid Instruments, and (c) any Civeo Assets held directly by Oil States in exchange for (x) the assumption by Civeo of any Civeo Liabilities from Oil States, (y) a number of shares of Civeo Common Stock equal to the Required Share Number and (z) the Cash Dividend.

 

Dispute” has the meaning set forth in the Indemnification and Release Agreement.

 

Distribution” has the meaning set forth in the Recitals.

 

Distribution Date” means the date and time determined in accordance with Section 3.3(a) at which the Distribution occurs.

 

Distribution Ratio” means two shares of Civeo Common Stock distributed in the Distribution in respect of one share of Oil States Common Stock.

 

Employee Matters Agreement” means the Employee Matters Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, between Oil States and Civeo.

 

Environmental Law” means any Law relating to: (a) pollution; (b) protection or restoration of or prevention of harm to the environment (including ambient air, surface water, groundwater sediments, soils and surface and subsurface strata) or natural resources, including the generation, use, handling, transportation, treatment, storage or Release of, or exposure to, Hazardous Materials; and (c) the protection of or prevention of harm to human health and safety.

 

Environmental Liabilities” means any and all Liabilities, environmental response costs (including costs of clean-up, remediation, investigation and monitoring with respect to Hazardous Materials), damages (including with respect to natural resources, properties and personal injuries), costs and expenses (including any remedial, removal, response, abatement, clean-up and investigation costs and expenses and rights to contribution under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, as amended, or analogous laws), breaches of statutory or implied warranties, nuisance or other tort actions, rights to punitive damages, common law rights of contribution and rights under any contracts, agreements, indemnifications, monitoring costs, settlements, consulting fees, expenses, penalties, fines, orphan’s share, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, court costs, attorneys’ fees, and other liabilities arising out of, incurred or imposed (a) pursuant to any order, notice of responsibility, directive (including requirements embodied in Environmental Laws), injunction, judgment or similar act (including settlements) by any Governmental Authority to the extent arising out of non-compliance with or any violation of, or obligation under, any Environmental Laws or (b) pursuant to any demand, action, claim, dispute, suit, countersuit, settlement, arbitration, formal inquiry, subpoena, investigation, proceeding or other legal determination of liability by a Governmental Authority or any other Person with respect to Hazardous Materials (including any exposure to Hazardous Materials) or for damages, personal injury, property damage, damage to natural resources, remediation, investigation, monitoring, response or compliance costs (including any product take back requirements).

 

 
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Exchange Act” means the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, together with the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

Excluded Assets” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.2(b).

 

Excluded Contracts” has the meaning set forth in the definition of Civeo Contracts.

 

Excluded Liabilities” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.3(b).

 

Form 10” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.3(a)(vii).

 

Governmental Approvals” means any notices, reports or other filings to be made, or any consents, registrations, approvals, permits or authorizations to be obtained from, any Governmental Authority.

 

Governmental Authority” means any nation or government, any state, province, municipality or other political subdivision thereof, and any entity, body, agency, commission, department, board, bureau, court, tribunal or other instrumentality, whether federal, state, provincial, regional, local, domestic, foreign or multinational, exercising executive, legislative, judicial, regulatory, administrative or other similar functions of, or pertaining to, government and any executive official thereof.

Group” means either the Civeo Group or the Oil States Group, as the context requires.

 

Hazardous Materials” means any substance that, by its nature or its use, is regulated or as to which liability might arise under any Environmental Law including any: (i) chemical, product, material, substance or waste defined as a “hazardous substance,” “hazardous material,” “hazardous waste,” “restricted hazardous waste,” “extremely hazardous waste,” “solid waste,” “toxic waste,” “toxic substance,” “contaminant,” “pollutant,” or words of similar meaning or import found in any Environmental Law; (ii) petroleum hydrocarbons, petroleum products, petroleum substances, oil and gas exploration and production wastes, natural gas, condensate or crude oil or any components, fractions or derivatives thereof; (c) any natural or artificial substance (whether solid, liquid, or gas, noise, ion, vapor or electromagnetic) that could cause or result in harm or injury to human health, natural resources or the environment; and (d) asbestos and asbestos containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radioactive materials, urea formaldehyde foam insulation, naturally occurring radioactive materials and radon gas.

 

Hybrid Instruments” means (a) the Loan Agreement by and between Oil States and PTI Premium Camp Services Ltd dated December 9, 2010 and (b) the Loan Agreement by and between Oil States and PTI Premium Camp Services Ltd dated June 27, 2011.

 

Indemnification and Release Agreement” means the Indemnification and Release Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, between Oil States and Civeo.

 

Information Statement” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.3(a)(vii).

 

 
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Intellectual Property” means all of the following whether arising under the Laws of the United States or of any other foreign or multinational jurisdiction: (a) patents, patent applications (including patents issued thereon) and statutory invention registrations, including reissues, divisions, continuations, continuations in part, substitutions, renewals, extensions and reexaminations of any of the foregoing, and all rights in any of the foregoing provided by international treaties or conventions, (b) trademarks, service marks, trade names, service names, trade dress, logos and other source or business identifiers, including all goodwill associated with any of the foregoing and any and all common law rights in and to any of the foregoing, registrations and applications for registration of any of the foregoing, all rights in and to any of the foregoing provided by international treaties or conventions, and all reissues, extensions and renewals of any of the foregoing, (c) Internet domain names, (d) copyrightable works, copyrights, moral rights, mask work rights, database rights and design rights, whether or not registered, and all registrations and applications for registration of any of the foregoing, and all rights in and to any of the foregoing provided by international treaties or conventions, (e) confidential and proprietary information, including trade secrets, invention disclosures, processes and know-how, and (f) intellectual property rights arising from or in respect of any Technology.

 

Law” means any applicable national, supranational, federal, state, provincial, regional or local law (including common law), statute, code, order, ordinance, rule, regulation, treaty (including any income tax treaty), license, permit, authorization, approval, consent, decree, injunction, binding judicial or administrative interpretation or other legally enforceable requirement, in each case, enacted, promulgated, issued or entered by a Governmental Authority.

 

Liabilities” means any and all debts, guarantees, assurances, commitments, liabilities, responsibilities, Losses, remediation, deficiencies, reimbursement obligations in respect of letters of credit, damages, fines, penalties, settlements, sanctions, costs, expenses, interest and obligations, whether accrued or fixed, absolute or contingent, matured or unmatured, accrued or not accrued, asserted or unasserted, liquidated or unliquidated, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown, reserved or unreserved, or determined or determinable, including those arising under any Law, claim (including any Third-Party Claim), demand, Action, or order, writ, judgment, injunction, decree, stipulation, determination or award entered by or with any Governmental Authority or arbitration tribunal, and those arising under any contract, agreement, obligation, indenture, instrument, lease, promise, arrangement, release, warranty, commitment or undertaking, or any fines, damages or equitable relief that is imposed, in each case, including all costs and expenses relating thereto.

 

Losses” means actual losses (including any diminution in value), costs, damages, penalties and expenses (including legal and accounting fees and expenses and costs of investigation and litigation), whether or not involving a Third-Party Claim.

 

NYSE” means the New York Stock Exchange.

 

Oil States” has the meaning set forth in the Preamble.

 

Oil States Accounts” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.10(a).

 

 
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Oil States Board” has the meaning set forth in the Recitals.

 

Oil States Business” means each and every business conducted at any time by any member of the Oil States Group, except the Civeo Business.

 

Oil States Common Stock” means the common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of Oil States.

 

Oil States Group” means Oil States, each Subsidiary of Oil States immediately after the Distribution Date, and each Affiliate of Oil States immediately after the Distribution Date (in each case other than any member of the Civeo Group).

 

Oil States Guarantees” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.3.

 

Oil States Intellectual Property” means (a) the Oil States Name and Oil States Marks, and (b) all other Intellectual Property that, as of the Distribution Date, is owned or licensed by any member of either Group, other than the Civeo Intellectual Property.

 

Oil States Name and Oil States Marks” means the names, marks, trade dress, logos, monograms, domain names and other source or business identifiers of Oil States or any of its Affiliates using or containing “Oil States” (in block letters or otherwise), “Oil States” either alone or in combination with other words or elements, and all names, marks, trade dress, logos, monograms, domain names and other source or business identifiers confusingly similar to or embodying any of the foregoing either alone or in combination with other words or elements, together with the goodwill associated with any of the foregoing.

 

Oil States Notes” means Oil States’ (a) 5 1/8% Senior Notes due 2023 and (b) the 6 1/8% Senior Notes due 2019.

 

Oil States RSAs” means restricted stock awards issued under the Oil States International Inc. 2001 Equity Participation Plan, the Canadian Long Term Incentive Plan, and any other plan or agreement sponsored or maintained by Oil States immediately prior to the Distribution Date pursuant to which equity or equity-based awards are or may be granted (in each case, as amended from time to time).

 

Oil States Software” means all Software that, as of the Distribution Date, is owned or licensed by any member of either Group, other than the Civeo Group Software.

 

Oil States Technology” means all Technology that, as of the Distribution Date, is owned or licensed by any member of either Group, other than the Civeo Technology.

 

Oil States Transfer Documents” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.10(b).

 

Person” means an individual, a general or limited partnership, a corporation, a trust, a joint venture, an unincorporated organization, a limited liability entity, any other entity and any Governmental Authority.

 

 
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Prime Rate” means the rate which JPMorgan Chase Bank (or any successor thereto or other major money center commercial bank agreed to by the parties hereto) announces from time to time as its prime lending rate, as in effect from time to time.

 

Record Date” means the close of business on the date to be determined by the Oil States Board as the record date for determining stockholders of Oil States entitled to receive shares of Civeo Common Stock in the Distribution.

 

Registrable IP” has the meaning set forth in the definition of Civeo Intellectual Property.

 

Release” means any release, spill, emission, discharge, leaking, pumping, pouring, dumping, injection, deposit, disposal, dispersal, leaching or migration.

 

Required Share Number” means the number of shares of Civeo Common Stock necessary to effect the Distribution less the number of shares of Civeo Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to the Contribution.

 

Restructuring Steps Memorandum” means the memorandum attached as Annex A hereto setting forth the restructuring steps to be taken prior to the Distribution Date and the sequence thereof.

 

SEC” means the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Securities Act” means the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, together with the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

Security Interest” means any mortgage, security interest, pledge, lien, charge, claim, option, right to acquire, voting or other restriction, right-of-way, covenant, condition, easement, encroachment, restriction on transfer, or other encumbrance of any nature whatsoever.

 

Separation” has the meaning set forth in the Recitals.

 

Shared Contract” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.9(a).

 

Specified General Marine Leasing Assets” has the meaning set forth on Schedule 1.1D.

 

Software” means any and all (a) computer programs, including any and all software implementation of algorithms, models and methodologies, whether in source code, object code, human readable form or other form, (b) databases and compilations, including any and all data and collections of data, whether machine readable or otherwise, (c) descriptions, flow charts and other work products used to design, plan, organize and develop any of the foregoing, screens, user interfaces, report formats, firmware, development tools, templates, menus, buttons and icons, and (d) documentation, including user manuals and other training documentation, relating to any of the foregoing.

 

 
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Subsidiary” or “subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person, any corporation, limited liability company, joint venture or partnership of which such Person (a) beneficially owns, either directly or indirectly, more than fifty percent (50%) of (i) the total combined voting power of all classes of voting securities of such Person, (ii) the total combined equity interests or (iii) the capital or profit interests, in the case of a partnership, or (b) otherwise has the power to vote, either directly or indirectly, sufficient securities to elect a majority of the board of directors or similar governing body.

 

Tax Return” has the meaning set forth in the Tax Sharing Agreement.

 

Tax Sharing Agreement” means the Tax Sharing Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, between Oil States and Civeo.

 

Taxes” has the meaning set forth in the Tax Sharing Agreement.

 

Technology” means all technology, designs, formulae, algorithms, procedures, methods, discoveries, processes, techniques, ideas, know-how, research and development, technical data, tools, materials, specifications, processes, inventions (whether patentable or unpatentable and whether or not reduced to practice), apparatus, creations, improvements, works of authorship in any media, confidential, proprietary or non-public information and other similar materials, and all recordings, graphs, drawings, reports, analyses and other writings, and other tangible embodiments of the foregoing in any form whether or not listed herein.

 

Tender Offers” means the tender offers by Oil States to purchase any and all of the Oil States Notes as set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated May , 2014.

 

Third-Party Claim” has the meaning set forth in the Indemnification and Release Agreement.

 

Transfer Documents” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.4(b).

 

Transferred Entities” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.2(a)(ii).

 

Transition Services Agreement” means the Transition Services Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, between Oil States and Civeo.

 

Unreleased Excluded Liability” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.7(b).

 

Unreleased Civeo Liability” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.6(b).

 

Article II
THE SEPARATION

 

2.1     Transfer of Assets and Assumption of Liabilities.

 

(a)     Unless otherwise provided in this Agreement or in any Ancillary Agreement, on or prior to the Distribution Date in accordance with the Restructuring Steps Memorandum and to the extent not previously effected prior to the date hereof pursuant to the steps of the Restructuring Steps Memorandum:

  

 
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(i)     Oil States shall, and shall cause its applicable Subsidiaries to, assign, transfer, convey and deliver to Civeo, or the applicable Civeo Designees, and Civeo or such Civeo Designees shall accept from Oil States and its applicable Subsidiaries, all of Oil States’ and such Subsidiaries’ respective direct or indirect right, title and interest in and to all of the Civeo Assets (it being understood that if any Civeo Asset shall be held by a Transferred Entity or a wholly owned Subsidiary of a Transferred Entity, such Civeo Asset may be assigned, transferred, conveyed and delivered as a result of the transfer of all or substantially all of the equity interests in such Transferred Entity);

 

(ii)     Civeo and the applicable Civeo Designees shall accept, assume and agree faithfully to perform, discharge and fulfill all the Civeo Liabilities in accordance with their respective terms. Civeo and such Civeo Designees shall be responsible for all Civeo Liabilities, regardless of when or where such Civeo Liabilities arose or arise, or whether the facts on which they are based occurred prior to or subsequent to the Distribution Date, regardless of where or against whom such Civeo Liabilities are asserted or determined (including any Civeo Liabilities arising out of claims made by the respective directors, officers, employees, agents, stockholders, Subsidiaries or Affiliates of either Group against any member of either Group) or whether asserted or determined prior to the date hereof, and regardless of whether arising from or alleged to arise from negligence, recklessness, violation of Law, fraud, misrepresentation or any other cause by any member of either Group, or any of their respective directors, officers, employees or agents;

 

(iii)     Oil States shall cause its applicable Subsidiaries to assign, transfer, convey and deliver to certain of its other Subsidiaries, which shall accept, such applicable Subsidiaries’ respective right, title and interest in and to any Excluded Assets specified by Oil States to be so assigned, transferred, conveyed and delivered; and

 

(iv)     Oil States and certain of its Subsidiaries shall accept and assume from certain of its other Subsidiaries and agree faithfully to perform, discharge and fulfill certain Excluded Liabilities of such other Subsidiaries, and Oil States and its applicable Subsidiaries shall be responsible for all Excluded Liabilities, regardless of when or where such Excluded Liabilities arose or arise, or whether the facts on which they are based occurred prior to or subsequent to the Distribution Date, regardless of where or against whom such Excluded Liabilities are asserted or determined (including any such Excluded Liabilities arising out of claims made by the respective directors, officers, employees, agents, stockholders, Subsidiaries or Affiliates of either Group against any member of either Group) or whether asserted or determined prior to the date hereof, and regardless of whether arising from or alleged to arise from negligence, recklessness, violation of Law, fraud, misrepresentation or any other cause by any member of either Group, or any of their respective directors, officers, employees or agents.

  

 
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(b)     In furtherance of the assignment, transfer, conveyance and delivery of the Civeo Assets and the assumption of the Civeo Liabilities in accordance with Sections 2.1(a)(i) and 2.1(a)(ii), on, before and/or as of the date that such Civeo Assets are assigned, transferred, conveyed or delivered or such Civeo Liabilities are assumed (i) Oil States shall execute and deliver, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to execute and deliver, such bills of sale, deeds, stock powers, certificates of title, assignments of contracts and other instruments of transfer, conveyance and assignment as and to the extent necessary to evidence the transfer, conveyance and assignment of all of Oil States’ and its Subsidiaries’ (other than Civeo and its Subsidiaries) right, title and interest in and to the Civeo Assets to Civeo and the Civeo Designees, and (ii) Civeo shall execute and deliver, and shall cause the Civeo Designees to execute and deliver, such assumptions of contracts and other instruments of assumption as and to the extent necessary to evidence the valid and effective assumption of the Civeo Liabilities by Civeo and the Civeo Designees. All of the foregoing documents contemplated by this Section 2.1(b) shall be referred to collectively herein as the “Oil States Transfer Documents.

 

(c)     To the extent any Civeo Asset is not transferred or assigned to, or any Civeo Liability is not assumed by, a member of the Civeo Group at the Distribution Date or is owned or held by a member of the Oil States Group after the Distribution Date, from and after the Distribution Date, any such Civeo Asset or Civeo Liability shall be held by such member of the Oil States Group for the use and benefit of the member of the Civeo Group entitled thereto (at the expense of the member of the Civeo Group entitled thereto) in accordance with Section 2.5(c), and, subject to Section 2.5(b):

 

(i)     Oil States shall, and shall cause its applicable Subsidiaries to, as soon as reasonably practicable, assign, transfer, convey and deliver to Civeo or certain of its Subsidiaries designated by Civeo, and Civeo or such Subsidiaries shall accept from Oil States and its applicable Subsidiaries, all of Oil States’ and such Subsidiaries’ respective right, title and interest in and to such Civeo Assets; and

 

(ii)     Civeo and certain of its Subsidiaries designated by Civeo shall, as soon as reasonably practicable, accept, assume and agree faithfully to perform, discharge and fulfill all such Civeo Liabilities in accordance with their respective terms.

 

(d)     Civeo hereby waives compliance by each and every member of the Oil States Group with the requirements and provisions of any “bulk-sale” or “bulk-transfer” Laws of any jurisdiction that may otherwise be applicable with respect to the transfer or sale of any or all of the Civeo Assets to any member of the Civeo Group.

 

(e)     Oil States hereby waives compliance by each and every member of the Civeo Group with the requirements and provisions of any “bulk-sale” or “bulk-transfer” Laws of any jurisdiction that may otherwise be applicable with respect to the transfer or sale of any or all of the Excluded Assets to any member of the Oil States Group.

 

2.2      Civeo Assets.

 

(a)     For purposes of this Agreement, “Civeo Assets” means (without duplication):

 

(i)     all Assets that are expressly provided by this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement as Assets to be transferred to Civeo or any other member of the Civeo Group, including the Assets listed on Schedule 2.2(a)(i);

  

 
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(ii)     (A) all Civeo Contracts and (B) all issued and outstanding equity interests held by Oil States or its Subsidiaries in the wholly owned Subsidiaries and Affiliates of Oil States that have been or shall be contributed to, or otherwise transferred, conveyed, or assigned to, the Civeo Group or entities that shall be members of the Civeo Group as of the Distribution Date, as listed on Schedule 2.2(a)(ii)(B) (such Subsidiaries and entities, the “Transferred Entities”);

 

(iii)     all Assets reflected as assets of Civeo or its Subsidiaries on the Civeo Balance Sheet, subject to any dispositions of such Assets subsequent to the date of the Civeo Balance Sheet;

 

(iv)     all Civeo Intellectual Property; and

 

(v)     any and all Assets owned and used or held for use immediately prior to the Distribution Date by Oil States or any of its Subsidiaries exclusively in the Civeo Business.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Civeo Assets shall not, in any event, include the Excluded Assets referred to in Section 2.2(b). All rights of the Civeo Group in respect of Oil States insurance policies are set forth in the Indemnification and Release Agreement and shall not otherwise be included in the Civeo Assets.

 

(b)     For the purposes of this Agreement, “Excluded Assets” means (without duplication):

 

(i)     all Assets that are expressly contemplated by this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement as Assets to be retained by Oil States or any other member of the Oil States Group;

 

(ii)     any cash or cash equivalents withdrawn from Civeo Accounts in accordance with Section 2.10(e);

 

(iii)     the Oil States Intellectual Property, Oil States Software and the Oil States Technology;

 

(iv)     any Shared Contracts (other than Civeo Assets arising under any Shared Contracts); and

 

(v)     any and all Assets of any members of the Oil States Group that are not Civeo Assets pursuant to Section 2.2(a).

 

2.3     Civeo Liabilities.

 

(a)     For the purposes of this Agreement, “Civeo Liabilities” means (without duplication):

 

(i)     all Liabilities, including any Environmental Liabilities, relating to, arising out of or resulting from:

  

 
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(A)     the operation or ownership of the Civeo Business, as conducted at any time prior to, on or after the Distribution Date (including any Liability relating to, arising out of or resulting from any act or failure to act by any Person (whether or not such act or failure to act is or was within such Person’s authority));

 

(B)     the operation or ownership of any other business conducted by any member of the Civeo Group, any entity that shall be a member of the Civeo Group as of the Distribution Date or their predecessors in interest at any time prior to, on or after the Distribution Date (including any Liability relating to, arising out of or resulting from any act or failure to act by any Person (whether or not such act or failure to act is or was within such Person’s authority)) and to the extent that such Liabilities relate to the Civeo Business; or

 

(C)     any Civeo Assets, including any Civeo Contracts, Shared Contracts (to the extent related to the Civeo Business) and any real property and leasehold interests;

 

in any such case, whether arising before, on or after the Distribution Date;

 

(ii)     the Liabilities listed on Schedule 2.3(a)(ii) and any and all other Liabilities that are expressly provided by this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement as Liabilities to be assumed by Civeo or any member of the Civeo Group, and all agreements, obligations and Liabilities of any member of the Civeo Group under this Agreement or any of the Ancillary Agreements;

 

(iii)     all Liabilities relating to, arising out of or resulting from the Civeo Financing Arrangements;

 

(iv)     all Liabilities reflected as liabilities or obligations of Civeo or its Subsidiaries on the Civeo Balance Sheet, subject to any discharge of such Liabilities subsequent to the date of the Civeo Balance Sheet; and

 

(v)     all Liabilities arising out of claims made by the respective directors, officers, stockholders, employees, agents, Subsidiaries or Affiliates of either Group against any member of either Group to the extent relating to, arising out of or resulting from the Civeo Business or the other businesses, operations, activities or Liabilities referred to in clauses (i) through (iv) above, inclusive.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Civeo Liabilities shall not include the Excluded Liabilities referred to in Section 2.3(b).

 

(b)     For the purposes of this Agreement, “Excluded Liabilities” means (without duplication):

 

(i)     all Liabilities that are expressly contemplated by this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement as Liabilities to be retained or assumed by Oil States or any other member of the Oil States Group, and all agreements and obligations of any member of the Oil States Group under this Agreement or any of the Ancillary Agreements;

  

 
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(ii)     any and all Liabilities of a member of the Oil States Group to the extent relating to, arising out of or resulting from any Excluded Assets (other than Liabilities arising under any Shared Contracts to the extent such Liabilities relate to the Civeo Business); and

 

(iii)     all Liabilities arising out of claims made by the respective directors, officers, stockholders, employees, agents, Subsidiaries or Affiliates of either Group against any member of either Group to the extent relating to, arising out of or resulting from the Oil States Business or the other businesses, operations, activities or Liabilities referred to in clauses (i) and (ii) above.

 

2.4     Transfer of Excluded Assets; Assumption of Excluded Liabilities.

 

(a)     To the extent any Excluded Asset is transferred or assigned to, or any Excluded Liability is assumed by, a member of the Civeo Group at the Distribution Date or is owned or held by a member of the Civeo Group after the Distribution Date, from and after the Distribution Date, any such Excluded Asset or Excluded Liability shall be held by such member of the Civeo Group for the use and benefit of the member of the Oil States Group entitled thereto (at the expense of the member of the Oil States Group entitled thereto) in accordance with Section 2.5(d) and:

 

(i)     Civeo shall, and shall cause its applicable Subsidiaries to, as soon as reasonably practicable, assign, transfer, convey and deliver to Oil States or certain of its Subsidiaries designated by Oil States, and Oil States or such Subsidiaries shall accept from Civeo and its applicable Subsidiaries, all of Civeo’s and such Subsidiaries’ respective right, title and interest in and to such Excluded Assets; and

 

(ii)     Oil States and certain of its Subsidiaries designated by Oil States shall, as soon as reasonably practicable, accept, assume and agree faithfully to perform, discharge and fulfill all such Excluded Liabilities in accordance with their respective terms.

 

(b)     In furtherance of the assignment, transfer, conveyance and delivery of Excluded Assets and the assumption of Excluded Liabilities set forth in Sections 2.4(a)(i) and 2.4(a)(ii), and without any additional consideration therefor: (i) Civeo shall execute and deliver, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to execute and deliver, such bills of sale, quitclaim deeds, stock powers, certificates of title, assignments of contracts and other instruments of transfer, conveyance and assignment as and to the extent necessary to evidence the transfer, conveyance and assignment of all of Civeo’s and its Subsidiaries’ right, title and interest in and to the Excluded Assets to Oil States and its Subsidiaries, and (ii) Oil States shall execute and deliver, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to execute and deliver, such assumptions of contracts and other instruments of assumption as and to the extent necessary to evidence the valid and effective assumption of the Excluded Liabilities. All of the foregoing documents contemplated by this Section 2.4(b) and by Sections 2.1(a)(iii) and 2.1(a)(iv) shall be referred to collectively herein as the “Civeo Transfer Documents” and, together with the Oil States Transfer Documents, the “Transfer Documents.

  

 
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2.5     Approvals and Notifications.

 

(a)     To the extent that the transfer or assignment of any Civeo Asset, the assumption of any Civeo Liability, the Separation or the Distribution requires any Approvals or Notifications, the parties will endeavor to obtain or make such Approvals or Notifications as soon as reasonably practicable; provided, however, that, except to the extent expressly provided in this Agreement or any of the Ancillary Agreements or as otherwise agreed between Oil States and Civeo, neither Oil States nor Civeo shall be obligated to contribute capital or pay any consideration in any form (including providing any letter of credit, guaranty or other financial accommodation) to any Person in order to obtain or make such Approvals or Notifications.

 

(b)     If and to the extent that the valid, complete and perfected transfer or assignment to the Civeo Group of any Civeo Assets or assumption by the Civeo Group of any Civeo Liabilities would be a violation of applicable Law, or require any Approvals or Notifications in connection with the Separation or the Distribution that have not been obtained or made by the Distribution Date, then, unless the parties hereto shall otherwise mutually determine, the transfer or assignment to the Civeo Group of such Civeo Assets or the assumption by the Civeo Group of such Civeo Liabilities, as the case may be, shall be automatically deemed deferred and any such purported transfer, assignment or assumption shall be null and void until such time as all legal impediments are removed or such Approvals or Notifications have been obtained or made. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any such Civeo Assets or Civeo Liabilities shall continue to constitute Civeo Assets and Civeo Liabilities for all other purposes of this Agreement.

 

(c)     If any transfer or assignment of any Civeo Asset or any assumption of any Civeo Liability intended to be transferred, assigned or assumed hereunder, as the case may be, is not consummated on or prior to the Distribution Date, whether as a result of the provisions of Section 2.5(b) or for any other reason, then, insofar as reasonably possible, the member of the Oil States Group retaining such Civeo Asset or such Civeo Liability, as the case may be, shall thereafter hold such Civeo Asset or Civeo Liability, as the case may be, for the use and benefit of the member of the Civeo Group entitled thereto (at the expense of the member of the Civeo Group entitled thereto). In addition, the member of the Oil States Group retaining such Civeo Asset or such Civeo Liability shall, insofar as reasonably possible and to the extent permitted by applicable Law, treat such Civeo Asset or Civeo Liability in the ordinary course of business in accordance with past practice and take such other actions as may be reasonably requested by the member of the Civeo Group to whom such Civeo Asset is to be transferred or assigned, or which will assume such Civeo Liability, as the case may be, in order to place such member of the Civeo Group in a substantially similar position as if such Civeo Asset or Civeo Liability had been transferred, assigned or assumed as contemplated hereby and so that all the benefits and burdens relating to such Civeo Asset or Civeo Liability, as the case may be, including use, risk of loss, potential for gain, and dominion, control and command over such Civeo Asset or Civeo Liability, as the case may be, and all costs and expenses related thereto, shall inure from and after the Distribution Date to the Civeo Group. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the transfer and assignment of the Specified General Marine Leasing Assets shall be made in accordance with Schedule 1.1D.

  

 
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(d)     If any transfer or assignment of any Excluded Asset or any assumption of any Excluded Liability not intended to be transferred, assigned or assumed hereunder, as the case may be, is consummated on or prior to the Distribution Date (as described in Section 2.4(a)), then, insofar as reasonably possible, the member of the Civeo Group holding or owning such Excluded Asset or such Excluded Liability, as the case may be, shall thereafter hold such Excluded Asset or Excluded Liability, as the case may be, for the use and benefit of the member of the Oil States Group entitled thereto (at the expense of the member of the Oil States Group entitled thereto). In addition, the member of the Civeo Group retaining such Excluded Asset or such Excluded Liability shall, insofar as reasonably possible and to the extent permitted by applicable Law, treat such Excluded Asset or Excluded Liability in the ordinary course of business in accordance with past practice and take such other actions as may be reasonably requested by the member of the Oil States Group to whom such Excluded Asset is to be transferred or assigned, or which will assume such Excluded Liability, as the case may be, in order to place such member of the Oil States Group in a substantially similar position as if such Excluded Asset or Excluded Liability had not been so transferred, assigned or assumed and so that all the benefits and burdens relating to such Excluded Asset or Excluded Liability, as the case may be, including use, risk of loss, potential for gain, and dominion, control and command over such Excluded Asset or Excluded Liability, as the case may be, and all costs and expenses related thereto, shall inure from and after the Distribution Date to the Oil States Group.

 

(e)     If and when the Approvals or Notifications, the absence of which caused the deferral of transfer or assignment of any Civeo Asset or the deferral of assumption of any Civeo Liability pursuant to Section 2.5(b), are obtained or made, and, if and when any other legal impediments for the transfer or assignment of any Civeo Asset or the assumption of any Civeo Liability have been removed, the transfer or assignment of the applicable Civeo Asset or the assumption of the applicable Civeo Liability, as the case may be, shall be effected in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and/or the applicable Ancillary Agreement.

 

(f)     Except as otherwise agreed between Oil States and Civeo, (i) any member of the Oil States Group retaining a Civeo Asset or Civeo Liability (whether as a result of the provisions of Section 2.5(b) or for any other reason), and (ii) any member of the Civeo Group holding or owning an Excluded Asset or Excluded Liability due to a transfer or assignment to, or assumption by, such member of the Civeo Group (as described in Section 2.4(a)), shall not be obligated, in order to effect the transfer of such Asset or Liability to the Group member entitled thereto, to expend any money unless the necessary funds are advanced (or otherwise made available) by the Group member entitled thereto, other than reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, attorneys’ fees and recording or similar fees, all of which shall be promptly reimbursed by the Group member entitled to such Asset or Liability.

 

2.6     Novation of Civeo Liabilities.

 

(a)     Each of Oil States and Civeo, at the request of the other, shall endeavor, if reasonably practicable, to obtain, or to cause to be obtained, if reasonably practicable, any consent, substitution, approval or amendment required to novate or assign all obligations under agreements, leases, licenses and other obligations or Liabilities of any nature whatsoever that constitute Civeo Liabilities, or to obtain in writing the unconditional release of all parties to such arrangements other than any member of the Civeo Group, so that, in any such case, the members of the Civeo Group will be solely responsible for the Civeo Liabilities; provided, however, that Oil States shall not be obligated to contribute any capital or pay any consideration in any form (including providing any letter of credit, guaranty or other financial accommodation) to any third Person from whom any such consent, substitution, approval, amendment or release is requested.

  

 
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(b)     If Oil States or Civeo is unable to obtain, or to cause to be obtained, any such required consent, substitution, approval, amendment or release and the applicable member of the Oil States Group continues to be bound by such agreement, lease, license or other obligation or Liability (each, an “Unreleased Civeo Liability”), Civeo shall, to the extent not prohibited by Law, as indemnitor, guarantor, agent or subcontractor for such member of the Oil States Group, as the case may be, (i) pay, perform and discharge fully all the obligations or other Liabilities of such member of the Oil States Group that constitute Unreleased Civeo Liabilities from and after the Distribution Date and (ii) use its commercially reasonable efforts to effect such payment, performance, or discharge prior to any demand for such payment, performance, or discharge is permitted to be made by the obligee thereunder on any member of the Oil States Group. If and when any such consent, substitution, approval, amendment or release shall be obtained or the Unreleased Civeo Liabilities shall otherwise become assignable or able to be novated, Oil States shall promptly assign, or cause to be assigned, and Civeo or the applicable Civeo Group member shall assume, such Unreleased Civeo Liabilities without exchange of further consideration.

 

2.7     Novation of Excluded Liabilities.

 

(a)     Each of Oil States and Civeo, at the request of the other, shall endeavor, if reasonably practicable, to obtain, or to cause to be obtained, if reasonably practicable, any consent, substitution, approval or amendment required to novate or assign all obligations under agreements, leases, licenses and other obligations or Liabilities of any nature whatsoever that constitute Excluded Liabilities, or to obtain in writing the unconditional release of all parties to such arrangements other than any member of the Oil States Group, so that, in any such case, the members of the Oil States Group will be solely responsible for such Excluded Liabilities; provided, however, that neither Oil States nor Civeo shall be obligated to contribute any capital or pay any consideration in any form (including providing any letter of credit, guaranty or other financial accommodation) to any third Person from whom any such consent, substitution, approval, amendment or release is requested.

 

(b)     If Oil States or Civeo is unable to obtain, or to cause to be obtained, any such required consent, substitution, approval, amendment or release and the applicable member of the Civeo Group continues to be bound by such agreement, lease, license or other obligation or Liability (each, an “Unreleased Excluded Liability”), Oil States shall, to the extent not prohibited by Law, as indemnitor, guarantor, agent or subcontractor for such member of the Civeo Group, as the case may be, (i) pay, perform and discharge fully all the obligations or other Liabilities of such member of the Civeo Group that constitute Unreleased Excluded Liabilities from and after the Distribution Date and (ii) use its commercially reasonable efforts to effect such payment, performance, or discharge prior to any demand for such payment, performance, or discharge is permitted to be made by the obligee thereunder on any member of the Civeo Group. If and when any such consent, substitution, approval, amendment or release shall be obtained or the Unreleased Excluded Liabilities shall otherwise become assignable or able to be novated, Civeo shall promptly assign, or cause to be assigned, and Oil States or the applicable Oil States Group member shall assume, such Unreleased Excluded Liabilities without exchange of further consideration.

  

 
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2.8     Termination of Agreements.

 

(a)     Except as set forth in Section 2.8(b), in furtherance of the releases and other provisions of the Indemnification and Release Agreement, Civeo and each member of the Civeo Group, on the one hand, and Oil States and each member of the Oil States Group, on the other hand, hereby terminate any and all agreements, arrangements, commitments or understandings, whether or not in writing, between or among Civeo and/or any member of the Civeo Group and/or any entity that shall be a member of the Civeo Group as of the Distribution Date, on the one hand, and Oil States and/or any member of the Oil States Group (other than entities that shall be members of the Civeo Group as of the Distribution Date), on the other hand, effective as of the Distribution Date. No such terminated agreement, arrangement, commitment or understanding (including any provision thereof which purports to survive termination) shall be of any further force or effect after the Distribution Date. Each party shall, at the reasonable request of any other party, take, or cause to be taken, such other actions as may be necessary to effect the foregoing.

 

(b)     The provisions of Section 2.8(a) shall not apply to any of the following agreements, arrangements, commitments or understandings (or to any of the provisions thereof): (i) this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements (and each other agreement or instrument expressly contemplated by this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement to be entered into by any of the parties hereto or any of the members of their respective Groups); (ii) any agreements, arrangements, commitments or understandings listed or described on Schedule 2.8(b)(ii); (iii) any agreements, arrangements, commitments or understandings to which any Person other than the parties hereto and the members of their respective Groups is a party (it being understood that to the extent that the rights and obligations of the parties and the members of their respective Groups under any such agreements, arrangements, commitments or understandings constitute Civeo Assets or Civeo Liabilities, they shall be assigned pursuant to Section 2.1); (iv) any agreements, arrangements, commitments or understandings to which any member of the Oil States Group or Civeo Group, other than a wholly owned Subsidiary of Oil States or Civeo, as the case may be, is a party (it being understood that directors’ qualifying shares or similar interests will be disregarded for purposes of determining whether a Subsidiary is wholly owned); (v) any Shared Contracts; and (vi) any other agreements, arrangements, commitments or understandings that this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement expressly contemplates will survive the Distribution Date.

  

 
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2.9     Treatment of Shared Contracts.

 

(a)     Without limiting the generality of the obligations set forth in Section 2.1, unless the parties otherwise agree or the benefits of any contract, agreement, arrangement, commitment or understanding described in this Section 2.9 are expressly conveyed to the applicable party pursuant to an Ancillary Agreement, (i) any contract, agreement, arrangement, commitment or understanding that is listed on Schedule 2.9(a) shall be assigned in part to the applicable member(s) of the applicable Group, if so assignable, or appropriately amended prior to, on or after the Distribution Date, so that each party or the members of its respective Group shall, as of the Distribution Date, be entitled to the rights and benefits, and shall assume the related portion of any Liabilities, inuring to its respective businesses, in each case, in accordance with the allocation of benefits and burdens set forth on Schedule 2.9(a), and (ii) (A) any contract, agreement, arrangement, commitment or understanding that is an Excluded Asset or Excluded Liability but, prior to the Distribution Date, inured in part to the benefit or burden of any member of the Civeo Group (other than any such contract, agreement, arrangement, commitment or understanding covering substantially the same services or arrangements that are covered by a contract, agreement, arrangement, commitment or understanding entered into by a member of the Civeo Group in connection with the Separation), and (B) any contract, agreement, arrangement, commitment or understanding that is a Civeo Asset or a Civeo Liability but, prior to the Distribution Date, inured in part to the benefit or burden of any member of the Oil States Group (other than any such contract, agreement, arrangement, commitment or understanding covering substantially the same services or arrangements that are covered by a contract, agreement, arrangement, commitment or understanding entered into by a member of the Oil States Group in connection with the Separation), shall be assigned in part to the applicable member(s) of the applicable Group, if so assignable, or appropriately amended prior to, on or after the Distribution Date, so that each party or the members of its respective Group shall, as of the Distribution Date, be entitled to the rights and benefits, and shall assume the related portion of any Liabilities, inuring to its respective businesses (any contract, agreement, arrangement, commitment or understanding referred to in clause (i) or (ii) above, a “Shared Contract”); provided, however, that, in the case of each of clause (i) and (ii), (1) in no event shall any member of any Group be required to assign (or amend) any Shared Contract in its entirety or to assign a portion of any Shared Contract which is not assignable (or cannot be amended) by its terms (including any terms imposing consents or conditions on an assignment where such consents or conditions have not been obtained or fulfilled) and (2) if any Shared Contract cannot be so partially assigned by its terms or otherwise, or cannot be amended or if such assignment or amendment would impair the benefit the parties thereto derive from such Shared Contract, then the parties shall, and shall cause each of their respective Subsidiaries to, take such other reasonable and permissible actions (including by providing prompt notice to the other party with respect to any relevant claim of Liability or other relevant matters arising in connection with a Shared Contract so as to allow such other party the ability to exercise any applicable rights under such Shared Contract) to cause a member of the Civeo Group or the Oil States Group, as the case may be, to receive the rights and benefits of that portion of each Shared Contract that relates to the Civeo Business or the businesses retained by Oil States, as the case may be (in each case, to the extent so related), as if such Shared Contract had been assigned to (or amended to allow) a member of the applicable Group pursuant to this Section 2.9, and to bear the burden of the corresponding Liabilities (including any Liabilities that may arise by reason of such arrangement), as if such Liabilities had been assumed by a member of the applicable Group pursuant to this Section 2.9.

  

 
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(b)     Each of Oil States and Civeo shall, and shall cause the members of its Group to, (i) treat for all Tax purposes the portion of each Shared Contract inuring to its respective businesses as Assets owned by, and/or Liabilities of, as applicable, such party, or its subsidiaries, as applicable, not later than the Distribution Date, and (ii) neither report nor take any Tax position (on a Tax Return or otherwise) inconsistent with such treatment (unless required by applicable Law).

 

(c)     Nothing in this Section 2.9 shall require any member of any Group to make any material payment (except to the extent advanced, assumed or agreed in advance to be reimbursed by any member of the other Group), incur any material obligation or grant any material concession for the benefit of any member of any other Group in order to effect any transaction contemplated by this Section 2.9.

 

2.10     Bank Accounts; Cash Balances.

 

(a)     Oil States and Civeo each agrees to take, or cause the respective members of their respective Groups to take, at the Distribution Date (or such earlier time as Oil States and Civeo may agree), all actions necessary to amend all contracts or agreements governing each bank and brokerage account owned by Civeo or any other member of the Civeo Group (collectively, the “Civeo Accounts”) so that such Civeo Accounts, if currently linked (whether by automatic withdrawal, automatic deposit or any other authorization to transfer funds from or to, hereinafter “linked”) to any bank or brokerage account owned by Oil States or any other member of the Oil States Group (collectively, the “Oil States Accounts”), are de-linked from the Oil States Accounts.

 

(b)     Oil States and Civeo each agrees to take, or cause the respective members of their respective Groups to take, at the Distribution Date (or such earlier time as Oil States and Civeo may agree), all actions necessary to amend all agreements governing the Oil States Accounts so that such Oil States Accounts, if currently linked to a Civeo Account, are de-linked from the Civeo Accounts.

 

(c)     It is intended that, following consummation of the actions contemplated by Sections 2.10(a) and 2.10(b), there will be in place a centralized cash management process pursuant to which the Civeo Accounts will be managed centrally and funds collected will be transferred into one or more centralized accounts maintained by Civeo.

 

(d)     It is intended that, following consummation of the actions contemplated by Sections 2.10(a) and 2.10(b), there will continue to be in place a centralized cash management process pursuant to which the Oil States Accounts will be managed centrally and funds collected will be transferred into one or more centralized accounts maintained by Oil States.

 

(e)     With respect to any outstanding payments initiated by Oil States, Civeo, or any of their respective Subsidiaries prior to the Separation, such outstanding payments shall be honored following the Separation by the Person or Group owning the account from which the payment was initiated.

 

(f)     As between Oil States and Civeo (and the members of their respective Groups) all payments made and reimbursements received after the Separation by either party (or member of its Group) that relate to a business, Asset or Liability of the other party (or member of its Group), shall be held by such party for the use and benefit of the party entitled thereto (at the expense of the party entitled thereto). Each party shall maintain an accounting of any such payments and reimbursements, and the parties shall have a monthly reconciliation, whereby all such payments made and reimbursements received by each party are calculated and the net amount owed to Oil States or Civeo shall be paid over with right of set-off. If at any time the net amount owed to either party exceeds $1,000,000, an interim payment of such net amount owed shall be made to the party entitled thereto within five (5) business days of such amount exceeding $1,000,000. Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither Oil States nor Civeo shall act as collection agent for the other party, nor shall either party act as surety or endorser with respect to non-sufficient funds checks, or funds to be returned in a bankruptcy or fraudulent conveyance action.

  

 
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2.11     Other Ancillary Agreements. Effective as of the date hereof, each of Oil States and Civeo will execute and deliver all Ancillary Agreements to which it is a party (other than the Transfer Documents, which will be executed on or prior to the Distribution Date).

 

2.12     Disclaimer of Representations and Warranties. EACH OF OIL STATES (ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND EACH MEMBER OF THE OIL STATES GROUP) AND CIVEO (ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND EACH MEMBER OF THE CIVEO GROUP) UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN OR IN ANY ANCILLARY AGREEMENT, NO PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT, ANY ANCILLARY AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER AGREEMENT OR DOCUMENT CONTEMPLATED BY THIS AGREEMENT, ANY ANCILLARY AGREEMENT OR OTHERWISE, IS REPRESENTING OR WARRANTING IN ANY WAY AS TO THE ASSETS, BUSINESSES OR LIABILITIES TRANSFERRED OR ASSUMED AS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY OR THEREBY, AS TO ANY CONSENTS OR APPROVALS REQUIRED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, AS TO THE VALUE OR FREEDOM FROM ANY SECURITY INTERESTS OF, OR ANY OTHER MATTER CONCERNING, ANY ASSETS OF SUCH PARTY, OR AS TO THE ABSENCE OF ANY DEFENSES OR RIGHT OF SET-OFF OR FREEDOM FROM COUNTERCLAIM WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIM OR OTHER ASSET, INCLUDING ANY ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE, OF ANY PARTY, OR AS TO THE LEGAL SUFFICIENCY OF ANY ASSIGNMENT, DOCUMENT OR INSTRUMENT DELIVERED HEREUNDER TO CONVEY TITLE TO ANY ASSET OR THING OF VALUE UPON THE EXECUTION, DELIVERY AND FILING HEREOF OR THEREOF. EXCEPT AS MAY EXPRESSLY BE SET FORTH HEREIN OR IN ANY ANCILLARY AGREEMENT, ALL SUCH ASSETS ARE BEING TRANSFERRED ON AN “AS IS,” “WHERE IS” BASIS (AND, IN THE CASE OF ANY REAL PROPERTY, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE AGREED BY OIL STATES, BY MEANS OF A QUITCLAIM OR SIMILAR FORM DEED OR CONVEYANCE) AND THE RESPECTIVE TRANSFEREES SHALL BEAR THE ECONOMIC AND LEGAL RISKS THAT (I) ANY CONVEYANCE WILL PROVE TO BE INSUFFICIENT TO VEST IN THE TRANSFEREE GOOD AND MARKETABLE TITLE, FREE AND CLEAR OF ANY SECURITY INTEREST, AND (II) ANY NECESSARY APPROVALS OR NOTIFICATIONS ARE NOT OBTAINED OR THAT ANY REQUIREMENTS OF LAWS OR JUDGMENTS ARE NOT COMPLIED WITH. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN THIS AGREEMENT, NEITHER OIL STATES NOR CIVEO MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY REGARDING ANY MATTER OR CIRCUMSTANCE RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, THE RELEASE OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INTO THE ENVIRONMENT OR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN HEALTH, SAFETY, NATURAL RESOURCES OR THE ENVIRONMENT, OR ANY OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION OF THE ASSETS, AND EACH PARTY SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE TAKING ANY ASSETS “AS IS” AND “WHERE IS” WITH ALL FAULTS FOR PURPOSES OF THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION AND THAT EACH PARTY HAS MADE OR CAUSED TO BE MADE SUCH ENVIRONMENTAL INSPECTIONS AS SUCH PARTY DEEMS APPROPRIATE.

  

 
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2.13     Civeo Financing Arrangements. Prior to the Distribution Date, Civeo shall enter into the Civeo Financing Arrangements, on such terms and conditions as agreed by Oil States (including the amount that shall be borrowed pursuant to the Financing Arrangements and the interest rates for such borrowings). Oil States and Civeo shall participate in the preparation of all materials and presentations as may be reasonably necessary to secure funding pursuant to the Civeo Financing Arrangements, including, if necessary to obtain funds thereunder, rating agency presentations necessary to obtain the requisite ratings needed to secure the financing under any of the Civeo Financing Arrangements. The parties agree that Civeo, and not Oil States, shall be ultimately responsible for all costs and expenses incurred by, and for reimbursement of such costs and expenses to, any member of the Oil States Group or Civeo Group associated with the Civeo Financing Arrangements.

 

2.14     Financial Information Certifications. Oil States’ disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting (as each is contemplated by the Exchange Act) are currently applicable to Civeo as its Subsidiary. In order to enable the principal executive officer and principal financial officer of Civeo to make the certifications required of them under Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Oil States, within thirty-five (35) days of the end of any fiscal quarter during which Civeo remains its Subsidiary, shall provide Civeo with one or more certifications with respect to such disclosure controls and procedures, its internal control over financial reporting and the effectiveness thereof. Such certification(s) shall be provided by Oil States (and not by any officer or employee in their individual capacity).

 

Article III
THE DISTRIBUTION

 

3.1     The Distribution.

 

(a)     Oil States intends to consummate the Distribution on or before                  , 2014. Oil States will, in its sole and absolute discretion, determine the Distribution Date and all terms of the Distribution, including, without limitation, the form, structure and terms of any transaction(s) and/or offering(s) to effect the Distribution and the timing and conditions to the consummation of the Distribution. In addition, Oil States may, at any time and from time to time until the consummation of the Distribution, modify or change the terms of the Distribution, including, without limitation, by accelerating or delaying the timing of the consummation of all or part of the Distribution. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in the foregoing shall in any way limit Oil States’ right to terminate this Agreement or the Distribution as set forth in Article VI or alter the consequences of any such termination from those specified in such Article.

 

(b)     Civeo shall cooperate with Oil States to accomplish the Distribution and shall, at Oil States’ direction, promptly take any and all actions necessary or desirable to effect the Distribution, including, without limitation, the registration under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act of Civeo Common Stock on an appropriate registration form or forms to be designated by Oil States. Oil States shall select any investment bank or manager in connection with the Distribution, as well as any financial printer, solicitation and/or exchange agent and financial, legal, accounting and other advisors for Oil States. Civeo and Oil States, as the case may be, will provide to the Agent all share certificates and any information required in order to complete the Distribution.

  

 
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3.2     Actions Prior to the Distribution.

 

(a)     Oil States and Civeo shall prepare and mail, prior to the Distribution Date, to the holders of Oil States Common Stock, such information concerning Civeo, its business, operations and management, the Distribution and such other matters as Oil States shall reasonably determine and as may be required by Law. Oil States and Civeo will prepare, and Civeo will, to the extent required under applicable Law, file with the SEC any such documentation and any requisite no-action letters which Oil States determines are necessary or desirable to effectuate the Distribution, and Oil States and Civeo shall each use its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain all necessary approvals from the SEC with respect thereto as soon as practicable.

 

(b)     Oil States and Civeo shall take all such action as may be necessary or appropriate under the securities or blue sky laws of the United States (and any comparable Laws under any foreign jurisdiction) in connection with the Distribution.

 

(c)     Civeo shall prepare and file, and shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to have approved, an application for the listing of the Civeo Common Stock to be distributed in the Distribution on the NYSE, subject to official notice of distribution.

 

(d)     Oil States and Civeo shall take all actions as may be necessary to approve (i) the stock-based employee incentive plans of Civeo and (ii) the grants of adjusted awards with respect to Oil States stock by Oil States and the grants of awards with respect to Civeo stock by Civeo in order to satisfy the requirement of Rule 16b-3 under the Exchange Act and the applicable rules and regulations of the NYSE.

 

3.3     Conditions to Distribution.

 

(a)     The consummation of the Distribution will be subject to the satisfaction, or waiver by Oil States in its sole and absolute discretion, of the conditions set forth in this Section 3.3(a). Any determination by Oil States regarding the satisfaction or waiver of any of such conditions will be conclusive.

 

(i)     The Separation shall have been completed in accordance with the Restructuring Steps Memorandum.

 

(ii)     Oil States shall have received a private letter ruling to the effect that, among other things, the Spin-off will qualify as a transaction that is tax-free for U.S. federal income tax purposes under Sections 355 and 368(a)(1)(D) of the Code, and such private letter ruling shall not have been revoked or modified in any material respect.

  

 
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(iii)     Oil States shall have received an opinion of its tax counsel, in form and substance acceptable to Oil States and which shall remain in full force and effect, as to certain matters affecting the tax treatment of the Separation on which the Internal Revenue Service will not rule.

 

(iv)     All Governmental Approvals necessary to consummate the Distribution shall have been obtained and be in full force and effect.

 

(v)     The actions and filings necessary or appropriate under applicable securities laws in connection with the Distribution will have been taken or made, and, where applicable, have become effective or been accepted by the applicable Governmental Authority.

 

(vi)     No order, injunction or decree issued by any court or agency of competent jurisdiction or other legal restraint or prohibition preventing the consummation of the Distribution or any of the related transactions shall be in effect, and no other event outside the control of Oil States shall have occurred or failed to occur that prevents the consummation of the Distribution or any of the related transactions.

 

(vii)     A Registration Statement on Form 10 registering the Civeo Common Stock (the “Form 10”) shall be effective under the Exchange Act, with no stop order in effect with respect thereto, and the Information Statement included therein (the “Information Statement”) shall have been mailed to Oil States’ stockholders as of the Record Date.

 

(viii)     The Civeo Common Stock to be distributed to the Oil States stockholders in the Distribution shall have been accepted for listing on the NYSE, subject to official notice of distribution.

 

(ix)     Each of the Ancillary Agreements shall have been duly executed and delivered by the parties thereto.

 

(x)     No events or developments shall have occurred or exist that, in the judgment of the Oil States Board, in its sole and absolute discretion, make it inadvisable to effect the Distribution or the other transactions contemplated hereby, or would result in the Distribution or the other transactions contemplated hereby not being in the best interest of Oil States or its stockholders.

 

(xi)     Oil States shall have received the Cash Dividend.

 

(xii)     A majority of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of each series of the Oil States Notes shall have been accepted for payment pursuant to the Tender Offers.

 

(b)     The foregoing conditions are for the sole benefit of Oil States and shall not give rise to or create any duty on the part of Oil States or the Oil States Board to waive or not waive such conditions or in any way limit Oil States’ right to terminate this Agreement as set forth in Article VI or alter the consequences of any such termination from those specified in such Article. Any determination made by the Oil States Board prior to the Distribution concerning the satisfaction or waiver of any or all of the conditions set forth in this Section 3.3 shall be conclusive.

  

 
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3.4     Certain Stockholder Matters.

 

(a)     Subject to Section 3.3, on or prior to the Distribution Date, Oil States will deliver to the Agent for the benefit of holders of record of Oil States Common Stock on the Record Date all of the outstanding shares of Civeo Common Stock (including, if such shares are represented by one or more stock certificates, such stock certificates, endorsed by Oil States in blank), and shall cause the transfer agent for the shares of Oil States Common Stock to instruct the Agent to distribute on the Distribution Date the appropriate number of such shares of Civeo Common Stock to each such holder or designated transferee or transferees of such holder by way of direct registration in book-entry form. Civeo will not issue paper stock certificates. The Distribution shall be effective at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the Distribution Date or at such other time as Oil States may determine.

 

(b)     Subject to Sections 3.3 and 3.4(c), each holder of Oil States Common Stock (other than holders of unvested Oil States RSAs) on the Record Date will be entitled to receive in the Distribution a number of whole shares of Civeo Common Stock equal to the number of shares of Oil States Common Stock held by such holder on the Record Date multiplied by the Distribution Ratio. Each holder of any unvested Oil States RSAs will be entitled to receive either additional Oil States RSAs or be converted into restricted shares of Civeo Common Stock, as set forth in the Employee Matters Agreement.

 

(c)     No fractional shares will be distributed or credited to book-entry accounts in connection with the Distribution. As soon as practicable after the Distribution Date, Oil States shall direct the Agent to determine the number of whole shares and fractional shares of Civeo Common Stock allocable to each holder of record or beneficial owner of Oil States Common Stock (other than to the holders of record or beneficial owners of unvested Oil States RSAs) as of the Record Date, to aggregate all such fractional shares and to sell the whole shares obtained thereby in open market transactions (with the Agent, in its sole and absolute discretion, determining when, how and through which broker-dealer and at what price to make such sales), and to cause to be distributed to each such holder or for the benefit of each such beneficial owner, in lieu of any fractional share, such holder’s or owner’s ratable share of the proceeds of such sale, after deducting any taxes required to be withheld and after deducting an amount equal to all brokerage charges, commissions and transfer taxes attributed to such sale. Neither Oil States nor Civeo will be required to guarantee any minimum sale price for the fractional shares of Civeo Common Stock. Neither Oil States nor Civeo will be required to pay any interest on the proceeds from the sale of fractional shares.

 

(d)     Until the Civeo Common Stock is duly transferred in accordance with this Section 3.4 and applicable Law, from and after the effective time of the Distribution, Civeo will regard the Persons entitled to receive such Civeo Common Stock as record holders of Civeo Common Stock in accordance with the terms of the Distribution without requiring any action on the part of such Persons. Civeo agrees that, subject to any transfers of such stock, from and after the effective time of the Distribution (i) each such holder will be entitled to receive all dividends payable on, and exercise voting rights and all other rights and privileges with respect to, the shares of Civeo Common Stock then held by such holder, and (ii) each such holder will be entitled, without any action on the part of such holder, to receive evidence of ownership of the shares of Civeo Common Stock then held by such holder.

  

 
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Article IV
DISPUTE RESOLUTION

 

4.1     General Provisions. Any Dispute shall be resolved in accordance with the procedures set forth in Article IV of the Indemnification and Release Agreement, which shall be the sole and exclusive procedures for the resolution of any such Dispute unless otherwise specified in the applicable Ancillary Agreement or in Article IV of the Indemnification and Release Agreement.

 

Article V
FURTHER ASSURANCES AND ADDITIONAL COVENANTS

 

5.1     Further Assurances.

 

(a)     In addition to the actions specifically provided for elsewhere in this Agreement, each of the parties hereto shall use its commercially reasonable efforts, prior to, on and after the Distribution Date, to take, or cause to be taken, all actions, and to do, or cause to be done, all things, reasonably necessary, proper or advisable under applicable Laws, regulations and agreements, to consummate and make effective the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements.

 

(b)     Without limiting the foregoing, prior to, on and after the Distribution Date, each party hereto shall cooperate with the other parties, and without any further consideration, but at the expense of the requesting party, to execute and deliver, or use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause to be executed and delivered, all instruments, including instruments of conveyance, assignment and transfer, and to make all filings with, and to obtain all consents, approvals or authorizations of, any Governmental Authority or any other Person under any permit, license, agreement, indenture or other instrument (including any third-party consents or Governmental Approvals), and to take all such other actions as such party may reasonably be requested to take by any other party hereto from time to time, consistent with the terms of this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements, in order to effectuate the provisions and purposes of this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements and the transfers of the Civeo Assets and the assignment and assumption of the Civeo Liabilities and the other transactions contemplated hereby and thereby. Without limiting the foregoing, each party will, at the reasonable request, cost and expense of any other party, take such other actions as may be reasonably necessary to vest in such other party good and marketable title, free and clear of any Security Interest, if and to the extent it is practicable to do so.

 

(c)     On or prior to the Distribution Date, Oil States and Civeo in their respective capacities as direct and indirect stockholders of their respective Subsidiaries, shall each ratify any actions which are reasonably necessary or desirable to be taken by Oil States, Civeo or any other Subsidiary of Oil States, as the case may be, to effectuate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements.

  

 
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(d)     Oil States and Civeo, and each of the members of their respective Groups, waive (and agree not to assert against any of the others) any claim or demand that any of them may have against any of the others for any Liabilities or other claims relating to or arising out of: (i) the failure of Civeo or any member of the Civeo Group, on the one hand, or of Oil States or any member of the Oil States Group, on the other hand, to provide any notification or disclosure required under any state Environmental Law in connection with the Separation or the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the Ancillary Agreements, including the transfer by any member of any Group to any member of the other Group of ownership or operational control of any Assets not previously owned or operated by such transferee; or (ii) any inadequate, incorrect or incomplete notification or disclosure under any such state Environmental Law by the applicable transferor. To the extent any Liability to any Governmental Authority or any third Person arises out of any action or inaction described in clause (i) or (ii) above, the transferee of the applicable Asset hereby assumes and agrees to pay any such Liability.

 

(e)     Prior to the nine-month anniversary of the Distribution Date, if one or more of the parties identifies any commercial or other service that is needed to assure a smooth and orderly transition of the businesses in connection with the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby, and that is not otherwise governed by the provisions of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, the parties will cooperate in determining whether there is a mutually acceptable basis on which the other party will provide such service; provided, that if such service is to extend beyond the nine-month anniversary of the Distribution Date, the terms and conditions upon which the services are to be provided beyond the nine-month anniversary of the Distribution Date shall be market and arm’s-length terms and conditions.

 

5.2     Performance. Oil States will cause to be performed, and hereby guarantees the performance of, all actions, agreements and obligations set forth in this Agreement or in any Ancillary Agreement to be performed by any member of the Oil States Group. Civeo will cause to be performed, and hereby guarantees the performance of, all actions, agreements and obligations set forth in this Agreement or in any Ancillary Agreement to be performed by any member of the Civeo Group. Each party (including its permitted successors and assigns) further agrees that it will (a) give timely notice of the terms, conditions and continuing obligations contained in this Section 5.2 to all of the other members of its Group, and (b) cause all of the other members of its Group not to take any action or fail to take any such action inconsistent with such party’s obligations under this Agreement, any Ancillary Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby.

 

5.3     Oil States Guarantees. Civeo acknowledges that in the course of conduct of the Civeo Business, Oil States and members of the Oil States Group may have entered into various arrangements in which guarantees, bonds, letters of credit or similar arrangements were issued or arranged by Oil States or members of the Oil States Group to support or facilitate the Civeo Business. Any such arrangements entered into by Oil States and its Affiliates are, to the extent related to the Civeo Business, hereinafter referred to as the “Oil States Guarantees.” Except as otherwise agreed by Oil States and Civeo, Civeo agrees that it will use its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain or provide replacement guarantees, bonds, letters of credit or similar arrangements, which will be in effect at the Distribution Date, and obtain the release of Oil States and members of the Oil States Group from any Oil States Guarantees in accordance with Section 2.9 of the Indemnification and Release Agreement.

  

 
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5.4     Third-Party Agreements. Civeo agrees that it will use its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain or provide replacement agreements with third parties for agreements between such third parties and Oil States or any member of the Oil States Group that are Civeo Contracts and cannot be assigned to Civeo.

 

5.5     Tax Matters. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, in the case of any conflict between this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement (other than the Tax Sharing Agreement) and the Tax Sharing Agreement in relation to any matters addressed by the Tax Sharing Agreement, the Tax Sharing Agreement shall prevail.

 

5.6     Indemnification Matters. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, in the case of any conflict between this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement (other than the Indemnification and Release Agreement) and the Indemnification and Release Agreement in relation to any matters addressed by the Indemnification and Release Agreement, the Indemnification and Release Agreement shall prevail; provided, however, that in relation to any matters concerning Taxes, the Tax Sharing Agreement shall prevail over the Indemnification and Release Agreement, and in relation to any matters governed by the Employee Matters Agreement, the Employee Matters Agreement shall prevail over the Indemnification and Release Agreement.

 

5.7     Employee Matters. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, in the case of any conflict between this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement (other than the Employee Matters Agreement) and the Employee Matters Agreement in relation to any matters addressed by the Employee Matters Agreement, the Employee Matters Agreement shall prevail; provided, however, that in relation to any matters concerning Taxes, the Tax Sharing Agreement shall prevail over the Employee Matters Agreement.

 

Article VI
TERMINATION

 

6.1     Termination. This Agreement and any Ancillary Agreement may be terminated and the terms and conditions of the Distribution may be amended, modified or abandoned at any time prior to the Distribution Date by and in the sole and absolute discretion of the Oil States Board without the approval of any Person, including Civeo, in which case no party will have any liability of any kind to any other party by reason of this Agreement. After the Distribution, this Agreement may not be terminated except by an agreement in writing signed by each of the parties to this Agreement.

  

 
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Article VII
MISCELLANEOUS

 

7.1     Counterparts; Entire Agreement; Corporate Power.

 

(a)     This Agreement and each Ancillary Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, all of which shall be considered one and the same agreement, and shall become effective when one or more counterparts have been signed by each of the parties and delivered to the other party.

 

(b)     This Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements contain the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, supersede all previous agreements, negotiations, discussions, writings, understandings, commitments and conversations with respect to such subject matter and there are no agreements or understandings between the parties other than those set forth or referred to herein or therein.

 

(c)     Oil States represents on behalf of itself and each other member of the Oil States Group, and Civeo represents on behalf of itself and each other member of the Civeo Group, as follows:

 

(i)     each such Person has the requisite corporate or other power and authority and has taken all corporate or other action necessary in order to execute, deliver and perform each of this Agreement and each Ancillary Agreement to which it is a party and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby; and

 

(ii)     this Agreement and each Ancillary Agreement to which it is a party has been duly executed and delivered by it and constitutes a valid and binding agreement of it enforceable in accordance with the terms thereof.

 

(d)     Each party hereto acknowledges that it and each other party hereto may execute certain of the Ancillary Agreements by facsimile, stamp or mechanical signature. Each party hereto expressly adopts and confirms each such facsimile, stamp or mechanical signature made in its respective name as if it were a manual signature, agrees that it will not assert that any such signature is not adequate to bind such party to the same extent as if it were signed manually and agrees that at the reasonable request of any other party hereto at any time it will as promptly as reasonably practicable cause each such Ancillary Agreement to be manually executed (any such execution to be as of the date of the initial date thereof).

 

(e)     Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, neither Oil States nor Civeo shall be required to take or omit to take any act that would violate its fiduciary duties to any minority stockholders of any non-wholly owned Subsidiary of Oil States or Civeo, as the case may be (it being understood that directors’ qualifying shares or similar interests will be disregarded for purposes of determining whether a Subsidiary is wholly owned).

 

7.2     Governing Law. This Agreement and, unless expressly provided therein, each Ancillary Agreement (and any claims or disputes arising out of or related hereto or thereto or to the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby or to the inducement of any party to enter herein and therein, whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise and whether predicated on common law, statute or otherwise) shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the Laws of the State of Delaware, irrespective of the choice of laws principles of the State of Delaware as of the date of this Agreement, including all matters of validity, construction, effect, enforceability, performance and remedies.

  

 
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7.3     Assignability. Except as set forth in any Ancillary Agreement, this Agreement and each Ancillary Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and thereto, respectively, and their respective successors and permitted assigns; provided, however, that no party hereto or thereto may assign its respective rights or delegate its respective obligations under this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement without the express prior written consent of the other parties hereto or thereto.

 

7.4     Third-Party Beneficiaries. Except for the indemnification rights under this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement of any Oil States Indemnitee or Civeo Indemnitee (as those capitalized terms are defined in the Indemnification and Release Agreement) in their respective capacities as such, (a) the provisions of this Agreement and each Ancillary Agreement are solely for the benefit of the parties and are not intended to confer upon any Person except the parties any rights or remedies hereunder or thereunder, and (b) there are no third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement and neither this Agreement nor any Ancillary Agreement shall provide any third person with any remedy, claim, liability, reimbursement, claim of action or other right in excess of those existing without reference to this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement.

 

7.5     Notices. All notices, requests, claims, demands or other communications under this Agreement and, to the extent, applicable and unless otherwise provided therein, under each of the Ancillary Agreements shall be in writing and shall be given or made (and shall be deemed to have been duly given or made upon receipt) by delivery in person, by overnight courier service, by facsimile or electronic transmission with receipt confirmed (followed by delivery of an original via overnight courier service), or by registered or certified mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested) to the respective parties at the following addresses (or at such other address for a party as shall be specified in a notice given in accordance with this Section 7.5):

 

If to Oil States, to:

 

Oil States International, Inc.
Three Allen Center

333 Clay Street, Suite 4620
Houston, Texas 77002
Attention: Cindy B. Taylor and Lias J. Steen
Facsimile: 713-652-0499

  

 
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If to Civeo to:

 

Civeo
Three Allen Center

333 Clay Street, Suite 4980
Houston, Texas 77002
Attention: Bradley J. Dodson and Frank C. Steininger
Facsimile: 713-651-0369

 

Any party may, by notice to the other party, change the address and contact person to which any such notices are to be given.

 

7.6     Severability. If any provision of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement or the application thereof to any Person or circumstance is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions hereof or thereof, or the application of such provision to Persons or circumstances or in jurisdictions other than those as to which it has been held invalid or unenforceable, shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated thereby. Upon such determination, the parties shall negotiate in good faith in an effort to agree upon such a suitable and equitable provision to effect the original intent of the parties.

 

7.7     Force Majeure. No party shall be deemed in default of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement to the extent that any delay or failure in the performance of its obligations under this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, other than a delay or failure to make a payment, results from any cause beyond its reasonable control and without its fault or negligence, such as acts of God, acts of civil or military authority, embargoes, epidemics, war, riots, insurrections, fires, explosions, earthquakes, floods, unusually severe weather conditions, labor problems or unavailability of parts, or, in the case of computer systems, any failure in electrical or air conditioning equipment. In the event of any such excused delay, the time for performance shall be extended for a period equal to the time lost by reason of the delay.

 

7.8     Publicity. Prior to the Distribution, each of Civeo and Oil States shall consult with each other prior to issuing any press releases or otherwise making public statements with respect to the Separation, the Distribution or any of the other transactions contemplated hereby and prior to making any filings with any Governmental Authority with respect thereto.

 

7.9     Expenses. Except as expressly set forth in this Agreement (including Sections 2.13 and 5.1(b)) or in any Ancillary Agreement, all fees, costs and expenses incurred in connection with the preparation, execution, delivery and implementation of this Agreement and any Ancillary Agreement, and with the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, will be borne by Oil States; provided, however, that except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement or in any Ancillary Agreement, from and after the Distribution, each Party shall bear its own direct and indirect costs and expenses related to its performance of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement .

 

7.10     Late Payments. Except as expressly provided to the contrary in this Agreement or in any Ancillary Agreement, any amount not paid when due pursuant to this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement (and any amounts billed or otherwise invoiced or demanded and properly payable that are not paid within 30 days of such bill, invoice or other demand) shall accrue interest at a rate per annum equal to the Prime Rate plus 2%.

  

 
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7.11     Headings. The article, section and paragraph headings contained in this Agreement and in the Ancillary Agreements are for reference purposes only and shall not affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement.

 

7.12     Survival of Covenants. Except as expressly set forth in any Ancillary Agreement, the covenants, representations and warranties contained in this Agreement and each Ancillary Agreement, and liability for the breach of any obligations contained herein or therein, shall survive the Separation and the Distribution and shall remain in full force and effect.

 

7.13     Waivers of Default. Waiver by any party of any default by the other party of any provision of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver by the waiving party of any subsequent or other default, nor shall it prejudice the rights of such party. No failure or delay by any party in exercising any right, power or privilege under this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement shall operate as a waiver thereof nor shall a single or partial exercise thereof prejudice any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege.

 

7.14     Specific Performance. Subject to the provisions of Article IV, in the event of any actual or threatened default in, or breach of, any of the terms, conditions and provisions of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, the party or parties who are, or are to be, thereby aggrieved shall have the right to specific performance and injunctive or other equitable relief in respect of its or their rights under this Agreement or such Ancillary Agreement, in addition to any and all other rights and remedies at law or in equity, and all such rights and remedies shall be cumulative. The parties agree that the remedies at law for any breach or threatened breach, including monetary damages, are inadequate compensation for any loss and that any defense in any action for specific performance that a remedy at law would be adequate is waived. Any requirements for the securing or posting of any bond with such remedy are waived by each of the parties to this Agreement.

 

7.15     Amendments. No provisions of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement shall be deemed waived, amended, supplemented or modified by any party, unless such waiver, amendment, supplement or modification is in writing and signed by the authorized representative of the party against whom it is sought to enforce such waiver, amendment, supplement or modification.

 

7.16     Interpretation. In this Agreement and any Ancillary Agreement, (a) words in the singular shall be held to include the plural and vice versa and words of one gender shall be held to include the other genders as the context requires; (b) the terms “hereof,” “herein,” “herewith” and words of similar import, and the terms “Agreement” and “Ancillary Agreement” shall, unless otherwise stated, be construed to refer to this Agreement or the applicable Ancillary Agreement as a whole (including all of the Schedules, Exhibits and Appendices hereto and thereto) and not to any particular provision of this Agreement or such Ancillary Agreement; (c) Article, Section, Exhibit, Schedule and Appendix references are to the Articles, Sections, Exhibits, Schedules and Appendices to this Agreement (or the applicable Ancillary Agreement) unless otherwise specified; (d) the word “including” and words of similar import when used in this Agreement (or the applicable Ancillary Agreement) means “including, without limitation”; (e) the word “or” shall not be exclusive; and (f) unless expressly stated to the contrary in this Agreement or in any Ancillary Agreement, all references to “the date hereof,” “the date of this Agreement,” “hereby” and “hereupon” and words of similar import shall all be references to the date first stated in the preamble to this Agreement, regardless of any amendment or restatement hereof.

  

 
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7.17     Relationship of the Parties. It is expressly agreed that, from and after the Distribution Date and for purposes of this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements, (a) no member of the Civeo Group shall be deemed to be an Affiliate of any member of the Oil States Group and (b) no member of the Oil States Group shall be deemed to be an Affiliate of any member of the Civeo Group.

 

7.18     Limitations of Liability. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT TO THE CONTRARY, NEITHER CIVEO OR ITS AFFILIATES, ON THE ONE HAND, NOR OIL STATES OR ITS AFFILIATES, ON THE OTHER HAND, SHALL BE LIABLE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT TO THE OTHER FOR ANY (I) DAMAGES THAT ARE NOT PROBABLE AND REASONABLY FORESEEABLE OR (II) PUNITIVE OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, IN EACH CASE IN EXCESS OF COMPENSATORY DAMAGES OF THE OTHER ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY (OTHER THAN ANY SUCH LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO A THIRD-PARTY CLAIM).

 

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed by their duly authorized representatives.

 

 

OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL, INC.

 

 

 

     
  By:  
  Name:  
  Title:  
     
     

 

 

 

 

CIVEO CORPORATION

     
     
  By:  
  Name:  
  Title:  

 

 

 

SIGNATURE PAGE

SEPARATION AND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT 

 

 

 

 

Annex A

 

Restructuring Steps Memorandum

 

 

1.

PTI Mars Holdco 1, LLC (“PTI Mars”) will contribute to PTI Investments Coöperatief U.A (“Dutch Newco”) all the outstanding shares of 3045843 Nova Scotia Company, and Oil States will contribute cash, in exchange for approximately 99.9% and 0.1%, respectively, of equity of Dutch Newco.

 

 

2.

Oil States will contribute: (i) its ownership interests in the Transferred Entities, (ii) the Hybrid Instruments and (iii) the PTI Mars Receivable to Civeo in exchange for (i) shares of Civeo Common Stock, (ii) the assumption of certain liabilities of Oil States associated with the Accommodations Business set forth in this Agreement and (iii) the Cash Dividend incurred.

 

 

3.

Civeo will pay the Cash Dividend to Oil States.

 

 

4.

Oil States will distribute all of the outstanding Civeo Common Stock to the shareholders of Oil States as of the Record Date.

 

 

Annex A

 

 
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Schedule 1.1A

 

Excluded Contracts

 

 

 

Schedule 1.1A

 

 
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Schedule 1.1B

 

Civeo Contracts

 

 

 

Schedule 1.1B

 

 
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Schedule 1.1C

 

Registrable IP

 

 

 

Schedule 1.1C

 

 
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Schedule 1.1D

 

Specified General Marine Leasing Assets

 

 

 

 

Schedule 1.1D

 

 
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Schedule 2.2(a)(i)

 

Civeo Assets

 

 

 

Schedule 2.2(a)(i)

 

 
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Schedule 2.2(a)(ii)(B)

 

Transferred Entities

 

 

 

1.

PTI Mars Holdco 1, LLC

 

 

2.

PTI Group USA LLC

 

 

3.

MAC Investments LLC

 

 

4.

General Marine Leasing, LLC

 

 

5.

PTI Investments Coöperatief U.A

 

 

 

 

Schedule 2.2(a)(ii)(B)

 

 
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Schedule 2.3(a)(ii)

 

Civeo Liabilities

 

 

 

 

Schedule 2.3(a)(ii)

 

 
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Schedule 2.8(b)(ii)

 

Retained Intercompany Agreements

 

 

 

 

Schedule 2.9(b)(ii)

 

 
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Schedule 2.9(a)

 

Shared Contracts

 

 

 

Schedule 2.9(a)

 

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ex10-1.htm

Exhibit 10.1

 

 

 

 

TRANSITION SERVICES AGREEMENT

 

BY AND BETWEEN

 

OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL, INC.

 

AND

 

CIVEO CORPORATION

 

Dated as of                  , 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Article I

Services

 

1.01

Provision of Services

 1

1.02

Standard of Service

  2

1.03

Third-Party Service Providers

  2

1.04

Access to Premises

  3
 

Article II

Compensation

 

2.01

Responsibility for Wages and Fees

  3

2.02

Terms of Payment and Related Matters

  3

2.03

Extension of Services

  4

2.04

Terminated Services

  4

2.05

Invoice Disputes

  4

2.06

No Right of Setoff

  4

2.07

Taxes

4
 

Article III

TERMINATION

 

3.01

Termination of Agreement

  5

3.02

Breach

  5

3.03

Insolvency

  5

3.04

Effect of Termination

  5
 

Article IV

Confidentiality

 

4.01

Confidentiality

  5
 

Article V

Miscellaneous

 

5.01

Counterparts; Entire Agreement

  6

5.02

Governing Law

  6

5.03

Assignability

  7

5.04

Third-Party Beneficiaries

  7

5.05

Notices

  7

5.06

Severability

  8

5.07

Force Majeure

  8

5.08

Headings

  8

5.09

Waivers of Default

  8

5.10

Specific Performance

  8

5.11

Amendments

  8

5.12

Interpretation

  9

 

 

 

TRANSITION SERVICES AGREEMENT

 

This TRANSITION SERVICES AGREEMENT, made and entered into effective as of        , 2014 (this “Agreement”), is by and between Civeo Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Civeo”), and Oil States International, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Oil States”). Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined have the respective meanings assigned to them in the Separation and Distribution Agreement (as defined below).

 

RECITALS

 

WHEREAS, the board of directors of Oil States (the “Oil States Board”) has determined that it would be in the best interests of Oil States and its stockholders to separate the Civeo Business from Oil States;

 

WHEREAS, Oil States and Civeo have entered into the Separation and Distribution Agreement dated              , 2014 (as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time in accordance with its terms, the “Separation and Distribution Agreement”) in connection with the separation of the Civeo Business from Oil States (the “Separation”) and the distribution of Civeo Common Stock to stockholders of Oil States (the “Distribution”);

 

WHEREAS, the Separation and Distribution Agreement also provides for the execution and delivery of certain other agreements, including this Agreement, in order to facilitate and provide for the separation of Civeo and its Subsidiaries from Oil States; and

 

WHEREAS, in order to ensure an orderly transition under the Separation and Distribution Agreement, the Parties agree that it will be advisable for the Oil States Group to provide to the Civeo Group certain information technology services described herein for a transitional period.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the covenants and agreements set forth below and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are acknowledged, and intending to be legally bound, the Parties agree as follows:

 

Article I
Services

 

1.01     Provision of Services.

 

(a)      Oil States agrees to provide, or to cause its Affiliates to provide, the services (the “Services”) set forth on the exhibits attached hereto (as such exhibits may be amended or supplemented pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, collectively, the “Service Exhibits”) to Civeo for the respective periods and on the other terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement and in the respective Service Exhibits.

 

(b)     The parties hereto acknowledge the transitional nature of the Services. Accordingly, as promptly as practicable following the execution of this Agreement, Civeo agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to make a transition of each Service to its own internal organization or to obtain alternate third-party sources to provide the Services.

  

 
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(c)     Subject to Section 2.03 and Section 2.04 and the obligations of Oil States under this Agreement to provide Services shall terminate with respect to each Service on the end date specified in the applicable Service Exhibit (the “End Date”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the parties acknowledge and agree that Civeo may determine from time to time that it does not require all the Services set out on one or more of the Service Exhibits or that it does not require such Services for the entire period up to the applicable End Date. Accordingly, Civeo may terminate any Service, in whole or in part, upon notification to Oil States in writing of any such determination. Upon termination of a Service, there shall be no liability on the part of either party with respect to that Service, other than that such termination shall not (i) relieve either party of any liabilities resulting from any pre-termination breach hereof by such party in the performance of such terminated Service, (ii) relieve either party of any payment obligation with respect to such Service arising prior to the date of such termination or (iii) affect any rights arising as a result of any such breach or termination.

 

1.02     Standard of Service.

 

(a)     Oil States shall furnish the Services in accordance with applicable Law and, except as specifically provided in the Service Exhibits, (i) in the same or a similar manner as such Services were provided to Civeo with respect to the Civeo Business preceding the date hereof and (ii) in good faith and with reasonable care, using substantially the same degree of skill and attention that Oil States uses in performing the same or similar services for itself and its Affiliates, and not, in any event, exercising less than a commercially reasonable degree of care. Subject to Section 1.03, Oil States agrees to assign sufficient resources and qualified personnel as are reasonably required to perform the Services in accordance with the standards set forth in the preceding sentence.

 

(b)     Oil States shall use reasonable best efforts to provide or cause to be provided the Services to Civeo in amounts up to the amount necessary for Civeo to operate the Civeo Business at the capacity at which Civeo operated prior to the date of this Agreement.

 

(c)      Except as set forth in this Agreement (including any such Service Exhibit) or in any contract entered into hereunder, Oil States makes no representations and warranties of any kind, implied or expressed, with respect to the Services, including, without limitation, no warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, which are specifically disclaimed. The parties acknowledge and agree that this Agreement does not create a fiduciary relationship, partnership, joint venture or relationships of trust or agency between the parties and that all Services are provided by Oil States or its Affiliate as an independent contractor.

 

1.03     Third-Party Service Providers. It is understood and agreed that Oil States has been retaining, and will continue to retain, third-party service providers to provide some of the Services to Civeo. In addition, Oil States shall have the right to hire other third-party subcontractors to provide part of any Service hereunder; provided, however, that in the event such subcontracting is inconsistent with past practices, the Seller shall obtain the prior written consent of Civeo to hire such subcontractor, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld. Oil States shall in all cases retain responsibility and remain liable for the provision of Services to Civeo by any third party or by any of Oil States’ Affiliates. Without the prior written consent of Civeo, Oil States shall not enter into any new agreement or contract with any third party to provide any Services hereunder pursuant to which Civeo or any of its Affiliates would remain liable following the date of termination of such Service hereunder.

  

 
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1.04     Access to Premises.

 

(a)     In order to enable the provision of the Services by Oil States, Civeo agrees to provide to Oil States’ and its Affiliates’ employees and any third-party service providers or subcontractors who provide Services, at no cost to Oil States, access to the facilities, assets and books and records of Civeo, in all cases to the extent necessary for Oil States to fulfill its obligations under this Agreement.

 

(b)     Oil States agrees that all of its and its Affiliates’ employees and any third-party service providers and subcontractors, when on the property of Civeo or when given access to any equipment, computer, software, network or files owned or controlled by Civeo, shall conform to the policies and procedures of Civeo concerning health, safety and security as in effect on the date of this Agreement, and as modified hereafter if made known to Oil States in advance in writing.

 

Article II
Compensation

 

2.01     Responsibility for Wages and Fees. For such time as any employees of Oil States or any of its Affiliates are providing the Services to Civeo under this Agreement, (a) such employees will remain employees of Oil States or such Affiliate, as applicable, and shall not be deemed to be employees of Civeo for any purpose, and shall remain subject to the sole control, direction and supervision of Oil States or Affiliate, as applicable, and (b) Oil States or such Affiliate, as applicable, shall be solely responsible for the payment and provision of all wages, bonuses and commissions, employee benefits, including severance and worker’s compensation, and the withholding and payment of applicable Taxes relating to such employment.

 

2.02     Terms of Payment and Related Matters.

 

(a)      As consideration for the provision of the Services, Civeo shall pay Oil States the amount specified for each Service on such Service’s respective Service Exhibit. In addition to such amount, in the event that Oil States or any of its Affiliates incurs reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses in the provision of any Service, but excluding payments made to employees of Oil States or any of its Affiliates pursuant to Section 2.01 (such included expenses, “Out-of-Pocket Costs”), Civeo shall reimburse Oil States for all such Out-of-Pocket Costs to the extent required by the relevant Service Exhibit in accordance with the invoicing procedures set forth in Section 2.02(b).

 

(b)      As more fully provided in the Service Exhibits and subject to the terms and conditions therein:

  

 
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(i)     Oil States shall provide Civeo, in accordance with Section 5.01 of this Agreement, with monthly invoices (“Invoices”), which shall set forth in reasonable detail, with such supporting documentation as Civeo may reasonably request with respect to Out-of-Pocket Costs, amounts payable under this Agreement; and

 

(ii)     Payments pursuant to this Agreement shall be made within 30 days after the date of receipt of an Invoice by Civeo from Oil States.

 

2.03     Extension of Services. If Civeo requests in a notice to Oil States that any of the Services be performed following the applicable End Date, then Oil States shall be obligated to perform such Services for a period of one month (or such shorter period as is requested by Civeo) following the End Date, and the applicable fee for such Services provided after the End Date shall be an amount equal to the fee for such Services set out in the relevant Service Exhibits. Except as required by the immediately preceding sentence, the parties agree that Oil States shall not be obligated to perform any of the Service after the applicable End Date; provided, however, that if Civeo desires and Oil States agrees to continue to perform any of the Services after the applicable End Date, the parties shall negotiate in good faith to agree to the terms of such extension, including the amount Civeo shall pay Oil States for such continued Services, provided further, however, that Oil States shall be under no obligation whatsoever to perform any of the Services after the End Date. Services performed by Oil States after the applicable End Date in accordance with this Section 2.03 shall continue to constitute Services under this Agreement and be subject in all respects to the provisions of this Agreement for the duration of the agreed-upon extension period.

 

2.04      Terminated Services. Upon termination or expiration of any or all Services pursuant to this Agreement, or upon the termination of this Agreement in its entirety, Oil States and its Affiliates shall have no further obligation to provide the applicable terminated Services.

 

2.05     Invoice Disputes. In the event of an Invoice dispute, Civeo shall deliver a written statement to Oil States no later than 10 days prior to the date payment is due on the disputed Invoice listing all disputed items and providing a reasonably detailed description of each disputed item. Amounts not so disputed shall be deemed accepted and shall be paid, notwithstanding disputes on other items, within the time set forth in Section 2.02(b). The parties shall seek to resolve all such disputes expeditiously and in good faith. Oil States shall continue performing the Services in accordance with this Agreement pending resolution of any dispute.

 

2.06     No Right of Setoff. Each of the parties hereby acknowledges that it shall have no right under this Agreement to offset any amounts owed (or to become due and owing) to the other party, whether under this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement or otherwise, against any other amount owed (or to become due and owing) to it by the other party.

 

2.07      Taxes. Civeo shall be responsible for all sales or use Taxes imposed or assessed as a result of the provision of Services by Oil States.

  

 
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Article III
TERMINATION

 

3.01     Termination of Agreement. Subject to Section 3.04, this Agreement shall terminate in its entirety (i) on the date upon which Oil States or its Affiliates shall have no continuing obligation to perform any Services as a result of each of their expiration or termination in accordance with Section 1.01(c) or Section 3.02 or (ii) in accordance with Section 3.03.

 

3.02     Breach. Any party (the “Non-Breaching Party”) may terminate this Agreement, with respect to any Service, at any time upon prior written notice to the other party (the “Breaching Party”) if the Breaching Party has failed (other than pursuant to Section 5.07) to perform any of its material obligations under this Agreement relating to such Service, and such failure shall have continued without cure for a period of 15 days after receipt by the Breaching Party of a written notice of such failure from the Non-Breaching party seeking to terminate such service. For the avoidance of doubt, non-payment by Civeo for a Service provided by Oil States in accordance with this Agreement and not the subject of a good faith dispute shall be deemed a breach for purposes of this Section 3.02.

 

3.03     Insolvency. In the event that either party hereto shall (i) file a petition in bankruptcy, (ii) become or be declared insolvent, or become the subject of any proceedings (not dismissed within 60 days) related to its liquidation, insolvency or the appointment of a receiver, (iii) make an assignment on behalf of all or substantially all of its creditors, or (iv) take any corporate action for its winding up or dissolution, then the other party shall have the right to terminate this Agreement by providing written notice in accordance with Section 5.01.

 

3.04     Effect of Termination. Upon termination of this Agreement in its entirety pursuant to Section 3.01, all obligations of the Parties hereto shall terminate, except for the provisions of Section 2.04, Section 2.06, Section 2.07, Article IV and Article V which shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.

 

Article IV
Confidentiality

 

4.01     Confidentiality.

 

(a)     During the term of this Agreement and thereafter, the parties hereto shall, and shall instruct their respective Representatives to, maintain in confidence and not disclose the other party’s financial, technical, sales, marketing, development, personnel, and other information, records, or data, including, without limitation, customer lists, supplier lists, trade secrets, designs, product formulations, product specifications or any other proprietary or confidential information, however recorded or preserved, whether written or oral (any such information, “Confidential Information”). Each party shall use the same degree of care, but no less than reasonable care, to protect the other party’s Confidential Information as it uses to protect its own Confidential Information of like nature. Unless otherwise authorized in any other agreement between the parties, any party receiving any Confidential Information of the other party (the “Receiving Party”) may use Confidential Information only for the purposes of fulfilling its obligations under this Agreement (the “Permitted Purpose”). Any Receiving Party may disclose such Confidential Information only to its Representatives who have a need to know such information for the Permitted Purpose and who have been advised of the terms of this Section 4.01 and the Receiving Party shall be liable for any breach of these confidentiality provisions by such Persons; provided, that any Receiving Party may disclose such Confidential Information to the extent such Confidential Information is required to be disclosed by applicable Law, in which case the Receiving Party shall promptly notify, to the extent possible, the disclosing party (the “Disclosing Party”), so that the Disclosing Party may seek an appropriate protective order. In the event the Disclosing Party cannot obtain a protective order for all or part of the Confidential Information required to be disclosed by applicable Law, the Receiving Party shall only disclose such Confidential Information that it is advised by its counsel in writing that it is legally bound to disclose under such applicable Law.

  

 
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(b)     Notwithstanding the foregoing, “Confidential Information” shall not include any information that the Receiving Party can demonstrate: (i) was publicly known at the time of disclosure to it, or has become publicly known through no act of the Receiving Party or its Representatives in breach of this Section ; (ii) was rightfully received from a third party without a duty of confidentiality; or (iii) was developed by it independently without any reliance on the Confidential Information.

 

(c)     Upon demand by the Disclosing Party at any time, or upon expiration or termination of this Agreement with respect to any Service, the Receiving Party agrees promptly to return or destroy, at the Disclosing Party’s option, all of the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information in the Receiving Party’s possession or control. If such Confidential Information is destroyed, an authorized officer of the Receiving Party shall certify to such destruction in writing. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Receiving Party shall not be required to destroy copies of the Confidential Information which may be electronically archived in connection with its automatic backup storage and/or document retention policies; provided, however, that all such material shall remain subject to the confidentiality obligations in this Agreement.

 

Article V
Miscellaneous

 

5.01     Counterparts; Entire Agreement.

 

(a)      This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, all of which shall be considered one and the same agreement, and shall become effective when one or more counterparts have been signed by each of the parties and delivered to the other party.

 

(b)     This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, supersede all previous agreements, negotiations, discussions, writings, understandings, commitments and conversations with respect to such subject matter and there are no agreements or understandings between the parties other than those set forth or referred to herein or therein.

 

5.02     Governing Law. This Agreement (and any claims or disputes arising out of or related hereto or to the transactions contemplated hereby or to the inducement of any party to enter herein and therein, whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise and whether predicated on common law, statute or otherwise) shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the Laws of the State of Delaware, irrespective of the choice of laws principles of the State of Delaware as of the date of this Agreement, including all matters of validity, construction, effect, enforceability, performance and remedies.

  

 
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5.03     Assignability. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns; provided, however, that no party hereto may assign its respective rights or delegate its respective obligations under this Agreement without the express prior written consent of the other parties hereto.

 

5.04     Third-Party Beneficiaries. The provisions of this Agreement are solely for the benefit of the parties and are not intended to confer upon any Person except the parties any rights or remedies, and there are no third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement. This Agreement shall not provide any third person with any remedy, claim, liability, reimbursement, claim of action or other right in excess of those existing without reference to this Agreement.

 

5.05     Notices. All notices, requests, claims, demands or other communications under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be given or made (and shall be deemed to have been duly given or made upon receipt) by delivery in person, by overnight courier service, by facsimile or electronic transmission with receipt confirmed (followed by delivery of an original via overnight courier service), or by registered or certified mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested) to the respective parties at the following addresses (or at such other address for a party as shall be specified in a notice given in accordance with this Section 5.05):

 

 

(a) 

If to Oil States, to:   

 

 

 

 

 

Oil States International, Inc.

Three Allen Center

333 Clay Street, Suite 4620

Houston, Texas 77002

Attention: Cindy Taylor and Jeff Steen

Facsimile: 713-652-0499 

 

 

 

 

(b)  

If to Civeo, to: 

 

 

 

 

 

Civeo Corporation

Three Allen Center

333 Clay Street, Suite 4980

Houston, Texas 77002

Attention: Bradley Dodson and Frank Steininger

Facsimile: 713-651-0369 

      

Any party may, by notice to the other party, change the address and contact person to which any such notices are to be given.

  

 
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5.06     Severability. If any provision of this Agreement or the application thereof to any Person or circumstance is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions hereof, or the application of such provision to Persons or circumstances or in jurisdictions other than those as to which it has been held invalid or unenforceable, shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated thereby. Upon such determination, the parties shall negotiate in good faith in an effort to agree upon such a suitable and equitable provision to effect the original intent of the parties.

 

5.07     Force Majeure. No party shall be deemed in default of this Agreement to the extent that any delay or failure in the performance of its obligations under this Agreement, other than a delay or failure to make a payment, results from any cause beyond its reasonable control and without its fault or negligence, such as acts of God, acts of civil or military authority, embargoes, epidemics, war, riots, insurrections, fires, explosions, earthquakes, floods, unusually severe weather conditions, labor problems or unavailability of parts, or, in the case of computer systems, any failure in electrical or air conditioning equipment. In the event of any such excused delay, the time for performance shall be extended for a period equal to the time lost by reason of the delay.

 

5.08     Headings. The article, section and paragraph headings contained in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and shall not affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.

 

5.09     Waivers of Default. Waiver by any party of any default by the other party of any provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver by the waiving party of any subsequent or other default, nor shall it prejudice the rights of such party. No failure or delay by any party in exercising any right, power or privilege under this Agreement shall operate as a waiver thereof nor shall a single or partial exercise thereof prejudice any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege.

 

5.10     Specific Performance. In the event of any actual or threatened default in, or breach of, any of the terms, conditions and provisions of this Agreement, the party or parties who are, or are to be, thereby aggrieved shall have the right to specific performance and injunctive or other equitable relief in respect of its or their rights under this Agreement, in addition to any and all other rights and remedies at law or in equity, and all such rights and remedies shall be cumulative. The parties agree that the remedies at law for any breach or threatened breach, including monetary damages, are inadequate compensation for any loss and that any defense in any action for specific performance that a remedy at law would be adequate is waived. Any requirements for the securing or posting of any bond with such remedy are waived by each of the parties to this Agreement.

 

5.11     Amendments. No provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed waived, amended, supplemented or modified by any party, unless such waiver, amendment, supplement or modification is in writing and signed by the authorized representative of the party against whom it is sought to enforce such waiver, amendment, supplement or modification.

  

 
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5.12     Interpretation. In this Agreement, (a) words in the singular shall be held to include the plural and vice versa and words of one gender shall be held to include the other genders as the context requires; (b) the terms “hereof,” “herein,” “herewith” and words of similar import, and the term “Agreement” shall, unless otherwise stated, be construed to refer to this Agreement as a whole (including all of the Schedules, Exhibits and Appendices hereto) and not to any particular provision of this Agreement; (c) Article, Section, Exhibit, Schedule and Appendix references are to the Articles, Sections, Exhibits, Schedules and Appendices to this Agreement unless otherwise specified; (d) the word “including” and words of similar import when used in this Agreement means “including, without limitation”; (e) the word “or” shall not be exclusive; and (f) unless expressly stated to the contrary in this Agreement, all references to “the date hereof,” “the date of this Agreement,” “hereby” and “hereupon” and words of similar import shall all be references to the date first stated in the preamble to this Agreement, regardless of any amendment or restatement hereof.

 

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed by their duly authorized representatives.

 

 

OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL, INC. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: 

 

 

Name: 

 

 

Title: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIVEO CORPORATION 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: 

 

 

Name: 

 

 

Title: 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE PAGE

TRANSITION SERVICES AGREEMENT

 

 

 

 

SERVICE EXHIBIT NO. 1

ex10-2.htm

Exhibit 10.2

 

 

 

TAX SHARING AGREEMENT

 

BY AND BETWEEN

 

OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL, INC.

 

AND

 

CIVEO CORPORATION

 

DATED AS OF                  , 2014

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ARTICLE I
DEFINITIONS; CERTAIN OPERATING CONVENTIONS
 

 

1.1

Definitions

2

1.2

References; Construction

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ARTICLE II

PREPARATION AND FILING OF TAX RETURNS

 

2.1

Preparation of Tax Returns – Oil States’ Responsibility

8

2.2

Preparation of Tax Returns – Civeo’s Responsibility

8

2.3

Agent

8

2.4

Manner of Tax Return Preparation

8

 

ARTICLE III

LIABILITY FOR TAXES; ALLOCATION

 

3.1

Civeo’s Liability for Article II Taxes

9

3.2

Oil States’ Liability for Article II Taxes

9

3.3

Computation

9

3.4

Payment of Sales, Use or Similar Taxes

9

3.5

Payment of Tax Liability

10

3.6

Amended Returns

10

3.7

Carrybacks

10

3.8

Refunds

11

3.9

Earnings and Profits Allocation

11

3.10

Allocation of Tax Items

11

 

ARTICLE IV

LIABILITY FOR TRANSACTION TAXES

 

4.1

Oil States’ Liability for Transaction Taxes

11

4.2

Civeo’s Liability for Transaction Taxes

12

4.3

Shared Liability for Transaction Taxes

12

 

ARTICLE V

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

 

5.1

Tax Materials

12

5.2

No Contrary Knowledge

12

5.3

No Contrary Plan

12

 

ARTICLE VI

COVENANTS

 

6.1

General

13

6.2

Civeo Restricted Actions

13

6.3

Permitted Actions

14

  

 

 

 

6.4

General 355(e) Covenant

14

6.5

Notice of Subsequent Information

14

6.6

Cooperation Related to the Tax-Free Status of the Distribution

15

6.7

Tax Reporting

15

6.8

Tax Assistance and Cooperation

15

 

ARTICLE VII

PAYMENTS

 

7.1

Estimated Tax Payments

16

7.2

True-Up Payments

16

7.3

Redetermination Amounts

16

7.4

Payments Under this Agreement

17

 

ARTICLE VIII

AUDITS AND TAX PROCEEDINGS

 

8.1

In General

17

8.2

Notice

18

8.3

Control of Transaction Tax Proceedings

18

 

ARTICLE IX

INDEMNIFICATION

 

9.1

Oil States’ Indemnification Obligations

18

9.2

Civeo’s Indemnification Obligations

18

9.3

Indemnification Mechanics

19

 

ARTICLE X

MISCELLANEOUS

 

10.1

Dispute Resolution

19

10.2

Governing Law

20

10.3

Changes in Law

20

10.4

Confidentiality

20

10.5

Amendment, Modification, or Termination

20

10.6

Notices

21

10.7

Complete Agreement

21

10.8

Interpretation

21

10.9

Counterparts

21

10.10

Successors and Assigns; No Third-Party Beneficiaries

21

10.11

Authorization

21

10.12

Waiver of Jury Trial

22

10.13

Waivers

22

10.14

Specific Performance

22

10.15

Setoff

22

10.16

Severability

22

10.17

Effective Date

22

 

 
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TAX SHARING AGREEMENT

 

This TAX SHARING AGREEMENT, made and entered into effective as of             , 2014 (the “Agreement”), is by and between Oil States International, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Oil States”), and Civeo Corporation, a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Oil States (“Civeo”). Each of Oil States and Civeo is sometimes referred to herein as a “Party” and, collectively, the “Parties.”

 

R E C I T A L S

 

WHEREAS, Oil States, through various subsidiaries, is engaged in the Accommodations Business and the Oil States business;

 

WHEREAS, the board of directors of Oil States has determined that it is in the best interests of Oil States and its shareholders that Civeo operate the Accommodations Business;

 

WHEREAS, Civeo is currently a member of the Oil States Consolidated Group;

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Separation and Distribution Agreement, Oil States and Civeo currently contemplate that:

 

(a)     Oil States and PTI Mars together will form a Netherlands cooperative, PTI Investments Coöperatief U.A. (“PTI Netherlands”), which will be disregarded as separate from Oil States for U.S. federal tax purposes (the “PTI Netherlands Formation”).

 

(b)     PTI Mars will contribute to PTI Netherlands all of its indirect interest in PTI Group Canada in exchange for 99 percent of the shares of PTI Netherlands. Oil States will contribute cash and/or a portion of the Canadian Hybrid Instruments in exchange for 1 percent of the shares of PTI Netherlands.

 

(c)     Oil States will contribute (i) its ownership interests in PTI Group USA, PTI Mars, MAC Investments, General Marine Leasing, and PTI Netherlands, (ii) the remaining portion of the Canadian Hybrid Instruments, and (iii) the PTI Mars Receivable to Civeo in exchange for (i) shares of Civeo common stock, (ii) the assumption of certain liabilities of Oil States associated with the Accommodations Business, and (iii) cash (the “Contribution”).

 

(d)     Oil States will distribute all of the outstanding stock of Civeo to Oil States’ shareholders (the “Distribution”);

 

WHEREAS, the Parties intend that, for United States federal income tax purposes, the Contribution and the Distribution, taken together, will qualify as a tax-free reorganization under Sections 355 and 368(a)(1)(D) of the Code;

 

WHEREAS, the Parties wish to (a) provide for the payment of Tax Liabilities and entitlement to refunds thereof, (b) allocate responsibility for, and cooperation in, the filing of Tax Returns and provide for certain other matters relating to Taxes, and (c) set forth certain covenants and indemnities relating to the preservation of the tax-free status of the Contribution and the Distribution under Sections 355 and 368(a)(1)(D) of the Code.

 

 
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NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and undertakings contained herein and in any other document executed in connection with this Agreement, the Parties agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I
DEFINITIONS; CERTAIN OPERATING CONVENTIONS

 

1.1     For the purposes of this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings set forth below:

 

Accommodations Business” means the accommodations segment of Oil States as described in Oil States’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2013, which business provides integrated accommodations services for people working in remote locations.

 

Affiliated Group” means an affiliated group of corporations, within the meaning of Section 1504(a) of the Code, including the common parent corporation, and any member of such group.

 

Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the Recitals of this Agreement.

 

Ancillary Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the Separation and Distribution Agreement.

 

Audit” includes any audit, assessment of Taxes, other examination by any Tax Authority, proceeding, or appeal of such a proceeding relating to Taxes, whether administrative or judicial, including proceedings relating to competent authority determinations.

 

Canadian Hybrid Instrument” means a debt instrument paired with a forward subscription agreement that together constitute shares of a second class of common equity of PTI Premium for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

Capital Stock” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.2(b).

 

Civeo” has the meaning set forth in the Recitals of this Agreement.

 

Civeo Group” means the Affiliated Group, or similar group of entities as defined under corresponding provisions of the laws of other jurisdictions, of which Civeo will be the common parent corporation immediately after the Distribution, and any corporation or other entity which may become a member of such group from time to time.

 

Civeo Tax Refund” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.8.

 

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

 

 
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Combined Return” means any Tax Return with respect to franchise Taxes or Income Taxes, other than United States federal Income Taxes, filed on a consolidated, combined, or unitary basis wherein Civeo or any member of the Civeo Group joins in the filing of such Tax Return (for any taxable period or portion thereof) with Oil States or one or more members of the Oil States Group.

 

Consolidated Return” means any Tax Return with respect to United States federal Income Taxes filed on a consolidated basis wherein Civeo or any member of the Civeo Group joins in the filing of such Tax Return (for any taxable period or portion thereof) with Oil States or one or more members of the Oil States Group.

 

Contribution” is defined in the Recitals of this Agreement.

 

Dispute” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.1.

 

Distribution” has the meaning set forth in the Recitals of this Agreement.

 

Distribution Date” means the date the Distribution is effected.

 

Draft Tax Materials” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.1.

 

Estimated Tax Installment Date” means the estimated United States federal Income Tax installment due dates prescribed in Section 6655(c) of the Code and any other date on which an installment of Income Taxes is required to be made.

 

Federal Separate Tax Liability” means the Civeo Group’s United States federal Income Tax liability, as determined by Oil States in good faith and prepared: (a) assuming that the members of the Civeo Group were not included in the United States federal consolidated Income Tax return of the Oil States Consolidated Group and including only Tax items of members of the Civeo Group that would have been included in the United States federal consolidated Income Tax return of the Oil States Consolidated Group for the applicable taxable period; (b) using all applicable elections, accounting methods and conventions used in the United States federal consolidated Income Tax Return of the Oil States Consolidated Group for the applicable taxable period; (c) applying the highest statutory marginal corporate United States federal Income Tax rate in effect for such taxable period; and (d) assuming that the Civeo Group’s utilization of any tax attribute carryforward or carryback is limited to the tax attributes of the Civeo Group that were actually utilized in the United States federal consolidated Income Tax return of the Oil States Consolidated Group for such period.

 

Filing Party” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.1.

 

Final Determination” means the final resolution of liability for any Tax Item or for the Tax Liability for any taxable period, by or as a result of (i) a final decision, judgment, decree or other order by any court of competent jurisdiction that can no longer be appealed; (ii) a final settlement with the IRS, a closing agreement or accepted offer in compromise under Sections 7121 or 7122 of the Code, or a comparable agreement under the laws of other jurisdictions, which resolves the entire Tax Liability for any taxable period; (iii) any allowance of a Tax Refund or credit in respect of an overpayment of Tax, but only after the expiration of all periods during which such refund or credit may be recovered by the jurisdiction imposing the Tax; or (iv) any other final resolution, including by reason of the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations or the execution of a pre-filing agreement with the IRS or other Taxing Authority.

 

 
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Final Tax Materials” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.1.

 

General Marine Leasing” means General Marine Leasing, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company which is classified as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

Income Taxes” means all federal, state, local or foreign Taxes measured by or imposed on net income, or any Taxes imposed in lieu of such Taxes.

 

Income Tax Return” means any Tax Return with respect to Income Taxes.

 

Indemnifying Party” means any Person from which an Indemnified Party is seeking indemnification pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement.

 

Indemnified Party” means any Person which is seeking indemnification from an Indemnifying Party pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement.

 

IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.

 

MAC Investments” means MAC Investments LLC, a Delaware limited liability company which is classified as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

Officer’s Certificate” means the letter executed by officers of Oil States and Civeo provided to Oil States’ outside tax advisors in connection with the Tax Opinion.

 

Oil States” has the meaning set forth in the Recitals of this Agreement.

 

Oil States Consolidated Group” means the Affiliated Group of which Oil States is the common parent corporation.

 

Oil States Group” means the Affiliated Group, or similar group of entities as defined under corresponding provisions of the laws of other jurisdictions, of which Oil States is the common parent corporation, and any corporation or other entity which may be, may have been or may become a member of such group from time to time, but excluding any member of the Civeo Group.

 

Oil States Tax Refund” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.8.

 

Option” means an option to acquire common stock, or other equity-based incentives the economic value of which is designed to mirror that of an option, including non-qualified stock options, discounted non-qualified stock options, cliff options to the extent stock is issued or issuable (as opposed to cash compensation), and tandem stock options to the extent stock is issued or issuable (as opposed to cash compensation).

 

 
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Owed Party” has the meaning set forth in Section 7.4.

 

Owing Party” has the meaning set forth in Section 7.4.

 

Payment Period” has the meaning set forth in Section 7.4(c).

 

Person” means and includes any individual, corporation, company, association, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company, joint stock company, trust, unincorporated organization, or other entity.

 

Post-Distribution Taxable Period” means a taxable period or portion thereof that begins after the Distribution Date.

 

Potential Disqualifying Action” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.4.

 

Pre-Distribution Taxable Period” means a taxable period or portion thereof that ends on or before the Distribution Date.

 

Private Letter Ruling Request” means the private letter ruling request submitted by Oil States to the IRS on August 21, 2013, and any supplements thereto.

 

PTI Group Canada” means PTI Group, Inc., a Canadian corporation which owns all of the shares of one class of common stock of PTI Premium.

 

PTI Group USA” means PTI Group USA LLC, a Delaware limited liability company that is classified as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

PTI Mars” means PTI Mars Holdco 1, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company which is owned by Oil States and is disregarded as an entity separate from Oil States for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

PTI Mars Receivable” means the intercompany receivable due from PTI Mars to Oil States which will be disregarded for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

PTI Netherlands” has the meaning set forth in the Recitals of this Agreement.

 

PTI Netherlands Formation” has the meaning set forth in the Recitals of this Agreement.

 

PTI Premium” means PTI Premium Camp Services Ltd., a Canadian limited company classified as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

Restricted Action” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.2(h).

 

Restricted Period” means the period beginning on the date of the execution of this Agreement through and including the last day of the two-year period following the Distribution Date.

 

 
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Separate Tax Liability” means the Federal Separate Tax Liability and the State Separate Tax Liability, as applicable.

 

Separation and Distribution Agreement” means the Separation and Distribution Agreement, as amended from time to time, by and between Oil States and Civeo dated as of , 2014.

 

State Separate Tax Liability” means the sum of the Civeo Group’s liability for Taxes owed with respect to Combined Returns for any period in which any member of the Civeo Group is a member of the Oil States Consolidated Group prepared in a manner consistent with the principles set forth in the definition of Federal Separate Tax Liability.

 

Straddle Period means any tax period that begins on or before and ends after the Distribution Date.

 

Subsequent Opinion” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.3(d).

 

Tax” or “Taxes” means all taxes, charges, fees, imposts, levies or other assessments, including all net income, gross receipts, capital, sales, use, gains, ad valorem, value added, transfer, franchise, profits, inventory, capital stock, license, withholding, payroll, employment, social security, unemployment, excise, severance, stamp, occupation, property and estimated taxes, custom duties, fees, assessments and charges of any kind whatsoever, together with any interest and any penalties, fines, additions to tax or additional amounts imposed by any Tax Authority and includes any liability in respect of Taxes that arises by operation of law.

 

Tax Authority” means the IRS and any other domestic or foreign governmental authority responsible for the administration and collection of Taxes.

 

Tax Benefit” means a reduction in the Tax Liability (or increase in a refund or credit or any item of deduction or expense) of a taxpayer (or of the Affiliated Group of which it is a member) for any taxable period. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, a Tax Benefit will be deemed to have been realized or received from a Tax Item in a taxable period only if and to the extent that the Tax Liability of the taxpayer (or of the Affiliated Group of which it is a member) for such period, after taking into account the effect of the Tax Item on the Tax Liability of such taxpayer in the current period and all prior periods, is less than it would have been had such Tax Liability been determined without regard to such Tax Item.

 

Tax Detriment” means an increase in the Tax Liability (or reduction in a refund or credit or item of deduction or expense) of a taxpayer (or of the Affiliated Group of which it is a member) for any taxable period. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, a Tax Detriment will be deemed to have been realized or received from a Tax Item in a taxable period only if and to the extent that the Tax Liability of the taxpayer (or of the Affiliated Group of which it is a member) for such period, after taking into account the effect of the Tax Item on the Tax Liability of such taxpayer in the current period and all prior periods, is more than it would have been had such Tax Liability been determined without regard to such Tax Item.

 

Tax-Free Status” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.1.

 

 
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Tax Item” means any item of income, gain, loss, deduction, expense or credit, or other attribute that may have the effect of increasing or decreasing any Tax Liability.

 

Tax Liabilities” means all liabilities for Taxes.

 

Tax Losses” means all Tax Liabilities and any losses attributable to a reduction in net operating losses, net operating loss carryforwards, capital losses, capital loss carryforwards, or tax credits of the Oil States Group.

 

Tax Opinion” means the opinion letter to be issued by Oil States’ outside tax advisors addressing certain U.S. federal Income Tax consequences of the Contribution and the Distribution.

 

Tax Refund” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.8.

 

Tax Returns” means any and all reports, returns, declaration forms and statements (including amendments thereto) filed or required to be filed with respect to Taxes, and any attachments thereto.

 

Transaction Taxes” means any Tax or increase in Tax Liability resulting from any income or gain recognized by Oil States, Civeo or their affiliates as a result of the Contribution or the Distribution failing to qualify for tax-free treatment under Sections 355 and 368(a)(1)(D) and related provisions of the Code or corresponding provisions of other applicable Tax laws.

 

Treasury Regulations” means the regulations under the Code promulgated by the United States Department of the Treasury.

 

1.2     References; Construction.

 

(a)     Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this Agreement have the meaning ascribed to them in the Separation and Distribution Agreement.

 

(b)     The words “hereof,” “herein,” and “hereunder” and words of similar import, when used in this Agreement, refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular provision of this Agreement.

 

(c)     The terms defined in the singular have a comparable meaning when used in the plural, and vice versa.

 

(d)     References to any “Article” or “Section,” without more, are to Articles and Sections to or of this Agreement. Unless otherwise expressly stated, clauses beginning with the term “including” or similar words set forth examples only and in no way limit the generality of the matters thus exemplified.

 

 
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ARTICLE II
PREPARATION AND FILING OF TAX RETURNS

 

2.1     Preparation of Tax Returns – Oil States’ Responsibility.

 

(a)     Oil States will prepare or cause to be prepared, and will file or cause to be filed, (i) all Consolidated Returns and all Combined Returns; (ii) all Income Tax Returns of Civeo and any member of the Civeo Group for any Pre-Distribution Taxable Period or Straddle Period that are not foreign Income Tax Returns for Civeo and any member of the Civeo Group; and (iii) all Tax Returns of Oil States or any member of the Oil States Group that do not include Civeo or any member of the Civeo Group.

 

(b)     Subject to Section 2.4, Oil States will have the right, with respect to any Tax Return described in Section 2.1(a), to determine: (i) the manner in which such Tax Return will be prepared and filed, including the elections, method of accounting, positions, conventions, and principles of taxation to be used and the manner in which any Tax Item will be reported; (ii) whether any extensions may be requested; (iii) the elections that will be made by Oil States, any member of the Oil States Group, Civeo, or any member of the Civeo Group on such Tax Return; (iv) whether any amended Tax Returns will be filed; (v) whether any claims for refund will be made; (vi) whether any refunds will be paid by way of refund or credited against any liability for the related Tax; and (vii) whether to retain outside firms to prepare or review such Tax Returns.

 

(c)     Oil States shall provide Civeo with a copy of any Tax Returns that include Civeo or any member of the Civeo Group promptly upon the filing of such Tax Returns.

 

2.2     Preparation of Tax Returns – Civeo’s Responsibility. Civeo will prepare or cause to be prepared and file or cause to be filed (i) all Tax Returns of Civeo and any member of the Civeo Group for any Post-Distribution Taxable Period; (ii) all foreign Income Tax Returns of Civeo and any member of the Civeo Group; and (iii) all Tax Returns (other than Income Tax Returns described in Sections 2.1(a)(i) and 2.1(a)(ii)) with respect to Civeo and any member of the Civeo Group.

 

2.3     Agent. Subject to the other applicable provisions of this Agreement, Civeo hereby irrevocably designates, and agrees to cause each member of the Civeo Group to so designate, Oil States as its sole and exclusive agent and attorney-in-fact to take such action (including execution of documents) as Oil States, in its sole discretion, may deem appropriate in any and all matters (including Audits) relating to any Tax Return described in Section 2.1(a).

 

2.4     Manner of Tax Return Preparation. Unless otherwise required by applicable law, the Parties hereby agree (i) to prepare and file all Tax Returns for any Pre-Distribution Taxable Period in a manner consistent with past practice regarding such preparation and filing, and (ii) to prepare and file all Tax Returns, and to take all other actions, in a manner consistent with this Agreement, the Officer’s Certificate, the Tax Opinion, and the Private Letter Ruling Request. All Tax Returns shall be filed on a timely basis (taking into account applicable extensions) by the party responsible for filing such Tax Returns under this Agreement.

 

 
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ARTICLE III
LIABILITY FOR TAXES; ALLOCATION

 

3.1     Civeo’s Liability for Article II Taxes.

 

(a)     With respect to all Tax Returns described in Section 2.1(a)(i), Civeo will be liable for the Separate Tax Liability, and will be entitled to receive and retain all refunds or credits of Taxes previously paid by Civeo with respect to any such Separate Tax Liability.

 

(b)     With respect to all Tax Returns described in Sections 2.1(a)(ii) and 2.2, Civeo will be liable for all Taxes due with respect thereto, and will be entitled to receive and retain all refunds or credits of Taxes previously paid by Civeo with respect to such Taxes.

 

3.2     Oil States’ Liability for Article II Taxes.

 

(a)     With respect to all Tax Returns described in Section 2.1(a)(i), Oil States will be liable for the difference between the Separate Tax Liability and all Taxes shown as due on such Tax Returns, and will be entitled to receive and retain all refunds or credits of Taxes attributable to such difference.

 

(b)     With respect to all Tax Returns described in Section 2.1(a)(iii), Oil States will be liable for all Taxes due with respect thereto, and will be entitled to receive and retain all refunds or credits of Taxes previously paid by Oil States with respect to such Taxes.

 

3.3     Computation. At least ten (10) days prior to the due date of any Tax Return for which Civeo will incur a Separate Tax Liability, Oil States shall provide Civeo with a written calculation in reasonable detail setting forth the amount of such Separate Tax Liability or estimated Separate Tax Liability (for purposes of Section 7.1). Civeo will have the right to review and comment on such calculation, and shall be provided with reasonable access to any supporting documentation on request. Any dispute with respect to such calculation will be resolved pursuant to Section 10.1. If such dispute has not been resolved prior to the due date (including extensions) for filing such Tax Return, Civeo will pay the Separate Tax Liability to Oil States and will be entitled to be reimbursed by Oil States to the extent the dispute is resolved in Civeo’s favor.

 

3.4     Payment of Sales, Use or Similar Taxes. All sales, use, transfer, real property transfer, intangible, recordation, registration, documentary, stamp or similar Taxes (“Transfer Taxes”) applicable to, or resulting from, the Contribution and the Distribution will be borne fifty percent (50%) by Oil States and fifty percent (50%) by Civeo. Notwithstanding anything in this Article III to the contrary, the party required by applicable law shall remit payment for any Transfer Taxes and duly and timely file any Tax Returns required to be filed with respect to such Transfer Taxes, subject to any indemnification rights it may have against the other party, which shall be paid in accordance with Section 7.4. Civeo, Oil States, and their respective affiliates will cooperate in (i) determining the amount of such Transfer Taxes, (ii) providing all requisite exemption certificates, and (iii) preparing and timely filing any and all required Tax Returns for or with respect to such Transfer Taxes with any and all appropriate Tax Authorities.

 

 
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3.5     Payment of Tax Liability. The party responsible for filing a Tax Return under Article II will be responsible for paying to the relevant Tax Authority the entire amount of the Tax Liability reflected on such Tax Return; provided, however, that the party liable for such Tax Liability pursuant to this Article III shall pay the Taxes for which it is liable to the filing party as set forth in Section 7.4.

 

3.6     Amended Returns. Except as required by applicable law, without the prior written consent of Oil States, neither Civeo nor any member of the Civeo Group will file any amended Tax Return with respect to any Pre-Distribution Taxable Period of Civeo. Except as required by applicable law, without the prior written consent of Civeo or any member of the Civeo Group, Oil States may not amend any Tax Return with respect to any Pre-Distribution Taxable Period to the extent such amendment will materially increase the Tax Liability of Civeo or any member of the Civeo Group with respect to any Pre-Distribution Taxable Period.

 

3.7     Carrybacks.

 

(a)     The carryback of any loss, credit, or other Tax Item from any Post-Distribution Taxable Period shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Code and Treasury Regulations (and any applicable state, local or foreign laws).

 

(b)     Subject to Sections 3.7(d) and 3.8, in the event that any member of the Civeo Group realizes any loss, credit or other Tax Item in a Post-Closing Taxable Period of such member, such member may elect to carry back such Tax Item to a Pre-Closing Taxable Period or a Straddle Period of Oil States. Oil States shall cooperate with Civeo and such member in seeking from the appropriate Taxing Authority any Tax Refund that reasonably would result from such carryback (including by filing an amended Tax Return) at Civeo’s cost and expense; provided, that Oil States shall not be required to seek such Tax Refund and Civeo and such member shall not be permitted to seek such Tax Refund, in each case to the extent that such Tax Refund would reasonably be expected to materially adversely impact Oil States (including through an increase in Taxes or a loss or reduction of a Tax Item regardless of whether or when such Tax Item otherwise would have been used), in each case without the prior written consent of Oil States. Civeo (or such member) shall be entitled to any Tax Refund realized by any member of the Oil States Group or the Civeo Group resulting from such carryback.

 

(c)     Subject to Sections 3.7(d) and 3.8, in the event that any member of the Oil States Group realizes any loss, credit or other Tax Item in a Post-Closing Taxable Period of such member, such member may elect to carry back such loss, credit or other Tax Item to a Pre-Closing Taxable Period or a Straddle Period of such member. Civeo shall cooperate with Oil States and such member in seeking from the appropriate Taxing Authority any Tax Refund that reasonably would result from such carryback (including by filing an amended Tax Return), at Oil States’ cost and expense; provided, that Civeo shall not be required to seek such Tax Refund and Oil States and such member shall not be permitted to seek such Tax Refund, in each case to the extent that such Tax Refund would reasonably be expected to materially adversely impact Civeo (including through an increase in Taxes or a loss or reduction of a Tax Attribute regardless of whether or when such Tax Attribute otherwise would have been used), in each case without the prior written consent of Civeo. Oil States shall be entitled to any Tax Refund realized by any member of the Civeo Group or the Oil States Group resulting from such carryback.

 

 
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(d)     Except as otherwise provided by applicable law, if any Tax Item of Oil States or Civeo would be eligible to be carried back or carried forward to the same Pre-Closing Taxable Period (had such carryback been the only carryback to such taxable period), any Tax Refund resulting therefrom shall be allocated between Oil States and Civeo proportionately based on the relative amounts of the Tax Refunds to which Oil States and Civeo, respectively, would have been entitled

 

3.8     Refunds. If Civeo or any member of the Civeo Group receives a refund of Taxes (a “Tax Refund”) (or any reduction in Tax Liability by means of a credit, offset or otherwise) attributable to Taxes described in Section 3.2 (an “Oil States Tax Refund”), Civeo shall pay to Oil States an amount that is equal to the Oil States Tax Refund, plus any interest paid by the applicable Tax Authority with respect to such Oil States Tax Refund, less any Taxes payable by Civeo or any Civeo Group member in connection with the receipt of such Oil States Tax Refund. If Oil States or any member of the Oil States Group receives a refund of Taxes (or any reduction in Tax Liability by means of a credit, offset or otherwise) attributable to Taxes described in Section 3.1 (a “Civeo Tax Refund”), Oil States shall pay to Civeo an amount that is equal to the Civeo Tax Refund, plus any interest paid by the applicable Tax Authority with respect to such Civeo Tax Refund, less any Taxes payable by Oil States or any Oil States Group member in connection with the receipt of such Civeo Tax Refund. To the extent the amount of any Tax Refund is reduced by a Tax Authority or a Tax Proceeding, such reduction shall be allocated to the Party to which such Tax Refund was allocated pursuant to this Section 3.8.

 

3.9     Earnings and Profits Allocation. Oil States will advise Civeo in writing of the amount of Oil States earnings and profits allocable to Civeo under Section 312(h) of the Code on or before the first anniversary of the Distribution.

 

3.10     Allocation of Tax Items. All Tax computations for (1) any Pre-Distribution Taxable Periods ending on the Distribution Date and (2) the immediately following taxable period of Civeo or any member of the Civeo Group will be made pursuant to Section 1.1502-76(b) of the Treasury Regulations or of a corresponding provision under the laws of other jurisdictions, as determined by Oil States after consultation with Civeo and subject to Civeo’s right to reasonably object thereto.

 

ARTICLE IV
LIABILITY FOR TRANSACTION TAXES

 

4.1     Oil States’ Liability for Transaction Taxes. Notwithstanding Article III, Oil States and each member of the Oil States Group will be liable for one hundred percent (100%) of any Transaction Taxes that result from one or more of the following:

 

(a)     any inaccurate written covenant, representation or warranty by Oil States (or any member of the Oil States Group) in this Agreement or the Officer’s Certificate; or

 

(b)     any act, failure to act, or omission of or by Oil States (or any member of the Oil States Group) inconsistent with any material covenant, representation or warranty in this Agreement, the Officer’s Certificate, the Tax Opinion, or the Private Letter Ruling Request.

 

 
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4.2     Civeo’s Liability for Transaction Taxes. Notwithstanding Article III, Civeo and each Civeo subsidiary will be liable for one hundred percent (100%) of any Transaction Taxes that result from one or more of the following:

 

(a)     any inaccurate written covenant, representation or warranty by Civeo (or any Civeo subsidiary) in this Agreement or the Officer’s Certificate;

 

(b)     any act, failure to act, or omission of or by Civeo (or any Civeo subsidiary) inconsistent with any material covenant, representation or warranty in this Agreement, the Officer’s Certificate, the Tax Opinion, or the Private Letter Ruling Request;

 

(c)     any breach by Civeo (or any Civeo subsidiary) of any covenant contained in Section 6.2 or Section 6.4; or

 

(d)     any action of Civeo taken pursuant to Section 6.3 or Section 6.4 that results in the imposition of any Transaction Taxes.

 

4.3     Shared Liability for Transaction Taxes. Transaction Taxes that are not attributable to the fault of either Party, and as such are not allocable under Section 4.1 or Section 4.2, shall be shared between the Parties, with Oil States and Civeo each bearing fifty percent (50%) of such Transaction Taxes.

 

ARTICLE V
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

 

5.1     Tax Materials. Each of Oil States and Civeo hereby represents and warrants or covenants and agrees, as appropriate, that (i) it has examined (A) drafts of the Officer’s Certificate and (B) any other materials delivered by Oil States or Civeo in connection with obtaining the Tax Opinion or submitting the Private Letter Ruling Request ((A) and (B), collectively, the “Draft Tax Materials”), (ii) it will update through and including the Distribution Date the Draft Tax Materials deliverable by Oil States or Civeo (as updated, the “Final Tax Materials”), and (iii) the facts to be presented and the representations to be made in the Final Tax Materials are and will be, from the time presented or made through and including the time of the Distribution, true, correct and complete in all respects.

 

5.2     No Contrary Knowledge. Each of Oil States and Civeo represents that, as of the date of this Agreement, it knows of no fact (after due inquiry) that may cause the Tax treatment of the Contribution or the Distribution to be other than that contemplated in the Separation and Distribution Agreement and the Tax Opinion.

 

5.3     No Contrary Plan. Oil States represents and warrants that neither it, nor any member of the Oil States Group, has any plan or intent to take any action that is inconsistent with any factual statements or representations it makes in the Final Tax Materials. Civeo represents and warrants that neither it, nor any member of the Civeo Group nor any Civeo subsidiary, has any plan or intent to take any action that is inconsistent with any factual statements or representations it makes in the Final Tax Materials.

 

 
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ARTICLE VI
COVENANTS

 

6.1     General. The Parties intend for the Contribution and the Distribution, taken together, to qualify as a reorganization under Sections 355 and 368(a)(1)(D) of the Code pursuant to which gain or loss is not recognized by Oil States or its stockholders (such non-recognition, the “Tax-Free Status”).

 

6.2     Civeo Restricted Actions. During the Restricted Period, Civeo will not, nor will Civeo permit any member of the Civeo Group or any other Person directly or indirectly controlled by Civeo to:

 

(a)     liquidate, voluntarily dissolve, merge, convert, or consolidate with or into another entity;

 

(b)     issue any capital stock or other equity interests, options, or rights to acquire capital stock or other equity interests, or any other instruments convertible into or exchangeable for, or that could otherwise result in the issuance of, capital stock or other equity interests (collectively, “Capital Stock”); provided, however, that (i) Civeo may issue Capital Stock pursuant to the Civeo Corporation 2014 Equity Participation Plan, provided that any such stock issuance meets the requirements of Treasury Regulations Section 1.355-7(d)(8), and (ii) Civeo may issue Capital Stock in connection with an election to be taxed as a real estate investment trust pursuant to Section 856(c) of the Code, but only to the extent that, after applying Section 355(e)(3)(A)(iv), the issuance of Capital Stock would not result in one or more persons acquiring 5% or more of Civeo’s Capital Stock for purposes of Section 355(e);

 

(c)     redeem, repurchase, or otherwise acquire any outstanding Capital Stock, other than pursuant to open market stock repurchase programs meeting the requirements of section 4.05(1)(b) of Rev. Proc. 96-30, 1996-1 C.B. 696;

 

(d)     recapitalize, reclassify, or alter the voting rights of one or more shares of Capital Stock;

 

(e)     increase or decrease the number of members of the board of directors of Civeo or any pre-Distribution Civeo subsidiary, alter in any way the procedures for the nomination, election, and termination of members of the board of directors, or expand, contract, or otherwise modify the rights of the board of directors to govern the affairs of Civeo, in each case, in a manner that differs from the manner set forth in the Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws of Civeo or any pre-Distribution Civeo subsidiary in effect as of the date of the Contribution if any such modification could reasonably be expected to cause the Distribution to be taxable under Section 355 of the Code;

 

(f)     sell, exchange, distribute, or otherwise dispose of any pre-Distribution Civeo subsidiary or all or a substantial part of the assets of any of the trades or businesses conducted by Civeo and the pre-Distribution Civeo subsidiaries (other than sales or transfers of inventory in the ordinary course of business) prior to the Distribution, or discontinue or cause to be discontinued the active conduct of any such trade or business;

 

 
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(g)     enter into any negotiations, agreements, understandings, or arrangements with respect to any of the foregoing; or

 

(h)     take, or fail to take, any action that could reasonably be expected to cause the Distribution to fail to obtain the Tax-Free Status (any such action or failure to act, together with any action set forth in Sections 6.2(a)–(g), a “Restricted Action”); provided, however, that the term “Restricted Action” does not include any action, or failure to act, that is contemplated by the terms of the Separation and Distribution Agreement.

 

6.3     Permitted Actions. Notwithstanding Section 6.2, Civeo will be permitted to take a Restricted Action if, prior to taking such action, Civeo provides notification to Oil States of its plans with respect to such action, and promptly and completely responds to any inquiries by Oil States with respect to such action and either:

 

(a)     Civeo obtains a private letter ruling with respect to such Restricted Action from the IRS (a “Ruling”) that is reasonably satisfactory to Oil States on the basis of facts and representations consistent with the facts at the time of such action, that such action will not affect the Tax-Free Status as contemplated by the Tax Opinion; provided, however, that Civeo will not submit any request for such Ruling if Oil States determines in good faith that filing such request might have a materially adverse effect upon Oil States;

 

(b)     Civeo obtains an unqualified opinion reasonably acceptable to Oil States of an independent nationally recognized law firm or accounting firm approved by Oil States (a “Subsequent Opinion”), on the basis of facts and representations consistent with the facts at the time of such action, that such action will not affect the Tax-Free Status as contemplated by the Tax Opinion; or

 

(c)     Civeo obtains the prior written consent of Oil States.

 

(d)     For the avoidance of doubt, Civeo shall not be relieved of any indemnification obligation pursuant to Article IX or otherwise under this Agreement as a result of having satisfied the requirements of this Section 6.3.

 

6.4     General 355(e) Covenant. Without in any manner limiting Section 6.2 above, during the Restricted Period, Civeo will not take, or fail to take, nor will Civeo permit any of its affiliates to take, or fail to take, any action that would result in a more than immaterial possibility that the Distribution would be treated as part of a plan pursuant to which one or more Persons acquire, directly or indirectly, Civeo stock representing a “50-percent or greater interest” within the meaning of Section 355(e)(4) of the Code (any such action or failure to act, a “Potential Disqualifying Action”), unless, prior to taking the Potential Disqualifying Action, (i) Civeo delivers to Oil States a Ruling or a Subsequent Opinion that is reasonably satisfactory to Oil States, in either case, to the effect that the Potential Disqualifying Action will not cause the Tax-Free Status to cease to apply to the Distribution, or (ii) Civeo obtains the prior written consent of Oil States.

 

6.5     Notice of Subsequent Information. Civeo and its affiliates will furnish Oil States with a copy of any document or information that reasonably could be expected to have an impact on the Tax-Free Status of the Distribution.

 

 
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6.6     Cooperation Related to the Tax-Free Status of the Distribution.

 

(a)     Oil States will cooperate with Civeo, and will take (or refrain from taking) all such actions as Civeo may reasonably request in connection with obtaining any Ruling or Subsequent Opinion referred to in Sections 6.3 and 6.4; provided, however, that Civeo shall reimburse Oil States for all expenses incurred by Oil States in connection with such cooperation. Such cooperation includes providing any information, representations and/or covenants reasonably requested by Civeo (or their counsel) to enable Civeo to obtain and maintain either a Ruling or a Subsequent Opinion. From and after any date on which Oil States, Civeo, or any of their respective affiliates makes any representation or covenant to counsel for purposes of obtaining a Subsequent Opinion or to the IRS for the purpose of obtaining a Ruling and (with respect solely to any representation given) until the Restricted Period ends (or such later date as may be agreed upon at the time such representation is made), the party making such representation or covenant will take no action that would cause such representation to be untrue or covenant to be breached unless both parties determine, in their reasonable discretion, which discretion shall be exercised in good faith solely to preserve the Tax-Free Status of the Distribution, that such action would not cause the Tax-Free Status to cease to apply to the Distribution. Such representations and warranties, once made in writing, will be considered Tax Materials subject to the provisions of Section 5.1.

 

(b)     Without limiting Oil States’ approval rights set forth in Section 6.3 and Section 6.4, if Civeo receives a Subsequent Opinion or Ruling, Civeo shall promptly, and in any event within two (2) business days after the receipt of the Subsequent Opinion or Ruling, provide a copy of such Subsequent Opinion or Ruling to Oil States to the extent Oil States has not otherwise been provided with a copy.

 

(c)     Civeo may not file any request for a Ruling with respect to the Tax-Free Status of the Distribution without the prior written consent of Oil States, which consent may not be unreasonably withheld or delayed.

 

6.7     Tax Reporting. Each of Oil States and Civeo covenants and agrees that it will not take, and will cause its respective affiliates to refrain from taking, any position on a Tax Return that is inconsistent with the Tax-Free Status of the Contribution and Distribution.

 

6.8     Tax Assistance and Cooperation.

 

(a)     Cooperation. Oil States and Civeo will each cooperate fully (and each will cause its respective affiliates to cooperate fully) with all reasonable requests from the other party in connection with the preparation and filing of Tax Returns, claims for refund and Audits concerning issues or other matters covered by this Agreement. The party requesting assistance hereunder shall reimburse the other for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in providing such assistance. Such cooperation will include, without limitation:

 

(i)     the retention until the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations, and extensions, if any, thereof, and the provision upon request, of Tax Returns, books, records (including information regarding ownership and Income Tax basis of property), documentation and other information relating to the Tax Returns, including accompanying schedules, related work papers, and documents relating to rulings or other determinations by Tax Authorities;

 

 
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(ii)     the execution of any document that may be necessary or reasonably helpful in connection with any Audit, or the filing of a Tax Return or refund claim by a member of the Oil States Group or the Civeo Group, including certification, to the best of a party’s knowledge, of the accuracy and completeness of the information it has supplied; and

 

(iii)     the use of the party’s best efforts to obtain any documentation that may be necessary or reasonably helpful in connection with any of the foregoing. Each party will make its employees and facilities available on a reasonable and mutually convenient basis in connection with the foregoing matters.

 

(b)     Failure to Perform. If a party fails to comply with any of its obligations set forth in Section 6.8(a) upon reasonable request and notice by the other party, and such failure results in the imposition of additional Taxes, the nonperforming party will be liable in full for such additional Taxes.

 

(c)     Retention of Records. A party intending to dispose of documentation of Oil States (or any Oil States affiliate) or Civeo (or any Civeo affiliate), including without limitation, books, records, Tax Returns and all supporting schedules and information relating thereto prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations (including any waivers or extensions thereof) of the taxable year or years to which such documentation relates, shall provide written notice to the other party describing the documentation to be destroyed or disposed of sixty (60) business days prior to taking such action. The other party may arrange to take delivery of the documentation described in the notice at its expense during the succeeding sixty (60) day period.

 

ARTICLE VII
PAYMENTS

 

7.1     Estimated Tax Payments. As requested by Oil States, Civeo shall promptly, but not later than the date immediately preceding each Estimated Tax Installment Date with respect to a taxable period for which a Consolidated Return or a Combined Return will be filed, pay to Oil States on behalf of the Civeo Group an amount equal to the amount of any estimated Separate Tax Liability that Civeo would have otherwise been required to pay to a Tax Authority on such Estimated Tax Installment Date.

 

7.2     True-Up Payments. Not later than fifteen (15) days following the provision of the Separate Tax Liability computation to Civeo as provided in Section 3.3, Civeo will pay to Oil States, or Oil States will pay to Civeo or apply as a credit against future Tax Liability, as appropriate, an amount equal to the difference, if any, between the Civeo Separate Tax Liability and the aggregate amount paid by Civeo with respect to such period under Section 7.1.

 

 
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7.3     Redetermination Amounts. In the event of a redetermination of any Tax Item reflected on any Tax Return described in Section 2.1(a)(i) (other than Tax Items relating to Transaction Taxes), as a result of a refund of Taxes paid, a Final Determination or any settlement or compromise with any Tax Authority which may affect Civeo’s Separate Tax Liability, Oil States will prepare a revised pro forma Tax Return for the relevant taxable period reflecting the redetermination of such Tax Item as a result of such refund, Final Determination, settlement, or compromise. Civeo shall pay to Oil States, or Oil States shall pay to Civeo, as appropriate, an amount equal to the difference, if any, between the Separate Tax Liability based on such revised pro forma Tax Return and the Separate Tax Liability for such period as originally computed pursuant to this Agreement.

 

7.4     Payments Under this Agreement. In the event that one party (the “Owing Party”) is required to make a payment to another party (the “Owed Party”) pursuant to this Agreement, then such payments will be made according to this Section 7.4.

 

(a)     General. All payments shall be made to the Owed Party within the time prescribed for payment in this Agreement, or if no period is prescribed, within twenty (20) days after delivery of written notice of payment owing together with a computation of the amounts due.

 

(b)     Treatment of Payments. Unless otherwise required by any Final Determination, the Oil States Group and the Civeo Group agree to treat (i) any payment required by this Agreement as either a contribution by Oil States to Civeo or a distribution by Civeo to Oil States, as the case may be, occurring immediately prior to the Distribution, and (ii) any payment of interest or non-federal Taxes by or to a Tax Authority as taxable or deductible, as the case may be, to the party entitled under this Agreement to retain such payment or required under this Agreement to make such payment.

 

(c)     Interest. Payments pursuant to this Agreement that are not made within the period prescribed in this Agreement (the “Payment Period”) and that are not otherwise setoff against amounts owed by one party to the other party will bear interest for the period from and including the date immediately following the last date of the Payment Period through and including the date of payment at a per annum rate equal to the applicable rate for large corporate underpayments set forth in Section 6621(c) of the Code. Such interest will be payable at the same time as the payment to which it relates and will be calculated on the basis of a year of 365 days and the actual number of days for which due.

 

ARTICLE VIII
AUDITS AND TAX PROCEEDINGS

 

8.1     In General. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the party responsible for filing a Tax Return pursuant to Article II of this Agreement (the “Filing Party”) will have the exclusive right, in its sole discretion, to control, contest, and represent the interests of Oil States, any member of the Oil States Group, Civeo, and any member of the Civeo Group in any Audit relating to such Tax Return and to resolve, settle or agree to any deficiency, claim or adjustment proposed, asserted or assessed in connection with or as a result of any such Audit. The Filing Party’s rights will extend to any matter pertaining to the management and control of an Audit, including execution of waivers, choice of forum, scheduling of conferences and the resolution of any Tax Item. Any costs incurred in handling, settling, or contesting an Audit will be borne by the Filing Party. The Filing Party will not settle any Audit they control concerning a Tax Item of a Pre-Distribution Taxable Period on a basis that would materially increase a Tax Liability of the non-Filing Party with respect to a Pre-Distribution Taxable Period without obtaining such non-Filing Party’s consent, which consent may not be unreasonably withheld.

 

 
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8.2     Notice. Within ten (10) days after a party receives a written notice from a Tax Authority of a proposed adjustment to a Tax Item for a Pre-Distribution Taxable Period (irrespective of whether such proposed adjustment would reasonably be expected to give rise to an indemnification obligation or other liability (including a liability for Tax) under this Agreement), such party shall notify the other party of such proposed adjustment, and thereafter shall promptly forward to the other party copies of notices and material communications with any Tax Authority relating to such proposed adjustment; provided, however, that the failure to provide such notice will not release the Indemnifying Party from any of its obligations under this Agreement except to the extent that such Indemnifying Party is materially prejudiced by such failure.

 

8.3     Control of Transaction Tax Proceedings. Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, Oil States will control all activities and strategic decisions with respect to any Tax proceedings relating to Transaction Taxes.

 

ARTICLE IX
INDEMNIFICATION

 

9.1     Oil States’ Indemnification Obligations. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, Oil States will indemnify and hold harmless Civeo and any member of the Civeo Group and any Civeo subsidiary for all Tax Liabilities (and any loss, cost, fine, penalty, damage or other expense of any kind, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in connection therewith) attributable to (i) any Taxes of Oil States or any member of the Oil States Consolidated Group imposed upon Civeo by reason of Civeo being severally liable for such Taxes pursuant to Treasury Regulation Section 1.1502-6 or any analogous provision of state or local law; (ii) Oil States’ portion of any Transfer Taxes as set forth in Section 3.4; and (iii) any Taxes of Civeo or its affiliates resulting from the breach of any obligation or covenant of Oil States under this Agreement.

 

9.2     Civeo’s Indemnification Obligations. Civeo will indemnify and hold harmless each of Oil States and any member of the Oil States Group for all Tax Losses (and any loss, cost, fine, penalty, damage or expense of any kind, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in connection therewith) attributable to (i) any Taxes of Civeo or the Civeo Group or any Civeo subsidiary for any Post-Distribution Taxable Period; (ii) Transaction Taxes, but only to the extent such Transaction Taxes arise from (w) a breach by Civeo or any member of the Civeo Group or any Civeo subsidiary of the representations, warranties, or covenants in this Agreement, (x) a Restricted Action or a Potential Disqualifying Action of Civeo or any member of the Civeo Group or any Civeo subsidiary, including any Restricted Action or Potential Disqualifying Action taken pursuant to Section 6.3 or Section 6.4 that results in the imposition of any Transaction Taxes, (y) the inaccuracy of any factual statements or representations made by Civeo in its Officer’s Certificate or in any subsequent officer’s certificate or similar document, or (z) an action taken by Civeo or any member of the Civeo Group or any Civeo subsidiary which causes the Contribution or the Distribution to not have Tax-Free Status; (iii) Civeo’s portion of any Transfer Taxes as set forth in Section 3.4; and (iv) any Taxes resulting from the breach of any obligation or covenant of Civeo under this Agreement.

 

 
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9.3     Indemnification Mechanics.

 

(a)     If the Indemnifying Party is required to indemnify the Indemnified Party pursuant to this Article IX, the Indemnified Party shall submit its calculations of the amount required to be paid pursuant to this Article IX, showing such calculations in reasonably sufficient detail so as to permit the Indemnifying Party to understand the calculations. The Indemnifying Party shall pay to the Indemnified Party, no later than ten (10) business days after the Indemnifying Party receives the Indemnified Party’s calculations, the amount that the Indemnifying Party is required to pay the Indemnified Party under this Article IX; provided, however, that the Indemnifying Party will not be required to make the indemnification payment if the Indemnifying Party disagrees with such calculations. In such case, the Indemnifying Party shall notify the Indemnified Party of its disagreement in writing within ten (10) business days of receiving such calculations. Any disagreement with respect to such indemnification payment will be resolved pursuant to Section 10.1.

 

(b)     Any claim under this Article IX shall be made no later than sixty (60) days after the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations for assessment of such Tax Liability.

 

(c)     The amount of any indemnification payment with respect to any Tax Liability will be reduced by any current Tax Benefits actually realized by the Indemnified Party in respect of such Tax Liability by the end of the taxable year in which the indemnity payment is made. The calculation of such Tax Benefit shall be included in the calculation required to be submitted pursuant to Section 9.3(a). If any indemnification payment hereunder is determined to be taxable to the Indemnified Party by any Tax Authority, the indemnity payment payable by the Indemnifying Party will be increased as necessary to ensure that, after all required Taxes on the indemnity payment are paid (including Taxes applicable to any increases in the indemnity payment under this Section 9.3(c)), the Indemnified Party receives the amount it would have received if the indemnity payment was not taxable.

 

ARTICLE X
MISCELLANEOUS

 

10.1     Dispute Resolution. In the event that Oil States and Civeo disagree as to the interpretation or application of any provision under this Agreement, the Parties will attempt to resolve in an amicable manner all disagreements and misunderstandings relating to their respective rights and obligations under this Agreement. In furtherance thereof, in the event of a dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, including the validity, interpretation, breach or termination thereof (a “Dispute”), the Tax departments of Oil States and Civeo shall negotiate in good faith to resolve the Dispute. If such good faith negotiations do not resolve the Dispute, then the Dispute shall be resolved pursuant to the arbitration provisions set forth in Article IV of the Separation and Distribution Agreement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the Separation and Distribution Agreement, or any Ancillary Agreement, Oil States and Civeo are the only members of their respective Group entitled to commence a dispute resolution procedure under this Agreement, and each of Oil States and Civeo will cause its respective Group members not to commence any dispute resolution procedure other than through such Party as provided in this Section 10.1.

 

 
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10.2     Governing Law. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without reference to its conflicts of laws principles.

 

10.3     Changes in Law. Any reference to a provision of the Code or a law of another jurisdiction will include a reference to any applicable successor provision or law. If, due to any change in applicable law or regulations or their interpretation by any court of law or other governing body having jurisdiction subsequent to the date of this Agreement, performance of any provision of this Agreement or any transaction contemplated thereby becomes impracticable or impossible, the Parties hereto will use their commercially reasonable efforts to find and employ an alternative means to achieve the same or substantially the same result as that contemplated by such provision.

 

10.4     Confidentiality. Each party will hold and cause its directors, officers, employees, advisors and consultants to hold in strict confidence, unless compelled to disclose by judicial or administrative process or, in the opinion of its counsel, by other requirements of law, all information (other than any such information relating solely to the business or affairs of such party) concerning the other Parties hereto furnished to it by such other party or its representatives pursuant to this Agreement (except to the extent that such information can be shown to have been (i) in the public domain through no fault of such party, (ii) later lawfully acquired from other sources not known to be under a duty of confidentiality by the party to which it was furnished, or (iii) independently developed), and each party will not release or disclose such information to any other Person, except its directors, officers, employees, auditors, attorneys, financial advisors, bankers and other consultants who will be advised of and agree to be bound by the provisions of this Section 10.4. Each party will be deemed to have satisfied its obligation to hold confidential information concerning or supplied by the other party if it exercises the same care as it takes to preserve confidentiality for its own similar information.

 

10.5     Amendment, Modification, or Termination. This Agreement may be amended, modified, supplemented or terminated only by a written agreement signed by all of the Parties hereto; provided, however, that any indemnification obligations arising under Article IX of this Agreement for all taxable periods prior to any termination of this Agreement will survive until such indemnification obligations are satisfied in full.

 

 
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10.6     Notices. All notices and other communications required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be in writing and will be deemed given upon (a) a transmitter’s confirmation of a receipt of a facsimile transmission (but only if followed by confirmed delivery of a standard overnight courier the following business day or if delivered by hand the following business day), (b) confirmed delivery of a standard overnight courier or when delivered by hand or (c) the expiration of five business days after the date mailed by certified or registered mail (return receipt requested), postage prepaid, to the Parties at the following addresses (or at such other addresses for a party as may be specified by like notice):

 

If to Oil States or any member of the Oil States Group, to:

 

Oil States International, Inc.

Three Allen Center

333 Clay Street, Suite 4630

Houston, Texas 77002

Attention: Cindy B. Taylor and Lias J. Steen

Facsimile: 713-652-0499

 

 

If to Civeo or any member of the Civeo Group, to:

 

Civeo Corporation

Three Allen Center
333 Clay Street, Suite 4980
Houston, Texas 77002
Attention: Bradley J. Dodson and Frank C. Steininger
Facsimile: 713-651-0369

 

or to such other address as any party hereto may have furnished to the other Parties by a notice in writing in accordance with this Section 10.6.

 

10.7     Complete Agreement. This Agreement, with the other transaction agreements and other documents referred to herein, constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all previous negotiations, commitments and writings with respect to such subject matter. In the case of any conflict between the terms of this Agreement and the terms of any other transaction agreement, the terms of this Agreement will be applicable.

 

10.8     Interpretation. The Article and Section headings contained in this Agreement are solely for the purpose of reference, are not part of the agreement of the Parties hereto and should not in any way affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.

 

10.9     Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which will be deemed an original, but all of which together will constitute one and the same instrument.

 

10.10     Successors and Assigns; No Third-Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement and all of the provisions hereof will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Parties hereto and their successors and permitted assigns, but neither this Agreement nor any of the rights, interests and obligations hereunder may be assigned by any party hereto without the prior written consent of the other Parties. This Agreement is solely for the benefit of Oil States and Civeo and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, successors and assigns, and is not intended to confer upon any third Parties any rights or remedies hereunder.

 

10.11     Authorization. Each of Oil States and Civeo hereby represents and warrants that it has the power and authority to execute, deliver and perform this Agreement, that this Agreement has been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action on the part of such party, that this Agreement constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of each such party and that the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by such party does not contravene or conflict with any provision of law or of its charter or bylaws or any agreement, instrument or order binding on such party.

 

 
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10.12     Waiver of Jury Trial. Each of the Parties hereto irrevocably and unconditionally waives all right to trial by jury in any litigation, claim, action, suit, arbitration, inquiry, proceeding, investigation or counterclaim (whether based in contract, tort or otherwise) arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the actions of the Parties hereto in the negotiation, administration, performance and enforcement thereof.

 

10.13     Waivers. Except as provided in this Agreement, no action taken pursuant to this Agreement, including any investigation by or on behalf of any party, will be deemed to constitute a waiver by the party taking such action of compliance with any representations, warranties, covenants or agreements contained in this Agreement. The waiver by any party hereto of a breach of any provision hereunder will not operate or be construed as a waiver of any prior or subsequent breach of the same or any other provision hereunder.

 

10.14     Specific Performance. The Parties hereto agree that irreparable damage would occur in the event any provision of this Agreement was not performed in accordance with the terms hereof and that the Parties will be entitled to specific performance of the terms hereof, in addition to any other remedy at law or in equity.

 

10.15     Setoff. All payments to be made by any party under this Agreement may be netted against payments due to such party under this Agreement, but otherwise shall be made without setoff, counterclaim or withholding, all of which are hereby expressly waived.

 

10.16     Severability. If any provision of this Agreement or the application thereof to any Person or circumstance is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions hereof, or the application of such provision to Persons or circumstances other than those as to which it has been held invalid or unenforceable, will remain in full force and effect and will in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated thereby, so long as the economic or legal substance of the transactions contemplated hereby is not affected in any manner adverse to any party.

 

10.17     Effective Date. This Agreement is effective as of the date hereof.

 

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the Parties has caused this Agreement to be executed by their duly authorized representatives. 

 

 

OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL, INC.

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

 

Civeo Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE PAGE

TAX SHARING AGREEMENT

 

 

ex10-3.htm

Exhibit 10.3

 

EMPLOYEE MATTERS AGREEMENT

 

BY AND BETWEEN

 

OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL, INC.

 

AND

 

CIVEO CORPORATION

 

DATED AS OF                 , 2014

 

 
 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

Article I

General principles for allocation of liabilities

 

Section 1.1

General Principles

1

Section 1.2

Service Credit

3

Section 1.3

Plan Administration

4

Section 1.4

Retention of Civeo Group Plans

4

Section 1.5

No Duplication or Acceleration of Benefits

4

Section 1.6

No Expansion of Participation

4

 

Article II  

Definitions  

 

Section 2.1

Definitions

5

Section 2.2

Interpretation

12

 

Article III  

Assignment of Employees  

 

Section 3.1

Active Employees

14

Section 3.2

Former Employees

15

Section 3.3

Employment Law Obligations

16

Section 3.4

Employee Records

16

 

Article IV  

Equity AWARDS  

 

Section 4.1

General Principles

18

Section 4.2

Restricted Stock

19

Section 4.3

Stock Options

19

Section 4.4

Deferred Stock Awards

20

Section 4.5

Phantom Stock Awards

21

Section 4.6

Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act; Code Sections 162(m) and 409A

21

Section 4.7

Liabilities for Settlement of Awards

22

Section 4.8

Form S-8

22

Section 4.9

Tax Reporting and Withholding for Equity-Based Awards

22

Section 4.10

Plan Administrator

23

Section 4.11

Approval of Civeo New Equity Plan

23

Section 4.12

Reporting of Pool of Windfall Tax Benefits

23

 

Article V  

Bonus and Short-Term Incentive PLANS  

 

Section 5.1

Establishment of Civeo Short- Term Incentive Plan

23

Section 5.2

Treatment of OS Short- Term Incentive Plan

24

Section 5.3

Plan Liabilities

24

 

 
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Article VI  

U.S. Qualified Defined Contribution Plans  

 

Section 6.1

Establishment of the Civeo 401(k) Plan

24

Section 6.2

Transfer of OS 401(k) Plan Assets

24

Section 6.3

Continuation of Elections

25

Section 6.4

Tax Qualified Status

25

 

Article VII  

Nonqualified DEFERRED Compensation Plans  

 

Section 7.1

Establishment of Civeo Deferred Compensation Plan

25

Section 7.2

Transfer of Liability and Responsibility

26

Section 7.3

Continuation of Deferral Elections

26

Section 7.4

Grantor Trusts

26

Section 7.5

Section 409A

27

 

Article VIII  

Welfare Plans  

 

Section 8.1

Establishment of Civeo Welfare Plans

27

Section 8.2

Transitional Matters Under Civeo Welfare Plans

27

Section 8.3

Benefit Elections and Designations and Continuity of Benefits

28

Section 8.4

Insurance Contracts

29

Section 8.5

Third-Party Vendors

30

 

Article IX  

Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Compensation  

 

Section 9.1

Civeo Workers’ and Unemployment Compensation

30

Section 9.2

Assignment of Contribution Rights

30

Section 9.3

Collateral

31

Section 9.4

Cooperation

31

 

Article X  

Severance  

 

Section 10.1

Establishment of Civeo Severance Program

31

Section 10.2

Liability for Severance

31

 

Article XI  

Benefit Arrangements and Other Matters

 

Section 11.1

Termination of Participation

31

Section 11.2

Accrued Time Off

31

Section 11.3

Leaves of Absence

31

Section 11.4

Collective Bargaining Agreements

31

Section 11.5

Restrictive Covenants in Employment and Other Agreements

32

 

 
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Article XII  

[INTENTIONALLY OMITTED]

 

Article XIII

General Provisions

 

Section 13.1

Preservation of Rights to Amend

32

Section 13.2

Confidentiality

32

Section 13.3

Administrative Complaints/Litigation

32

Section 13.4

Reimbursement and Indemnification

33

Section 13.5

Costs of Compliance with Agreement

33

Section 13.6

Fiduciary Matters

33

Section 13.7

Entire Agreement

34

Section 13.8

Binding Effect; No Third-Party Beneficiaries; Assignment

34

Section 13.9

Amendment; Waivers

34

Section 13.10

Remedies Cumulative

34

Section 13.11

Notices

34

Section 13.12

Counterparts

35

Section 13.13

Severability

35

Section 13.14

Governing Law

35

Section 13.15

Dispute Resolution

35

Section 13.16

Performance

35

Section 13.17

Construction

36

Section 13.18

Effect if Distribution Does Not Occur

36

 

 

SCHEDULES

 

[Schedule 3.1(a) – Certain Civeo Group Employees]

 

[Schedule 3.1(h) – Collective Bargaining Agreements]

 

 
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EMPLOYEE MATTERS AGREEMENT

 

This EMPLOYEE MATTERS AGREEMENT, made and entered into effective as of                          , 2014 (this “Agreement”), is by and between Oil States International, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Oil States”), and Civeo Corporation, a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Oil States (“Civeo”). Oil States and Civeo are also referred to in this Agreement individually as a “Party” and collectively as the “Parties.”

 

R E C I T A L S

 

WHEREAS, Oil States has determined that it would be appropriate, desirable and in the best interests of Oil States and the shareholders of Oil States to separate the Civeo business from Oil States;

 

WHEREAS, concurrently herewith, Oil States and Civeo will enter into the Separation and Distribution Agreement, dated as of the date hereof (the “Separation Agreement”), in connection with the separation of the Civeo Business (as defined in the Separation Agreement) from Oil States and the Distribution of Civeo Common Stock to shareholders of Oil States;

 

WHEREAS, the Separation Agreement also provides for the execution and delivery of certain other agreements, including this Agreement, in order to facilitate and provide for the separation of Civeo and its subsidiaries from Oil States; and

WHEREAS, in order to ensure an orderly transition under the Separation Agreement, it will be necessary for the Parties to allocate between them Assets, Liabilities and responsibilities with respect to certain employee compensation and benefit plans and programs, and certain other employment-related matters.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the covenants and agreements set forth below and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the Parties hereby agree as follows:

 

Article I
General principles for allocation of liabilities

 

Section 1.1     General Principles.

 

(a)     Each member of the OS Group and each member of the Civeo Group shall take any and all reasonable action as shall be necessary or appropriate so that active participation in the OS 401(k) Plan, OS Welfare Plans and OS Benefit Plans by all Civeo Group Employees shall terminate in connection with the Distribution as and when provided under this Agreement (or, if not specifically provided under this Agreement, as of the Effective Time).

 

(b)     Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, effective as of the Distribution Date, one or more members of the Civeo Group (as determined by Civeo) shall assume or continue the sponsorship of, and no member of the OS Group shall have any further Liability with respect to or under, the following agreements, obligations and Liabilities, and Civeo shall indemnify each member of the OS Group, and the officers, directors, and employees of each member of the OS Group, and hold them harmless with respect to such agreements, obligations or Liabilities:

 

 
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(i)     any and all individual agreements entered into between any member of the OS Group or Civeo Group and any Civeo Group Employee or Former Civeo Group Employee;

 

(ii)     any and all agreements entered into between any member of the OS Group or Civeo Group and any individual who is a consultant or an independent contractor providing services primarily for the benefit of the Civeo Business;

 

(iii)     any and all collective bargaining agreements, collective agreements and trade union or works council agreements entered into between any member of the OS Group or Civeo Group and any labor union, trade union, works council or other representative of Civeo Group Employees (it being acknowledged and understood that Civeo shall be responsible for completing all successor employer applications, if any, with respect to agreements and for obtaining all required certifications with respect to such applications);

 

(iv)     any and all wages, salaries, incentive compensation (as the same may be modified by this Agreement), commissions, bonuses, payment owed for any vacation or paid time off entitlement and any other compensation or benefits payable to or on behalf of any Civeo Group Employees or Former Civeo Group Employees on or after the Distribution Date, without regard to when such wages, salaries, incentive compensation, commissions, bonuses, or other compensation or benefits are or may have been earned;

 

(v)     any and all Liabilities and other obligations relating to any Benefit Plan that is sponsored, maintained or contributed to exclusively by a member or members of the Civeo Group or for the benefit of one or more Civeo Group Employees or Former Civeo Group Employees (whether or not such Liabilities relate to Civeo Group Employees or Former Civeo Group Employees);

 

(vi)     any and all expenses and obligations related to relocation, repatriation, transfers or similar items incurred by or owed to any Civeo Group Employees or Former Civeo Group Employees that have not been paid prior to the Distribution Date;

 

(vii)     any and all immigration-related, visa, work application or similar rights, obligations and Liabilities related to any Civeo Group Employees and Former Civeo Group Employees;

 

(viii)     any employment Tax, superannuation, employment insurance, pension plan or similar Liabilities incurred or owed with respect to Civeo Group Employees and Former Civeo Group Employees; and

 

 
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(ix)     any and all Liabilities and obligations whatsoever with respect to claims made by, on behalf of, or with respect to any Civeo Group Employees, Former Civeo Group Employees or independent contractors providing services primarily for the Civeo Business including any such Liability or obligation in connection with any labor or employment practice, workers’ compensation claims, labor or employment Laws (including the Alberta Human Rights Act), employee benefit plan, program or policy not otherwise expressly retained or assumed by any member of the OS Group pursuant to this Agreement, including such Liabilities relating to actions or omissions of or by any member of the Civeo Group or any officer, director, employee or agent thereof on or prior to the Distribution Date.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, if applicable Law requires Civeo or a member of the Civeo Group to enter into new agreements with the applicable Civeo Group Employee in order to assume new, equivalent and contractual obligations that would permit Civeo to satisfy the terms of Section 1.1(b) above, then Civeo or a member of the Civeo Group shall enter into such agreements.

 

(c)     Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, effective as of the Effective Time, no member of the Civeo Group shall have any further Liability for, and Oil States shall indemnify each member of the Civeo Group, and the officers, directors, and employees of each member of the Civeo Group, and hold them harmless with respect to any and all Liabilities and obligations whatsoever with respect to, claims made by or with respect to any OS Group Employees and Former OS Group Employees in connection with any employee benefit plan, program or policy not otherwise retained or assumed by any member of the Civeo Group pursuant to this Agreement, including such Liabilities relating to actions or omissions of or by any member of the OS Group or any officer, director, employee or agent thereof on, prior to or after the Distribution Date.

 

Section 1.2     Service Credit.

 

(a)     Service for Eligibility, Vesting, and Benefit Level Purposes. Except as otherwise provided in any other provision of this Agreement, the Civeo 401(k) Plan, and the Civeo Welfare Plans shall, and Civeo shall cause each member of the Civeo Group to, recognize each Civeo Group Employee’s full service credit for purposes of eligibility, vesting, determination of level of benefits under any Civeo Benefit Plan for such Civeo Group Employee’s service with any member of the OS Group on or prior to the Effective Time, to the same extent such service would be credited if it had been performed for a member of the Civeo Group.

 

(b)     Evidence of Prior Service. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, but subject to applicable Law, upon reasonable request by one Party to the other Party, the first Party will provide to the other Party copies of any records available to the first Party to document such service, plan participation and membership of such Employees and cooperate with the first Party to resolve any discrepancies or obtain any missing data for purposes of determining benefit eligibility, participation, vesting and determination of level of benefits with respect to any Employee.

 

 
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Section 1.3     Plan Administration.

 

(a)     Transition Services. The Parties acknowledge that the OS Group or the Civeo Group may provide administrative services for certain of the other Party’s benefit programs for a transitional period under the terms of the Transition Services Agreement. The Parties agree to enter into a business associate or comparable agreement (if required by HIPAA or other applicable health information or privacy Laws) in connection with such Transition Services Agreement.

 

(b)     Participant Elections and Beneficiary Designations. All participant elections and beneficiary designations made under any plan sponsored by a member of the OS Group prior to the Effective Time with respect to which Assets or Liabilities are transferred or allocated to plans maintained by a member of the Civeo Group in accordance with this Agreement shall continue in effect under the applicable Civeo Benefit Plan, including deferral, investment and payment form elections, dividend elections, coverage options and levels, beneficiary designations and the rights of alternate payees under qualified domestic relations orders, to the extent allowed by applicable Law.

 

Section 1.4     Retention of Civeo Group Plans. In the event any Benefit Plan is sponsored, maintained or contributed to exclusively by a member or members of the Civeo Group or for the benefit of one or more Civeo Group Employees or Former Civeo Group Employees, from and after the Effective Time, Civeo shall cause a member of the Civeo Group to assume or retain sponsorship of such Benefit Plan and all Liabilities relating thereto (whether or not such Liabilities relate to Civeo Group Employees or Former Civeo Group Employees).

 

Section 1.5     No Duplication or Acceleration of Benefits. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the Separation Agreement or any Transfer Document, no participant in the Civeo 401(k) Plan, Civeo Welfare Plans or other Benefit Plans of Civeo shall receive benefits that duplicate benefits provided by the corresponding OS Benefit Plan or arrangement. Furthermore, unless expressly provided for in this Agreement, the Separation Agreement or in any Transfer Document or required by applicable Law, no provision in this Agreement shall be construed to create any right to accelerate vesting or entitlements to any compensation or Benefit Plan on the part of any OS Group Employee, Former OS Group Employee, OS Director, Civeo Group Employee or Former Civeo Group Employee.

 

Section 1.6     No Expansion of Participation. Unless otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, as otherwise determined or agreed to by OS and Civeo, as required by applicable Law, or as explicitly set forth in a Civeo Benefit Plan, a Civeo Group Employee shall be entitled to participate in the Civeo Benefit Plans only to the extent that such Employee was entitled to participate in the corresponding OS Benefit Plan or Benefit Plan sponsored by a member of the Civeo Group as in effect immediately prior to the Distribution Date, with it being the intent of the Parties that this Agreement does not result in any expansion of the number of Civeo Group Employees participating or the participation rights therein that they had prior to the Effective Time.

 

 
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Article II
Definitions

 

Section 2.1     Definitions. As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings set forth in this Section 2.1:

 

Actual PSU Performance” means, with respect to an OS PSU, the actual attainment of the “Performance Objectives” subject to such OS PSU, as determined by the compensation committee of the board of directors of Oil States based upon performance through the end of the most recently-completed calendar quarter.

 

Additional OS RSA” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.2(a).

 

Additional OS RSA Number” means, with respect to an OS Employee RSA, (a) the number of shares with respect to such OS Employee RSA which are outstanding and unvested as of immediately prior to the Effective Time multiplied by (b) the OS Equity Award Adjustment Ratio, rounded up to the nearest whole share of OS Common Stock, with the resulting product reduced by (c) the number of shares with respect to such OS Employee RSA which are outstanding and unvested as of immediately prior to the Effective Time.

 

Adjusted OS DSA” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.4(a).

 

Adjusted OS Equity Awards” means Adjusted OS DSAs, Adjusted OS Options, Adjusted OS Phantom Stock Awards and Adjusted OS RSAs.

 

Adjusted OS Option” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.3.

 

Adjusted OS Phantom Stock Award” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.5(a).

 

Adjusted OS Share Number” means, with respect to an Adjusted OS Equity Award, (a) the number of shares of OS Common Stock subject to the related OS Equity Award immediately prior to the Effective Time (assuming, in the case of any OS PSU, settlement based upon attainment of Actual PSU Performance) multiplied by (b) the OS Equity Award Adjustment Ratio, rounded (i) down to the nearest whole share of OS Common Stock in the case of any Adjusted OS Option and (ii) up to the nearest whole share of OS Common Stock in the case of any Adjusted OS Equity Award other than an Adjusted OS Option.

 

Affiliate” has the meaning set forth in the Separation Agreement.

 

Agreement” means this Employee Matters Agreement, together with all Schedules hereto and all amendments, modifications, and changes hereto entered into pursuant to Section 13.9.

 

ASC 718” means Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation, or any successor accounting standard.

 

Assets” has the meaning set forth in the Separation Agreement.

 

 
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Benefit Management Records” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.4(b).

 

Benefit Plan” means any contract, agreement, policy, practice, program, plan, trust, commitment or arrangement (whether written or unwritten) providing for benefits, perquisites or compensation of any nature to any Employee, or to any family member, dependent, or beneficiary of any such Employee, including pension plans, thrift plans, supplemental pension plans and welfare plans, and contracts, agreements, policies, practices, programs, plans, trusts, commitments and arrangements providing for terms of employment, fringe benefits, severance benefits, change in control protections or benefits, travel and accident, life, disability and accident insurance, tuition reimbursement, travel reimbursement, vacation, sick, personal or bereavement days, leaves of absences and holidays.

 

Business Days” means any day other than a Saturday or Sunday or a day in which banking institutions in Houston, Texas are authorized or requested by law to close.

 

Civeo” has the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement.

 

Civeo 401(k) Plan” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.1.

 

Civeo Adjusted Exercise Price” shall mean with respect to a Civeo Option, an amount equal to (A) the exercise price of the relevant OS Option as of the Effective Time divided by (B) the Civeo Equity Award Conversion Ratio, rounded up to the nearest whole cent.

 

Civeo Benefit Plan” means any Benefit Plan sponsored or maintained by a member of the Civeo Group immediately following the Effective Time.

 

Civeo Business” has the meaning set forth in the Separation Agreement.

 

Civeo CIC Severance Plan” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.1.

 

Civeo Common Stock” means the common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of Civeo.

 

Civeo Deferred Compensation Plan” has the meaning set forth in Section 7.1.

 

Civeo Deferred Compensation Beneficiary” has the meaning set forth in Section 7.1.

 

Civeo Director” means any individual who is a non-employee member of the board of directors of Civeo immediately after the Effective Time who is not an OS Director.

 

Civeo DSA” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.4(a)(ii).

 

Civeo Employee DSA” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.4(a)(ii).

 

Civeo Employee Options” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.3(b).

 

Civeo Employee Phantom Stock Award” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.5(b).

 

Civeo Employee PSU” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.4(b)(ii).

 

 
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Civeo Employee RSA’ has the meaning set forth in Section 4.2(b).

 

Civeo Entity” means any member of the Civeo Group.

 

Civeo Equity Awards” means Civeo DSAs, Civeo Options, Civeo Phantom Stock Awards and Civeo RSAs.

 

Civeo Equity Award Conversion Ratio” means the quotient obtained by dividing the OS Pre-Distribution Value by the Civeo Stock Value.

 

Civeo FSA” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.3(b).

 

Civeo Grantor Trust” has the meaning set forth in Section 7.3.

 

Civeo Group” has the same meaning as the Civeo Group set forth in the Separation Agreement.

 

Civeo Group Employee” means any individual who is employed by a member of the Civeo Group immediately after the Effective Time.

 

Civeo New Equity Plan” means the plan adopted by Civeo prior to the Effective Time and approved by Oil States, as sole shareholder of Civeo under which the Civeo Equity Awards described in Article IV shall be issued.

 

Civeo Option” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.3(b).

 

Civeo Phantom Stock Award” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.5(b).

 

Civeo RSA” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.2(b).

 

Civeo Share Number” means, with respect to a Civeo Equity Award, (a) the number of shares of OS Common Stock subject to the related OS Equity Award immediately prior to the Effective Time (assuming, in the case of any OS PSU, settlement based upon attainment of Actual PSU Performance) multiplied by (b) the Civeo Equity Award Conversion Ratio, rounded (i) down to the nearest whole share of Civeo Common Stock in the case of any Civeo Option and (ii) up to the nearest whole share of Civeo Common Stock in the case of any Civeo Equity Award other than a Civeo Option.

 

Civeo Short-Term Incentive Plan” has the meaning set forth in Section 5(a).

 

Civeo Stock Value” means the closing price of a share of Civeo Common Stock trading on a “when issued” basis on the New York Stock Exchange on the Distribution Date.

 

Civeo Welfare Plan” means any Welfare Plan sponsored or maintained by any one or more members of the Civeo Group immediately after the Effective Time.

 

Civeo Welfare Plan Participants” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.1.

 

 

 

 

COBRA” means the U.S. Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, as codified at Section 601 et seq. of ERISA and at Section 4980B of the Code.

 

Code” has the meaning set forth in the Separation Agreement.

 

Collective Bargaining Agreements” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.1(h).

 

Deferred Compensation Transfer Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 7.2.

 

Distribution” has the meaning set forth in the Separation Agreement.

 

Distribution Date” has the meaning set forth in the Separation Agreement.

 

Distribution Ratio” shall be two shares of Civeo Common Stock for every share of OS Common Stock.

 

Effective Time” means the time immediately before the effective time of the Distribution.

 

Employee” means any OS Group Employee, Former OS Group Employee, Former Civeo Group Employee or Civeo Group Employee.

 

ERISA” means the U.S. Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

FICA” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.1(f).

 

FMLA” means the U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act, as amended, and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

Former OS Group Employee” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.2.

 

Former Civeo Group Employee” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.2.

 

FSA Participation Period” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.3(b).

 

FUTA” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.1(f).

 

HIPAA” means the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended, and the regulations promulgated thereunder and any similar foreign, state, provincial or local Law.

 

Indemnification and Release Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the Separation Agreement.

 

IRS” means the Internal Revenue Service.

 

Law” has the meaning set forth in the Separation Agreement.

 

 
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Liabilities” has the meaning set forth in the Separation Agreement.

 

Oil States” has the meaning set forth in the preamble.

 

OS 401(k) Plan” means the Oil States International, Inc. Retirement Plan.

 

OS Adjusted Exercise Price” shall mean with respect to an Adjusted OS Option, an amount equal to (A)  the exercise price of the relevant OS Option as of the Effective Time divided by (B) the OS Equity Award Exchange Ratio, rounded up to the nearest whole cent.

 

OS Benefit Plan” means any Benefit Plan sponsored or maintained by a member of the OS Group immediately prior to the Effective Time other than any Benefit Plan sponsored or maintained exclusively by a member of the Civeo Group.

 

OS CIC Severance Plan” means the OSI Change of Control Severance Plan for Selected Members of Management, as amended.

 

OS Common Stock” means the common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of Oil States.

 

OS Deferred Compensation Plan” means the Oil States International, Inc. Deferred Compensation Plan.

 

OS Director” means any individual who is a non-employee member of the board of directors of Oil States immediately prior to the Effective Time.

 

OS DSAsmeans awards of deferred stock granted pursuant to the OS Equity Plan that are subject solely to serviced-based vesting, forfeiture and delivery conditions.

 

“OS Employee DSA” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.4(a)(i).

 

OS Employee Option” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.3(a).

 

OS Employee Phantom Stock Award” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.5(a).

 

OS Employee PSU” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.4(b)(i).

 

“OS Employee RSA” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.2(a).

 

OS Entity” means any member of the OS Group.

 

OS Equity Awards” means OS DSAs, OS Options, OS Phantom Stock Awards, OS PSUs and OS RSAs.

 

OS Equity Award Adjustment Ratio” means the quotient obtained by dividing the OS Pre-Distribution Value by the OS Post-Distribution Value.

 

OS Equity Plans” means the Oil States International Inc. 2001 Equity Participation Plan, the Canadian Long Term Incentive Plan, and any other plan or agreement sponsored or maintained by OS immediately prior to the Distribution Date pursuant to which equity or equity-based awards are or may be granted (in each case, as amended from time to time).

 

 
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OS Grantor Trust” means the Oil States International, Inc. Deferred Compensation Plan Trust.

 

OS Group” has the same meaning as Oil States Group in the Separation Agreement.

 

OS Group Employee” means any individual who is employed by a member of the OS Group immediately after the Effective Time.

 

OS Options” means exercisable and non-exercisable options to purchase shares of OS Common Stock granted pursuant to the OS Equity Plan.

 

OS Phantom Stock Award” means an award of cash-settled phantom stock with respect to OS Common Stock granted pursuant to the Canadian Long Term Incentive Plan.

 

OS Post-Distribution Stock Value” means the closing price of a share of OS Common Stock trading on an “ex dividend” basis on the New York Stock Exchange on the Distribution Date

 

OS Pre-Distribution Stock Value” means the sum of (a) the OS Post-Distribution Stock Value and (b) the product of the Civeo Stock Value and the Distribution Ratio.

 

OS PSUs” means awards of deferred stock pursuant to an OS Equity Plan which are subject to performance-based vesting and forfeiture conditions.

 

OS RSAs” means restricted stock awards issued under any of the OS Equity Plans.

 

OS Short-Term Incentive Plan” means the Oil States International, Inc. Annual Incentive Compensation Plan.

 

OS Welfare Plan” means any Welfare Plan sponsored or maintained by any one or more members of the OS Group as of immediately prior to the Effective Time.

 

NYSE” means the New York Stock Exchange.

 

Party” or “Parties” has the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement.

 

Person” has the meaning set forth in the Separation Agreement.

 

Privacy Contract” means any contract entered into in connection with applicable privacy protection Laws or regulations.

 

Securities Act” has the meaning set forth in the Separation Agreement.

 

Separation Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the recitals to this Agreement.

 

Subsidiary” has the meaning set forth in the Separation Agreement.

 

 
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Transfer Document” has the meaning set forth in the Separation Agreement.

 

Transition Services Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the Separation Agreement.

 

U.S.” means the United States of America.

 

WARN” means the U.S. Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, as amended, and the regulations promulgated thereunder, and any applicable foreign, state, provincial or local Law equivalent (including §  137 of the Employment Standards Code).

 

Welfare Plan” means, where applicable, a “welfare plan” (as defined in Section 3(1) of ERISA) or a “cafeteria plan” under Section 125 of the Code, and any benefits offered thereunder, and any other plan offering health benefits (including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and mental health and substance abuse), disability benefits, or life, accidental death and disability, and business travel insurance, pre-tax premium conversion benefits, dependent care assistance programs, employee assistance programs, paid time off programs, contribution funding toward a health savings account, flexible spending accounts, or cashable credits.

 

Section 2.2     Interpretation. In this Agreement, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

 

(a)     words used in the singular include the plural and words used in the plural include the singular;

 

(b)     if a word or phrase is defined in this Agreement, its other grammatical forms, as used in this Agreement, shall have a corresponding meaning;

 

(c)     reference to any gender includes the other gender and the neuter;

 

(d)     the words “include,” “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation”;

 

(e)     the words “shall” and “will” are used interchangeably and have the same meaning;

 

(f)     the word “or” shall have the inclusive meaning represented by the phrase “and/or”;

 

(g)     relative to the determination of any period of time, “from” means “from and including,” “to” means “to but excluding” and “through” means “through and including”;

 

(h)     all references to a specific time of day in this Agreement shall be based upon Central Standard Time or Central Daylight Savings Time, as applicable, on the date in question;

 

(i)     whenever this Agreement refers to a number of days, such number shall refer to calendar days unless Business Days are specified;

 

 
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(j)     accounting terms used herein have the meanings historically ascribed to them by Oil States and its Subsidiaries, including Civeo for this purpose, in its and their internal accounting and financial policies and procedures in effect immediately prior to the date of this Agreement;

 

(k)     reference to any Article, Section or Schedule means such Article or Section of, or such Schedule to, this Agreement, as the case may be, and references in any Section or definition to any clause means such clause of such Section or definition;

 

(l)     the words “this Agreement,” “herein,” “hereunder,” “hereof,” “hereto” and words of similar import shall be deemed references to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular Section or other provision of this Agreement;

 

(m)     the term “commercially reasonable efforts” means efforts which are commercially reasonable to enable a Party, directly or indirectly, to satisfy a condition to or otherwise assist in the consummation of a desired result and which do not require the performing Party to expend funds or assume Liabilities other than expenditures and Liabilities which are customary and reasonable in nature and amount in the context of a series of related transactions similar to the Distribution;

 

(n)     reference to any agreement, instrument or other document means such agreement, instrument or other document as amended, supplemented and modified from time to time to the extent permitted by the provisions thereof and not prohibited by this Agreement;

 

(o)     reference to any Law (including statutes and ordinances) means such Law (including any and all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder) as amended, modified, codified or reenacted, in whole or in part, and in effect at the time of determining compliance or applicability;

 

(p)     references to any Person include such Person’s successors and assigns but, if applicable, only if such successors and assigns are permitted by this Agreement; a reference to such Person’s “Affiliates” shall be deemed to mean such Person’s Affiliates following the Distribution and any reference to a third party shall be deemed to mean a Person who is not a Party or an Affiliate of a Party;

 

(q)     if there is any conflict between the provisions of the main body of this Agreement and the Schedules hereto, the provisions of the main body of this Agreement shall control unless explicitly stated otherwise in such Schedule;

 

(r)     unless otherwise specified in this Agreement, all references to dollar amounts herein shall be in respect of lawful currency of the U.S.;

 

(s)     the titles to Articles and headings of Sections contained in this Agreement, in any Schedule and Exhibit and in the table of contents to this Agreement have been inserted for convenience of reference only and shall not be deemed to be a part of or to affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement; and

 

 
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(t)     any portion of this Agreement obligating a Party to take any action or refrain from taking any action, as the case may be, shall mean that such Party shall also be obligated to cause its relevant Subsidiaries to take such action or refrain from taking such action, as the case may be.

 

Article III
Assignment of Employees

 

Section 3.1     Active Employees.

 

(a)     Civeo Group Employees. Except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement, effective not later than immediately prior to the Effective Time, the employment of each individual (i) who is employed by a Subsidiary of Civeo as of immediately prior to the Effective Time, (ii) whose employment duties are to be exclusively related to the Civeo Business immediately following the Effective Time or (iii) who is listed on Schedule 3.1(a) (collectively, the “Civeo Group Employees”) shall continue with a member of the Civeo Group or shall be assigned and transferred to a member of the Civeo Group (in each case, with such member as determined by Civeo). Each of the Parties agrees to execute, and to seek to have the applicable employees execute, such documentation, if any, as may be necessary to reflect such assignments and transfers.

 

(b)     OS Group Employees. Except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement, effective not later than immediately prior to Effective Time, the employment of each individual who is employed by a member of the OS Group and is not a Civeo Group Employee (collectively, the “OS Group Employees”) shall continue with a member of the OS Group or shall be assigned and transferred to a member of the OS Group (in each case as determined by Oil States). Each of the Parties agrees to execute, and to seek to have the applicable employees execute, such documentation, if any, as may be necessary to reflect such assignments and transfers.

 

(c)     At-Will Status. Notwithstanding the above or any other provision of this Agreement, nothing in this Agreement shall create any obligation on the part of any member of the OS Group or any member of the Civeo Group to (i) continue the employment of any Employee or permit the return from a leave of absence for any period following the date of this Agreement or the Distribution Date (except as required by applicable Law) or (ii) change the employment status of any Employee from “at will,” to the extent such Employee is an “at will” employee under applicable Law.

 

(d)     Severance; Separation from Service. The Parties acknowledge and agree that the Distribution and the assignment, transfer or continuation of the employment of Employees as contemplated by this Section 3.1 shall not be deemed a severance of employment or “separation from service” (as defined in Section 409A of the Code) of any Employee for purposes of this Agreement or any Benefit Plan of any member of the OS Group or any member of the Civeo Group.

 

(e)     Not a Change of Control/Change in Control. The Parties acknowledge and agree that neither the consummation of the Distribution nor any transaction in connection with the Distribution shall be deemed a “change of control,” “change in control,” or term of similar import for purposes of any Benefit Plan of any member of the OS Group or any member of the Civeo Group.

 

 
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(f)     Payroll and Related Taxes. With respect to the portion of the tax year occurring prior to the day immediately following the Distribution Date, OS will (i) be responsible for all payroll obligations, tax withholding and reporting obligations and (ii) furnish a Form W-2 or similar earnings statement to all Civeo Group Employees and Former Civeo Group Employees for such period. With respect to the remaining portion of such tax year, Civeo will (i) be responsible for all payroll obligations, tax withholding, and reporting obligations regarding Civeo Group Employees and (ii) furnish a Form W-2 or similar earnings statement to all Civeo Group Employees. With respect to each Civeo Group Employee, Oil States and Civeo shall, and shall cause their respective Affiliates to (to the extent permitted by applicable Law and practicable) (i) treat Civeo (or the applicable Civeo Entity) as a “successor employer” and OS (or the applicable OS Entity) as a “predecessor,” within the meaning of Sections 3121(a)(1) and 3306(b)(1) of the Code, to the extent appropriate, for purposes of taxes imposed under the United States Federal Insurance Contributions Act, as amended (“FICA”), or the United States Federal Unemployment Tax Act, as amended (“FUTA”), (b) cooperate with each other to avoid, to the extent possible, the restart of FICA and FUTA upon or following the Effective Time with respect to each such Civeo Group Employee for the tax year during which the Effective Time occurs, and (c) file tax returns, exchange wage payment information, and report wage payments made by the respective predecessor and successor employer on separate IRS Forms W-2 or similar earnings statements to each such Civeo Group Employee for the tax year in which the Effective Time occurs, in a manner provided in Section 4.02(l) of Revenue Procedure 2004-53.

 

(g)     Employment Contracts; Expatriate Obligations. Effective as of the Effective Time, Civeo will assume and honor, or will cause a member of the Civeo Group to assume and honor, any agreements to which any Civeo Group Employee is party with any OS Entity, including any (i) employment contract, executive agreement or consulting agreement, (ii) retention, severance or change of control arrangement or (iii) expatriate (including any international assignee) contract or arrangement (including agreements and obligations regarding repatriation, relocation, equalization of taxes and living standards in the host country).

 

(h)     Collective Bargaining Agreements. Schedule 3.1(h) sets forth a list of collective bargaining agreements, collective agreements, trade union or works council agreements and any other contractual or other obligation to a labor union, trade union, works council or other representative of any Civeo Group Employee relating to the Civeo Group Employees in effect on the date of this Agreement (collectively, the “Collective Bargaining Agreements”). Prior to the Distribution Date, Oil States and Civeo will take or cause to be taken any actions necessary to cause a Civeo Entity to assume the Collective Bargaining Agreements to the maximum extent permitted by applicable Law. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to alter the provisions of any Collective Bargaining Agreement or modify in any way the obligations owed to the Employees covered by any such agreement.

 

Section 3.2     Former Employees. All former employees of the OS Group and its Subsidiaries who have an employment end date on or before the Effective Time who provided services primarily to the Civeo Business while employed by the OS Group and its Subsidiaries shall be “Former Civeo Group Employees.”. All former employees of the OS Group and its Subsidiaries who are not Former Civeo Group Employees shall be “Former OS Group Employees.”

 

 
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Section 3.3     Employment Law Obligations.

 

(a)     WARN Act. After the Effective Time, (i) Oil States shall be responsible for providing any necessary WARN notice and satisfying WARN obligations with respect to any termination of employment of any OS Group Employee that occurs after the Effective Time and (ii) Civeo shall be responsible for providing any necessary WARN notice and satisfying WARN obligations with respect to any termination of employment of any Civeo Group Employee that occurs after the Effective Time.

 

(b)     Compliance With Employment Laws. With respect to the time period occurring on and after the Distribution Date (i) each member of the OS Group shall be responsible for adopting and maintaining any policies or practices, and for all other actions and inactions, necessary to comply with employment-related Laws and requirements relating to the employment of OS Group Employees and the treatment of any applicable Former OS Group Employees in respect of their employment, and (ii) each member of the Civeo Group shall be responsible for adopting and maintaining any policies or practices, and for all other actions and inactions, necessary to comply with employment-related Laws and requirements relating to the employment of Civeo Group Employees and the treatment of any applicable Former Civeo Group Employees in respect of their employment.

 

Section 3.4     Employee Records.

 

(a)     Sharing of Information. Subject to any limitations imposed by applicable Law, Oil States and Civeo (acting directly or through members of the OS Group or the Civeo Group, respectively) shall provide to the other and their respective agents and vendors all information necessary for the Parties to perform their respective duties under this Agreement. The Parties also hereby agree to enter into any business associate arrangements that may be required for the sharing of any Information pursuant to this Agreement to comply with the requirements of HIPAA.

 

(b)     Transfer of Personnel Records and Authorization. Subject to any limitations imposed by applicable Law, as soon as administratively feasible following the Distribution Date, Oil States shall transfer and assign to Civeo all personnel records, all immigration documents, including I-9 forms and work authorizations, all payroll deduction authorizations and elections, whether voluntary or mandated by Law, including but not limited to W-4 forms and deductions for benefits under the applicable Civeo Benefit Plan and all absence management records, Family and Medical Leave Act and employee leave records, insurance beneficiary designations, Flexible Spending Account enrollment confirmations, attendance, and return to work information (“Benefit Management Records”) relating to Civeo Welfare Plan Participants. Subject to any limitations imposed by applicable Law, Oil States, however, may retain originals of, copies of, or access to personnel Records, immigration records, payroll forms and Benefit Management Records as long as necessary to provide services to Civeo (acting pursuant to the Transition Services Agreement). Civeo will use personnel records, payroll forms and benefit management records for lawful purposes only, including calculation of withholdings from wages and personnel management. It is understood that following the Distribution Date, Oil States records so transferred and assigned may be maintained by Civeo (acting directly or through one of its Subsidiaries) pursuant to Civeo’s applicable records retention policy.

 

 
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(c)     Access to Records. To the extent not inconsistent with this Agreement and any applicable Laws or Privacy Contracts, reasonable access to Employee-related records after the Distribution Date will be provided to members of the OS Group and members of the Civeo Group pursuant to the terms and conditions of Article V of the Indemnification and Release Agreement. In addition, notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Civeo shall provide Oil States with reasonable access to those records necessary for its administration of any plans or programs on behalf of OS Group Employees and Former OS Group Employees after the Distribution Date as permitted by any applicable Laws or Privacy Contracts. Oil States shall also be permitted to retain copies of all restrictive covenant agreements with any Civeo Group Employee in which any member of the OS Group has a valid business interest. In addition, OS shall provide Civeo with reasonable access to those records necessary for its administration of any plans or programs on behalf of Civeo Group Employees and Former Civeo Group Employees after the Distribution Date as permitted by any applicable Laws or Privacy Contracts. Civeo shall also be permitted to retain copies of all restrictive covenant agreements with any OS Group Employee or Former OS Group Employee in which any member of the Civeo Group has a valid business interest.

 

(d)     Maintenance of Records. With respect to retaining, destroying, transferring, sharing, copying and permitting access to all Employee-related information, Oil States and Civeo shall comply with all applicable Laws and shall indemnify and hold harmless each other from and against any and all Liability, claims, actions, and damages that arise from a failure (by the indemnifying party or its Subsidiaries or their respective agents) to so comply with all applicable Laws or Privacy Contracts applicable to such information.

 

(e)     No Access to Computer Systems or Files. Except as set forth in the Indemnification and Release Agreement or any Transfer Document, no provision of this Agreement shall give (i) any member of the OS Group direct access to the computer systems or other files, records or databases of any member of the Civeo Group or (ii) any member of the Civeo Group direct access to the computer systems or other files, records or databases of any member of the OS Group, unless specifically permitted by the owner of such systems, files, records or databases.

 

(f)     Confidentiality. The provisions of this Section 3.4 shall be in addition to, and not in derogation of, the provisions of the Indemnification and Release Agreement governing confidential information, including Section 5.8 of the Indemnification and Release Agreement. Except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement, all records and data relating to Employees shall, in each case, be subject to the confidentiality provisions of the Indemnification and Release Agreement and any other applicable agreement and applicable Law.

 

(g)     Cooperation. Each Party shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cooperate to share, retain, and maintain data and records that are necessary or appropriate to further the purposes of this Section 3.4 and for each Party to administer its respective Benefit Plans to the extent consistent with this Agreement and applicable Law, and each Party agrees to cooperate as long as is reasonably necessary to further the purposes of this Section 3.4. Except as provided under any Transfer Document, no Party shall charge another Party a fee for such cooperation.

 

 
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Article IV
Equity AWARDS

 

Section 4.1     General Principles.

 

(a)     Oil States and Civeo shall take any and all reasonable actions as shall be necessary and appropriate to further the provisions of this Article IV, including, to the extent practicable, providing written notice or similar communication to each Employee who holds one or more awards granted under the OS Equity Plan informing such Employee of (i) the actions contemplated by this Article IV with respect to such awards and (ii) whether (and during what time period) any “blackout” period shall be imposed upon holders of awards granted under the OS Equity Plan during which time awards may not be exercised or settled, as the case may be.

 

(b)     From and after the Distribution, (i) a grantee who has outstanding awards under the OS Equity Plan or the Civeo New Equity Plan shall be considered to have been employed by the applicable plan sponsor before and after the Distribution for purposes of (x) vesting and (y) determining the date of termination of employment as it applies to any such award and (ii) for purposes of determining whether any “change of control” has occurred with respect to any OS Equity Award or Civeo Equity Award, (x) a “change of control” shall only be deemed to have occurred for purposes of any award that is held by an OS Group Employee upon a “change of control” of Oil States and (y) a “change of control” shall only be deemed to have occurred for purposes of any award that is held by a Civeo Group Employee upon a “change of control” of Civeo.

 

(c)     No award described in this Article IV, whether outstanding or to be issued, adjusted, substituted or cancelled by reason of or in connection with the Distribution, shall be adjusted, settled, cancelled, or exercisable, until in the judgment of the administrator of the applicable plan or program such action is consistent with all applicable Laws, including federal securities Laws. Any period of exercisability will not be extended on account of a period during which such an award is not exercisable pursuant to the preceding sentence.

 

(d)     The adjustment or conversion of OS Equity Awards pursuant to this Article IV is intended to be effectuated in a manner so as to result in each Adjusted OS Equity Award, OS RSA or Civeo Equity Award, as applicable, having an aggregate “fair value” and an “intrinsic value” (in each case, within the meaning of ASC 718 and determined in accordance therewith), as of immediately following the Distribution, that shall be substantially identical to the fair value and intrinsic value of the related OS Equity Award immediately prior to the Distribution, subject to any differences in “fair value” or “intrinsic value” caused solely by rounding to avoid awards with respect to fractional shares of OS Common Stock or Civeo Common Stock.

 

 
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(e)     The adjustment or conversion of OS Equity Awards shall be effectuated in a manner that is intended to avoid the imposition of any penalty or other taxes on the holders thereof pursuant to Section 409A of the Code.

 

Section 4.2     Restricted Stock.

 

(a)     Rather than participate in the Distribution, each OS RSA that is outstanding, unvested and held by an OS Group Employee, Former OS Group Employee, OS Director, Civeo Director or Former Civeo Group Employee as of immediately prior to the Effective Time (an “OS Employee RSA”) shall, following the Effective Time, remain outstanding and the holder thereof shall receive, in lieu of any shares of Civeo Common Stock otherwise distributable in respect of such OS Employee RSA upon the Distribution, an additional number of OS RSAs (the “Additional OS RSAs”) equal to the Additional OS RSA Number. The Additional OS RSAs shall be granted under the same terms and conditions as the related OS Employee RSA. Following the Effective Time, the OS Employee RSAs and Additional OS RSAs shall remain subject to the same terms and conditions as applicable to the OS Employee RSA prior to the Effective Time.

 

(b)     Rather than participate in the Distribution, each OS RSA that is outstanding, unvested and held by a Civeo Group Employee as of immediately prior to the Effective Time (a “Civeo Employee RSA”) shall be cancelled upon the Effective Time and such holder shall be entitled to receive as soon as practicable following the Effective Time, a number of restricted shares of Civeo Common Stock under the Civeo New Equity Plan equal to the Civeo Share Number (a “Civeo RSA”). Each Civeo RSA described in the preceding sentence shall be subject to substantially the same terms and conditions after the Effective Time as the terms and conditions applicable to the corresponding Civeo Employee RSA immediately prior to the Effective Time (including vesting); provided, however, that from and after the Effective Time the vesting of each Civeo RSA shall be determined based upon continued service with the Civeo Group rather than the OS Group.

 

Section 4.3     Stock Options.

 

(a)     Each OS Option whether or not exercisable that is outstanding and held by an OS Group Employee, Former OS Group Employee, OS Director, Civeo Director or Former Civeo Group Employee (an “OS Employee Option”) as of immediately prior to the Effective Time shall, upon the Effective Time, be adjusted such that (i) the number of shares of OS Common Stock subject to such OS Employee Option is the Adjusted OS Share Number (following such adjustment, the OS Employee Option shall be an “Adjusted OS Option”) and (ii) the per share exercise price of such Adjusted OS Option is the OS Adjusted Exercise Price. Other than as described in the preceding sentence, following the Effective Time the Adjusted OS Option shall remain subject to the same terms and conditions as applicable to the OS Employee Option prior to the Effective Time.

 

(b)     Each OS Option whether or not exercisable that is outstanding and held by a Civeo Group Employee (a “Civeo Employe Option”) as of immediately prior to the Effective Time shall, upon the Effective Time, be converted into an option to purchase a number of shares of Civeo Common Stock granted under the Civeo New Equity Plan equal to the Civeo Share Number (a “Civeo Option”) with an exercise price per share of Civeo Common Stock equal to the Civeo Adjusted Exercise Price. Each Civeo Option described in the preceding sentence shall be subject to the same terms and conditions after the Effective Time as the terms and conditions applicable to the corresponding Civeo Employee Option immediately prior to the Effective Time (including vesting); provided, however, that from and after the Effective Time the vesting and exercisability of each Civeo Option shall be determined based upon continued service with the Civeo Group rather than the OS Group.

 

 
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(c)     The adjustments described in this Section 4.3 with respect to OS Options shall be effected in a manner that is consistent with Section 409A of the Code and, with respect to any OS Options “incentive stock options”, in a manner consistent with Section 424(a) of the Code.

 

Section 4.4     Deferred Stock Awards.

 

(a)     Time-Based Deferred Stock Awards.

 

(i)     Each OS DSA that is outstanding and held by an OS Group Employee, Former OS Group Employee, OS Director, Civeo Director or Former Civeo Group Employee as of immediately prior to the Effective Time (an “OS Employee DSA”) shall, upon the Effective Time, be adjusted such that the number of shares of OS Common Stock subject to such OS DSA is the Adjusted OS Share Number (such adjusted OS DSA, an “Adjusted OS DSA”). Other than as described in the preceding sentence, following the Effective Time the Adjusted OS DSA shall remain subject to the same terms and conditions as applicable to the OS DSA prior to the Effective Time.

 

(ii)     Each OS DSA, that is outstanding and held by a Civeo Group Employee as of immediately prior to the Effective Time (a “Civeo Employee DSA”) shall, upon the Effective Time, be converted into a time-based deferred stock award granted under the Civeo New Equity Plan with respect to a number of shares of Civeo Common Stock equal to the Civeo Share Number (a “Civeo DSA”). Each Civeo DSA described in the preceding sentence shall be subject to substantially the same terms and conditions after the Effective Time as the terms and conditions applicable to the corresponding Civeo Employee DSA immediately prior to the Effective Time (including vesting); provided, however, that from and after the Effective Time the vesting of each Civeo DSA shall be determined based upon continued service with the Civeo Group rather than the OS Group.

 

(b)     Performance-Based Deferred Stock Awards.

 

(i)     Each OS PSU that is outstanding and held by an OS Group Employee, Former OS Group Employee, OS Director, Civeo Director or Former Civeo Group Employee as of immediately prior to the Effective Time (an “OS Employee PSU”) shall, upon the Effective Time, be converted into a number of time-vested OS RSAs equal to the Adjusted OS Share Number. Other than as described in the preceding sentence, following the Effective Time, the resulting OS RSAs shall remain subject to substantially the same terms and conditions as applicable to the OS PSU prior to the Effective Time; provided, however that from and after the Effective Time no further “Performance Objectives” shall apply and vesting of such OS RSAs shall be determined based upon continued service with the OS Group and provided, further that such OS RSAs shall have such other rights as are generally applicable to other OS RSAs (including, without limitation, any such rights relating to voting and dividends).

 

 
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(ii)     Each OS PSU that is outstanding and held by a Civeo Group Employee as of immediately prior to the Effective Time (a “Civeo Employee PSU”) shall, upon the Effective Time, be terminated at the Effective Time with the holder thereof entitled to receive, as soon as practicable following the Effective Time, a number of time-vested Civeo RSAs granted pursuant to the Civeo New Equity Plan equal to the Civeo Share Number. Other than as described in the preceding sentence, following the Effective Time the Civeo RSAs shall remain subject to substantially the same terms and conditions as applicable to the OS PSU prior to the Effective Time; provided, however that from and after the Effective Time no further “Performance Objectives” shall apply and vesting of such Civeo RSAs shall be determined solely based upon continued service with the Civeo Group and provided, further that such Civeo RSAs shall have such other rights as are generally applicable to other Civeo RSAs (including, without limitation, any such rights relating to voting and dividends).

 

Section 4.5     Phantom Stock Awards.

 

(a)     Each OS Phantom Stock Award that is outstanding and held by an OS Group Employee, Former OS Group Employee, OS Director, Civeo Director or Former Civeo Group Employee as of immediately prior to the Effective Time (an “OS Employee Phantom Stock Award”) shall, upon the Effective Time, be adjusted such that the number of shares of OS Common Stock subject to such OS Phantom Stock Award is the Adjusted OS Share Number (such adjusted OS Phantom Stock Award, an “Adjusted OS Phantom Stock Award”). Other than as described in the preceding sentence, following the Effective Time the Adjusted OS Phantom Stock Award shall remain subject to the same terms and conditions as applicable to the OS Phantom Stock Award prior to the Effective Time.

 

(b)     Each OS Phantom Stock Award, that is outstanding and held by a Civeo Group Employee or Former Civeo Group Employee as of immediately prior to the Effective Time (a “Civeo Employee Phantom Stock Award”) shall, upon the Effective Time, be converted into a cash-settled phantom stock award with respect to a number of shares of Civeo Common Stock equal to the Civeo Share Number (a “Civeo Phantom Stock Award”). Each Civeo Phantom Stock Award described in the preceding sentence shall be subject to the same terms and conditions after the Effective Time as the terms and conditions applicable to the corresponding Civeo Employee Phantom Stock Award immediately prior to the Effective Time (including vesting); provided, however, that from and after the Effective Time the vesting of each Civeo Phantom Stock Award shall be determined based upon continued service with the Civeo Group rather than the OS Group.

 

Section 4.6     Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act; Code Sections 162(m) and 409A. (a) By approving the adoption of this Agreement, the respective Boards of Directors of each of Oil States and Civeo intend to exempt from the short-swing profit recovery provisions of Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act, by reason of the application of Rule 16b-3 thereunder, all acquisitions and dispositions of equity incentive awards by directors and officers of each of Oil States and Civeo, and the respective Boards of Directors of Oil States and Civeo also intend expressly to approve, in respect of any equity-based award, the use of any method for the payment of an exercise price and the satisfaction of any applicable Tax withholding (specifically including the actual or constructive tendering of shares in payment of an exercise price and the withholding of option shares from delivery in satisfaction of applicable Tax withholding requirements) to the extent such method is permitted under the applicable OS Equity Plan, Civeo New Equity Plan and award agreement.

 

 
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(a)     Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary (including the treatment of supplemental and deferred compensation plans, outstanding long-term incentive awards and annual incentive awards as described herein), Oil States and Civeo agree to negotiate in good faith regarding the need for any treatment different from that otherwise provided herein to ensure that (i) a federal income tax deduction for the payment of such supplemental or deferred compensation or long-term incentive award, annual incentive award or other compensation is, to the extent prescribed under the terms of the applicable plan and award agreement, not limited by reason of Section 162(m) of the Code, and (ii) the treatment of such supplemental or deferred compensation or long-term incentive award, annual incentive award or other compensation does not cause the imposition of a penalty tax under Section 409A of the Code.

 

Section 4.7     Liabilities for Settlement of Awards. Except as provided for pursuant to Section 4.9, from and after the Effective Time (a) Oil States shall be responsible for all Liabilities associated with OS Equity Awards, including any option exercise, share delivery, registration or other obligations related to the exercise, vesting or settlement of the OS Equity Awards and (b) Civeo shall be responsible for all Liabilities associated with Civeo Equity Awards, including any option exercise, share delivery, registration or other obligations related to the exercise, vesting or settlement of the Civeo Equity Awards.

 

Section 4.8     Form S-8. Upon or as soon as reasonably practicable after the Effective Time and subject to applicable Law, Civeo shall prepare and file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-8 (or another appropriate form) registering under the Securities Act the offering of a number of shares of Civeo Common Stock at a minimum equal to the number of shares subject to Civeo RSAs, Civeo Options, Civeo DSAs and Civeo PSUs. Civeo shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cause any such registration statement to be kept effective (and the current status of the prospectus or prospectuses required thereby to be maintained) as long as any Civeo RSAs, Civeo Options, Civeo DSAs and Civeo PSUs remain outstanding.

 

Section 4.9     Tax Reporting and Withholding for Equity-Based Awards. Oil States (or one of its Subsidiaries) will be responsible for all income, payroll, or other tax reporting related to income of OS Group Employees or Former OS Group Employees from equity-based awards, and Civeo (or one of its Subsidiaries) will be responsible for all income, payroll, or other tax reporting related to income of Civeo Group Employees and Former Civeo Group Employees from equity-based awards. Similarly, Oil States will be responsible for all income, payroll, or other tax reporting related to income of its non-employee directors from equity-based awards, and Civeo will be responsible for all income, payroll, or other tax reporting related to income of its non-employee directors from equity-based awards. Further, Oil States (or one of its Subsidiaries) shall be responsible for remitting applicable tax withholdings for OS Group Employees and Former OS Group Employees to each applicable taxing authority, and Civeo (or one of its Subsidiaries) shall be responsible for remitting applicable tax withholdings for Civeo Group Employees and Former Civeo Group Employees to each applicable taxing authority. Oil States and Civeo acknowledge and agree that the parties will cooperate with each other and with third-party providers to effectuate withholding and remittance of taxes, as well as required tax reporting, in a timely, efficient, and appropriate manner.

 

 
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Section 4.10     Plan Administrator. Each of Civeo and OS agree that, unless otherwise agreed by the other Party in writing, it will use E*TRADE for at least one year following the Effective Time to administer all employee equity awards that are outstanding immediately following the Effective Time (including all such equity awards that are adjusted in accordance with this Article IV).

 

Section 4.11     Approval of Civeo New Equity Plan. Not later than the Effective Time, Civeo shall, or shall have caused a Civeo Entity to, have adopted the Civeo New Equity Plan. The Civeo New Equity Plan shall be approved prior to the Effective Time by Oil States, as the sole shareholder of Civeo.

 

Section 4.12     Reporting of Pool of Windfall Tax Benefits. This Section 4.12 applies only for purposes of the financial statement reporting of Oil States and Civeo subsequent to the Distribution Date. For the pool of windfall tax benefits generated by OS Equity Awards settled prior to the Effective Time and resulted from OS Equity Awards which were issued to Civeo Group Employees, it is agreed such amounts will be carved out of the Oil States pool of windfall tax benefits and allocated to Civeo. Such amounts will be communicated to Civeo by Oil States at the Distribution Date.

 

Article V
Bonus and Short-Term Incentive PLANS

 

Section 5.1     Establishment of Civeo Short- Term Incentive Plan. Not later than the Effective Time, Civeo shall, or shall cause another Civeo Entity to, adopt a plan that will provide annual bonus and short-term cash incentive compensation opportunities for Civeo Group Employees that are substantially similar to the opportunities provided to such Civeo Group Employees under the OS Short-Term Incentive Plan immediately prior to the Effective Time (the “Civeo Short-Term Incentive Plan”), subject to Civeo’s right to amend such plan after the Effective Time in accordance with the terms thereof. The Civeo Short-Term Incentive Plan shall be approved prior to the Effective Time by Oil States, as the sole shareholder of Civeo, and Civeo Group Employees shall participate in such Civeo Short-Term Incentive Plan immediately following the Effective Time; provided, however, that service with Oil States shall be credited for the purposes of determining whether such Civeo Group Employee had been a participant in the Civeo Short-Term Incentive Plan during the applicable performance period. For the plan year in which the Effective Time occurs, Civeo shall assume all short-term incentive awards relating to Civeo Group Employees and Former Civeo Group Employees and, for the avoidance of doubt, shall assume any related performance targets established by the OS Group prior to the Spin-Off which relate to the Civeo Business.

 

 
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Section 5.2     Treatment of OS Short- Term Incentive Plan. From and after the Effective Time, Civeo Group Employees and Former Civeo Group Employees shall cease participation in the annual bonus and short-term cash incentive compensation opportunities of the OS Short-Term Incentive Plan and shall, for the avoidance of doubt, not be entitled to any benefits thereunder for the year in which the Effective Time occurs.

 

Section 5.3     Plan Liabilities. For the avoidance of doubt, (i) the Civeo Group shall be solely responsible for funding, paying, and discharging all obligations relating to any annual cash incentive awards that any Civeo Group Employee or Former Civeo Group Employee is eligible to receive under any Civeo Group annual bonus and other short-term incentive compensation plans with respect to payments made beginning at or after the Effective Time, including the Civeo Short-Term Incentive Plan, and no member of the OS Group shall have any obligations with respect thereto, and (ii) the OS Group shall be solely responsible for funding, paying, and discharging all obligations relating to any annual cash incentive awards that any OS Group Employee or Former OS Group Employee is eligible to receive under any OS annual bonus and other short-term incentive compensation plans with respect to payments made beginning at or after the Effective Time, including the OS Short-Term Incentive Plan, and no member of the Civeo Group shall have any obligations with respect thereto.

Article VI
U.S. Qualified Defined Contribution Plans

 

Section 6.1     Establishment of the Civeo 401(k) Plan. As of the Effective Time, Civeo shall, or shall cause another Civeo Entity to, establish a defined contribution plan and trust for the benefit of Civeo Group Employees (the “Civeo 401(k) Plan”) with terms substantially similar to the terms of the OS 401(k) Plan. Civeo shall be responsible for taking all necessary, reasonable, and appropriate action to establish, maintain, and administer the Civeo 401(k) Plan so that it is qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code and that the related trust thereunder is exempt under Section 501(a) of the Code. Civeo (acting directly or through its Affiliates) shall be responsible for any and all Liabilities and other obligations with respect to the Civeo 401(k) Plan.

 

Section 6.2     Transfer of OS 401(k) Plan Assets. Not later than thirty (30) days following the Distribution Date (or such later time as mutually agreed by the Parties), Oil States shall cause the accounts (including any outstanding loan balances) in the OS 401(k) Plan attributable to Civeo Group Employees and Former Civeo Group Employees who will participate in the Civeo 401(k) Plan (the “Civeo 401(k) Plan Participants”) and all of the Assets in the OS 401(k) Plan related thereto to be transferred in-kind to the Civeo 401(k) Plan, and Civeo shall cause the Civeo 401(k) Plan to accept such transfer of accounts and underlying Assets and, effective as of the date of such transfer, to assume and to fully perform, pay, and discharge, all obligations of the OS 401(k) Plan relating to the accounts of the Civeo 401(k) Plan Participants (to the extent the Assets related to those accounts are actually transferred from the OS 401(k) Plan to the Civeo 401(k) Plan) following the Distribution Date. The transfer of Assets shall be conducted in accordance with Section 414(l) of the Code, Treasury Regulation Section 1.414(1)-1, and Section 208 of ERISA. The Parties shall cooperate in good faith to coordinate any necessary withholding for repayment of any outstanding loan balances attributable to the accounts of the Civeo Group during the period from the Distribution Date through the date of the transfer of Assets pursuant to this Section 6.2, and payment of such amounts to the OS 401(k) Plan.

 

 
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Section 6.3     Continuation of Elections. As of the Distribution Date, Civeo (acting directly or through members of the Civeo Group) shall cause the Civeo 401(k) Plan to recognize and maintain all OS 401(k) Plan elections, including, but not limited to, deferral, investment, and payment form elections, beneficiary designations, and the rights of alternate payees under qualified domestic relations orders with respect to Civeo Group Employees to the extent such election or designation is available under the Civeo 401(k) Plan.

 

Section 6.4     Tax Qualified Status. Civeo will take all steps and make any necessary filings with the IRS to establish and maintain the Civeo 401(k) Plan so that it is qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code and the related trust is tax-exempt under Section 501(a) of the Code, including seeking and obtaining a favorable determination letter from the IRS as to such qualification. Furthermore, no later than thirty (30) days prior to the Distribution Date, Oil States and Civeo (each acting directly or through their respective Affiliates) shall, to the extent necessary, file IRS Form 5310-A regarding the transfer of Assets and Liabilities from the OS 401(k) Plan to the Civeo 401(k) Plan as discussed in this Article VII.

 

Article VII
Nonqualified DEFERRED Compensation Plans

 

Section 7.1     Establishment of Civeo Deferred Compensation Plan. As soon as practicable following the Distribution Date and in no event later than December 31, 2014, Civeo shall, or shall cause another Civeo Entity to, establish and adopt a deferred compensation plan for its key employees and directors (the “Civeo Deferred Compensation Plan”) to provide each Civeo Group Employee, Civeo Director or Former Civeo Group Employee who was a participant in the OS Deferred Compensation Plan as of immediately prior to the Effective Time (the “Civeo Deferred Compensation Beneficiaries”) benefits following the establishment of such Civeo Deferred Compensation Plan which are substantially similar to those available to such person under the OS Deferred Compensation Plan as of immediately prior to the Effective Time. As of the Effective Time, the Civeo Group Employees, Civeo Directors and Former Civeo Group Employees shall cease to actively participate in the OS Deferred Compensation Plan and shall not be entitled to defer additional amounts or receive additional benefits (other than earnings on amounts already-deferred) pursuant to the OS Deferred Compensation Plan. The Parties agree that, for purposes of the OS Deferred Compensation Plan, the employment of a Civeo Deferred Compensation Beneficiary shall not be considered to have terminated (and, for the avoidance of doubt, such Civeo Deferred Compensation Beneficiary shall not be deemed to have incurred a “separation from service”) as a result of the Distribution or the transfer of employment from Oil States (or an OS Entity) to Civeo (or a Civeo Entity), and such employment shall only be considered to terminate for purposes of the Civeo Deferred Compensation Plan when the employment of such Civeo Deferred Compensation Beneficiary with the Civeo Group terminates in accordance with the terms of the Civeo Deferred Compensation Plans and applicable Laws.

 

Section 7.2     Transfer of Liability and Responsibility. As soon as practicable and not later than 30 days following the date upon which the Civeo Deferred Compensation Plan is established, Civeo or a member of the Civeo Group shall assume all of the Liabilities and obligations in respect of Civeo Deferred Compensation Beneficiaries under the OS Deferred Compensation Plan (the date of such assumption, the “Deferred Compensation Transfer Date”). From and after the Deferred Compensation Transfer Date, Civeo or a member of the Civeo Group shall have sole responsibility for the administration of the Civeo Deferred Compensation Plan and the payment of benefits thereunder to or on behalf of Civeo Deferred Compensation Beneficiaries, and no member of the OS Group shall have any Liability or responsibility therefor. Oil States shall have sole responsibility for the administration of the OS Deferred Compensation Plan and the payment of benefits thereunder to or on behalf of OS Group Employees and Former OS Group Employees, and no member of the Civeo Group shall have any liability or responsibility therefor. During the period commencing on the Distribution Date and ending on the Deferred Compensation Transfer Date, deferred compensation amounts attributable to amounts deferred by Civeo Deferred Compensation Beneficiaries prior to the Effective Time shall remain under the OS Deferred Compensation Plan and Oil States shall be primarily responsible for the payment of all such benefits thereunder to Civeo Deferred Compensation Beneficiaries; provided, however that in the event that OS or a member of the OS Group incurs any such Liabilities, Civeo or a member of the Civeo Group shall indemnify and hold harmless OS and the OS Group for all such Liabilities and provided, further that in the event that there is a payment of benefits pursuant to the OS Deferred Compensation Plan to a Civeo Deferred Compensation Beneficiary, such Liabilities shall be reduced by the portion of the Assets held in the OS Grantor Trust attributable to such OS Deferred Compensation Beneficiary’s benefit (as reasonably determined by Oil States). The Parties acknowledge the complexity of the implementation of the transfers of Assets and Liabilities described in this Article VII and agree to cooperate in good faith to implement the assignment to, and assumption by, the Civeo Group of the Assets and Liabilities relating to the OS Deferred Compensation Plan as set forth herein. In the event the Parties mutually agree that an alternative procedure for implementing this Article VII is appropriate and consistent with the principles set forth in this Article VII, such alternative procedure shall be followed.

 

 
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Section 7.3     Continuation of Deferral Elections. As of the Distribution Date, Civeo (acting directly or through members of the Civeo Group) shall, or shall cause the appropriate member of the Civero Group to, assume and recognize (or continue to recognize) all current deferral elections applicable to Civeo Deferred Compensation Beneficiaries, with all such amounts deferred thereunder during the period from and after the Distribution Date treated as having been deferred pursuant to the Civeo Deferred Compensation Plan.

 

Section 7.4     Grantor Trusts. Prior to the Deferred Compensation Transfer Date, Civeo shall, or shall cause a member of the Civeo Group to, adopt a grantor trust in a form that is substantially comparable to the OS Grantor Trust as in effect immediately prior to the Effective Time (the “Civeo Grantor Trust”). Subject to obtaining any required consents, in connection with the assumption of the Liabilities under the OS Deferred Compensation Plan in respect of Civeo Deferred Compensation Beneficiaries, Oil States shall (or shall cause a member of the OS Group to), on the Deferred Compensation Transfer Date, transfer Assets to the Civeo Grantor Trust in an amount equal to the funded percentage of such Liabilities (as reasonably determined by Oil States) as of the Effective Time less any Assets used to fund benefits payable to Civeo Deferred Compensation Beneficiaries during the period commencing on the Distribution Date and ending on the Deferred Compensation Transfer Date. OS and Civeo agree to cooperate in good faith to obtain any consents required to effectuate the transfer of Assets set forth in this Section 7.4.

 

 
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Section 7.5     Section 409A. The Parties agree in good faith to discharge their respective obligations pursuant to this Article VII in a manner that is consistent with the terms of the OS Deferred Compensation Plan and applicable Laws (including Section 409A of the Code). In the event the Parties determine that the actions described in this Article VII may result in a Civeo Deferred Compensation Beneficiary becoming subject to additional taxes pursuant to Section 409A of the Code, the Parties agree to cooperate in good faith to modify the procedures described in this Article VII to prevent such Civeo Deferred Compensation Beneficiary from becoming subject to such additional tax.

 

Article VIII
Welfare Plans

 

Section 8.1     Establishment of Civeo Welfare Plans. On or prior to the Effective Time, Civeo shall, or shall cause another Civeo Entity to, establish and adopt Civeo Welfare Plans which will provide welfare benefits to each Civeo Group Employee and Former Civeo Group Employee and who is, as of the Effective Date a participant in any of the OS Welfare Plans (and their eligible spouses and dependents, as the case may be) (collectively, the “Civeo Welfare Plan Participants”) under terms and conditions that are substantially similar to the OS Welfare Plans. Coverage and benefits under the Civeo Welfare Plans shall then be provided to the Civeo Welfare Plan Participants on an uninterrupted basis under the newly established Civeo Welfare Plans which shall contain substantially the same terms and conditions as in effect under the corresponding OS Welfare Plans immediately prior to the Effective Time. Civeo Welfare Plan Participants shall cease to be eligible for coverage under the OS Welfare Plans at the Effective Time. For the avoidance of doubt, Civeo Welfare Plan Participants shall not participate in any OS Welfare Plans after the time set forth in the immediately preceding sentence, and OS Group Employees and Former OS Group Employees shall not participate in any Civeo Welfare Plans at any time.

 

Section 8.2     Transitional Matters Under Civeo Welfare Plans.

 

(a)     Liability for Claims Incurred. Oil States or a member of the OS Group shall be liable for all claims for benefits (other than short-term disability, medical and flexible spending accounts) by Civeo Welfare Plan Participants under the OS Welfare Plans arising out of occurrences on or prior to the Effective Time. Oil States or a member of the OS Group shall be liable for claims for short-term disability benefits by Civeo Welfare Plan Participants under OS Welfare Plans with respect to payments otherwise due on or prior to the Effective Time. Oil States or a member of the OS Group shall be liable for claims for medical benefits by Civeo Welfare Plan Participants under the OS Welfare Plans with respect to services and treatment rendered on or prior to the Effective Time. Civeo or a member of the Civeo Group shall be liable for all other Welfare Plan coverages for Civeo Welfare Plan Participants under the Civeo Welfare Plans for which Oil States or a member of the OS Group is not liable, as set forth above.

 

(b)     Credit for Deductibles and Other Limits. With respect to each Civeo Welfare Plan Participant, the Civeo Welfare Plans will give credit for the plan year in which the Distribution Date occurs for any amount paid, number of services obtained or provider visits by such Civeo Welfare Plan Participant toward deductibles, out-of-pocket maximums, limits on number of services or visits, or other similar limitations to the extent such amounts are taken into account under the comparable OS Welfare Plan. For purposes of any life-time maximum benefit limit payable to a Civeo Welfare Plan Participant under any Civeo Welfare Plan, the Civeo Welfare Plans will recognize any expenses paid or reimbursed by an OS Welfare Plan with respect to such participant prior to the Effective Time to the same extent such expense payments or reimbursements would be recognized in respect of an active plan participant under the applicable OS Welfare Plan.

 

 
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(c)     COBRA. At and after the Effective Time, Civeo shall assume all Liabilities and other obligations under COBRA with respect to all Civeo Group Employees and Former Civeo Group Employees (and, in either case, their qualifying beneficiaries) who, as of the day prior to the Distribution Date, were covered under an OS Welfare Plan pursuant to COBRA or who have a COBRA qualifying event (as defined in Section 4980B of the Code) prior to the Distribution Date.

 

Section 8.3     Benefit Elections and Designations and Continuity of Benefits.

 

(a)     Benefit Elections and Designations. As of the Distribution Date (or such other date provided for under Section 8.3(b)), Civeo shall cause the Civeo Welfare Plans to recognize and give effect to all elections and designations (including all coverage and contribution elections and beneficiary designations) made by each Civeo Welfare Plan Participants under, or with respect to, the corresponding OS Welfare Plan for the plan year in which the Distribution occurs. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this Section 8.3(a) will prohibit Civeo from soliciting or causing the solicitation of new election forms or beneficiary designations from Civeo Welfare Plan Participants to be effective under the Civeo Welfare Plan as of the Distribution Date.

 

(b)     Additional Details Regarding Flexible Spending Accounts. Pursuant to Section 8.1, at or prior to the Effective Time, Civeo shall, or shall cause another Civeo Entity to, establish and adopt Civeo Welfare Plans which will provide health care flexible spending account and dependent care flexible spending account benefits to Civeo Welfare Plan Participants (each a “Civeo FSA”).

 

(i)     It is the intention of the Parties that all activity under a Civeo Welfare Plan Participant’s flexible spending account with OS for the plan year in which the Distribution Date occurs be treated instead as activity under the corresponding Civeo FSA. Accordingly, (x) any period of participation by a Civeo Welfare Plan Participant in an OS flexible spending account during the plan year in which the Distribution Date occurs (the “FSA Participation Period”) will be deemed a period when the Civeo Welfare Plan Participant participated in the corresponding Civeo FSA; (y) all expenses incurred during the FSA Participation Period will be deemed incurred while the Civeo Welfare Plan Participant’s coverage was in effect under the corresponding Civeo FSA; and (z) all elections and reimbursements made with respect to an FSA Participation Period under a OS flexible spending account will be deemed to have been made with respect to the corresponding OS FSA.

 

 
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(ii)     If the aggregate reimbursement payouts made to Civeo Welfare Plan Participants prior to the Effective Time from the applicable OS Welfare Plan flexible spending accounts during the plan year in which the Distribution occurs are less than the aggregate accumulated contributions to such accounts made by such Civeo Welfare Plan Participants prior to the Effective Time for such plan year, OS shall cause an amount equal to the amount by which such contributions are in excess of such reimbursement payouts to be transferred to Civeo (or a Civeo Entity designated by Civeo) by wire transfer of immediately available funds as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 45 days, following the Effective Time.

 

(iii)     If the aggregate reimbursement payouts made to Civeo Welfare Plan Participants prior to the Effective Time from the applicable OS Welfare Plan flexible spending accounts during the plan year in which the Distribution occurs exceed the aggregate accumulated contributions to such accounts made by the Civeo Welfare Plan Participants prior to the Effective Time for such plan year, Civeo shall cause an amount equal to the amount by which such reimbursement payouts are in excess of such contributions to be transferred to OS (or an OS Group Entity designated by OS) by wire transfer of immediately available funds as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 45 days, following the Effective Time.

 

(iv)     Notwithstanding anything in this Section 8.3(b), at and after the Effective Time, the Civeo Group shall assume, and cause the Civeo Welfare Plans to be solely responsible for, all claims by Civeo Welfare Plan Participants under the applicable OS Welfare Plan flexible spending accounts that were incurred in the plan year in which the Distribution occurs, whether incurred prior to, on, or after the Effective Time, that have not been paid in full as of the Effective Time.

 

(c)     Employer Non-elective Contributions. As of immediately after the Effective Time, Civeo shall cause any Civeo Welfare Plan that constitutes a “cafeteria plan” under Section 125 of the Code to recognize and give effect to all non-elective employer contributions credited toward coverage of a Civeo Welfare Plan Participant under the corresponding OS Welfare Plan that is a cafeteria plan under Section 125 of the Code for the applicable plan year.

 

(d)     Waiver of Conditions or Restrictions. Unless prohibited by applicable Law or a Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Civeo Welfare Plans will waive all limitations as to preexisting conditions, exclusions, service conditions, waiting period limitations or evidence of insurability requirements that would otherwise be applicable to the Civeo Welfare Plan Participant following the Effective Time to the extent that such Employee had previously satisfied such limitation under the corresponding OS Welfare Plan.

 

Section 8.4     Insurance Contracts. To the extent any OS Welfare Plan is funded through the purchase of an insurance contract or is subject to any stop loss contract, OS and Civeo will cooperate and use their commercially reasonable efforts to replicate such insurance contracts for Civeo (except to the extent changes are required under applicable state insurance Laws or filings by the respective insurers) and to maintain any pricing discounts or other preferential terms for both OS and Civeo for a reasonable term. Neither Party shall be liable for failure to obtain such insurance contracts, pricing discounts, or other preferential terms for the other Party. Each Party shall be responsible for any additional premiums, charges, or administrative fees that such Party may incur pursuant to this Section 8.4.

 

 
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Section 8.5     Third-Party Vendors. Except as provided below, to the extent any OS Welfare Plan is administered by a third-party vendor, Oil States and Civeo will cooperate and use their commercially reasonable efforts to replicate any contract with such third-party vendor for Civeo and to maintain any pricing discounts or other preferential terms for both Oil States and Civeo for a reasonable term. Neither Party shall be liable for failure to obtain such pricing discounts or other preferential terms for the other Party. Each Party shall be responsible for any additional premiums, charges, or administrative fees that such Party may incur pursuant to this Section 8.5.

 

Article IX
Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Compensation

 

Section 9.1     Civeo Workers’ and Unemployment Compensation. Effective as of the Effective Time, (a) the Civeo Entity employing each Civeo Group Employee shall have (and, to the extent it has not previously had such obligations, such Civeo Entity shall assume) the obligations for all claims and Liabilities relating to workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation benefits for all Civeo Group Employees employed by that Civeo Entity and (b) Civeo shall cause a member of the Civeo Group to assume all obligations for all claims and Liabilities relating to workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation benefits for all Former Civeo Group Employees. Effective as of the Effective Time, Civeo, acting through the Civeo Entity employing each Civeo Group Employee, will be responsible for (a) obtaining workers’ compensation insurance, including providing all collateral required by the insurance carriers and providing all notices to Civeo Group Employees required by applicable workers’ compensation Laws and (b) establishing new or transferred unemployment insurance employer accounts, policies and claims handling contracts with the applicable government agencies. To the extent that such unemployment insurance coverage cannot be either assigned to or obtained by Civeo or a Civeo Entity, in respect of unemployment claims and Liabilities otherwise to be assumed by Civeo or a Civeo Entity pursuant to this Section 9.1, Oil States shall remain primarily liable for such claims and Liabilities, but Civeo shall indemnify and hold harmless Oil States for any such claims and Liabilities. If the preceding sentence applies, then at one or more mutually agreed upon dates, Oil States shall determine in good faith the present value of such claims and Liabilities and Civeo shall reimburse Oil States for that amount.

 

Section 9.2     Assignment of Contribution Rights. Oil States will transfer and assign (or cause another member of the OS Group to transfer and assign) to a member of the Civeo Group all rights to seek contribution or damages from any applicable third party (such as a third party who aggravates an injury to a worker who makes a workers’ compensation claim) with respect to any workers’ compensation claim for which Civeo is responsible for pursuant to this Article IX.

 

Section 9.3     Collateral. On and after the Distribution Date, Civeo (acting directly or through a member of the Civeo Group) shall be responsible for providing all collateral required by insurance carriers in connection with workers’ compensation claims for which Liability is allocated to the Civeo Group under this Article IX.

 

 
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Section 9.4     Cooperation. Civeo and Oil States shall use commercially reasonable efforts to provide that workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance costs are not adversely affected for either of them by reason of the Distribution.

 

Article X
Severance

 

Section 10.1     Establishment of Civeo Severance Program. As soon as reasonably practicable following the Effective Time, Civeo shall, or shall cause another Civeo Entity to, establish and adopt a change in control severance program (or, in the discretion of Civeo, individual arrangements) which provides for each Civeo Group Employee who was a participant in the OS CIC Severance Plan as of immediately prior to the Effective Time to receive severance benefits following the Effective Time at such levels and subject to such terms as the board of directors of Civeo determines in its reasonable discretion. As of the Effective Time, the Civeo Group Employees shall no longer participate in the OS CIC Severance Plan.

 

Section 10.2     Liability for Severance. As of the Effective Time, Oil States shall have no Liability or obligation under any OS Group severance plan (including, without limitation, the OS CIC Severance Plan) or policy with respect to Civeo Group Employees or Former Civeo Group Employees.

 

Article XI
Benefit Arrangements and Other Matters

 

Section 11.1     Termination of Participation. Except as otherwise provided under this Agreement, effective as of the Effective Time, Civeo Group Employees shall cease participation in each OS Benefit Plan and shall no longer be eligible to participate in any OS Benefit Plan.

 

Section 11.2     Accrued Time Off. Civeo shall recognize and assume all Liability for all unused vacation, holiday, sick leave, flex days, personal days and paid-time off and other time-off benefits with respect to Civeo Group Employees which accrued prior to the Effective Time.

 

Section 11.3     Leaves of Absence. Civeo will continue to apply the appropriate leave of absence policies applicable to inactive Civeo Group Employees who are on an approved leave of absence as of the Effective Time. Leaves of absence taken by Civeo Group Employees prior to the Effective shall be deemed to have been taken as employees of a member of the Civeo Group.

 

Section 11.4     Collective Bargaining Agreements. The OS Group shall have no further Liability for or under any collective bargaining agreements, collective agreements, multiemployer plans, pension and welfare plans and arrangements, labor union, trade union or works council agreements entered into with any member of the OS Group, any union, works council, representative of any Civeo Group Employees and such agreements, plans, and arrangements shall, to the extent permitted under applicable Law and their respective terms, be assigned from the applicable OS Entity to Civeo (or a Civeo Entity designated by Civeo) effective as of the Effective Time and Civeo shall cooperate in submitting and completing any required successor employer application, or similar application or notice, in order to effectuate any such assignment.

 

 
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Section 11.5     Restrictive Covenants in Employment and Other Agreements. To the fullest extent permitted by the agreements described in this Section 11.5 and applicable Law, Oil States shall assign, or cause an applicable member of the OS Group to assign (including through notification to employees, as applicable), to Civeo or a member of the Civeo Group, as designated by Civeo, all agreements containing restrictive covenants (including confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation provisions) between a member of the OS Group and a Civeo Group Employee, with such assignment to be effective as of the Effective Time. To the extent that assignment of such agreements is not permitted, effective as of the Effective Time, each member of the Civeo Group shall be considered to be a successor to each member of the OS Group for purposes of, and a third-party beneficiary with respect to, all agreements containing restrictive covenants (including confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation provisions) between a member of the OS Group and a Civeo Group Employee, such that each member of the Civeo Group shall enjoy all the rights and benefits under such agreements (including rights and benefits as a third-party beneficiary), with respect to the business operations of the Civeo Group; provided, however, that in no event shall Oil States be permitted to enforce such restrictive covenant agreements against Civeo Group Employees for action taken in their capacity as employees of a member of the Civeo Group.

 

Article XII
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Article XIII
General Provisions

 

Section 13.1     Preservation of Rights to Amend. The rights of each member of the OS Group and each member of the Civeo Group to amend, waive, or terminate any plan, arrangement, agreement, program, or policy referred to herein shall not be limited in any way by this Agreement.

 

Section 13.2     Confidentiality. Each Party agrees that any information conveyed or otherwise received by or on behalf of a Party in conjunction herewith that is not otherwise public through no fault of such Party is confidential and is subject to the terms of the confidentiality provisions set forth herein and in the Indemnification and Release Agreement, including Section 3.4(g) of this Agreement and Section 5.8 of the Indemnification and Release Agreement.

 

Section 13.3     Administrative Complaints/Litigation. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, on and after the Distribution Date, Civeo shall assume, and be solely liable for, the handling, administration, investigation, and defense of actions, including ERISA, occupational safety and health, employment standards, union grievances, wrongful dismissal, discrimination or human rights, and unemployment compensation claims asserted at any time against Oil States or any member of the OS Group by (a) any Civeo Group Employee or Former Civeo Group Employee (including any dependent or beneficiary of any such Employee), (b) any consultant or independent contractor who provided or provides services primarily for the benefit of the Civeo Business or (c) any other person to the extent such actions or claims otherwise arise out of or relate to employment or the provision of services (whether as an employee, contractor, consultant, or otherwise) to or with respect to the business activities of any member of the Civeo Group. Clause (c) of the preceding sentence to the contrary notwithstanding, to the extent that any such legal action is brought by an OS Group Employee or Former OS Group Employee and relates to employment or the provision of services with respect to both the business activities of a member of the Civeo Group and the business activities of a member of the OS Group (excluding the Civeo Group), reasonable costs and expenses incurred by the Parties in responding to such legal action shall be allocated among the Parties based upon the relative levels of service provided between the Civeo Business and the businesses of the OS Group other than the Civeo Business. Further notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent that any legal action relates to a putative or certified class of plaintiffs, which includes both OS Group Employees (or Former OS Group Employees) and Civeo Group Employees (or Former Civeo Group Employees) and such action involves employment or benefit plan related claims, reasonable costs and expenses incurred by the Parties in responding to such legal action shall be allocated among the Parties equitably in proportion to a reasonable assessment of the relative proportion of Employees included in or represented by the putative or certified plaintiff class. The procedures contained in the indemnification and related litigation cooperation provisions of the Indemnification and Release Agreement shall apply with respect to each Party’s indemnification obligations under this Section 13.3.

 

 
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Section 13.4     Reimbursement and Indemnification. To the extent provided for under this Agreement, each Party agrees to reimburse the other Party, within 30 days of receipt from the other Party of reasonable verification, for all costs and expenses which the other Party may incur on its behalf as a result of any of the respective OS and Civeo 401(k) Plans, Welfare Plans and other Benefit Plans and, as contemplated by Section 10.1, any termination or severance payments or benefits. All Liabilities retained, assumed, or indemnified against by Civeo pursuant to this Agreement, and all Liabilities retained, assumed, or indemnified against by Oil States pursuant to this Agreement, shall in each case be subject to the indemnification provisions of the Indemnification and Release Agreement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, (i) no provision of this Agreement shall require any member of the Civeo Group to pay or reimburse to any member of the OS Group any benefit-related cost item that a member of the Civeo Group has paid or reimbursed to any member of the OS Group prior to the Effective Time; and (ii) no provision of this Agreement shall require any member of the OS Group to pay or reimburse to any member of the Civeo Group any benefit-related cost item that a member of the OS Group has paid or reimbursed to any member of the Civeo Group prior to the Effective Time.

 

Section 13.5     Costs of Compliance with Agreement. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement or any other Transfer Document, each Party shall pay its own expenses in fulfilling its obligations under this Agreement.

 

Section 13.6     Fiduciary Matters. Oil States and Civeo each acknowledges that actions required to be taken pursuant to this Agreement may be subject to fiduciary duties or standards of conduct under ERISA or other applicable Law, and no Party shall be deemed to be in violation of this Agreement if it fails to comply with any provisions hereof based upon its good-faith determination (as supported by advice from counsel experienced in such matters) that to do so would violate such a fiduciary duty or standard. Each Party shall be responsible for taking such actions as are deemed necessary and appropriate to comply with its own fiduciary responsibilities and shall fully release and indemnify the other Party for any Liabilities caused by the failure to satisfy any such responsibility.

 

 
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Section 13.7     Entire Agreement. This Agreement, together with the documents referenced herein (including the Separation Agreement, the Transfer Documents and the plans and agreements referenced herein), constitutes the entire agreement and understanding among the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior written and oral and all contemporaneous oral agreements and understandings with respect to the subject matter hereof. Any conflicts between the provisions of this Agreement and the Separation Agreement or any Transfer Document shall be addressed in the manner set forth in Sections 5.6 and 5.7 of the Separation Agreement.

 

Section 13.8     Binding Effect; No Third-Party Beneficiaries; Assignment. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the Parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, this Agreement is solely for the benefit of the Parties and should not be deemed to confer upon any third parties any remedy, claim, Liability, reimbursement, cause of action, or other right in excess of those existing without reference to this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to amend any employee benefit plan or affect the applicable plan sponsor’s right to amend or terminate any employee benefit plan pursuant to the terms of such plan. The provisions of this Agreement are solely for the benefit of the Parties, and no current or former Employee, officer, director, or independent contractor or any other individual associated therewith shall be regarded for any purpose as a third-party beneficiary of this Agreement. This Agreement may not be assigned by any Party, except with the prior written consent of the other Parties.

 

Section 13.9     Amendment; Waivers. No change or amendment may be made to this Agreement except by an instrument in writing signed on behalf of each of the Parties. Any Party may, at any time, (i) extend the time for the performance of any of the obligations or other acts of another Party, (ii) waive any inaccuracies in the representations and warranties of another Party contained herein or in any document delivered pursuant hereto, and (iii) waive compliance by another Party with any of the agreements, covenants, or conditions contained herein. Any such extension or waiver shall be valid only if set forth in an instrument in writing signed by the Party to be bound thereby. No failure or delay on the part of any Party in the exercise of any right hereunder shall impair such right or be construed to be a waiver of, or acquiescence in, any breach of any representation, warranty, covenant, or agreement contained herein, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such right preclude other or further exercises thereof or of any other right.

 

Section 13.10     Remedies Cumulative. All rights and remedies existing under this Agreement or the Schedules attached hereto are cumulative to, and not exclusive of, any rights or remedies otherwise available.

 

Section 13.11     Notices. Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, all notices, claims, certificates, requests, demands and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to be duly given: (i) when personally delivered, (ii) if mailed by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, on the date the return receipt is executed or the letter is refused by the addressee or its agent, (iii) if sent by overnight courier which delivers only upon the executed receipt of the addressee, on the date the receipt acknowledgment is executed or refused by the addressee or its agent, or (iv) if sent by facsimile or electronic mail, on the date confirmation of transmission is received (provided that a copy of any notice delivered pursuant to this clause (iv) shall also be sent pursuant to clause (i), (ii) or (iii)), addressed to the attention of the addressee’s General Counsel at the address of its principal executive office or to such other address or facsimile number for a Party as it shall have specified by like notice.

 

 
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Section 13.12     Counterparts. This Agreement, including the Schedules hereto and the other documents referred to herein, may be executed in multiple counterparts, each of which when executed shall be deemed to be an original but all of which together shall constitute one and the same agreement.

 

Section 13.13     Severability. If any term or other provision of this Agreement or the Schedules attached hereto is determined by a non-appealable decision by a court, administrative agency, or arbitrator to be invalid, illegal, or incapable of being enforced by any rule of Law or public policy, all other conditions and provisions of this Agreement shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect so long as the economic or legal substance of the transactions contemplated hereby is not affected in any manner materially adverse to any Party. Upon such determination that any term or other provision is invalid, illegal, or incapable of being enforced, the court, administrative agency, or arbitrator shall interpret this Agreement so as to effect the original intent of the Parties as closely as possible in an acceptable manner to the end that transactions contemplated hereby are fulfilled to the fullest extent possible. If any sentence in this Agreement is so broad as to be unenforceable, the provision shall be interpreted to be only so broad as is enforceable.

 

Section 13.14     Governing Law. This Agreement (and any claims or disputes arising out of or related hereto or thereto or to the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby or to the inducement of any party to enter herein and therein, whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct, or otherwise and whether predicated on common law, statute, or otherwise) shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the Laws of the State of Delaware irrespective of the choice of laws principles of the State of Delaware, including all matters of validity, construction, effect, enforceability, performance, and remedies.

 

Section 13.15     Dispute Resolution. The procedures set forth in Article IV of the Indemnification and Release Agreement shall apply to any dispute, controversy or claim (whether sounding in contract, tort or otherwise) that arises out of or relates to this Agreement, any breach or alleged breach hereof, the transactions contemplated hereby (including all actions taken in furtherance of the transactions contemplated hereby on or prior to the date hereof), or the construction, interpretation, enforceability, or validity hereof.

 

 
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Section 13.16     Performance. Each of Oil States and Civeo shall cause to be performed, and hereby guarantees the performance of, all actions, agreements and obligations set forth herein to be performed by any member of the OS Group and any member of the Civeo Group, respectively. The Parties each agree to take such further actions and to execute, acknowledge, and deliver, or to cause to be executed, acknowledged, and delivered, all such further documents as are reasonably requested by the other for carrying out the purposes of this Agreement or of any document delivered pursuant to this Agreement.

 

Section 13.17     Construction. This Agreement shall be construed as if jointly drafted by the Parties and no rule of construction or strict interpretation shall be applied against any Party.

 

Section 13.18     Effect if Distribution Does Not Occur. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, if the Separation Agreement is terminated prior to the Effective Time, this Agreement shall be of no further force and effect.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have caused this Agreement to be executed by their duly authorized representatives.

 

 

OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

       
       

 

CIVEO CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE PAGE

EMPLOYEE MATTERS AGREEMENT

 

 
 

 

 

[SCHEDULE 3.1(a)

 

CERTAIN CIVEO GROUP EMPLOYEES]

 

 

 

Schedule 3.1(a)

 

 

 

[SCHEDULE 3.1(h)

 

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS]

 

 

 

Schedule 3.1(h)

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ex10-4.htm

Exhibit 10.4

 

 

INDEMNIFICATION AND RELEASE AGREEMENT

 

BY AND BETWEEN

 

OIL STATES

 

AND

 

CIVEO CORPORATION

 

 DATED AS OF           , 2014

 

 

 
 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Article I

DEFINITIONS

 

Article II

MUTUAL RELEASES; INDEMNIFICATION

 

2.1

Release of Pre-Distribution Claims

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2.2

Indemnification by Civeo

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