Weatherford International Ltd.

EANS-Adhoc: Weatherford Announces Director Nominees And Annual Meeting Agenda

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Personnel/Annual Meeting 
19.04.2013


GENEVA, April 18, 2013 -- Weatherford International Ltd. (NYSE / Euronext Paris
/ SIX: WFT) today announces its director nominees for 2013 and informs its
shareholders of the agenda for the 2013 Annual General Meeting.

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Weatherford has nominated two new directors this year: Mr. John D. Gass and Mr.
Francis S. Kalman. Mr. Gass is a retired Vice President of Chevron Corporation,
having spent 38 years in positions of increasing responsibility at Chevron in
engineering, operations and executive management. Mr. Kalman is retired from
McDermott International, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer. He formerly served as an executive and as a chief financial
officer of several other companies and has served on several corporate boards,
including chairing the audit committee. If elected, Mr. Kalman will serve as
Vice Chairman of Weatherford's Audit Committee.

Weatherford's current directors also will be nominated for reelection, except
for Dr. Samuel W. Bodman, III, who is retiring and has declined to stand for
reelection for personal reasons. Weatherford expresses its deep gratitude to
Dr. Bodman for his service to the company.

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Weatherford's 2013 Annual General Meeting will be held on June 20, 2013 at 9:00
a.m. at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Quai Turrettini 1, 1201 Geneva,
Switzerland, for the following purposes:


   1. Approve the 2012 Annual Report, the Consolidated Financial Statements for
      fiscal year 2012 and the Statutory Financial Statements of Weatherford
      International Ltd. for fiscal year 2012. 
   2. Discharge the Board of Directors and executive officers from liability
      under Swiss law for the year ended December 31, 2012.
   3. Elect the following nominees as directors to hold office until the 2014
      Annual General Meeting:  Dr. Bernard J. Duroc-Danner, Mr. Nicholas F.
      Brady, Mr. David J. Butters, Mr. John D. Gass, Mr. Francis S. Kalman, Mr.
      William E. Macaulay, Mr. Robert K. Moses, Jr., Dr. Guillermo Ortiz, Sir
      Emyr Jones Parry and Mr. Robert A. Rayne.
   4. Ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as Weatherford International Ltd.'s
      independent registered public accounting firm and elect KPMG AG as
      Weatherford International Ltd.'s statutory auditor for the year ending
      December 31, 2013.
   5. Approve amendments to Weatherford International Ltd.'s Articles of
      Association to authorize issuable authorized share capital in an amount
      equal to 18.22 % of current stated capital and grant an authorization of
      the Board of Directors to issue shares from authorized share capital for
      the period from June 20, 2013 to June 20, 2015.
   6. Adopt an advisory resolution approving the compensation of the named
      executive officers.
   7. Any other matters that may properly come before the meeting.


Weatherford International Ltd. has established the close of business on May 30,
2013 as the record date for determining the registered shareholders entitled to
attend, vote or grant proxies to vote at the meeting or any adjournments or
postponements of the meeting.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

Weatherford International Ltd. has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission ("SEC") a preliminary version of the proxy statement for its
upcoming 2013 Annual General Meeting. The document is subject to review by the
SEC and is expected to be final later in the month. The document includes
additional information about Weatherford, its corporate governance, executive
compensation, and other matters pertaining to the meeting, and is subject to
change until a definitive proxy statement is filed with the SEC. Investors are
urged to read Weatherford's proxy statement carefully (including in definitive
form when it is available) as it contains important information.

Weatherford makes available free of charge on its website, its Annual Report on
Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, reports
filed pursuant to Section 16 of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and
amendments to those reports filed with or furnished to the SEC as soon as
reasonably practicable after Weatherford electronically files these documents
with, or furnishes them to, the SEC.

Copies of Weatherford's proxy statement for its upcoming 2013 Annual General
Meeting and the documents filed with or furnished to the SEC are or will be
available for free through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or
on Weatherford International Ltd.'s website at www.weatherford.com — under
"Investor Relations". The same will be true for documents necessary to vote
shares, when available. These materials may also be obtained by calling
Weatherford International Ltd.'s toll phone line at: +1 (713) 836-4000 or
without charge by calling or upon written request to:


           Weatherford International Ltd.
           Investor Relations
           4-6 Rue Jean-Francois Bartholoni
           1204 Geneva, Switzerland



Participants in the Solicitation

Weatherford International Ltd. and its directors, executive officers and
certain other members of management and employees, as well as Phoenix Advisory
Services, as proxy solicitor, and Mr. Gass and Mr. Kalman, as director
nominees, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in
respect of the proposed matters to be voted upon at Weatherford International
Ltd.'s 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders. Information about the
directors and executive officers of Weatherford International Ltd. who may,
under the rules of the SEC, be considered participants in the solicitation, and
their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, which
may be different from those of Weatherford International Ltd.'s shareholders
generally, may be found in the preliminary proxy statement for Weatherford's
2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, filed with the SEC on April 18,
2013 and other relevant materials filed, or to be filed, with the SEC,
including the definitive proxy statement when available. Such filings may be
found on the websites listed above or by contacting the company as noted above.

Further inquiry note:
John H. Briscoe, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,
+1.713.836.4610; Karen David-Green, Vice President - Investor Relations,
+1.713.836.7430

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issuer:      Weatherford International Ltd.
             Rue Jean-Francois Bartholoni 4-6
             CH-1204 Geneva
phone:       +41.22.816.1500
FAX:         +41.22.816.1599
mail:     karen.david-green@weatherford.com
WWW:      http://www.weatherford.com
sector:      Oil & Gas - Upstream activities
ISIN:        CH0038838394
indexes:     
stockmarkets: Main Standard: SIX Swiss Exchange, stock market: New York, Euronext
             Paris 
language:   English
 



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