Independence Contract Drilling Board Of Directors Consent Pursuant To Terms Of Stockholders Agreement

HOUSTON, Dec. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Independence Contract Drilling, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: ICD) today reported that its Board of Directors (the "Board") has consented to the acquisition by MSD Credit Opportunity Master Fund, MSD Credit Opportunity Fund X, LLC and MSD Energy Investments, L.P. (the "MSD Parties") of up to an additional 2.5 million shares of the Company's common stock from third parties in the open market or through privately-negotiated transactions. Any such acquisitions are subject to compliance with all applicable securities laws and customary Company black-out periods and are required to be completed by June 30, 2019.  Such consent may also be terminated or suspended earlier at any time by the Company.

The Board's consent was provided pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Amended and Restated Stockholders' Agreement, dated October 1, 2018, among the Company, the MSD Parties and certain other stockholders party thereto, which limits, among other activities, acquisitions by the MSD Parties of additional shares of the Company's common stock without the consent of the Board of Directors.  Such additional 2.5 million shares represent approximately 3.3 percent of the Company's currently issued and outstanding common stock.  Accordingly, based on the MSD Parties' current combined current ownership of approximately 31 percent of the Company's outstanding shares of common stock, such combined ownership could increase up to approximately 34 percent.  The Company cannot predict when, or if, the MSD Parties would acquire such shares in permitted transactions.

The MSD Parties are affiliates of MSD Partners, L.P. and MSD Capital, L.P.

About Independence Contract Drilling, Inc.

Independence Contract Drilling provides land-based contract drilling services for oil and natural gas producers in the United States. The Company owns and operates a fleet of pad-optimal ShaleDriller® rigs that are specifically engineered and designed to accelerate its clients' production profiles and cash flows from their most technically demanding and economically impactful oil and gas properties. For more information, visit

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