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BRIEF-Seadrill appoints new CEO

Oct 2 (Reuters) - Seadrill Ltd :

* Seadrill - contemplates move and appoints new CEO

* Board after discussions with CEO of Seadrill management, Alf Thorkildsen,

mutually agreed to terminate his contract

* Says Thorkildsen will remain on the board of North Atlantic Drilling Limited

* Fredrik Halvorsen, currently the CEO of Archer Limited, has been appointed by

board to succeed Thorkildsen

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