-----BEGIN PRIVACY-ENHANCED MESSAGE----- Proc-Type: 2001,MIC-CLEAR Originator-Name: webmaster@www.sec.gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, CZe+V9CpLqVSUx82IqLcTzQiYvX9OcLlmqf0EVA/MYhadd0iO4d3AnXXqtqAbSPJ opPjjlAgUR/lustCxlL9DA== 0000921895-07-002372.txt : 20071011 0000921895-07-002372.hdr.sgml : 20071011 20071011153534 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000921895-07-002372 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13D/A PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20071011 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20071011 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: ROWAN COMPANIES INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000085408 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: DRILLING OIL & GAS WELLS [1381] IRS NUMBER: 750759420 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D/A SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-30728 FILM NUMBER: 071167258 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 2800 POST OAK BLVD. STREET 2: SUITE 5450 CITY: HOUSTON STATE: TX ZIP: 77056-6127 BUSINESS PHONE: 7136217800 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 2800 POST OAK BOULEVARD STREET 2: SUITE 5450 CITY: HOUSTON STATE: TX ZIP: 77056-6127 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: ROWAN DRILLING CO INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19711110 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: ROWAN DRILLING CO DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19671112 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: STEEL PARTNERS II LP CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000915653 IRS NUMBER: 000000000 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D/A BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 590 MADISON AVENUE STREET 2: 32ND FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10022 BUSINESS PHONE: 212-758-3232 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 590 MADISON AVENUE, 32ND FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10022 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: STEEL PARTNERS II L P DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19950627 SC 13D/A 1 sc13da201874122_10082007.htm sec document

                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                              WASHINGTON, DC 20549

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                                  SCHEDULE 13D
                                 (Rule 13d-101)

             INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
            TO RULE 13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO
                                  RULE 13d-2(a)

                              (Amendment No. 2)(1)

                              Rowan Companies, Inc.
                              ---------------------
                                (Name of Issuer)

                          Common Stock, $.125 Par Value
                          -----------------------------
                         (Title of Class of Securities)

                                    779382100
                                    ---------
                                 (CUSIP Number)

                              STEVEN WOLOSKY, ESQ.
                 OLSHAN GRUNDMAN FROME ROSENZWEIG & WOLOSKY LLP
                                Park Avenue Tower
                               65 East 55th Street
                            New York, New York 10022
                                 (212) 451-2300
                                 --------------
                  (Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
                Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

                                 October 8, 2007
                                 ---------------
             (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of This Statement)

      If the filing person has  previously  filed a statement on Schedule 13G to
report the  acquisition  that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing
this  schedule  because  of Rule  13d-1(e),  13d-1(f)  or  13d-1(g),  check  the
following box / /.

      NOTE.  Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and
five copies of the schedule,  including  all exhibits.  SEE Rule 13d-7 for other
parties to whom copies are to be sent.

                         (Continued on following pages)

                               (Page 1 of 7 Pages)


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(1)   The  remainder  of this cover  page  shall be filled  out for a  reporting
person's  initial  filing on this  form with  respect  to the  subject  class of
securities,  and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would
alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

      The information  required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be
deemed to be "filed"  for the purpose of Section 18 of the  Securities  Exchange
Act of 1934 or otherwise  subject to the  liabilities of that section of the Act
but  shall be  subject  to all other  provisions  of the Act  (however,  SEE the
NOTES).



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CUSIP No. 779382100                   13D                    Page 2 of 7 Pages
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     1         NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
               I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

                    STEEL PARTNERS II, L.P.
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     2         CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*         (a) / /
                                                                         (b) / /
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     3         SEC USE ONLY

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     4         SOURCE OF FUNDS*

                    WC
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     5         CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED
               PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)                                 / /
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     6         CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

                    DELAWARE
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NUMBER OF         7     SOLE VOTING POWER
   SHARES
BENEFICIALLY                  8,419,380
  OWNED BY     -----------------------------------------------------------------
    EACH           8     SHARED VOTING POWER
 REPORTING
PERSON WITH                   - 0 -
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                   9     SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

                              8,419,380
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                  10     SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

                              - 0 -
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    11         AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING
               PERSON

                    8,419,380
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    12         CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES
               CERTAIN SHARES*                                               / /
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    13         PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

                    7.6%
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    14         TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

                    PN
================================================================================

                      *SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!



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CUSIP No. 779382100                   13D                    Page 3 of 7 Pages
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================================================================================
     1         NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
               I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

                    STEEL PARTNERS, L.L.C.
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     2         CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*         (a) / /
                                                                         (b) / /
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     3         SEC USE ONLY

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     4         SOURCE OF FUNDS*

                    OO
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     5         CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED
               PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)                                 / /
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     6         CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

                    DELAWARE
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NUMBER OF         7     SOLE VOTING POWER
   SHARES
BENEFICIALLY                  8,419,380
  OWNED BY     -----------------------------------------------------------------
    EACH           8     SHARED VOTING POWER
 REPORTING
PERSON WITH                   - 0 -
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                   9     SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

                              8,419,380
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                  10     SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

                              - 0 -
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    11         AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING
               PERSON

                    8,419,380
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    12         CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES
               CERTAIN SHARES*                                               / /
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    13         PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

                    7.6%
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    14         TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

                    OO
================================================================================

                      *SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!



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CUSIP No. 779382100                   13D                    Page 4 of 7 Pages
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================================================================================
     1         NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
               I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

                    WARREN G. LICHTENSTEIN
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     2         CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*         (a) / /
                                                                         (b) / /
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     3         SEC USE ONLY

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     4         SOURCE OF FUNDS*

                    OO
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     5         CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED
               PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)                                 / /
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     6         CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

                    USA
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NUMBER OF         7     SOLE VOTING POWER
   SHARES
BENEFICIALLY                  8,419,380
  OWNED BY     -----------------------------------------------------------------
    EACH           8     SHARED VOTING POWER
 REPORTING
PERSON WITH                   - 0 -
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                   9     SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

                              8,419,380
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                  10     SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

                              - 0 -
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    11         AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING
               PERSON

                    8,419,380
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    12         CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES
               CERTAIN SHARES*                                               / /
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    13         PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

                    7.6%
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    14         TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

                    IN
================================================================================

                      *SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!



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CUSIP No. 779382100                   13D                    Page 5 of 7 Pages
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            The following constitutes Amendment No. 2 ("Amendment No. 2") to the
Schedule 13D filed by the undersigned.  This Amendment No. 2 amends the Schedule
13D as specifically set forth.

      Item 3 is hereby amended and restated to read as follows:

            The aggregate  purchase price of the 8,419,380 Shares owned by Steel
Partners II is approximately $321,873,002,  including brokerage commissions. The
Shares owned by Steel Partners II were acquired with partnership funds.

      Item 5(a) is hereby amended and restated to read as follows:

            (a) The aggregate percentage of Shares reported owned by each person
named herein is based upon 111,104,513  Shares  outstanding,  which is the total
number of Shares  outstanding  as reported in the Issuer's  quarterly  report on
Form 10-Q for the  quarter  ended June 30,  2007 filed with the  Securities  and
Exchange Commission on August 3, 2007.

            As of the close of business on October 10, 2007,  Steel  Partners II
beneficially  owned 8,419,380  Shares,  constituting  approximately  7.6% of the
Shares  outstanding.  As the general  partner of Steel Partners II, Partners LLC
may be deemed to beneficially  own the 8,419,380  Shares owned by Steel Partners
II,  constituting  approximately  7.6% of the  Shares  outstanding.  As the sole
executive  officer and  managing  member of Partners  LLC,  which in turn is the
general  partner  of Steel  Partners  II,  Mr.  Lichtenstein  may be  deemed  to
beneficially own the 8,419,380  Shares owned by Steel Partners II,  constituting
approximately 7.6% of the Shares  outstanding.  Mr. Lichtenstein has sole voting
and  dispositive  power with  respect  to the  8,419,380  Shares  owned by Steel
Partners II by virtue of his authority to vote and dispose of such Shares.

      Item 5(c) is hereby amended to add the following:

            (c) Schedule A annexed hereto lists all  transactions  in the Shares
by the  Reporting  Persons  since the filing of Amendment  No. 1 to the Schedule
13D. All of such transactions were effected in the open market.



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CUSIP No. 779382100                   13D                    Page 6 of 7 Pages
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                                   SIGNATURES

            After  reasonable  inquiry  and to the  best  of his  knowledge  and
belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this
statement is true, complete and correct.

Dated: October 11, 2007             STEEL PARTNERS II, L.P.

                                    By: Steel Partners, L.L.C.,
                                        General Partner

                                    By: /s/ Lauren Isenman
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                        Lauren Isenman
                                        As Attorney In Fact for Warren G. Lichtenstein,
                                        Managing Member


                                    STEEL PARTNERS, L.L.C.

                                    By: /s/ Lauren Isenman
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                        Lauren Isenman
                                        As Attorney In Fact for Warren G. Lichtenstein,
                                        Managing Member


                                    /s/ Lauren Isenman
                                    --------------------------------------------
                                    LAUREN ISENMAN
                                    As Attorney In Fact for Warren G.
                                    Lichtenstein, Individually



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CUSIP No. 779382100                   13D                    Page 7 of 7 Pages
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                                   SCHEDULE A
                                   ----------

Transactions in the Shares Since the Filing of Amendment No. 1 to the Schedule 13D
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  Shares of Common Stock           Price Per                  Date of
         Purchased                  Share($)                 Purchase
         ---------                  --------                 --------

                             STEEL PARTNERS II, L.P.
                             -----------------------

          91,771                    37.6696                  08/24/07
         152,300                    37.0099                  08/28/07
         200,000                    36.8137                  09/26/07
         136,110                    36.6110                  09/26/07
         400,000                    37.4200                  09/28/07
          89,716                    36.8844                  10/01/07
          22,675                    36.9912                  10/03/07
          10,000                    37.9986                  10/05/07
          35,000                    37.5723                  10/08/07


                             STEEL PARTNERS, L.L.C.
                             ----------------------
                                      None

                             WARREN G. LICHTENSTEIN
                             ----------------------
                                      None


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