CONSOL Energy 8-K 2008
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 2, 2008
CONSOL Energy Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
1000 CONSOL Energy Drive
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code:
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
(a) On December 2, 2008, CONSOL Energy Inc. (the Company) amended its Code of Employee Business Conduct and Ethics (the Code). The Code, as amended, subjects all Company employees to restrictions promulgated under the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA), which prohibits the offering of gifts and/or travel to members, officers and employees of either House of Congress, and the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, which prohibits the giving of gifts to Federal executive branch officials. Pursuant to these restrictions, the Code now provides that Company employees are prohibited from providing any gift, meal or anything else of value to any member, officer or employee of either House of Congress or to Federal executive branch officials, except where otherwise specifically permitted under HLOGA or the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
A copy of the amended Code is available on the Companys corporate website at www.consolenergy.com.
The above description is a summary of the refinements made to the Code and is qualified in its entirety by the copy thereof which is attached hereto as Exhibit 14.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: December 4, 2008