Helmerich & Payne 8-K 2007
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d)
DATE OF EARLIEST EVENT REPORTED: March 7, 2007
HELMERICH & PAYNE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
State of Incorporation: Delaware
COMMISSION FILE NUMBER 1-4221
Internal Revenue Service Employer Identification No. 73-0679879
1437 South Boulder Avenue, Suite
1400, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119
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ITEM 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(b) On March 7, 2007, Mr. George S. Dotson, former Vice President of the Registrant and President and Chief Operating Officer of Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co., retired from the Registrants Board of Directors. Mr. Dotson served as a Director of the Registrant from 1990 to the expiration of his present term as a Director of the First Class.
On March 7, 2007, the Registrant and Mr. Dotson extended the Advisory Services Agreement (the Agreement) between the two parties dated February 17, 2006. Under the Agreement as amended, Mr. Dotson will provide advisory services to the Registrant for a period of one year beginning March 1, 2007. No other terms of the Advisory Services Agreement were changed by the amendment thereto.
ITEM 8.01 Other Events.
On March 7, 2007, the Registrant issued a press release announcing additional rig construction and operation commitments, the closing of the sale of two platform rigs, the retirement of a Director and the addition of a new Director. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99 to this Report on Form 8-K.
ITEM 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly authorized the undersigned to sign this report on its behalf.