Noble Energy 8-K 2005
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): July 27, 2005
NOBLE ENERGY, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (281) 872-3100
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, 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:
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On July 25, 2005, the Compensation, Benefits and Stock Option Committee of the Board of Directors of Noble Energy, Inc. (the Company) approved amendments to three Nonqualified Stock Option Agreements between William A. Poillion, Jr. and the Company, originally dated February 1, 2003, February 1, 2004, and February 1, 2005, respectively. The amendments are effective as of July 27, 2005, and provide that the options scheduled to vest under such agreements on February 1, 2006 (i) will vest on that date regardless of whether Mr. Poillion continues to be employed by the Company through such date and (ii) will only be exercisable on that date. Otherwise, the material terms of Mr. Poillions Nonqualified Stock Option Agreements are the same as those contained in the form of Nonqualified Stock Option Agreement filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 7, 2005.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(c) Exhibits. The following exhibits are furnished as part of this current Report on Form 8-K:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this current Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
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