Noble Energy 8-K 2009
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): June 19, 2009
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:
(b) Departure of Certain Officers.
On June 22, 2009, Noble Energy, Inc. (the Company) announced that Chris Tong, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer announced his retirement from the Company. Mr. Tong will remain with the Company as Senior Vice President to aid in transition until he retires effective August 1, 2009, but will step down as Chief Financial Officer as of June 26, 2009. At this time the Company has not appointed a new Chief Financial Officer, but will announce such appointment following completion of its review of qualified candidates.
On June 22, 2009, the Company issued a press release announcing Mr. Tongs departure. A copy of the press release issued by the Company is furnished as part of this report and is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
(e) Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
In connection with Mr. Tongs departure from the Company, and in recognition of his valuable contributions during his tenure at the Company, the Compensation, Benefits and Stock Option Committee of the Companys board of directors approved the following in connection with Mr. Tongs compensation arrangements, subject to execution of a separation agreement containing a general release by Mr. Tong of any claims against the Company:
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
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