SM Energy Co 8-K 2015
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)
November 11, 2015
SM Energy Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (303) 861-8140
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On November 11, 2015, SM Energy Company (the Company) entered into a Fifth Amendment (the Amendment) to the Fifth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the Credit Agreement) by and among the Company, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Administrative Agent (the Agent), and the institutions named therein as lenders.
Pursuant to the Amendment, the definition of Change in Control was amended to delete clause (c) and modify clause (b) to read as follows: (b) the occupation of a majority of the seats (other than vacant seats) on the board of directors of the Borrower by Persons who were neither (i) nominated or appointed by the board of directors of the Borrower or approved by the board of directors of the Borrower for consideration by shareholders for election nor (ii) appointed or elected by directors so nominated, appointed or approved.
The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated into this Item 2.03 by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.