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): March 14, 2017
GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other Jurisdiction
801 Louisiana, Suite 700
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (713) 780-9494
(Former Name or former address if changed since last report.)
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On March 14, 2017, Eugene I. Davis, a director of Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (the Company), notified the Company of his intention to resign from his position on the Board of Directors (the Board) of the Company, effective as of March 14, 2017. Mr. Davis resignation from the Board was not the result of any disagreement with the Company or its management on any matter relating to the Companys operations, policies or practices.
Under the Companys Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the Certificate of Incorporation), the holders (the Warrant Holders) of a majority of the Companys outstanding warrants issued pursuant to the Companys First Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization (the Plan) to the New 2L Notes Purchasers (as such term is defined in the Plan) pursuant to that certain Warrant Agreement, dated as of October 12, 2016, by and between the Company and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, are entitled to designate two nominees to serve as the Class I directors on the Board and to fill any vacancy created by the resignation of a Class I director so long as the Warrant Holders are entitled to designate director nominees under the Certificate of Incorporation as of the date of such replacement designation. In accordance with the Certificate of Incorporation, the Warrant Holders have designated Steven J. Pully to replace Mr. Davis as a Class I director and the Board has appointed Mr. Pully effective March 15, 2017. Mr. Pully will also serve as a member of the Audit Committee.
Mr. Pully provides consulting and investment banking services for companies and investors focused on the oil and gas sector. From 2008 until 2014, Mr. Pully served as General Counsel and a Partner of the investment firm Carlson Capital, L.P. Mr. Pully was also previously a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns and a Managing Director at Bank of America Securities focused on energy investment banking. Mr. Pully is on three other public company boards, Energy XXI, Bellatrix Exploration and VAALCO Energy and has also served on numerous other boards of public and private companies in the oil and gas and other industries, including as a director of EPL Oil & Gas within the past five years. Mr. Pully is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and a member of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Pully earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Georgetown University and is also a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law.
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.
|GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORPORATION|
|March 17, 2017||By:|
|Name:||Michael J. Killelea|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|