SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Lauck Lance

(Last) (First) (Middle)
1775 SHERMAN STREET, SUITE 3000

(Street)
DENVER CO 80203

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
PDC ENERGY, INC. [ PDCE ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
EVP, Corp. Dev. & Strategy
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/28/2017
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 11/29/2017 G V 4,000 D $0 96,668 D
Common Stock 12/28/2017 F 3,251(1) D $52.12 93,417 D
Common Stock 2,735(2) I By 401(k) Plan
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents shares of common stock surrendered to issuer to cover tax withholding obligation of the reporting person upon vesting of shares of restricted stock units pursuant to time-based vesting.
2. 401(k) Plan holdings as of December 28, 2017.
Daniel W. Amidon, by power of attorney 01/02/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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POWER OF ATTORNEY

     Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby 
constitutes and appoints each of David W. Honeyfield and Daniel 
W. Amidon, or either of them signing singly, and with full power 
of substitution, the undersigned's true and lawful 
attorney-in-fact to:

(1)  execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the 
undersigned's capacity as an officer and/or director of 
PDC Energy, Inc. (the "Company"), Forms 3, 4, and 5 in 
accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange 
Act of 1934 and the rules thereunder;

(2)  do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the 
undersigned which may be necessary or desirable to 
complete and execute any such Form 3, 4, or 5, complete 
and execute any amendment or amendments thereto, and 
timely file such form with the SEC and any stock exchange 
or similar authority; and

(3)  take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection 
with the foregoing which, in the opinion of such 
attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best 
interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it 
being understood that the documents executed by such 
attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to 
this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall 
contain such terms and conditions
 as such attorney-in-fact 
may approve in such attorney-in-fact's discretion.

     The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact 
full power and authority to do and perform any and every act and 
thing whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in 
the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as 
fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or 
could do if personally present, with full power of substitution 
or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such 
attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact's substitute or 
substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of 
this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein granted.  
The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing 
attorneys-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of 
the undersigned, are not assuming, nor is the Company assuming, 
any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with 
Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

     This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect 
until the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4, 
and 5 with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and 
transactions in securities issued by the Company, unless earlier 
revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the 
foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of 
Attorney to be executed as of this 2nd day of January, 2018.


\s\ Lance A. Lauck
Lance A. Lauck