SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No. )
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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): May 17, 2021 (May 14, 2021)
PDC Energy, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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1775 Sherman Street, Suite 3000
Denver, Colorado 80203
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (303) 860-5800
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On May 14, 2021, Lynn A. Peterson agreed to resign as a member of the Compensation Committee of the board of directors (the “Board”) of PDC Energy, Inc. (the “Company”), effective at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on May 26, 2021. Mr. Peterson’s resignation is in response to concerns expressed recently over his service on the Compensation Committee, given his service as Chief Executive Officer and President of SRC Energy Inc. (“SRC”) prior to the merger between the Company and SRC. The Board determined that Mr. Peterson is independent as defined in the applicable rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Nasdaq. However, despite the Board’s opinion that Mr. Peterson’s extensive qualifications make him an asset to the Compensation Committee and that his prior service as SRC’s Chief Executive Officer and President does not interfere with the exercise of independent judgment in his carrying out the responsibilities of a member of the Compensation Committee, Mr. Peterson believes that since some of the Company’s stockholders may have concerns, he should voluntarily resign from the Compensation Committee.
Mr. Peterson’s resignation from the Compensation Committee will have no effect on his continued service as a valuable member of the Board and he continues to be a nominee for election to the Board at the Annual Meeting. For further clarity, Mr. Peterson’s resignation is not the result of a disagreement with any member of the Compensation Committee.
The information set forth herein supplements the Company’s proxy statement dated April 14, 2021 and is being furnished to holders of the Company’s common stock in connection with the solicitation of proxies on behalf of the Board for use at the Annual Meeting.
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.
|Dated: May 17, 2021||PDC ENERGY, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Nicole Martinet|
|Title:||General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary|