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 10, 2022 (March 8, 2022)
PDC Energy, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of(Commission(I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)File Number)Identification Number)

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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Title of each classTicker SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.01 per sharePDCENasdaq Global Select Market

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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 8, 2022, Doug Griggs, PDC Energy, Inc.’s (the “Company”) Chief Accounting Officer (“CAO”), notified the Company that he plans to depart from the Company in November 2022. Following Mr. Griggs’ departure in November 2022, Troy Welling, the Company’s Controller, is expected to assume Mr. Griggs’ duties and responsibilities and be appointed CAO. At such time, Mr. Welling will become a participant in the Company’s Change of Control and Severance Plan, available to all the Company’s Vice Presidents. At this time, Mr. Welling’s compensation as the CAO has not yet been determined.

Mr. Welling, 43, joined the Company in 2011 and was appointed to Controller in 2018 after serving as Director of E&P Accounting and Budgeting since 2015. He also held the roles of Director E&P Accounting, Manager Budgeting and Analysis and Manager Technical Accounting & Special Projects. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Welling was employed by PwC LLP in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from September 2003 to November 2011, the last two and one-half years serving as Manager. Mr. Welling is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting from West Liberty University, West Virginia.


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.

Date: March 10, 2022
By:/s/ Nicole Martinet
Nicole Martinet
General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary