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 26, 2022 (May 25, 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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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.01 per sharePDCENasdaq Global Select Market

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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

PDC Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of the Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on May 25, 2022. A total of 89,049,290 shares of common stock, or 92.96% of outstanding shares, were represented virtually or by proxy at the Annual Meeting.

The stockholders voted on three proposals at the Annual Meeting. The proposals are described in detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 14, 2022. The final voting results for each of the proposals submitted to a stockholder vote at the Annual Meeting are set forth below.

PROPOSAL 1 — Election of Seven Directors. The Company’s stockholders elected seven directors to serve for a one-year term expiring at the Company’s 2023 annual meeting of stockholders, based on the following voting results:
NameForWithheldBroker Non-Vote
Barton R. Brookman84,717,115516,3133,815,862
Pamela R. Butcher84,980,014253,4143,815,862
Mark E. Ellis81,550,0423,683,3863,815,862
Paul J. Korus81,723,8783,509,5503,815,862
Lynn A. Peterson64,771,96220,461,4663,815,862
Carlos A. Sabater84,581,908651,5203,815,862
Diana L. Sands81,978,1213,255,3073,815,862

PROPOSAL 2 — Approve Executive Officer Compensation. The Company’s stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the 2021 compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, based on the following voting results:

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Vote

PROPOSAL 3 — Ratify the Appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2022, based on the following voting results:


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 26, 2022PDC ENERGY, INC.
By:/s/ Nicole Martinet
Name:Nicole Martinet
Title:General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary