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): December 12, 2019
NOBLE ENERGY, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
1001 Noble Energy Way
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value
New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing
On December 16, 2019, Noble Energy, Inc. (the “Company”), acting pursuant to authorization from its Board of Directors, determined to voluntarily withdraw the principal listing of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), from the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and transfer the listing to the Nasdaq Global Select Market (“Nasdaq”). The Company expects to voluntarily delist its Common Stock on the NYSE effective as of the close of trading on December 27, 2019, and that trading will commence on Nasdaq at market open on December 30, 2019.
The Common Stock has been approved for listing on Nasdaq, where it will continue to trade under the stock symbol “NBL.”
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
The Company issued the press release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 in connection with the transfer of the principal listing of the Common Stock to Nasdaq.
The information included in this Current Report under Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, is deemed to be “furnished” and shall not be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and is not incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
NOBLE ENERGY, INC.
December 16, 2019
/s/ Rachel G. Clingman
Rachel G. Clingman
Senior Vice President, General
Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Noble Energy to Transfer Stock Exchange Listing to Nasdaq
Ticker symbol will remain “NBL”
HOUSTON (Dec. 16, 2019) -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) (“Noble Energy” or “the Company”) today announced that it will voluntarily transfer its stock exchange listing to the Nasdaq Global Select Market from the New York Stock Exchange, effective December 27, 2019 after market close. Noble Energy common stock is expected to begin trading as a Nasdaq-listed security on December 30, 2019. The Company will retain its current ticker symbol “NBL”.
“Our stock exchange move will allow us to leverage Nasdaq’s cutting-edge technology and information in serving our shareholders, while furthering our focus on cost efficiencies throughout the organization. We are excited to be joining many of the world’s largest and most innovative companies on Nasdaq,” commented David L. Stover, the Company’s Chairman and CEO.
Noble Energy is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company committed to meeting the world’s growing energy needs and delivering leading returns to shareholders. The Company operates a high-quality portfolio of assets onshore in the United States and offshore in the Eastern Mediterranean and off the west coast of Africa. Founded more than 85 years ago, Noble Energy is guided by its values, its commitment to safety, and respect for stakeholders, communities and the environment. For more information on how the Company fulfills its purpose: Energizing the World, Bettering People’s Lives®, visit https://www.nblenergy.com.
This news release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities laws. Words such as "anticipates", “plans”, “estimates”, "believes", "expects", "intends", "will", "should", "may", and similar expressions may be used to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact and reflect Noble Energy's current views about future events. Such forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, future financial and operating results, and other statements that are not historical facts, including estimates of oil and natural gas reserves and resources, estimates of future production, assumptions regarding future oil and natural gas pricing, planned drilling activity, future results of operations, projected cash flow and liquidity, business strategy and other plans and objectives for future operations. No assurances can be given that the forward-looking statements contained in this news release will occur as projected and actual results may differ materially from those projected. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and assumptions that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, volatility in commodity prices for crude oil and natural gas, the presence or recoverability of estimated reserves, the ability to replace reserves, environmental risks, drilling and operating risks, exploration and development risks, competition, government regulation or other actions, the ability of management to execute its plans to meet its goals and other risks inherent in Noble Energy's businesses that are discussed in Noble Energy's most recent annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly report on Form 10-Q, and in other Noble Energy reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports are also available from the sources described above. Forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management at the time the statements are made. Noble Energy does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements should circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions change.