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): January 31, 2018
PEABODY ENERGY CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
|701 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri||63101-1826|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(ZIP Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (314) 342-3400
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On January 31, 2018, Peabody Energy Corporation (the Company) issued a press release announcing that all of the Companys outstanding Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the Preferred Stock), was automatically converted into shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company (the Common Stock).
On January 31, 2018 (the Conversion Date), the volume-weighted average price (VWAP) of the Common Stock was $40.2941, marking the 45th trading day in the previous 60 trading days, and the 20th consecutive trading day, that the Common Stocks daily VWAP exceeded $32.50, triggering the automatic conversion of the Preferred Stock in accordance with the Certificate of Designation of the Preferred Stock (filed as Exhibit 3.2 to the Companys Form 8-K dated April 3, 2017).
On the Conversion Date, each holder of Preferred Stock received 1.88279508 shares of Common Stock for each share of Preferred Stock. Cash will be paid in lieu of fractional shares of Common Stock. There were approximately 13.2 million shares of Preferred Stock outstanding on the Conversion Date, the conversion of which resulted in the issuance of approximately 24.8 million new shares of Common Stock. After giving effect to the conversion, there are currently approximately 130.7 shares of Common Stock outstanding.
From and after the Conversion Date, no shares of Preferred Stock are issued or outstanding and all rights of the prior holders of Preferred Stock have terminated.
A copy of the Companys press release regarding the foregoing is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|Press Release of Peabody Energy Corporation dated January 31, 2018.|
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.
|PEABODY ENERGY CORPORATION|
|January 31, 2018||By:||/s/ A. Verona Dorch|
|Name:||A. Verona Dorch|
|Title:||Chief Legal Officer|