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): August 14, 2018
PEABODY ENERGY CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
701 Market Street,
St. Louis, Missouri
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(ZIP Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (314) 342-3400
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On August 15, 2018, Peabody Energy Corporation (the Company) issued a press release announcing its entry into a Share Repurchase Agreement (the Share Repurchase Agreement) by and among the Company and Elliott Associates, LP, Liverpool Limited Partnership and Sprayberry Investments Inc. to repurchase 7,173,601 shares of the Companys common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the Common Stock), for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $300,000,000. Pursuant to the Share Repurchase Agreement, the purchase price per share of $41.82 represents a 1.7% discount from the closing sale price of the Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange on August 13, 2018. The Share Repurchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of the parties.
The repurchase transaction was made in conjunction with the Companys existing share repurchase program and was approved by the Companys Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee in accordance with the Companys related persons transaction policy and by the Companys Board of Directors. The repurchase transaction is scheduled to close on August 21, 2018.
The foregoing description of the Share Repurchase Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Share Repurchase Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1||Share Repurchase Agreement, by and among Peabody Energy Corporation and Elliott Associates, LP, Liverpool Limited Partnership, and Spraberry Investments Inc., dated August 14, 2018.|
|99.1||Press Release of Peabody Energy Corporation dated August 15, 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|
|August 15, 2018||By:||/s/ A. Verona Dorch|
|Name:||A. Verona Dorch|
|Title:||Chief Legal Officer|