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 4, 2017
CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
20 N. Broadway
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (405) 234-9000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On December 4, 2017, Continental Resources, Inc. (the Company), Banner Pipeline Company, L.L.C., CLR Asset Holdings, LLC and The Mineral Resources Company (collectively, the Initial Guarantors) entered into a Purchase Agreement (the Purchase Agreement) with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated as the representative of the several initial purchasers (collectively, the Initial Purchasers), relating to the issuance and sale of $1 billion in aggregate principal amount of the Companys 4 3⁄8% senior unsecured notes due 2028 (the Notes). The Notes were offered and will be sold in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). The Notes will be resold to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A of the Securities Act and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in compliance with Regulation S of the Securities Act.
The Purchase Agreement contains customary representations and warranties of the parties and indemnification and contribution provisions under which the Company and the Initial Guarantors, on one hand, and the Initial Purchasers, on the other, have agreed to indemnify each other against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act. The Company and the Initial Guarantors also agreed to enter into a registration rights agreement with holders of the Notes. A copy of the Purchase Agreement is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K (Form 8-K) and is incorporated herein by reference. The description of the Purchase Agreement in this report is a summary and is qualified in its entirety by the terms of the Purchase Agreement.
Certain of the Initial Purchasers and certain of their affiliates have provided, and may in the future provide, various investment banking, commercial banking and other financial services to the Company and the Initial Guarantors, for which services they have received and may in the future receive customary fees. Affiliates of certain of the Initial Purchasers are lenders under the Companys revolving credit facility and $500 million term loan. The Company intends to repay in full and terminate the term loan and to repay a portion of the borrowings outstanding under the revolving credit facility. Therefore, affiliates of certain of the Initial Purchasers will be repaid with a portion of the net proceeds of the offering of the Notes.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On December 4, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the Notes. A copy of the Companys press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
The press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1||Purchase Agreement dated as of December 4, 2017 among Continental Resources, Inc., Banner Pipeline Company, L.L.C., CLR Asset Holdings, LLC, The Mineral Resources Company and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated as the representative of the several initial purchasers.|
|99.1||Press release dated December 4, 2017 announcing the pricing of the Notes.|
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.
CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.
|Dated: December 4, 2017|
|John D. Hart|
|Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer|