Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE) Files An 8-K Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing

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Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE) Files An 8-K Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing
Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

On October10, 2017, Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) was notified by the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) that it was not in compliance with the continued listing standards set forth in Section802.01B of the NYSE Listed Company Manual because the Company’s average market capitalization was less than $50million over a consecutive 30 trading-day period and the stockholders’ equity of the Company was less than $50million.

The Company plans to notify the NYSE that it intends to submit a plan to cure this deficiency and return to compliance with the NYSE continued listing requirements. In order to avoid delisting under Section802.01B, the Company has 45 days from the receipt of the NYSE notice to submit a business plan advising the NYSE of definitive actions the Company has taken, or proposes to take, that would bring it into compliance with the market capitalization listing standards within 18 months of receipt of the NYSE notice. If the NYSE accepts the plan, the Company’s common stock will continue to be listed and traded on the NYSE during the 18 month cure period, subject to the Company’s compliance with other continued listing standards, and the Company will be subject to quarterly monitoring by the NYSE for compliance with the plan. If the plan is not submitted on a timely basis or is not accepted, the NYSE could initiate delisting proceedings.

Item 3.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On October 11, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing that it had received the notice of noncompliance with the NYSE continued listing standards. A copy of this press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

The information furnished under Item 3.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing. Investors should not assume that the information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K or the accompanying Exhibit is accurate as of any date other than the date of each such document. The Company’s business, financial condition, results of operations, prospects and the assumptions that were utilized may have changed since those dates.

Item 3.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

ExhibitNo.

Description

99.1 Press Release issued October 11, 2017.


Cobalt International Energy, Inc. Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 d443824dex991.htm EX-99.1 EX-99.1 Exhibit 99.1 NEWS RELEASE Cobalt International Energy,…
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About Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE)

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. is an independent exploration and production company. The Company has its operations focused in the deepwater United States Gulf of Mexico. The Company also has a non-operated interest in the Diaba Block offshore Gabon in West Africa. The Company’s exploration efforts in the United States Gulf of Mexico has resulted in four oil and natural gas discoveries including the North Platte, Shenandoah, Anchor and Heidelberg fields. The Heidelberg field commenced its production and the North Platte, Shenandoah and Anchor field are in various stages of appraisal and development. The Company has drilled nine exploratory wells, three appraisal wells and four development wells (one of, which was drilled to be used as a pressure-maintenance well in the Cameia development) in the northern pre-salt Kwanza Basin offshore Angola, and one exploratory well in the pre-salt deepwater region offshore Gabon. The Company’s fifteen wells has been finding pre-salt hydrocarbons.

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