Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) Files An 8-K Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year

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Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) Files An 8-K Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

Effective December 4, 2017, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Energen Corporation (the “Company”) adopted the following amendments to the Company’s By Laws (the “By Laws”):

Because the Company’s annual meeting is now generally held in May of each year, Section 1.01 of the By Laws was amended to update the default timing for the Company’s annual meeting to the first Wednesday in May.

Section 1.06 of the By Laws was amended to provide that (i) in the absence of the Chairman of the Board, the Lead Director of the Board, or in his or her absence, the President, may call meetings of stockholders to order and act as chairman of such meeting and (ii) in the absence of all of the foregoing, the members of the Board present at the meeting (in person or telephonically) may appoint someone to chair the meeting.

Prior Section 1.07 of the By Laws is now designated as Section 1.06(b) of the By Laws. Prior Section 1.08 of the By Laws is now designated as Section 1.07 of the By Laws.

Section 1.08 (formerly Section 1.09) of the By Laws was amended to specify that the chairman of a stockholder meeting has the power to adjourn a meeting of stockholders from time to time, whether or not a quorum is present.

A new Section 1.09 of the By Laws explicitly states that (i) the Board shall be entitled to make rules and regulations for the conduct of stockholder meetings and (ii) the chairman of the meeting has the power to prescribe rules, regulations and procedures for conduct of a meeting of stockholders, subject to any rules and regulations adopted by the Board.

Section 1.11 of the By Laws was amended to require that if a stockholder nominates a director for election at an annual meeting of stockholders at which directors are to be elected for terms ending at different annual meetings, the nomination must specify the annual meeting at which the term for which the person is being nominated ends.

Section 2.02 of the By Laws was updated to allow use of electronic mail as a means of providing notice to directors of special meetings of the Board.

Article III of the By Laws was amended to streamline descriptions of the various officers of the Company and update their respective duties.

In addition to the substantive changes set forth above, the Board made certain non-substantive amendments to the By Laws to update references to Alabama corporation law and to provide clarification and consistency.

The preceding summary of the amendments to the By Laws is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the amended By Laws, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 3.1. In the event of any discrepancy between the preceding summary and the text of the By Laws, the text of the By Laws shall control.

Section 7 Regulation FD

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

The Board also updated, effective December 4, 2017, the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines. These updates include (i) expanding and clarifying the responsibilities of the Company’s Lead Director, (ii) requiring directors to

consult with the Chairman of the Board and the Chairman of the Governance and Nominations Committee before accepting a position as director or member of either the audit or compensation committee of another public company, and (iii) addressing director conflicts of interest, confidentiality obligations, contact with Company management, and compensation from third parties for service as a director. The preceding summary of the updates to the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the updated Corporate Governance Guidelines, a copy of which has been posted to the Company’s website www.energen.com in the Corporate Governance section of the "Investor Relations" tab. In the event of any discrepancy between the preceding summary and the text of Corporate Governance Guidelines, the text of the Corporate Governance Guidelines shall control.

Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)Exhibits.

EXHIBIT

NUMBERDESCRIPTION

3.1

Energen Corporation By Laws, as amended through December 4, 2017.


ENERGEN CORP Exhibit
EX-3.1 2 exhibit318kbylawsamendment.htm EXHIBIT 3.1 Exhibit EXHIBIT 3.1ENERGEN CORPORATION_______________________BY LAWS________________________As amended through December 4,…
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About Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN)

Energen Corporation (Energen) is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas properties and natural gas in the Permian Basin in west Texas and the San Juan Basin in New Mexico. It is focused on increasing its oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas production and proved reserves through active development and/or exploratory programs in the Permian Basin. All of its reserves are located in the Permian Basin in west Texas, and the San Juan Basin in New Mexico. Its development activities have added over 300 million barrels of oil equivalent of reserves from the drilling of approximately 880 gross development, exploratory and service wells (including over one sidetrack well), and over 150 well recompletions and pay-adds. The Company’s operations are conducted through its subsidiary, Energen Resources Corporation (Energen Resources).

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