PARKER DRILLING COMPANY (NYSE:PKD) Files An 8-K Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing

PARKER DRILLING COMPANY (NYSE:PKD) 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.

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On March 14, 2018, Parker Drilling Company (the “Company”) was notified by the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) that the average closing price of the Company’s common stock, $0.16 /3 par value per share (the “Common Stock”), over a prior 30 consecutive trading day period was below $1.00 per share, which is the minimum average closing price per share required to maintain listing on the NYSE under Section 802.01C of the NYSE Listed Company Manual.

As required by the NYSE, the Company has notified the NYSE of its intent to cure the deficiency and restore its compliance with the NYSE continued listing standards. In general, a listed company has a period of six months following the receipt of the notice to regain compliance. In order to regain compliance, on the last trading day in any calendar month during the cure period, the Common Stock must have (i) a closing price of at least $1.00 per share and (ii) an average closing price of at least $1.00 per share over the 30 trading day period ending on the last trading day of such month. If the method of cure requires stockholder approval, the price condition will be deemed cured if the price promptly exceeds $1.00 per share, and the price remains above such level for at least the following 30 trading days. If the Company is unable to regain compliance, the NYSE will initiate procedures to suspend and delist the Common Stock.

The notice has no immediate impact on the listing of the Common Stock, which will continue to be listed and traded on the NYSE during this period, subject to the Company’s compliance with the other continued listing requirements of the NYSE. The Common Stock will continue to trade on the NYSE under the symbol “PKD” but will have an added designation of “.BC” to indicate the status of the Common Stock as “below compliance.”

If the Common Stock ultimately were to be delisted for any reason, it could negatively impact the Company as it would likely reduce the liquidity and market price of the Common Stock; reduce the number of investors willing to hold or acquire the Common Stock; and negatively impact the Company’s ability to access equity markets and obtain financing.

The NYSE notification does not affect Parker Drilling’s business operations or its Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements and does not result in a default under any of the Company’s material debt agreements.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On March 15, 2018, the Company issued a press release with respect to the receipt of the notice of noncompliance from the NYSE. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.

The information contained in this Item 7.01 and the exhibit hereto shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and shall not be incorporated by reference into any filings made by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as may be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.

Description

Press release, dated March 15, 2018, issued by Parker Drilling Company.


PARKER DRILLING CO /DE/ Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 pressrelease2018-03×14.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit Exhibit 99.1Parker Drilling Company Receives Continued Listing Standard Notice from NYSE HOUSTON,…
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About PARKER DRILLING COMPANY (NYSE:PKD)

Parker Drilling Company (Parker Drilling) is a provider of contract drilling, and drilling-related services and rental tools. The Company’s business consists of two business lines: drilling services and rental tools services. Its Rental Tools Services business includes its Rental Tools segment, and its Drilling Services business includes its U.S. (Lower 48) Drilling, and International & Alaska Drilling segments. The Company’s U.S. (Lower 48) Drilling segment provides drilling services with its Gulf of Mexico barge drilling rig fleet and through U.S. (Lower 48) based O&M services. Its International & Alaska Drilling segment provides drilling services, with Company-owned rigs, as well as through O&M contracts, and project related services. In its Rental Tools Services business, it provides rental equipment and services to exploration and production (E&P) companies, drilling contractors and service companies on land and offshore in the United States and select international markets.

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