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 1, 2016 (November 30, 2016)
RANGE RESOURCES CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
100 Throckmorton, Suite
Fort Worth, Texas
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Registrants telephone number, including area code: (817) 870-2601
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report): Not applicable
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ITEM 5.02 DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR CERTAIN OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS.
On November 30, 2016, the Board of Directors of Range Resources Corporation (the Company) approved an increase to the size of the Board from ten to eleven members and the appointment of Steffen E. Palko to serve as a director of the Company. Effective the same date, Mr. Palko was appointed to serve on the Compensation Committee of the Board. Mr. Palkos appointment is in accordance with the Voting Support and Nomination Agreement (the Agreement) signed on August 7, 2016 whereby, among other things, the Company and SailingStone Capital Partners LLC, SailingStone Holdings LLC, MacKenzie B. Davis and Kenneth L. Settles Jr. agreed to identify and appoint one new independent director to serve on the Companys Board. The Agreement was previously filed as Exhibit 99.1 to the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 8, 2016.
Mr. Palko was co-founder of XTO Energy Inc., serving as President and Vice-Chairman from 1986 to 2005. In addition, he held various technical positions with Southland Royalty Company including Vice President of Reservoir Engineering from 1982 to 1986. Mr. Palko earned his Doctorate in Education Leadership from Texas Christian University and holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Family Relationships. No family relationship has ever existed between Mr. Palko and any current director or executive officer of the Company or any person contemplated to become such.
Related Party Transactions. There are no related party transactions between the Company and Mr. Palko reportable under Item. 5.02 of Form 8-K and Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Employment Agreements. As Mr. Palko is a non-employee director, the Company has not entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Palko. Other than being identified as the joint appointee to the Companys Board pursuant to the Agreement, there are no arrangements between Mr. Palko and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Palko was selected as a Company director. Mr. Palko will receive the same compensation as the Companys other non-employee directors. Upon his election as a director, Mr. Palko received an equity grant under the Companys 2005 Equity Based Compensation Plan consisting of 3,271 shares of restricted stock.
Independence. The Board has determined that Mr. Palko is independent under the rules of the New York Stock Exchange and SEC rules.
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.
|RANGE RESOURCES CORPORATION|
|David P. Poole|
|Senior Vice President-General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|
Date: December 1, 2016