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): June 16, 2017
SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
10000 Energy Drive
Spring, Texas 77389
(Address of principal executive office) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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Section 7 Regulation FD
|Item 7.01.||Regulation FD Disclosure|
On June 16, 2017 the jury returned a verdict in favor of Southwestern Energy Company (the Company) and certain of its subsidiaries in the federal class action lawsuit regarding royalty deductions in Arkansas, which most recently was described in the Companys Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 and the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 6, 2017. The verdict remains subject to post-trial motions before judgment is entered.
The plaintiff class in this lawsuit comprises a substantial majority of similarly situated lessors of lands in Arkansas, most of whom are named plaintiffs or members of classes in other lawsuits described in the Companys Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. The Company currently does not anticipate that those other cases are likely to have a material adverse effect on the results of operations, financial position or cash flows of the Company and its subsidiaries taken as a whole.
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.
|SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY COMPANY|
|Dated: June 19, 2017||By:|
|Name:||John C. Ale|
|Title:||Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|