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 2, 2021
HELMERICH & PAYNE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of|
1437 South Boulder Avenue, Suite 1400
Tulsa, OK 74119
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock ($0.10 par value)||HP||NYSE|
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ITEM 5.03 AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS
Effective June 2, 2021, the Board of Directors of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (the "Company") approved and adopted amendments to the Company’s Amended and Restated By-laws (as so amended, the “By-laws”) to make certain modifications and clarifications. The changes set forth in the By-laws include, without limitation, the following: (i) updating certain provisions of Article II regarding stockholder meetings to provide for electronic notice as well as to expand the types of written instruments through which a stockholder may confer a proxy authorization or take an action by written consent, (ii) updating Section 5 of Article II to permit the chairman of a stockholder meeting to postpone, as well as adjourn, such meeting, (iii) amending Section 15 of Article II to mirror the provision in the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation concerning the ability of the Company’s stockholders to act by written consent, (iv) amending Section 2 of Article III to remove the age restrictions from the Company’s director qualifications, (v) updating certain provisions of Article III to reflect the fact that the Company has completed the declassification process of the Company’s Board of Directors, (vi) updating Section 3 of Article III to provide additional clarity concerning director resignations and the removal of directors by a majority of the stockholders, (vii) updating Section 9 of Article III to include provisions clarifying the process and organization of board meetings, and (viii) including a number of non-substantive, ministerial, clarifying and conforming changes.
The foregoing description of the By-laws does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the By-laws, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
ITEM 8.01 OTHER EVENTS
The Directors of the Company, at a Board of Directors meeting held June 2, 2021, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share on the Company's common stock, payable August 31, 2021, to stockholders of record at the close of business August 17, 2021.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|HELMERICH & PAYNE, INC.|
|By:||/s/ William H. Gault|
|Name:||William H. Gault|
Date: June 2, 2021