BTU Peabody Energy

Filed: 4 Jun 21, 4:21pm








Form 8-K






Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 4, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 1-16463 13-4004153
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


701 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1826
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (314) 342-3400



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share BTU New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐




Item 1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On June 4, 2021, Peabody Energy Corporation (the “Company”) entered into an At Market Issuance Sales Agreement (the “Sales Agreement”) with B. Riley Securities, Inc., as sales agent or principal (the “Agent”). Pursuant to the Sales Agreement, the Company may offer and sell over a period of time, and from time to time, up to 12,500,000 shares (the “Shares”) of its common stock, par value $0.01 per share, through or to the Agent. Sales of the Shares, if any, may be made by any method permitted by law that is deemed to be an “at the market offering” as defined in Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”). The Company will pay the Agent a commission equal to 2.0% of the gross proceeds from each sale of Shares sold through the Agent under the Sales Agreement. The Company has no obligation to sell any Shares and may at any time suspend solicitation and offers under the Sales Agreement or terminate the Sales Agreement.

The Shares will be offered and sold pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-254765), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 23, 2021, as supplemented by the Prospectus Supplement, dated June 4, 2021, relating to the offer and sale of the Shares.

The Sales Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants by the Company, indemnification obligations of the Company, including for liabilities under the Securities Act, other obligations of the parties and termination provisions. The foregoing description of the Sales Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Sales Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 hereto and incorporated by reference herein.


Item 8.01.

Other Events

In connection with the public offering of the Shares, the Company is filing the Sales Agreement and certain other items listed below as exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K for the purpose of incorporating such items into the Registration Statement. Such items filed as exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K are hereby incorporated into the Registration Statement by reference.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.





  1.1  At Market Issuance Sales Agreement, dated June 4, 2021, by and between Peabody Energy Corporation and B. Riley Securities, Inc.
  5.1  Opinion of Jones Day.
23.1  Consent of Jones Day (included in Exhibit 5.1).
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


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.


June 4, 2021  By: 

/s/ Scott T. Jarboe

    Name: Scott T. Jarboe
    Title: Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary