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TDW Tidewater

Filed: 26 Feb 21, 4:15pm
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 

 
FORM 8-K
 

 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 26, 2021
 

 
TIDEWATER INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
1-6311
72-0487776
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
   
6002 Rogerdale Road, Suite 600
HoustonTexas
 
77072
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
(713) 470-5300
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
 
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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, $0.001 par value per share TDW New York Stock Exchange
Series A Warrants to purchase shares of common stock TDW.WS.A New York Stock Exchange
Series B Warrants to purchase shares of common stock TDW.WS.B New York Stock Exchange
Warrants to purchase shares of common stock TDW.WS NYSE American
Preferred stock purchase rights N/A 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).
 
Emerging growth company  ☐
 
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 8.01
Other Events.
 
 
The Board of Directors of Tidewater Inc. has determined that the date of its 2021 annual meeting of stockholders (the “2021 Annual Meeting”) will be June 8, 2021, at a time and location to be determined. In accordance with Rule 14a-5(f) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), Tidewater is informing stockholders of this change and providing information with respect to the submission of (i) proposals intended to be included in Tidewater’s 2021 proxy statement under Rule 14a-8 promulgated under the Exchange Act (“Rule 14a-8”) and (ii) proposals submitted outside the processes of Rule 14a-8.
 
Because the 2021 Annual Meeting will occur more than 30 days prior to the anniversary date of Tidewater’s 2020 annual meeting of stockholders, pursuant to Rule 14a-8, the deadline for receipt of stockholder proposals intended to be included in Tidewater’s 2021 proxy statement is a reasonable time before Tidewater begins to print and send its proxy materials. Because the date of the Annual Meeting is being advanced by more than 30 days from the anniversary date of Tidewater’s 2020 annual meeting of stockholders, Tidewater believes that the original deadline of February 18, 2021, which is 120 days prior to the first anniversary of the mailing date of the proxy statement for the Tidewater’s 2020 annual meeting of stockholders, remains a reasonable time before it expects to begin to print and send proxy materials for the 2021 Annual Meeting. Therefore, any stockholder proposals intended to be submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-8 in connection with the 2021 Annual Meeting must have been received by Tidewater’s Secretary on or before the original deadline in order to be considered for inclusion in Tidewater’s 2021 proxy statement.
 
Additionally, pursuant to our bylaws, because the 2021 Annual Meeting is being advanced by more than 30 days from the anniversary date of Tidewater’s 2020 annual meeting, stockholder proposals submitted outside of Rule 14a-8, including any proposal nominating a candidate for election to our board of directors, must be received by Tidewater’s Secretary within the following dates: not earlier than the close of business on the 120th day prior to the 2021 Annual Meeting and not later than the later of (i) the close of business on the 90th day prior to the 2021 Annual Meeting or (ii) the close of business on the 10th day following the date that Tidewater publicly announced the date of the 2021 Annual Meeting. Accordingly, such proposals and nominations for the 2021 Annual Meeting must be received by Tidewater’s Secretary no later than March 10, 2021, in accordance with the specific procedural requirements set forth in our bylaws. If you would like a copy of these procedures, please contact our Secretary, or access “Corporate Governance” in the “About Tidewater” section of our website at www.tdw.com to review our bylaws. Failure to comply with our bylaw procedures and deadlines may preclude presentation of the matter at the 2021 Annual Meeting.
 
 

 
SIGNATURES
 
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.
 
  TIDEWATER INC.
   
By:  /s/ Quintin V. Kneen
  Quintin V. Kneen
  President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Date: February 26, 2021