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): March 29, 2019
PARKER DRILLING COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
5 Greenway Plaza, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77046
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former Address if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On March 29, 2019, Parker Drilling Company (“Parker”) issued a press release announcing that Parker received approval for its common stock to be listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”). The common stock will begin trading on the NYSE on or around April 3, 2019 under the symbol “PKD,” which is the same trading symbol used for the Company’s common stock when it previously was listed on the NYSE. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.
The information contained in this Item 7.01 and the exhibit hereto shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and shall not be incorporated by reference into any filings made by Parker under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as may be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following is a list of exhibits filed as part of this Form 8-K:
Description of Document
Press Release, dated March 29, 2019
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.
Date: March 29, 2019 PARKER DRILLING COMPANY
/s/ Jennifer F. Simons
Jennifer F. Simons
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary