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 28, 2017
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
Effective as of June 28, 2017, Tellurian Inc. (the Company or Tellurian) and GE Oil & Gas, LLC (the Purchaser) entered into a Registration Rights Agreement (the Registration Rights Agreement) pursuant to which the Company granted to the Purchaser certain registration rights with respect to the shares of Tellurian common stock, par value $0.01 per share (Common Stock), issuable to the Purchaser upon conversion of the shares of Tellurian Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share (Series B Preferred Stock), held by the Purchaser, as contemplated under the terms of the agreements entered into in connection with the Purchasers previously disclosed purchase of shares of preferred stock of Tellurians subsidiary, Tellurian Investments Inc.
Pursuant to the terms of the Registration Rights Agreement, and subject to the limitations contained therein, the Company has agreed to use its reasonable best efforts to prepare and file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Registration Statement registering the offering and sale of all but not less than all of the Registrable Securities (as defined in the Registration Rights Agreement) upon demand, and has agreed to provide Holders (as defined in the Registration Rights Agreement) of Registrable Securities certain additional piggyback registration rights. In the Registration Rights Agreement, the Company has agreed to indemnify Holders and their affiliates for certain liabilities, including liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act).
The foregoing description of the Registration Rights Agreement is a summary only and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Registration Rights Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
On June 30, 2017, the Purchaser, as the holder of all 5,467,851 of the outstanding shares of Series B Preferred Stock, exercised its right to convert all of such shares of Series B Preferred Stock into 5,467,851 shares of Common Stock pursuant to, and in accordance with, the terms of the Series B Preferred Stock. The Common Stock was issued pursuant to the exemptions from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) and/or Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act. The facts relied upon to make such exemption available include the following: (i) shares of the Common Stock are restricted from transfer except pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act or an available exemption from such registration and (ii) the conversion of the Series B Preferred Stock into Common Stock was made by an existing security holder and no commission or other remuneration was paid or given directly or indirectly in connection with the conversion.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
The Company plans to hold its 2017 annual meeting of stockholders on September 20, 2017. The Company will consider timely any proposals contemplated by Rule 14a-5(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, if received by July 17, 2017.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
See Exhibit Index.
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: June 30, 2017||By:|
|Name:||Antoine J. Lafargue|
|Title:||Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|10.1||Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of June 28, 2017, by and between Tellurian Inc. and GE Oil & Gas, LLC.|