As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 31, 2017

Registration No. 333-219439

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

Amendment No. 1

to

FORM S-4

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

CALLON PETROLEUM COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

State of Delaware   1311   64-0844345

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Primary standard industrial

classification code number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

200 North Canal Street,

Natchez Mississippi 39120

(601) 442-1601

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrants’ principal executive offices)

 

 

Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer

200 North Canal Street

Natchez, Mississippi 39120

(601) 442-1601

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

Copy to:

William B. Nelson

Haynes and Boone, LLP

1221 McKinney Street, Suite 2100

Houston, Texas 77010

(713) 547-2084

 

 

 

Exact Name of Additional Registrant

 

Jurisdiction of

Incorporation/Organization

 

I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number

Callon Petroleum Operating Company   Delaware   94-0744280

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale of the securities to the public: As soon as practicable after the Registration Statement becomes effective.

If the securities being registered on this form are being offered in connection with the formation of a holding company and there is compliance with General Instruction G, check the following box.  ☐

If this form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

If this form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer   ☐  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company  
     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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ☐

If applicable, place an X in the box to designate the appropriate rule provision relied upon in conducting this transaction:

Exchange Act Rule 13e-4(i) (Cross-Border Tender Offer)  ☐

Exchange Act Rule 14d-1(d) (Cross-Border Third-Party Tender Offer)  ☐

 

 

The registrants hereby amend this registration statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the registrants shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this registration statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 or until the registration statement shall become effective on such date as the Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.

 

 

 


PART II

INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

Item 20. Indemnification of Directors and Executive Officers.

Section 145 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, pursuant to which the company is incorporated, provides generally and in pertinent part that a Delaware corporation may indemnify its directors, officers, employees and agents (or persons serving at the request of the company as a director, officer, employee or agent of another entity) against expenses, judgments, fines, and settlements actually and reasonably incurred by them in connection with any civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative suit or action except actions by or in the right of the corporation if, in connection with the matters in issue, they acted in good faith and in a manner they reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and in connection with any criminal suit or proceeding, if in connection with the matters in issue, they had no reasonable cause to believe their conduct was unlawful. Section 145 further provides that in connection with the defense or settlement of any action by or in the right of the corporation, a Delaware corporation may indemnify its directors, officers, employees and agents (or persons serving at the request of the Company as a director, officer, employee or agent of another entity) against expenses actually and reasonably incurred by them if, in connection with the matters in issue, they acted in good faith and in a manner they reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, except that no indemnification may be made in respect of any claim, issue, or matter as to which such person has been adjudged liable to the corporation unless the Delaware Court of Chancery or other court in which such action or suit is brought approves such indemnification. Section 145 further permits a Delaware corporation to grant its directors and officers additional rights of indemnification through bylaw provisions and otherwise, and or purchase indemnity insurance on behalf of its directors and officers.

Article Eight of the certificate of incorporation, as amended, of Callon Petroleum Company, and Article IX of the bylaws, as amended, of Callon Petroleum Company and Callon Petroleum Operating Company provide, in general, that each company may indemnify its directors, officers, employees and agents (or persons serving at the request of the company as a director, officer, employee or agent of another entity) to the full extent of Delaware law.

Item 21. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.

The exhibits listed in the accompanying Exhibit Index are filed or incorporated by reference as part of this Registration Statement.

Item 22. Undertakings

Each registrant hereby undertakes:

(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;

(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement;

 

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(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

(2) That, for the purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post- effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

(4) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser, if such registrant is subject to Rule 430C, each prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) as part of a registration statement relating to an offering, other than registration statements relying on Rule 430B or other than prospectuses filed in reliance on Rule 430A, shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration statement as of the date it is first used after effectiveness. Provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract of sale prior to such first use, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such date of first use.

(5) That, for the purpose of determining liability of the registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities, the undersigned registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser: (i) any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424; (ii) any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned registrants; (iii) the portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant; and (iv) any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the undersigned registrant to the purchaser.

(6) That, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the registrant annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(7) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

(8) To respond to requests for information that is incorporated by reference into the prospectus pursuant to Items 4, 10(b), 11, or 13 of this Form, within one business day of receipt of such request, and to send the

 

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incorporated documents by first class mail or other equally prompt means. This includes information contained in documents filed subsequent to the effective date of the registration statement through the date of responding to the request.

(9) To supply by means of a post-effective amendment all information concerning a transaction, and the company being acquired involved therein, that was not the subject of and included in the registration statement when it became effective.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-4 and has duly caused this Amendment No. 1 to the registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of Houston, State of Texas on July 31, 2017.

 

CALLON PETROLEUM COMPANY
By:  

/s/ Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.

Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, on the 31st day of July, 2017.

 

Signature    Title with Callon Petroleum Company

/s/ Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.

Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.

  

President and Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

*

Correne S. Loeffler

  

Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
(Principal Financial Officer)

*

Mitzi P. Conn

  

Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
(Principal Accounting Officer)

*

L. Richard Flury

  

Director

*

Larry D. McVay

  

Director

*

Anthony J. Nocchiero

  

Director

*

John C. Wallace

  

Director

*

Matthew R. Bob

  

Director

*

James M. Trimble

  

Director

*

Michael Finch

  

Director

By:  

/s/ Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.

Name:   Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
  as Attorney in Fact

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-4 and has duly caused this Amendment No. 1 to the registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of Houston, State of Texas on July 31, 2017.

 

CALLON PETROLEUM OPERATING COMPANY
By:   /s/ Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
 

Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, on the 31st day of July, 2017.

 

Signature    Title with Callon Petroleum Operating Company

/s/ Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.

Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.

  

President and Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

*

Correne S. Loeffler

  

Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
(Principal Financial Officer)

*

Mitzi P. Conn

  

Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
(Principal Accounting Officer)

*

L. Richard Flury

  

Director

*

Larry D. McVay

  

Director

*

Anthony J. Nocchiero

  

Director

*

John C. Wallace

  

Director

*

Matthew R. Bob

  

Director

*

James M. Trimble

  

Director

*

Michael Finch

  

Director

By:  

/s/ Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.

Name:   Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
  as Attorney in Fact

 

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INDEX TO EXHIBITS

The following is a list of exhibits filed as a part of this registration statement.

 

Exhibit

Number

  

Description

  4.       Instruments defining the rights of security holders, including indentures
     4.1    Specimen Common Stock Certificate (incorporated by reference from Exhibit 4.1 of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4, filed on August 4, 1994, Reg. No. 33-82408)
     4.2    Certificate for the Company’s 10.00% Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Company’s Form 8-A, filed on May 23, 2013)
     4.3    Indenture of 6.125% Senior Notes Due 2024, dated as of October 3, 2016, among Callon Petroleum Company, the Guarantors party thereto and U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on October 4, 2016)
     4.4    Registration Rights Agreement of 6.125% Senior Notes Due 2024, dated May 24, 2017, among Callon Petroleum Company, Callon Petroleum Operating Company and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representative of the Initial Purchasers named on Annex E thereto (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on May 24, 2017)
  5.       Opinion re legality
     5.1(a)    Opinion of Haynes and Boone, LLP
12.       Statements re computation of ratios
   12.1(b)    Statements re Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges
23.       Consents of experts and counsel
   23.1(a)    Consent of Haynes and Boone, LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)
   23.2(b)    Consent of Grant Thornton LLP
   23.3(b)    Consent of Ernst & Young LLP
   23.4(b)    Consent of Weaver and Tidwell, L.L.P.
   23.5(b)    Consent of BDO USA, LLP
   23.6(b)    Consent of DeGolyer and MacNaughton, Inc.
   23.7(b)    Consent of Weaver and Tidwell, L.L.P.
24.       Power of Attorney
   24.1(b)    Power of attorney (included on the signature pages of this Registration Statement)
25.       Statement of Eligibility of Trustee
   25.1(b)    Statement of Eligibility and Qualification on Form T-1 of Trustee
99.       Additional Exhibits
   99.1(b)    Form of Letter of Transmittal (included as Annex A to the prospectus forming a part of this registration statement)

 

* Not applicable to this filing
(a) Filed herewith.
(b) Previously filed.

 

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