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): December 20, 2019

 

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.

 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

001-11331

43-1698480

(State or other jurisdiction

(Commission

(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation)

File Number)

Identification No.)

 

7500 College Blvd., Suite 1000,

Overland Park, Kansas

 

66210

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 913-661-1500

 

Not Applicable

Former name or former address, if changed since last report

Ferrellgas Partners Finance Corp.

 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

333-06693-02

43-1742520

(State or other jurisdiction

(Commission

(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation)

File Number)

Identification No.)

 

7500 College Blvd., Suite 1000,

Overland Park, Kansas

 

66210

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 913-661-1500

n/a

Former name or former address, if changed since last report

Ferrellgas, L.P.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

000-50182

43-1698481

(State or other jurisdiction

(Commission

(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation)

File Number)

Identification No.)

 

7500 College Blvd., Suite 1000,

Overland Park, Kansas

 

66210

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 913-661-1500

n/a

Former name or former address, if changed since last report

 


 

Ferrellgas Finance Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

000-50183

14-1866671

(State or other jurisdiction

(Commission

(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation)

File Number)

Identification No.)

 

7500 College Blvd., Suite 1000,

Overland Park, Kansas

 

66210

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 913-661-1500

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:

  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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).

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. 

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.

Ferrellgas Partners Finance Corp. 

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.

Ferrellgas, L.P. 

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.

Ferrellgas Finance Corp. 

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.

 

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 Units

 

FGP

 

New York Stock Exchange

 

 


 


 

Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

 

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (the “Company”) today announced its intention to voluntarily delist its common units from the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”).

 

This announcement follows the Company’s receipt of notice from the NYSE that the Company is not in compliance with the continued listing standards and, as a result, has been subject to the procedures outlined in Sections 801 and 802 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual (see the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed July 26, 2019).

 

The Company has been evaluating its options with respect to its NYSE listing and after much discussion and deliberation, the Board of Directors approved a resolution authorizing the Company to voluntarily delist from the NYSE for an indefinite period of time.  The Company believes the delisting from the NYSE will be a temporary event.  Further, it is the Company’s position that as it resolves its balance sheet issues, which the Company is attending to with its financial and legal advisors, the issues causing the delisting likewise should be resolved.  

As such, the Company has notified the NYSE of its intent to voluntarily delist its common stock from the NYSE. The Company currently anticipates that it will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Form 25 relating to the delisting of its common units on or about December 30, 2019, and anticipates that the delisting of its common units will become effective on or about January 9, 2020. The Company has complied with all applicable state and federal securities laws in connection with the delisting. The Company does not expect the delisting to have any adverse effects on its business operations.

The Company intends to apply to have its common units quoted on the OTCQB tier of the OTC Markets. The Company will remain subject to the periodic reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act").

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

On December 20, 2019, Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. issued a press release regarding its voluntary delisting from the NYSE. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.

The information in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

Exhibit 99.1 — Press release of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. dated December 20, 2019, regarding its voluntary delisting from the NYSE.

Exhibit Index

 

 


 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.

  

 

 

 

 

Date: December 20, 2019

 

By:

 

/s/ William E. Ruisinger

 

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferrellgas Partners Finance Corp.

  

 

 

 

 

Date: December 20, 2019

 

By:

 

/s/ William E. Ruisinger

 

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer and Sole Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferrellgas, L.P.

  

 

 

 

 

Date: December 20, 2019

 

By:

 

/s/ William E. Ruisinger

 

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferrellgas Finance Corp.

  

 

 

 

 

Date: December 20, 2019

 

By:

 

/s/ William E. Ruisinger

 

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer and Sole Director

 

 

 

 

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