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)
December 16, 2011 (December 14, 2011)
SM Energy Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
1775 Sherman Street, Suite 1200, Denver, Colorado
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (303) 861-8140
(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.):
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2. of Form 8-K, the following information, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information and Exhibit be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
On December 14, 2011, SM Energy Company (“the Company”) issued a press release announcing its dispute with Endeavour International Corporation over the closing of its previously announced sale of Marcellus Shale assets. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibit is furnished as part of this report:
Press release of the Company dated December 14, 2011, entitled “SM Energy Announces Dispute With Endeavour Over Closing of Marcellus Assets Sale”
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.
SM ENERGY COMPANY
December 16, 2011
/s/ DAVID W. COPELAND
David W. Copeland
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary