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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): November 24, 2014




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-35255   20-5673219

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)



File Number)

  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
3990 Rogerdale Rd.
Houston, Texas
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 325-6000

Not Applicable.

(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. below):

x 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))




Item 8.01 Other Events.

As previously disclosed, C&J Energy Services, Inc. (“we,” “our” or the “Company), the members of our board of directors, including our management directors, together with Nabors Industries Ltd. (“Nabors”) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Nabors Red Lion Limited (“Red Lion”), were sued in a putative shareholder class action in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (the “Court of Chancery”) by certain stockholders related to our entry into that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of June 25, 2014, among Nabors, Red Lion and the Company (the “Merger Agreement”). The case is styled City of Miami General Employees’ and Sanitation Employees’ Retirement Trust, et al. v. C&J Energy Services, Inc., et al.; C.A. No. 9980-VCN. The complaint alleges that our directors breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, and that all of the named defendants aided and abetted these alleged violations. The complaint seeks injunctive relief, including an injunction against the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, together with attorney’s fees and costs. On November 10, 2014, plaintiff filed a motion for a preliminary injunction.

A hearing on plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunctive relief was held on November 24, 2014, and on that same day the Court of Chancery entered a bench ruling preliminarily enjoining the parties from proceeding with the merger for a period of 30 days, during which our board of directors was ordered to solicit competing proposals from other potential buyers. The manner in which we will be required to solicit competing proposals has not yet been established by the Court of Chancery.

On November 25, 2014, we issued a press release announcing the ruling of the Court of Chancery. A copy of such press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated in this Item 8.01 by reference.

Important Information for Investors and Stockholders

This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. In connection with the proposed transaction, Nabors Red Lion Limited (which will be renamed C&J Energy Services Ltd. as of the closing of the proposed transaction), has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4, which includes a preliminary proxy statement of C&J that also constitutes a preliminary prospectus of Red Lion. The registration statement has not been declared effective by the SEC, and the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus is not currently available. Each of Red Lion and C&J also plans to file other relevant documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transactions. This material is not a substitute for the final prospectus/proxy statement or any other documents the parties will file with the SEC. After the registration statement has been declared effective by the SEC, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be delivered to stockholders of C&J. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF C&J ARE URGED TO READ THE S-4 (INCLUDING ALL AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and stockholders will be able to obtain free copies of the S-4 and other documents containing important information about Red Lion and C&J, once such documents are filed with the SEC, through the website maintained by the SEC at Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Red Lion will be available free of charge on Nabors’ internet website at under the tab “Investor Relations” and then under the tab “SEC Filings” or by contacting Nabors’ Investor Relations Department at 281-775-8038. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by C&J will be available free of charge on C&J’s internet website at under the tab “Investor Relations” and then under the tab “SEC Filings” or by contacting C&J’s Investor Relations Department at 713-260-9986.

Participants in the Solicitation

C&J, its directors and certain executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of C&J in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of C&J is set forth in C&J’s proxy statement for its 2014 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 10, 2014. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available. Free copies of these documents can be obtained using the contact information above.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements and information in this Current Report and the materials furnished as Exhibit 99.1 herewith may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. These include statements regarding the effects of the Pending Transaction, estimates, expectations, projections, goals, forecasts, assumptions, risks and uncertainties and are typically identified by words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “target,” “forecast,” and other words and terms of similar meaning. For example, statements regarding future financial performance, future competitive positioning and business synergies, future acquisition cost savings, future accretion to earnings per share, future market demand, future benefits to stockholders, future economic and industry conditions, the proposed transaction (including its benefits, results, effects and timing), the attributes of the proposed transaction and C&J as a subsidiary of Red Lion and whether and when the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement will be consummated, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws.

These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Nabors and the Company, which could cause actual benefits, results, effects and timing to differ materially from the results predicted or implied by the statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the failure of the stockholders of the Company to approve the proposed transaction; the risk that the conditions to the closing of the proposed transaction are not satisfied; the risk that regulatory approvals required for the proposed transaction are not obtained or are obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated; potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the proposed transaction; uncertainties as to the timing of the proposed transaction; competitive responses to the proposed transaction; costs and difficulties related to the integration of the Company’s business and operations with Red Lion’s business and operations; the inability to obtain or delay in obtaining cost savings and synergies from the proposed transaction; unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the proposed transaction; the outcome of pending or potential litigation; the inability to retain key personnel; uncertainty of the expected financial performance of Nabors following completion of the proposed transaction; and any changes in general economic and/or industry specific conditions.

Nabors and the Company caution that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in Nabors’s and the Company’s most recently filed Annual Reports on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other SEC filings, which are available at the SEC’s website, All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning Nabors, the

Company, the proposed transaction or other matters attributable to Nabors and the Company or any person acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above. Each forward looking statement speaks only as of the date of the particular statement, and neither Nabors nor the Company undertakes any obligation to publicly update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date hereof.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.


Description of Exhibit

99.1    Press Release dated November 25, 2014


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


Date: November 25, 2014     By:  

/s/ Theodore R. Moore

      Theodore R. Moore
      Executive Vice President, General Counsel
      and Corporate Secretary



Exhibit No.


Description of Exhibit

99.1    Press Release dated November 25, 2014