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): November 12, 2018
PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
5205 N. O'Connor Blvd., Suite 200, Irving, Texas
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (972) 444-9001
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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On November 12, 2018, the Board of Directors of Pioneer Natural Resources Company (“Pioneer” or the “Company”) approved the Company’s plan to close its sand mine located in Brady, Texas, and transition proppant supply to West Texas sand sources. The Company expects to wind down operations during the first quarter of 2019 and transition to 100% West Texas sand by May 2019. Associated with the closing of the Brady sand mine, the Company expects to recognize a noncash after-tax charge of $350 million to $400 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Regulation FD Disclosure
On November 15, 2018, Pioneer will post an Investor Presentation titled “Investor Presentation - Global Energy Conference - Bank of America Merrill Lynch” on the Company’s website, www.pxd.com. A copy of the presentation can be reviewed at the website by first selecting “Investors,” then “Investor Presentations.” Any interested person may listen to the live presentation and view the presentation slides during the conference, or hear an archived version afterwards, by logging on to Pioneer’s website at www.pxd.com, selecting ‘Investors,’ and then selecting ‘Earnings & Webcasts.’
Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this news release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements and the business prospects of Pioneer are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause Pioneer’s actual results in future periods to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, volatility of commodity prices, product supply and demand, competition, the ability to obtain environmental and other permits and the timing thereof, other government regulation or action, the ability to obtain approvals from third parties and negotiate agreements with third parties on mutually acceptable terms, completion of planned divestitures, litigation, Pioneer’s ability to implement its business plans or complete its development activities as scheduled, and environmental and weather risks. These and other risks are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, Pioneer may be subject to currently unforeseen risks that may have a materially adverse impact on it. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that the actual events and results will not be materially different than the anticipated results described in the forward-looking statements. Pioneer undertakes no duty to publicly update these statements except as required by law.
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.
PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
/s/ Margaret M. Montemayor
Margaret M. Montemayor,
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Date: November 15, 2018
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