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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 8, 2020




(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




Delaware   1-6311   72-0487776

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


6002 Rogerdale Road, Suite 600

Houston, Texas

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (713) 470-5300

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 Instructions A.2. below):


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))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, $0.001 par value per share   TDW   New York Stock Exchange
Series A Warrants to purchase shares of common stock   TDW.WS.A   New York Stock Exchange
Series B Warrants to purchase shares of common stock   TDW.WS.B   New York Stock Exchange
Warrants to purchase shares of common stock   TDW.WS   NYSE American
Preferred stock purchase rights   N/A   New York Stock Exchange

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).

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.  ☐




Item 5.02.

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(d)     On September 8, 2020, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Tidewater Inc. (the “Company”) voted, on the recommendation of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, to appoint Darron M. Anderson to the Board. Mr. Anderson’s appointment is effective immediately and, assuming his renomination by the Board, he will stand for reelection at the 2021 annual meeting of the Company’s stockholders. While the Board has determined that Mr. Anderson, age 52, qualifies as an independent director under the applicable listing standards, he has not yet been appointed to serve on any of its committees.

A copy of a press release issued by the Company regarding Mr. Anderson’s election is attached as Exhibit 99, which is hereby incorporated by reference into this Form 8-K.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.









99    Press Release dated September 8, 2020
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)




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 thereunto duly authorized.


Date: September 8, 2020     By:  

/s/ Daniel A. Hudson

      Daniel A. Hudson
      Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary