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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): October 5, 2020




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-13439   74-2162088

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

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6401 N. Eldridge Parkway

Houston, Texas

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 939-7711



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


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Common Stock, $.01 par value per share   DRQ   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).

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Item 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure.

On October 5, 2020, FMC Technologies, Inc. (“FMC”) sued Dril-Quip, Inc. (the “Company”) alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and seeking money damages and injunctive relief in the 127th District Court of Harris County in an action styled FMC Technologies, Inc. v. Richard Murphy and Dril-Quip, Inc., Cause No. 2020-63081. FMC alleges that its former employee communicated FMC trade secrets to the Company prior to being hired by the Company and that the Company used those trade secrets in its VXTe subsea tree systems. The Company denies these allegations and intends to vigorously defend against this lawsuit.

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K is being furnished, not filed, pursuant to Item 7.01. Accordingly, the information in this Current Report on Form 8-K will not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement filed by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless specifically identified therein as being incorporated therein by reference.


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.



/s/ James C. Webster

  James C. Webster

Vice President - General Counsel and


Date: October 8, 2020