HESS CORP DE false 0000004447 0000004447 2021-04-13 2021-04-13





Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): April 13, 2021




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




DELAWARE   No. 1-1204   No. 13-4921002

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

1185 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10036

(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (212) 997-8500


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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


Title of each class




Name of each exchange
on which registered

Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share    HES    New York Stock Exchange

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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On April 13, 2021, Hess Corporation (the “Company”) and one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries entered into an extension and amendment agreement (the “Amendment Agreement”) with the lenders party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, amending the credit agreement dated as of April 18, 2019 (the “Existing Credit Agreement” and as amended by the Amendment Agreement, the “Amended Credit Agreement”) among the Company, such wholly-owned subsidiary and such administrative agent. The Amended Credit Agreement continues to provide for commitments of up to $3.5 billion in aggregate amount by the lenders thereunder.

The Amendment Agreement (i) extends the maturity date under the Existing Credit Agreement from May 15, 2023 to May 15, 2024, and (ii) amends the Existing Credit Agreement to include customary provisions to provide for the eventual replacement of LIBOR as a benchmark interest rate, among other changes as set forth in the Amendment Agreement.

The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Amendment Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

Many of the lenders under the Amended Credit Agreement have in the past performed, and may in the future from time to time perform, investment banking, financial advisory, lending and/or commercial banking services or other services for the Company or its affiliates, and affiliates or certain of these lenders have served in the past as underwriters in public offerings of securities by the Company, for which they have received, and may in the future receive, customary compensation and expense reimbursement.

Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.




10.1    Extension and Amendment Agreement, dated as of April 13, 2021, among Hess Corporation, the subsidiary party thereto, the lenders party thereto, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent.
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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 hereunto duly authorized.


Date: April 13, 2021     By:  

/s/ John P. Rielly

      Name:  John P. Rielly
      Title:    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer