8-K 1 form8k20181203.htm FORM 8K TC PIPELINES, LP DIRECTORS



Pursuant To Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
November 27, 2018

TC PipeLines, LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File
(IRS Employer
 Identification No.)

700 Louisiana Street, Suite 700
Houston, TX

(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code
(877) 290-2772

(Former name or former address if changed since last report)

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 Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Retirement of Director
Effective December 31, 2018, Karl Johannson will retire as a member of the Board of Directors (the "Board") and Chairman of the Board of TC PipeLines GP, Inc. (the "General Partner"), the general partner of TC PipeLines, LP (the "Partnership").  There were no disagreements between Mr. Johannson and the General Partner, the Partnership or any officer or director of the General Partner which led to Mr. Johannson's retirement.
Appointment of Director
On December 3, 2018, TransCan Northern Ltd., the sole stockholder of the General Partner, elected Stanley G Chapman, III, effective January 1, 2019, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Mr. Johannson.
Mr. Chapman, age 53, serves as Executive Vice-President and President, U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines of TransCanada Corporation ("TransCanada"), a position he has held since April 2017.  He is responsible for all pipeline operations and commercial activities across TransCanada's FERC-regulated transmission and storage assets as well as its U.S. unregulated midstream business. Mr. Chapman joined TransCanada as part of its acquisition of the Columbia Pipeline Group ("Columbia") in July 2016 and served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of TransCanada's FERC-regulated US natural gas pipeline business from July 2016 to April 2017.  Prior to joining TransCanada, Mr. Chapman held several positions at Columbia from December 2011 to July 2016, most recently as Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer. Before joining Columbia Pipeline Group, Mr. Chapman held various positions of increasing responsibility with El Paso Corp and Tenneco Energy and was responsible for various marketing and commercial operations, as well as supply, regulatory, business development and optimization activities.
Directors of the General Partner who are also employees of TransCanada, or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, do not receive additional compensation for service on the Board. Mr. Chapman was not elected pursuant to any arrangement or understanding with any other person, and there are no transactions with Mr. Chapman that would be reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


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.

TC PipeLines, LP
by:  TC PipeLines GP, Inc.,
its general partner
By:   /s/ Jon Dobson
Jon Dobson

Dated:  December 3, 2018