DFAN14A 1 p12-1979dfan14a.htm SANDRIDGE ENERGY, INC. p12-1979dfan14a.htm
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SandRidge Energy, Inc.
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TPG-Axon Management LP
TPG-Axon Partners GP, L.P.
TPG-Axon Partners, LP
TPG-Axon International, L.P.
TPG-Axon International GP, LLC
Dinakar Singh LLC
Dinakar Singh
Stephen C. Beasley
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On December 24, 2012, TPG-Axon Management and its affiliates (collectively, "TPG-Axon") sent a letter to the board of directors of SandRidge Energy, Inc. (the "Issuer") addressing the Issuer's determination of an initial consent date in connection with TPG-Axon's solicitation of written consents from shareholders of the Issuer, as reported in the Issuer's Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 21, 2012.  The letter states that TPG-Axon has filed a lawsuit in the Delaware Chancery Court contesting the validity of the initial consent date as determined by the Issuer.  The letter also expressed concern with the self-dealing aspects of certain past transactions between the Issuer and WCT Resources, an investment vehicle established by Tom Ward, Chief Executive Officer of the Issuer, for the benefit of his children.  In addition, the letter noted the drop in the price of Common Stock following the Issuer's announcement on December 20, 2012 of its sale of certain Permian assets.

Also on December 24, 2012, TPG-Axon issued a press release describing the foregoing letter to the Board.  A copy of the press release containing the full text of the letter is filed herewith as Exhibit 1.

On December 26, 2012, TPG-Axon posted additional materials to www.shareholdersforsandridge.com to include the biographies of individuals nominated by TPG-Axon for election to the board of directors of the Issuer.  Copies of such materials are filed herewith as Exhibit 2.