8-K 1 aplpcompform8k0804.htm 8-K Document


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
 
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): August 3, 2016
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ARCHROCK PARTNERS, L.P.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Delaware
001-33078
22-3935108
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
16666 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
 
(281) 836-8000 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
 
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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.

In light of current market conditions and actions taken by Archrock, Inc. (“Archrock”) to reduce costs, including reductions to Archrock’s staffing levels, and improve cash flow, each of our named executive officers, D. Bradley Childers, David S. Miller, Robert E. Rice and Donald C. Wayne (each, an “Executive”), entered into compensation letters (the “Compensation Letters”) with Archrock on August 3, 2016, which provide for a 10% reduction in each Executive’s annual base salary. Under their respective Compensation Letters, effective as of August 7, 2016, the Executives have agreed to reductions to their annual base salaries to the following levels: Mr. Childers: $720,000; Mr. Miller: $297,000; Mr. Rice: $360,000; and Mr. Wayne: $337,500. In addition, pursuant to his Compensation Letter, Mr. Childers has waived his annual short-term incentive award in respect of Archrock’s fiscal year 2016 under Archrock’s 2016 short-term incentive program.
Under each Executive’s Compensation Letter, if an Executive incurs a qualifying termination of employment under his severance benefit agreement with Archrock (a “Severance Benefit Agreement”) or his change of control agreement with Archrock (a “Change of Control Agreement”), then, for purposes of calculating the applicable Executive’s severance payments and benefits under his Severance Benefit Agreement or Change of Control Agreement (as applicable), Archrock will apply the Executive’s pre-reduction base salary and, for Mr. Childers, the target short-term incentive opportunity that would have otherwise applied to Mr. Childers with respect to fiscal year 2016.
Further, each Executive has agreed to waive his right to resign his employment with Archrock for “good reason” (as defined in the applicable Severance Benefit Agreement or Change of Control Agreement) in connection with the compensation changes described in the applicable Executive’s Compensation Letter. In the event of any subsequent reduction in an Executive’s annual base salary, the cumulative impact of such subsequent reduction and the compensation changes described in the applicable Executive’s Compensation Letter may be taken into account for determining whether “good reason” exists under the Executive’s Severance Benefit Agreement or Change of Control Agreement (as applicable).





SIGNATURE
 
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.
 
 
ARCHROCK PARTNERS, L.P.
 
 
 
 
By:
Archrock General Partner, L.P., its general partner
 
 
 
 
By:
Archrock GP LLC, its general partner
 
 
 
 
/s/ DAVID S. MILLER
 
David S. Miller
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
Date: August 4, 2016