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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): March 26, 2019


Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)








(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


10713 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N, Suite 800, Houston, Texas





(Address of principal executive offices)




(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 281-765-7100


Not Applicable

Former name or former address, if changed since last report



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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).

Emerging growth company 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 




Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On March 26, 2019, Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into Amendment No. 1 to Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “Amendment”), which amends the Company’s amended and restated credit agreement, dated as of March 27, 2018 (the “Credit Agreement”), among the Company, as borrower, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, letter of credit issuer, swing line lender and lender and each of the other letter of credit issuers and lenders party thereto.

The Amendment, among other things, extends the maturity date under the Credit Agreement from March 27, 2023 to March 27, 2024.  The Credit Agreement is described in Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Liquidity and Capital Resources” of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, which description is incorporated herein by reference herein.

The above description of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Amendment filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto.

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

The information described in Item 1.01 above is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.






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.




Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc.






March 26, 2019




/s/ C. Andrew Smith





Name: C. Andrew Smith





Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer