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Washington, D.C. 20549








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

Date of report (date of earliest event reported): November 22, 2021




ProPetro Holding Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 001-38035 26-3685382
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


1706 S. Midkiff

Midland, TX

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (432) 688-0012




Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


¨Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


¨Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


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


Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share PUMP New York Stock Exchange


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).


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 8.01 Other Events.


On November 22, 2021, ProPetro Holding Corp. (the “Company”) announced that it has entered into a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), resolving the previously disclosed SEC investigation relating to the Company. Under the terms of the settlement, the Company, without admitting or denying the findings in the administrative order issued by the SEC, has agreed to cease and desist from violations of specified provisions of the federal securities laws and rules promulgated thereunder. The Company was not required to pay any monetary penalty and has no ongoing undertakings in connection with the settlement.


The Company fully cooperated with the SEC over the course of its investigation. The SEC’s administrative order recognizes not only the significant value of the Company’s cooperation but also the considerable remedial actions taken by the Company to strengthen its internal policies, governance and internal control over financial reporting and to embed those improvements into the Company’s culture. A copy of the press release announcing the settlement is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)  Exhibits.


  Description of Exhibit

99.1   Press release, dated November 22, 2021.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File. The cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the inline XBRL document (contained in Exhibit 101)








Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: November 22, 2021 By: /s/ Newton W. Wilson III
    Newton W. Wilson III
    General Counsel and Corporate Secretary