SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): June 10, 2018
MRC GLOBAL INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other Jurisdiction
Fulbright Tower, 1301 McKinney Street, Suite 2300
Houston, Texas 77002
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including zip code)|
|Registrants telephone number, including area code: (877) 294-7574|
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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.|
On June 10, 2018, Mario Investments LLC (Mario Investments), exercised its rights, pursuant to the Certificate of Designations, Preferences, Rights and Limitations of 6.50% Series A Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock of MRC Global Inc. (the Company), dated June 10, 2015 (the Certificate of Designations) and that certain Shareholders Agreement (the Shareholders Agreement), dated as of June 10, 2015, by and between the Company and Mario Investments, to designate a director to the Companys board of directors (the Board). On June 10, 2018, pursuant to the Certificate of Designations and the Shareholders Agreement, the Board was automatically increased by one member and Mario Investments designated Henry Cornell as its director designee, and the Board has elected Mr. Cornell to join the Board.
Mr. Cornell is the founder and senior partner of Cornell Capital LLC, a private investment firm formed in 2013 and previously served as a director of the Company from 2007 until he resigned from the board in 2015. From 1984 until May 2013, Mr. Cornell was employed by Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was the vice-chairman of Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, which included all of the firms corporate, real estate and infrastructure investment activities, and was a member of all of the global Merchant Banking Investment Committees. Mr. Cornell earned a bachelor of arts from Grinnell College in 1976 and a juris doctorate from New York Law School in 1981. He is a member of the board of directors of Cypress Energy Partners GP, LLC.
Mr. Cornell will receive the same compensation as other non-employee Company directors as described in the Companys 2018 Proxy Statement under Non-Employee Director Compensation. Mr. Cornell and the Company have entered into the Companys standard director indemnification agreement, whereby the Company agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless its directors from and against losses and expenses incurred as a result of their Board service, subject to the terms and conditions provided in the agreement.
Mr. Cornell is also the sole member of Cornell Investment Partners LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (CIP). CIP is the general partner of Cornell Capital GP II LP, a Delaware limited partnership (CCGP) which is the general partner of Cornell Capital Special Situations Partners II LP, a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (CCSS). CCSS is the sole member of Mario Investments. Mario Investments owns 363,000 shares of the Companys 6.50% Series A Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the Series A Preferred Stock), which shares of Series A Preferred Stock were acquired by Mario Investments pursuant to that certain Purchase Agreement, dated May 19, 2015, between the Company and Mario Investments (the Purchase Agreement and, collectively with the Shareholders Agreement and the Certificate of Designations, the Transaction Documents). The Series A Preferred Stock is convertible into shares of the Companys common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the Common Stock), at a conversion rate of 55.9284 shares of Common Stock for each share of Series A Preferred Stock. The conversion rate is subject to customary anti-dilution and other adjustments. Mario Investments, CCSS, CCGP and CIP are the beneficial owners of 20,302,009 shares of Common Stock, which represents the number of shares of Common Stock that would be issued upon conversion of the Series A Preferred Stock. Mr. Cornell is the beneficial owner of the shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by Mario Investments, CCSS, CCGP and CIP and, in addition, beneficially owns an additional 13,563 shares of Common Stock and 9,415 vested options to purchase shares at an exercise price of $24.07 with an expiration date of August 8, 2023.
The foregoing descriptions of the Purchase Agreement, Certificate of Designations and the Shareholders Agreement do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to (i) the Purchase Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K of the Company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 19, 2015, (ii) the Certificate of Designations, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K of the Company filed with the SEC on June 11, 2015 and (iii) the Shareholders Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K of the Company filed with the SEC on June 11, 2015, each of which are incorporated herein by reference.
Other than as described above or as set forth in the Transaction Documents, Mr. Cornell has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
|Item 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
On June 11, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing that Mr. Cornell had been appointed as a member of the Board, effective immediately, for an initial term expiring at the Companys annual meeting of stockholders in 2019.
The information referenced under Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1 referenced under Item 9.01 below) of this Current Report on Form 8-K is being furnished under Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure and, as such, shall not be deemed to be filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information set forth in this Current Report on Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1 referenced under Item 9.01 below) shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement, report or other document filed by the Company pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|99.1||Press release, dated June 11, 2018|
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.
|MRC GLOBAL INC.|
|June 11, 2018||By:|
|Daniel J. Churay|
Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs,
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
MRC Global Elects Henry Cornell to the Board of Directors
HOUSTONJune 11, 2018MRC Global Inc. (NYSE: MRC) announced today that Henry Cornell has joined its board of directors.
Mr. Cornell is the founder and senior partner of Cornell Capital LLC, a private investment firm based in New York and Asia that currently manages over $2.2 billion of assets. In June 2015, an affiliate of Cornell Capital invested $363 million in MRC Global through a preferred stock financing. Pursuant to the terms of that preferred stock transaction, the holder of the preferred stock has designated Mr. Cornell as a director to the companys board of directors. Mr. Cornell was then elected by the companys board of directors.
We are excited to welcome Henry back to our board of directors, said MRC Global president and chief executive officer Andrew Lane. Henry was instrumental in the creation of MRC Global in 2006 and has continued to provide support and counsel to the company. Our strategic financing with Cornell Capital in 2015 and our efforts to generate cash from operations, pay down debt and right size our business allowed us to reposition the company for further success. We are glad to have Henrys deep understanding of the companys strategy and years of experience in global finance and acquisitions to continue to help the board guide our long-term success.
Mr. Cornell was previously a director of MRC Global, serving as a board member from 2007 until he resigned from the board in 2015 prior to the Preferred Stock transaction. Following the Preferred Stock transaction, Mr. Cornell has been a board observer. Before establishing Cornell Capital in 2013, he spent nearly 30 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he ultimately became vice-chairman of the Merchant Banking Division. Mr. Cornell earned a bachelor of arts from Grinnell College in 1976 and a juris doctorate from New York Law School in 1981.
About MRC Global Inc.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, MRC Global, is the largest global distributor, based on sales, of pipe, valves and fittings (PVF) and related products and services to the energy industry and supplies these products and services across each of the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. More information about MRC Global can be found on our website mrcglobal.com.
MRC Global Inc.