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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): November 15, 2012 (November 13, 2012)
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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 November 13, 2012, Joel L. Reed and Richard S. Walker were appointed to the board of directors of Venoco, Inc. to serve as Class III and Class I directors, respectively, with terms expiring at the time of the annual meeting in 2014 in the case of Mr. Reed and 2015 in the case of Mr. Walker. Messrs. Reed and Walker will comprise the audit committee of the Venoco board of directors. In addition, together with Timothy Marquez, the companys executive chairman, they will comprise the compensation committee of the board of directors. Mr. Walker will serve as chairman of the audit committee and Mr. Reed will serve as chairman of the compensation committee. Messrs. Reed and Walker will receive cash compensation for their services as directors pursuant to the cash compensation program for non-employee directors in effect prior to the completion of the going-private merger of the company with an affiliate of Mr. Marquez in October 2012 (the going private transaction), which is summarized in the following table:
In addition, each of Messrs. Reed and Walker will be entitled to cash payments of $368,544, $97,091 and $32,214 if he is still serving as a director in February 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Each of Messrs. Reed and Walker served as a director of the company prior to the completion of the going private transaction. Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement relating to that transaction, each ceased serving as a director upon the closing of the merger and prior to his reappointment to the board as described above.
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.
Date: November 15, 2012