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): November 27, 2012
MURPHY OIL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code 870-862-6411
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
On November 27, 2012, Murphy Oil Corporation (the Company) priced an offering of $550,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 2.500% Notes due 2017 (the 2017 Notes), $600,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 3.700% Notes due 2022 (the 2022 Notes) and $350,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 5.125% Notes due 2042 (the 2042 Notes and together with the 2017 Notes and the 2022 Notes, the Notes). The Notes were offered and sold pursuant to Terms Agreement (the Terms Agreement) dated November 27, 2012 (incorporating the Underwriting Agreement Standard Provisions dated November 27, 2012) among the Company and J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (the Underwriters), under the Companys automatic shelf registration statement (the Registration Statement) on Form S-3 (File No. 333-184287), including a prospectus dated October 4, 2012 and a prospectus supplement dated November 27, 2012. The Terms Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of the Company, conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of the Company and the Underwriters, and termination and other customary provisions.
The Notes were issued under an indenture dated May 18, 2012 (the Base Indenture) with U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, as supplemented by the second supplemental indenture dated November 30, 2012 (the Supplemental Indenture and together with the Base Indenture, the Indenture). The issuance of the Notes is scheduled to close on November 30, 2012.
The 2017 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 2.500% per annum, the 2022 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 3.700% per annum and the 2042 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 5.125% per annum. Interest on the Notes may be adjusted in the circumstances set forth in the Indenture. Interest is payable on June 1 and December 1 of each year, beginning June 1, 2013. The 2017 Notes will mature on December 1, 2017, the 2022 Notes will mature on December 1, 2022 and the 2042 Notes will mature on December 1, 2042. The Company may redeem the Notes, in whole or in part, at any time at the applicable redemption prices. In addition, the Company may be required to repurchase all outstanding Notes upon the occurrence of a change of control triggering event, as set forth in the Indenture.
The Indenture contains certain restrictions, including a limitation that restricts the Companys ability and the ability of its restricted subsidiaries to incur liens and enter into sale and leaseback transactions. The Indenture also restricts the ability of the Company to merge or consolidate with any other corporation or sell or convey all or substantially all of its assets.
The foregoing description does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Terms Agreement and the Supplemental Indenture (including the form of the Notes), each of which is incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement and is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 1.1 and Exhibit 4.1, respectively, and the Base Indenture, which was filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 18, 2012.
A copy of the opinion of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, special New York counsel to the Company, relating to the validity of the Notes, is incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement and is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 5.1.
The following exhibits are filed as part of this Current Report:
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 30, 2012