SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
DATE OF EARLIEST EVENT REPORTED: February 14, 2013
GULFMARK OFFSHORE, INC.
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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 February 14, 2013, the Board of Directors of GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (the Company) announced that Mr. Bruce Streeter has elected to retire from the Company as its President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director effective at the Companys Annual Stockholders Meeting which is currently anticipated to be June 4, 2013.
The Board of Directors of the Company also announced that Mr. Quintin Kneen, age 47 and the current Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will assume the additional role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective at the Companys Annual Stockholders Meeting.
There was no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Kneen and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Kneen was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Kneen has no family relationship with any director or executive officer of the Company. There are no transactions in which Mr. Kneen has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Mr. Kneen joined the Company in June 2008 as the Vice President Finance, was named Senior Vice President Finance and Administration in December 2008, and was named Chief Financial Officer in June 2009. Previously, he was Vice President-Finance & Investor Relations for Grant Prideco, Inc., serving in executive finance positions at Grant Prideco since June 2003. Prior to joining Grant Prideco, Mr. Kneen held executive finance positions at Azurix Corp. and was an Audit Manager with the Houston office of Price Waterhouse LLP. He holds an M.B.A. from Rice University and a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas A&M University, and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.
In addition, the Board of Directors of the Company named Mr. David Rosenwasser as the Companys Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He currently serves as the Companys Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 is a related press release dated February 14, 2013.
ITEM 9.01 EXHIBITS
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
DATE: February 15, 2013