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): December 12, 2022
VIPER ENERGY PARTNERS LP
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
|500 West Texas Ave.|
|(Address of principal |
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Units||VNOM||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|(NASDAQ Global Select Market)|
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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 December 12, 2022, Rosalind Redfern Grover notified the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Viper Energy Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Viper Energy Partners LP (“Viper”), that she intends to retire from the Board and its audit committee effective as of December 31, 2022. Ms. Grover’s pending retirement is not because of a disagreement on any matter relating to Viper’s operations, policies or practices.
On December 15, 2022, Viper issued a press release announcing the retirement of Ms. Grover effective as of December 31, 2022. The press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
|VIPER ENERGY PARTNERS LP|
|By:||Viper Energy Partners GP LLC,|
its general partner
|Date:||December 15, 2022|
|By:||/s/ Teresa L. Dick|
|Name:||Teresa L. Dick|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Assistant Secretary|
VIPER ENERGY PARTNERS LP ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF BOARD MEMBER
MIDLAND, Texas, December 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Viper Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:VNOM) (“Viper” or the “Company”), a subsidiary of Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) (“Diamondback”), today announced that Rosalind Redfern Grover, who has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Viper’s General Partner since 2014, has elected to retire from the Board, effective at the end of the year.
“On behalf of the entire Board and management team, I would like to thank Rosalind for her over eight years of service as a member of the Board. Her leadership and experience in the oil and gas industry was instrumental in helping Viper pave the way as a public company in the minerals and royalties space. Rosalind is an instrumental figure in the Texas oil and gas industry, and we wish her all the best in her retirement,” stated Travis Stice, Chief Executive Officer of Viper’s General Partner.
About Viper Energy Partners LP
Viper is a limited partnership formed by Diamondback to own, acquire and exploit oil and natural gas properties in North America, with a focus on owning and acquiring mineral and royalty interests in oil-weighted basins, primarily the Permian Basin. For more information, please visit www.viperenergy.com.
About Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Diamondback is an independent oil and natural gas company headquartered in Midland, Texas focused on the acquisition, development, exploration and exploitation of unconventional, onshore oil and natural gas reserves primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas. For more information, please visit www.diamondbackenergy.com.
Source: Viper Energy Partners LP; Diamondback Energy, Inc.