SWN Form 8-K



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 5, 2017




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


001-08246   71-0205415
(Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)


10000 Energy Drive

Spring, Texas

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


(832) 796-1000

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Emerging growth company   o


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Section 5 - Corporate Governance and Management


Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On June 5, 2017, Southwestern Energy Company (the “Company”) received notice that R. Craig Owen, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, had elected to leave the Company to accept a new career opportunity with an energy company that does not compete with the Company.  Mr. Owen will remain in his position and continue to support the Company through late June to assist with a smooth transition.


Following Mr. Owen’s departure, Jennifer Stewart, Senior Vice President, Tax and Treasury, will fulfill the duties of Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis.  There are no understandings or arrangements between Ms. Stewart and any other person pursuant to which Ms. Stewart was selected to fulfill the duties of Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis. Ms. Stewart does not have any relationships requiring disclosure under Item 401(d) of Regulation S-K or any interests requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Section 7 - Regulation FD 


Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure


On June 8, 2017, the Company issued a press release regarding Mr. Owen’s departure, a copy of which is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.  The information in this Item 7.01 and in the press release is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of Section 18, and shall not be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except as set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits 


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.




Press release dated June 8, 2017.





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.



Dated: June 8, 2017




/s/ John C. Ale




John C. Ale




Senior Vice President, General Counsel and