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Washington, D.C. 20549

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 1, 2020
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of 
incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
15 W. Sixth Street
Suite 900
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip code)
 Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (918) 513-4570

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

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.01 par value
New York Stock Exchange

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Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On June 1, 2020, the Certificate of Amendment (the "Certificate of Amendment") to Laredo Petroleum, Inc.'s (the "Company") Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation became effective and, at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, effected the previously announced 1-for-20 reverse stock split (the "Reverse Stock Split") of the Company's issued and outstanding common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the "Common Stock"), including any Common Stock held by the Company as treasury stock, and the related reduction of the number of authorized shares of Common Stock from 450,000,000 to 22,500,000 authorized shares of Common Stock (the "Authorized Share Reduction"). The Reverse Stock Split and Authorized Share Reduction were previously approved by the Company’s stockholders and the Company’s Board of Directors (the "Board") on May 14, 2020. Pursuant to the Certificate of Amendment, any fraction of a share of Common Stock that would otherwise have resulted from the Reverse Stock Split will be settled by cash payment.
Beginning at the opening of trading on June 2, 2020, the Common Stock will continue to trade, on a split-adjusted basis, on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "LPI" The new CUSIP number for the Common Stock is 516806205. A copy of the Certificate of Amendment is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated into this Item 5.03 by reference.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On June 1, 2020, following prior approval and adoption by the Board, an amendment to the Company's Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan, as amended and restated as of May 16, 2019 (the "Plan"), became effective. The amendment to the Plan, made in connection with the effectiveness of the Reverse Stock Split and Authorized Share Reduction, proportionately adjusts the limitations on awards that may be granted under the Plan. A copy of the amendment to the Plan is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated into this Item 8.01 by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits. 
(d)  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.
Date: June 1, 2020
/s/ Michael T. Beyer
Michael T. Beyer
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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