Annual Report (foreign Private Issuer) (40-f)

Date : 03/05/2019 @ 10:21PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Precision Drilling Corporation New (PDS)
Quote : 1.09  0.0 (0.00%) @ 1:49PM

Annual Report (foreign Private Issuer) (40-f)

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 40-F

 

Registration statement pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

or

Annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018

Commission file number: 001-14534

 

PRECISION DRILLING CORPORATION

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Alberta, Canada

1381

Not Applicable

(Province or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(Primary Standard Industrial

Classification Code Number)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification)

800, 525 - 8 Avenue, S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 1G1

(403) 716-4500

(Address and telephone number of Registrant’s principal executive offices)

Precision Drilling (US) Corporation, 10350 Richmond Avenue, Suite 700, Houston, Texas 77042

(713) 435-6100

(Name, address, (including zip code) and telephone number (including area code) of agent for service in the United States)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Shares

New York Stock Exchange

Securities registered or to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

Securities for which there is a reporting obligation pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Act: None

Information filed with this Form:

 

  Annual Information Form

  Audited annual financial statements

 

 

Indicate the number of outstanding shares of each of the issuer’s classes of capital or common stock as of the close of the period covered by the annual report: 293,781, 836 Common Shares outstanding as at December 31, 2018.

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

 Yes               No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to submit such files).

  Yes               No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company that prepares its financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards† provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

† The term “new or revised financial accounting standard” refers to any update issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board to its Accounting Standards Codification after April 5, 2012.

The documents (or portions thereof) forming part of this Form 40-F are incorporated by reference into the following registration statements under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended:

 

Form

Registration No.

S-8

333-194966

S-8

333-189046

S-8

333-189045

S-8

333-221226

 

 

 


DISCLOSURE CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

For information on disclosure controls and procedures, see “Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures” in the Annual Information Form for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, filed as Exhibit 99.1 (the “Annual Information Form”) and “Disclosure Controls and Procedures” in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, filed as Exhibit 99.2 (“Management’s Discussion and Analysis”).

NOTICES PURSUANT TO REGULATION BTR

None.

INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING

For information on internal control over financial reporting, see “Management’s Report to the Shareholders” in the Consolidated Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, filed as Exhibit 99.3. See also “Internal Control Over Financial Reporting” in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis.

ATTESTATION REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING

KPMG LLP, the independent registered public accounting firm that audited the Registrant’s Consolidated Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, has issued an attestation report on management’s assessment of the Registrant’s internal control over financial reporting. See “Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm” in the Consolidated Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, filed as Exhibit 99.3.

AUDIT COMMITTEE FINANCIAL EXPERT

The board of directors of the Registrant has determined that it has at least one audit committee financial expert serving on its audit committee. Each of Michael R. Culbert, William T. Donovan, Brian J. Gibson, Allen R. Hagerman and Steven W. Krablin has been designated an audit committee financial expert and is independent, as that term is defined by the New York Stock Exchange’s listing standards applicable to the Registrant. See “Audit Committee” and “Audit Committee – Relevant Education and Experience” in the Annual Information Form. The Commission has indicated that the designation of a person as an audit committee financial expert does not make them an “expert” for any purpose, impose any duties, obligations or liability on them that is greater than that imposed on members of the audit committee and board of directors who do not carry this designation or affect the duties, obligations or liability of any other member of the audit committee or the board of directors.

CODE OF ETHICS

The Registrant has adopted the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the “Code”) which applies to every director, officer and employee of the Registrant, including the principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer or controller and any person performing similar functions. The Code is available on the Registrant’s website at www.precisiondrilling.com. No waivers have been granted from, and there have been no material amendments to, any provision of the Code during the 2018 fiscal year.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES

For information on principal accountant fees and services, see “Audit Committee – Pre-approval Policies and Procedures” and “Audit Committee – Audit Fees” in the Annual Information Form.

OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS

The Registrant has no off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on the financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to investors.

TABULAR DISCLOSURE OF CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS

For information on contractual obligations, see “Financial Condition – Contractual Obligations” in Management’s Discussion and Analysis.

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IDENTIFICATION OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE

The Registrant has a separately-designated standing Audit Committee. The members of the Audit Committee are:

 

Chairman:

 

Allen R. Hagerman

 

 

Members:

 

Michael R. Culbert

William T. Donovan

 

 

Brian J. Gibson

Steven W. Krablin

 

 

David W. Williams

 

MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURE

Not applicable.

NYSE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

The Registrant’s common shares are listed on the NYSE. A description of the significant ways in which the Registrant’s corporate governance practices differ from those required of domestic companies under NYSE listing standards is provided on the Registrant’s website at www.precisiondrilling.com.

UNDERTAKING

The Registrant undertakes to make available, in person or by telephone, representatives to respond to inquiries made by the staff of the Commission, and to furnish promptly, when requested to do so by the Commission staff, information relating to: the securities registered pursuant to Form 40-F; the securities in relation to which the obligation to file an Annual Report on Form 40-F arises; or transactions in said securities.

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SIGNAT URES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form 40-F and has duly caused this Annual Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized, in the City of Calgary, Province of Alberta, Canada.

 

 

Precision Drilling Corporation

 

 

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Kevin A. Neveu

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

Kevin A. Neveu

Date: March 5, 2019

 

 

 

Title:

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

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EXHIB ITS

 

Exhibit

Number

 

Description

 

 

 

23.1

 

Consent of KPMG LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants.

 

 

 

31.1

 

Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

31.2

 

Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

32.1

 

Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

32.2

 

Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

99.1

 

Annual Information Form for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.

 

 

 

99.2

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.

 

 

 

99.3

 

Consolidated Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.

 

 

 

101

 

Interactive data files with respect to the Annual Consolidated Financial Statements of Precision Drilling Corporation for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.

 

 

 

 

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