Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 7, 2012



W&T Offshore, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Texas   1-32414   72-1121985

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

Nine Greenway Plaza, Suite 300

Houston, Texas 77046

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On May 7, 2012, W&T Offshore, Inc. (the “Company”) executed the First Amendment to the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement among the Company as the borrower, Toronto Dominion (Texas) LLC as the administrative agent and the lenders party thereto (the “Amendment”), which, among other things, increased the number of participating lenders, increased the borrowing base from $575.0 million to $650.0 million and added a provision permitting the Company to maintain security interest in favor of any hedging counterparties that cease to be lenders under the Company’s revolving bank credit facility. The Amendment is effective May 7, 2012. All other terms of the agreement remain substantially the same prior to the Amendment, including the termination date of May 5, 2015, interest rates spreads and covenants.

The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment, which is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 10.1.


Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth under Item 1.01 above is incorporated into this Item 2.03 by reference.


Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 8, 2012, the Company held its 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) in Houston, Texas. The proposals voted upon at the Annual Meeting and the final voting results are indicated below. For additional information on these proposals, please see the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 11, 2012.

1. Elect seven directors to hold office until the 2013 Annual Meeting. All nominees were elected as directors by the votes indicated.



   Voted For      Votes Withheld      Broker Non-Votes  

Virginia Boulet

     69,627,693         244,969         2,719,059   

Samir G. Gibara

     64,336,341         5,536,321         2,719,059   

Robert I. Israel

     69,647,310         225,352         2,719,059   

Stuart B. Katz

     69,389,248         483,414         2,719,059   

Tracy W. Krohn

     59,238,745         10,633,917         2,719,059   

S. James Nelson, Jr.

     69,434,817         437,845         2,719,059   

B. Frank Stanley

     64,182,547         5,690,115         2,719,059   


2. Approve an amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of preferred stock, par value $0.00001, from 2,000,000 to 20,000,000. The proposal was approved by the votes indicated, and the increase will become effective upon the filing of the amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Texas.


Voted For

  Voted Against     Abstentions     Broker Non-Votes  
50,014,432     19,793,389        64,841        2,719,059   

3. Ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent public accountants for the year ended 2012. The proposal was approved by the votes indicated.


Voted For

  Voted Against     Abstentions     Broker Non-Votes  
72,244,894     311,727        35,100        —     


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


Exhibit No.

Exhibit 10.1    First Amendment to the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated May 7, 2012, by and among W&T Offshore, Inc, Toronto Dominion (Texas) LLC as agent and various agents and lenders party thereto.


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: May 10, 2012

  By:   /s/ John D. Gibbons
    John D. Gibbons
    Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer