Washington, D.C. 20549

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report
March 7, 2018
(Date of earliest event reported)

Callon Petroleum Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)
Identification Number)

200 North Canal St.
Natchez, Mississippi 39120
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(601) 442-1601
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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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 March 7, 2018, John C. Wallace delivered a letter to the Company notifying the Company of his intention to resign from his position as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company effective as of the close of the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

As reported in a Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 1, 2016, the Company agreed to nominate Mr. Wallace for a three-year term at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. At the same time, Mr. Wallace indicated his intent to resign upon completion of the first two years of such three-year term.
The Company is currently evaluating candidates to fill Mr. Wallace’s position on the Board. It is expected that the Company will propose a nominee to be elected to the Board at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(c) Exhibits

Exhibit Number
Title of Document
Letter from Mr. Wallace, dated March 7, 2018, announcing his resignation.


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.

Callon Petroleum Company
March 9, 2018
By:  /s/ James P. Ulm, II
James P. Ulm, II
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit Index

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