Marathon Petroleum Corporation
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) October 31, 2019
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Marathon Petroleum Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Delaware
 
001-35054
 
27-1284632
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

539 South Main Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (419422-2121
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Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions: 
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading
symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $.01
MPC
New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, 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.

 





Item 2.02
Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On October 31, 2019, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (“MPC”) issued a press release announcing third-quarter 2019 earnings. The press release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 8.01
Other Events.
The information in Item 2.02 and Exhibit 99.1 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
On October 31, 2019, MPC announced its intention to separate its Speedway business into an independent, publicly traded company and to form a special committee of its board of directors to enhance its evaluation of strategic alternatives regarding its Midstream business. A copy of the press release and a related investor presentation posted to the Investor Relations section of MPC’s website are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and Exhibit 99.3, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.
MPC’s board of directors has also determined to submit and recommend a proposal at MPC’s 2020 annual meeting of shareholders (“2020 Annual Meeting”) to approve an amendment to MPC’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation to eliminate, over a three-year period, the classified structure of the board of directors and provide for the annual election of all directors.  Pursuant to MPC’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation, such proposal requires the affirmative vote of holders of at least 80% of MPC’s outstanding shares.
Forward-Looking Statements
This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws regarding MPC. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, expectations, estimates and projections concerning the business and operations, strategy and value creation plans of MPC. In accordance with “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, these statements are accompanied by cautionary language identifying important factors, though not necessarily all such factors, that could cause future outcomes to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. You can identify forward-looking statements by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “commitment,” “could,” “design,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “goal,” “guidance,” “imply,” “intend,” “may,” “objective,” “opportunity,” “outlook,” “plan,“ “policy,” “position,” “potential,” “predict,” “priority,” “progress,” “project,” “proposition,” “prospective,” “pursue,” “seek,” “should,” “strategy,” “target,” “would,” “will” or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond the company’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that could cause MPC’s actual results to differ materially from those implied in the forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: with respect to the planned Speedway separation, the ability to successfully complete the separation within the expected timeframe or at all, based on numerous factors including the macroeconomic environment, credit markets and equity markets, our ability to satisfy customary conditions, and the ability to achieve the strategic and other objectives discussed herein; with respect to the Midstream review, our ability to achieve the strategic and other objectives related to the strategic review discussed herein; the risk that the cost savings and any other synergies from the Andeavor transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; future levels of revenues, refining and marketing margins, operating costs, retail gasoline and distillate margins, merchandise margins, income from operations, net income and earnings per share; future levels of capital, environmental and maintenance expenditures; general and administrative and other expenses; business strategies, growth opportunities and expected investment; share repurchase authorizations, including the timing and amounts of any such repurchases; the adequacy of capital resources and liquidity, including availability, timing and amounts of free cash flow necessary to execute business plans and to effect any share repurchases or dividend increases; the effect of restructuring or reorganization of business components; the potential effects of judicial or other proceedings on the business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows; continued or further volatility in and/or degradation of general economic, market, industry or business conditions; the anticipated effects of actions of third parties such as competitors, activist investors or federal, foreign, state or local regulatory authorities or plaintiffs in litigation; the impact of adverse market conditions or other similar risks to those identified herein affecting MPLX; and the factors set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” in MPC’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, and in Forms 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Copies of MPC's Form 10-K and Forms 10-Q are available on the SEC website, MPC's website at https://www.marathonpetroleum.com/Investors/ or by contacting MPC's Investor Relations office. Copies of MPLX LP's Form 10-K and Forms 10-Q are available on the SEC website, MPLX's website at http://ir.mplx.com or by contacting MPLX's Investor Relations office.
We have based our forward-looking statements on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our business and industry. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance and you should not rely unduly on them, as





they involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that we cannot predict. In addition, we have based many of these forward-looking statements on assumptions about future events that may prove to be inaccurate. While our management considers these assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks, contingencies and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Accordingly, our actual results may differ materially from the future performance that we have expressed or forecast in our forward-looking statements.  We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements except to the extent required by applicable law.
Important Additional Information
MPC, its directors and certain of its executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from MPC shareholders in connection with the matters to be considered at MPC’s 2020 Annual Meeting. MPC intends to file a proxy statement with the SEC in connection with any such solicitation of proxies from MPC shareholders. MPC shareholders are encouraged to read any such proxy statement and accompanying white proxy card when they become available as they will contain important information. Information regarding the ownership of MPC’s directors and executive officers in MPC shares, restricted shares and options is included in their SEC filings on Forms 3, 4 and 5. More detailed information regarding the identity of potential participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the proxy statement and other materials to be filed with the SEC in connection with MPC’s 2020 Annual Meeting. Information can also be found in MPC’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, filed with the SEC, and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC. Shareholders will be able to obtain any proxy statement, any amendments or supplements to the proxy statement and other documents filed by MPC with the SEC for no charge on the SEC website, MPC’s website at https://www.marathonpetroleum.com/Investors/ or by contacting MPC’s Investor Relations office.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit Number
 
Description
 
 
 
 
 
Press Release issued by Marathon Petroleum Corporation on October 31, 2019
 
Strategic Review Press Release issued by Marathon Petroleum Corporation on October 31, 2019
 
October 2019 Investor Presentation
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SIGNATURES
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.
 
 
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: October 31, 2019
By:
 
/s/ John J. Quaid
 
 
 
Name: John J. Quaid
 
 
 
Title: Vice President and Controller