jrcc_8k-012412.htm


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC  20549
 

 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
January 24, 2012

 
JAMES RIVER COAL COMPANY

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
 
Virginia
000-51129
54-1602012
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

901 E. Byrd Street, Suite 1600, Richmond, Virginia
23219
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(804) 780-3000

 
Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
 
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ITEM 5.03       AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS; CHANGE IN FISCAL YEAR
 
On January 24, 2012, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of James River Coal Company (the “Company”) adopted and approved amended and restated bylaws of the Company (the “Bylaws”), effective as of April 23, 2012.  The Bylaws restate the Company’s bylaws in their entirety and were adopted to implement revisions to the Company’s advance notice requirements with respect to director nominations and certain other business a shareholder wishes to bring before an annual meeting of shareholders. These amendments will be effective for annual meetings of the shareholders occurring after the 2012 annual meeting of shareholders.
 
 The Bylaws revise the provisions relating to advance notice of shareholder business proposals and director nominations for annual meetings of shareholders to provide that if the date of the annual meeting has been changed by more than 30 days from the anniversary date of the previous year’s annual meeting, shareholder business proposals submitted outside of Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and shareholder proposals for director nominations must be delivered to the Company (i) with respect to shareholder business proposals submitted outside of Rule 14a-8 of the Exchange Act, no later than the later of 90 days before the date of the annual meeting or the 10th calendar day following the day on which public announcement of the date of such annual meeting is first made by the Company and (ii) with respect to shareholder proposals for director nominations, no later than the later of 120 days before the date of the annual meeting or the 10th calendar day following the day on which public announcement of the date of such annual meeting is first made by the Company.

The foregoing summary of the Bylaws is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Bylaws, which is filed as Exhibit 3.2 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

ITEM 8.01       OTHER EVENTS
 
The Company has scheduled its 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “2012 Annual Meeting”) to be held at the Company’s principal office located at 901 E. Byrd Street, Suite 1600, Richmond, Virginia 23219, on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., local time. The Company set March 13, 2012 as the record date for shareholders entitiled to notice of, and to vote at, the 2012 Annual Meeting.

The 2012 Annual Meeting is being held more than 30 days before the anniversary of the Company’s most recent annual meeting of shareholders.  As a result, pursuant to Rule 14a-8 of the Exchange Act, the Company has set a new deadline for the receipt of any shareholder proposals submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-8 of the Exchange Act for inclusion in the Company’s proxy materials for the 2012 Annual Meeting.  Accordingly, the submission of shareholder proposals pursuant to Rule 14a-8 of the Exchange Act must be received by the Company’s Secretary at the principal office of the Company on or before February 13, 2012 and must comply with all the rules of Rule 14a-8 of the Exchange Act.

The Company’s Bylaws set forth when a shareholder must provide notice to the Company of director nominations and other business proposals that the shareholder wants to bring before the 2012 Annual Meeting outside of Rule 14a-8 of the Exchange Act.  Because the date of the 2012 Annual Meeting is more than 30 days from the anniversary date of the previous year’s annual meeting, the Company has extended the deadlines for submission of shareholder proposals for director nominations and other shareholder business proposals for the 2012 Annual Meeting made submitted outside of Rule 14a-8 of the Exchange Act.  Accordingly, shareholder proposals for director nominations and other shareholder business proposals for the 2012 Annual Meeting outside of Rule 14a-8 of the Exchange Act must be received by the Company’s Secretary at the principal office of the Company on or before February 13, 2012 and must comply with all other requirements set forth in the Bylaws.

Notices should be addressed and sent to: Corporate Secretary, James River Coal Company, 901 E. Byrd Street, Suite 1600, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

ITEM 9.01       FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

(d) 
Exhibits.

Exhibit No.
 
Description
     
3.2
 
James River Coal Company Amended and Restated Bylaws


 
 

 


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.
 
 
   JAMES RIVER COAL COMPANY
(Registrant)
 
By:  /s/ Samuel M. Hopkins II
Samuel M. Hopkins II
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
 
Date:  January 27, 2012