Washington, D.C.  20549




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


Date of Earliest Event Reported:  June 8, 2009


Intrepid Potash, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


File Number)


(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


707 17th  Street, Suite 4200
Denver, Colorado  80202

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(303) 296-3006

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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Item 8.01             Other Events.


On June 8, 2009, Intrepid Production Corporation, a corporation wholly-owned by Robert P. Jornayvaz III, Chief Executive Officer of Intrepid Potash, Inc. (the “Company”), and Harvey Operating and Production Company, a corporation wholly-owned by Hugh E. Harvey, Jr., Chief Technology Officer of the Company, each entered into substantially similar Rule 10b5-1 sales plans (the “Plans”) with a broker to sell shares of the Company’s common stock.  The maximum number of shares that may be sold under each of the Plans amounts to less than 5% of the shares of the Company’s common stock beneficially owned by each of Messrs. Jornayvaz and Harvey, respectively.  Under each of the Plans, up to 750,000 shares of the Company’s common stock may be sold by Intrepid Production Corporation and Harvey Operating and Production Company beginning on June 10, 2009 with such shares to be sold in separate tranches at different specified market prices.  The Plans are scheduled to remain in effect until December 14, 2009.  Messrs. Jornayvaz and Harvey have entered into the Plans in order to diversify their personal investments.  Messrs. Jornayvaz and Harvey are each subject to the Company’s executive stock ownership guidelines that require Mr. Jornayvaz, as Chief Executive Officer, to own shares of the Company’s common stock with an average value equal to at least three times his annual base salary and Mr. Harvey, as a member of senior management, to own shares of the Company’s common stock with an average value equal to at least two times his annual base salary.


The Plans were adopted in accordance with the Company’s insider trading policy and are intended to comply with the provisions of Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Rule 10b5-1 permits officers and directors of public companies to adopt pre-determined plans for buying or selling specified amounts of stock.  After adoption of such a plan and during the term of the plan, the officer or director has no further involvement in carrying out the trades under the plan.  The existence of such a plan allows for personal holdings to be diversified in an orderly fashion from time to time in order to reduce the risk of over concentration in a particular investment, often as part of a personal financial, tax or estate planning strategy.


Except as required by law or as the Company may elect to disclose, the Company does not undertake to report other 10b5-1 plans established by officers or directors of the Company nor to report modifications or terminations of, or transactions or other activities under, any 10b5-1 plan relating to the Company’s common stock.  Any sales transactions under the Plans will be disclosed publicly through Form 144 and Form 4 filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.








Dated: June 10, 2009


/s/ Martin D. Litt



Martin D. Litt



Executive Vice President and



General Counsel