Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Date of Report: May 1, 2019

(Date of earliest event reported)


Intrepid Potash, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


1001 17th Street, Suite 1050

Denver, Colorado 80202

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)


(303) 296-3006

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class


Trading symbol


Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share




New York Stock Exchange


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Item 2.01              Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets


On May 1, 2019, Intrepid Potash, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Intrepid”), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Intrepid Potash — New Mexico, LLC, a New Mexico limited liability company (“IPNM”), completed the acquisition from Dinwiddie Cattle Company, LLC, a New Mexico limited liability company (“Seller”), of 100% of (i) that certain parcel of land called the Dinwiddie Jal Ranch located in Lea County, New Mexico, and (ii) related water rights and associated property, improvements, accessions, facilities, equipment, property, and contracts (collectively, the “Assets”).  The acquisition was completed pursuant to the terms of that previously disclosed purchase and sale agreement (as amended, the “Purchase Agreement”) by and among IPNM, Seller, and Sherbrooke Partners, LLC, a Texas limited liability company (“Sherbrooke”), wherein IPNM and Sherbrooke agreed to jointly and severally acquire the Assets.  Sherbrooke did not participate in the completed acquisition.


The consideration paid to Seller by IPNM for the Assets was $53 million, including the application of a $3 million deposit. Pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement, Seller may earn up to an additional $12 million pending the resolution of certain issues identified by Buyers during the diligence process. Further, as additional consideration for the sale, Seller reserved a 20-year, 10% royalty on all saltwater disposal revenue received by IPNM from any salt water disposal wells developed on the Assets, as well as a 20-year, 10% royalty, proportionately reduced as to IPNM’s interests therein, on any saltwater revenue received by IPNM pursuant to any joint venture or area of mutual interest agreement relating to certain properties located near the Assets should one materialize in the future.


Item 7.01              Regulation FD Disclosure.


On May 2, 2019, Intrepid issued a press release announcing the closing of its acquisition of the Assets. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the attached Exhibit 99.1, is being “furnished” pursuant to Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and is not incorporated by reference into any filing, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.


Item 9.01              Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)  Exhibits.


Exhibit No.








Press Release of Intrepid Potash, Inc., dated May 2, 2019






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 thereunto duly authorized.





Intrepid Potash, Inc.







May 2, 2019





/s/ Margaret E. McCandless



Margaret E. McCandless



Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary