Washington, D.C. 20549







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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 7, 2017




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





Delaware   1-4300   41-0747868

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

2000 Post Oak Boulevard

Suite 100

Houston, Texas 77056-4400

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 296-6000



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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 December 7, 2017, Charles J. Pitman notified the board of directors (the “Board”) of Apache Corporation (the “Company”) that he intends to retire effective December 31, 2017, five months before he is ineligible to stand for re-election at the May 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders as a result of the Company’s mandatory director retirement age of 75. Mr. Pitman is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board and the Management Development and Compensation Committee of the Board. Also, he served as the lead director of the Board from February 2013 until May 2015 and as Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board from February 2003 until May 2014. Mr. Pitman stated that he does not have any disagreement with the Company or its management on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies, or practices. Mr. Pitman has served on the Board since 2000.


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.


Date: December 13, 2017     /s/ Rebecca A. Hoyt
    Rebecca A. Hoyt

Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Controller

(Principal Accounting Officer)\