SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): February 9, 2021
NOBLE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
|Delaware|| ||001-37640|| ||47-3011449|
|(State or other jurisdiction of|
incorporation or organization)
| ||(I.R.S. Employer|
|1001 Noble Energy Way|| ||77070|
|(Address of principal executive offices)|| ||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (281) 872-3100
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
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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 Units, Representing Limited Partner Interests||NBLX||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|(Nasdaq Global Select Market)|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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).
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Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant
(a) Dismissal of Previous Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.
On February 9, 2021, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PricewaterhouseCoopers”) was appointed as principal accountants for Noble Midstream Partners LP’s (the “Partnership”) fiscal year ending December 31, 2021. KPMG LLP (“KPMG”) will serve as the Partnership’s principal accountants through the completion of the 2020 audit and professional engagement period. Statements in response to Item 4.01 of the Partnership’s Form 8-K dated October 8, 2020, and the letter of KPMG attached thereto as Exhibit A, are incorporated herein by reference.
(b) Engagement of New Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.
On February 9, 2021 the Audit Committee approved the engagement of PricewaterhouseCoopers as the Partnership’s new independent registered public accounting firm for the Partnership’s fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.
During the Partnership’s two most recent fiscal years ended December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 and during the subsequent interim period through February 9, 2021, neither the Partnership nor anyone on its behalf consulted PricewaterhouseCoopers regarding either (i) the application of accounting principles to any specified transaction, either completed or proposed or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Partnership’s financial statements; or (ii) any matter that was either the subject of a disagreement (as described in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K) or a reportable event (as described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K).
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Partnership has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
| || ||NOBLE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP|
|By: Noble Midstream GP, LLC,|
Its General Partner
|Date:||February 11, 2021|| ||By: || ||/s/ Aaron G. Carlson|
| || || ||Aaron G. Carlson|
| || || ||Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|