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): October 1, 2018


Summit Midstream Partners, LP

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction




(IRS Employer

of incorporation)


File Number)


Identification No.)


1790 Hughes Landing Blvd

Suite 500

The Woodlands, TX 77380

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (832) 413-4770


Not applicable

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


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Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

As disclosed in Item 5.02 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on September 19, 2018 by Summit Midstream Partners, LP (the “Partnership”), Susan Tomasky, a member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Summit Midstream GP, LLC (the “Company”) and the Audit Committee of the Board, resigned effective October 1, 2018.  The Company is the general partner of the Partnership.  Ms. Tomasky’s decision to resign from the Board was a result of her acceptance of a new position with another public company and was not due to any dispute or disagreement with the Company or the Partnership on any matter relating to the Partnership’s operations, policies or practices.  As a result of Ms. Tomasky’s resignation, the Audit Committee of the Board is presently comprised of two directors, each of whom are independent under the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) listing standards.

On October 1, 2018, the Partnership filed an interim written affirmation with the NYSE notifying the NYSE that it is temporarily deficient of the requirement under Section 303A.07(a) of the NYSE Listed Company Manual that audit committees be comprised of at least three independent directors.  The Partnership expects to receive an official notice from the NYSE of noncompliance with the NYSE’s listing standards as a result of the failure to have three independent members on its audit committee.  

Since the time that Ms. Tomasky first notified the Partnership of her expected departure, the Partnership has undertaken a search for a new independent director and expects to announce a replacement in a timely manner.  Upon appointing a new member of the Audit Committee that meets the independence requirements of Section 10A-3 of, and Rule 10A-3 under, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 303A.02 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual, the Partnership will regain compliance with the applicable NYSE listing standard.  The Partnership expects to fill the vacancy created by Ms. Tomasky’s departure in conformity with the procedures outlined in Section 802.02 of the NYSE Listing Company Manual.







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.



Summit Midstream Partners, LP










Summit Midstream GP, LLC (its general partner)





October 1, 2018

/s/ Matthew S. Harrison



Matthew S. Harrison, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer