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):    July 19, 2017 (July 17, 2017)


EV Energy Partners, L.P.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)



(State of Incorporation)


(Commission File No.)


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


1001 Fannin, Suite 800, Houston, Texas

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 651-1144




(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.


On July 17, 2017, EV Energy Partners, L.P. (the “Partnership”) received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Department (“Staff”) of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) notifying the Partnership that the Partnership’s common units representing limited partnership interests (“units”) closed below the $1.00 per unit minimum bid price required by NASDAQ Listing Rule 5450(a)(1) for 30 consecutive business days. The notice has no immediate effect on the listing or trading of the Partnership’s units, which will continue to trade on The Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “EVEP.”


In accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Partnership has a period of 180 calendar days, or until January 15, 2018, to achieve compliance with the minimum bid price requirement. The Partnership may regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement if at any time before January 15, 2018, the bid price for the Partnership’s units closes at $1.00 per unit or above for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days.


The Partnership intends to actively monitor the bid price of its units and will consider available options to regain compliance with the listing requirements.







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.


  EV Energy Partners, L.P.
Dated: July 19, 2017 By: /s/ NICHOLAS BOBROWSKI 
    Nicholas Bobrowski  

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EV

Management LLC, general partner of EV Energy GP, L.P.,

general partner of EV Energy Partners, L.P.