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): April 9, 2018 (April 3, 2018)


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



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


As previously disclosed, on April 2, 2018, EV Energy Partners, L.P. (the “Company”) filed voluntary petitions (“Chapter 11 Cases”) under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.


On April 3, 2018, the Company received a letter from the listing qualifications department staff of the NASDAQ Stock Market (“NASDAQ”) notifying the Company that, as a result of the Chapter 11 Cases and in accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rules 5101, 5110(b) and IM-5101-1, NASDAQ has determined that the Company’s common units representing limited partner interests (“common units”) will be delisted from the NASDAQ Capital Market. Accordingly, unless the Company requests an appeal of this determination, trading of the common units will be suspended at the opening of business on April 12, 2018, and a Form 25-NSE will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which will remove the Company’s common units from listing and registration on the NASDAQ Capital Market.


The Company currently intends to request an appeal of this determination.


As previously disclosed, on July 17, 2017, NASDAQ notified the Company that the bid price of its common stock had closed below $1 per share for 30 consecutive trading days and accordingly the Company was not in compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5450(a)(1).





     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:  April 9,  2018 By:  Nicholas Bobrowski                                     
  Nicholas Bobrowski
  Chief Financial Officer of EV Management LLC,     
  General partner of EV Energy GP, L.P.,
  General partner of EV Energy Partners, L.P.