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 25, 2020



Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Louisiana   001-34279   72-1147390

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

16225 Park Ten Place, Suite 300

Houston, Texas

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 714-6100



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, no par value per share   GIFI   NASDAQ

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR § 240.12b-2).

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Item 1.01

Entry Into a Material Agreement.

As previously disclosed, on November 2, 2018, Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Cooperation Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Piton Capital Partners, LLC and Kokino LLC (together, “Piton”). On February 25, 2020, the Company and Piton entered into a First Amendment to the Agreement (the “Amendment”), which will not be effective unless and until the Board re-nominates the Piton Designee for re-election to the Board as a Class II director for a three-year term at the 2020 Annual Meeting. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings given to them in the Amendment or the Agreement, as applicable.

The Amendment will, among other things:



extend the Termination Date to the day that immediately follows the date of the 2021 Annual Meeting (if not earlier terminated as provided in the Agreement); provide that, if the Piton Designee, is not elected to the Board by a majority vote of the shareholders at the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting, the Agreement, as amended by the Amendment, will terminate as of the close of business on the date of the 2020 Annual Meeting; and



increase the Ownership Cap of the Company’s outstanding common stock that Piton is permitted to own from 12.5% to 15%.

The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, which is attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 10.1.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.







10.1*    First Amendment to Cooperation Agreement dated February 25, 2020, by and among Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., Piton Capital Partners, LLC and Kokino LLC



Filed with this Current Report.




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.


Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.

/s/ Westley S. Stockton

  Westley S. Stockton
  Executive Vice President,
  Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
  (Principal Financial Officer)

Date: February 26, 2020