Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 16, 2018




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


1-32886   73-0767549
(Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

20 N. Broadway

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

(405) 234-9000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 8.01 – Other Events.

On February 16, 2018, Continental Resources, Inc. (the “Company”) reached a settlement in connection with the case filed in November 2010 in the District Court of Blaine County by Billy J. Strack and Daniela A. Renner as trustees of certain named trusts and on behalf of other similarly situated parties against the Company. Under the settlement, if approved, the Company will make payments and incur costs associated with the settlement of approximately $59.6 million. This amount will be included in the “Accrued liabilities and other” and “General and administrative expenses” line items in its December 31, 2017 financial statements to be included in the Form 10-K to be filed by the Company in connection with the 2017 fiscal year.


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.


Dated: February 16, 2018    
    By:   /s/ John D. Hart
      John D. Hart
      Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer