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)
June 17, 2022

SM Energy Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 320080203
Denver, Colorado
(Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (303) 861-8140

1775 Sherman Street, Suite 1200
Denver, Colorado 80203
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Common stock, $0.01 par value
New York Stock Exchange
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Item 1.02    Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement
On June 17, 2022, SM Energy Company (the “Company”) used cash on hand to redeem the $446.7 million of aggregate principal amount outstanding of its 10.0% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 (the “2025 Senior Secured Notes”) at a redemption price of 107.5 percent of the principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, pursuant to the terms of the indenture governing the 2025 Senior Secured Notes (the “Indenture”). In connection with the redemption of the 2025 Senior Secured Notes, on June 17, 2022, the Company satisfied and discharged all of its remaining obligations under the Indenture, and all collateral that secures such obligations will be released and discharged. The Company cancelled all redeemed 2025 Senior Secured Notes upon settlement.

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.
Date:June 17, 2022By:/s/ PATRICK A. LYTLE
Patrick A. Lytle
Vice President - Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
(Principal Accounting Officer)


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