As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 22, 2021
Registration No. 333-187116
Registration No. 333-214402
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENTS NO. 1
REGISTRATION STATEMENT NO. 333-187116
REGISTRATION STATEMENT NO. 333-214402
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
BRISTOW GROUP INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
3151 Briarpark Drive, Suite 700
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
ERA GROUP INC. 2013 EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN
(Full title of the plan)
Crystal L. Gordon
Senior Vice President, General Counsel,
Head of Government Affairs, and Corporate Secretary
Bristow Group Inc.
3151 Briarpark Drive, Suite 700
Houston, Texas 77042
(Name, address and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
With a copy to:
Carina L. Antweil
Baker Botts L.L.P.
910 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of large accelerated filer, accelerated filer, smaller reporting company and emerging growth company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. ☐
Bristow Group Inc. (the Registrant), formerly known as Era Group Inc. (Era), is filing these post-effective amendments (the Post-Effective Amendments) to the Registration Statements on Form S-8 listed below (the Registration Statements) to terminate the effectiveness of the Registration Statements and to deregister all shares of common stock registered but unissued under the Era Group Inc. 2013 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the Plan) as of the date hereof.
The Post-Effective Amendments relate to the following Registration Statements:
Registration Statement on Form S-8 (No. 333-187116), which was filed by Era with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on March 8, 2013, registering 300,000 shares of common stock; and
Registration Statement on Form S-8 (No. 333-214402), which was filed by Era with the SEC on November 2, 2016, registering 400,000 shares of common stock.
On June 11, 2020, pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated January 23, 2020, as amended on April 22, 2020 (the Merger Agreement), by and among Era, Bristow Group Inc. (Old Bristow) and Ruby Redux Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Era (Merger Sub), Merger Sub merged with and into Old Bristow, with Old Bristow continuing as the surviving corporation and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Era (the Merger). As a result of the Merger, Era changed its name to Bristow Group Inc.
In connection with the Merger, the Registrant terminated all offerings of common stock pursuant to the Registration Statements. The Registrant is filing the Post-Effective Amendments in accordance with the undertakings in the Registration Statements to terminate the effectiveness of the Registration Statements and to remove from registration by means of a post-effective registration statement any of the securities being registered which remain unsold as of the date hereof.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused the Post-Effective Amendments to the Registration Statements to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Houston, State of Texas, on the 22nd day of October, 2021.
|BRISTOW GROUP INC.|
/s/ Crystal L. Gordon
|Name: Crystal L. Gordon|
|Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Head of Government Affairs, and Corporate Secretary|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Post-Effective Amendments to the Registration Statements have been signed by the following persons in the capacities indicated on the 22nd day of October, 2021.
/s/ Christopher S. Bradshaw
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
(Principal Executive Officer)
|Christopher S. Bradshaw|
/s/ Jennifer D. Whalen
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Accounting and Financial Officer)
|Jennifer D. Whalen|
/s/ Lorin L. Brass
|Lorin L. Brass|
/s/ Charles Fabrikant
/s/ Wesley E. Kern
|Wesley E. Kern|
/s/ Robert J. Manzo
|Robert J. Manzo|
/s/ G. Mark Mickelson
|Chairman of the Board and Director|
|G. Mark Mickelson|
/s/ General Maryanne Miller, Ret.
|General Maryanne Miller, Ret.|
/s/ Christopher Pucillo
/s/ Brian D. Truelove
|Brian D. Truelove|