Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 29, 2019


Century Aluminum Company
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
One South Wacker Drive
Suite 1000
Chicago, Illinois
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
(312) 696-3101
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share
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Item 1.01.    Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On April 29, 2019, Century Aluminum Company (the “Company”) entered into a Loan Agreement dated as of April 29, 2019 (the “Loan Agreement”) with Glencore Ltd. (“Glencore”) pursuant to which the Company borrowed $40,000,000 (the “Loan”) on that date. The Loan matures on December 31, 2021, and is to be repaid in twenty-four (24) equal monthly installments of principal, together with interest, beginning on January 31, 2020. The Loan bears interest at a floating rate equal to LIBOR plus 5.375% and is not secured by any collateral. As of December 31, 2018, Glencore and its affiliates beneficially owned 42.9% of Century’s outstanding common stock. From time to time Century and Glencore and its affiliates enter into various transactions for the purchase and sale of primary aluminum, purchase and sale of alumina, and certain forward financial contracts.
The description of the Loan Agreement set forth above is necessarily limited and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 2.03.    Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information described above under Item 1.01 above is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
Item 5.02    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On April 29, 2019, the Company announced that Mr. Jesse E. Gary, had been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Gary will also continue to serve as General Counsel. Mr. Gary, age 39, joined the Company in 2010 as Associate General Counsel.  He was promoted to Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in February 2013.  Prior to joining Century, Mr. Gary practiced law at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. Any changes to Mr. Gary's compensation in connection with his promotion have not yet been determined. A copy of the Company’s press release announcing the events described above is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 - Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)    Exhibits

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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.

May 3, 2019
         /s/ Jesse E. Gary
Jesse E. Gary
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Office, General Counsel & Secretary