QEP RESOURCES, INC.
We may offer,
issue and sell, from time to time, our debt securities, common stock and preferred stock. We refer to our debt securities, common stock and preferred stock collectively as the securities. We will determine when we sell securities, the
amount of securities we will sell and the prices and other terms on which we will sell them.
We will provide the specific terms of these
securities in supplements to this prospectus. You should read this prospectus and the accompanying prospectus supplement carefully before you make your investment decision.
QEP Resources, Inc.s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol QEP.
This prospectus may not be used to sell securities unless accompanied by a prospectus supplement or a free writing prospectus.
We may offer and sell securities to or through one or more underwriters, dealers and agents, or directly to purchasers, on a continuous or
delayed basis. The prospectus supplement for each offering of securities will describe in detail the plan of distribution for that offering. For general information about the distribution of securities offered, please see Plan of
Distribution in this prospectus.
Investing in our securities involves risks. Please read carefully the section entitled Risk Factors
beginning on page 9 of this prospectus along with the risk factors included in our periodic reports and other information that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission incorporated by reference in this prospectus.
Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or
passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
The date of
this prospectus is March 9, 2018.