Washington, D.C. 20549








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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 1, 2018





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-38158   82-0820780
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1845 Walnut Street, 10th Floor

Philadelphia, PA

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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (215) 832-4161


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


(c) On October 1, 2018, Falcon Minerals Corporation (the “Company”) named Stephen J. Pilatzke as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer. From January 2010 to September 2018, Mr. Pilatzke, age 39, served in multiple positions, most recently as Chief Accounting Officer, of Lightfoot Capital Partners GP, LLC, a private equity company with a focus on the energy sector. From October 2013 until its sale in December 2017, Mr. Pilatzke was also Chief Accounting Officer of Arc Logistics GP, LLC, the general partner of Arc Logistics Partners LP, formerly a publicly traded company and portfolio company of Lightfoot Capital Partners. Prior to joining Lightfoot Capital Partners, Mr. Pilatzke served as Chief Financial Officer and Controller of Paramount BioSciences LLC, a venture capital firm specializing in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector and was responsible for all of the accounting and reporting functions of the company and related portfolio companies, from 2005 to 2010. Prior to Paramount BioSciences LLC, Mr. Pilatzke worked as an auditor at Eisner LLP, an accounting and advisory firm, from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Pilatzke is a Certified Public Accountant and received his BS in Accounting from Binghamton University.


Mr. Pilatzke will receive an annual base salary of $225,000 and will be eligible for an annual bonus to be paid in part in cash and in part in Company stock in the sole discretion of the Company. Mr. Pilatzke will receive standard benefits as well as reimbursement of his COBRA payments for the duration of 2018.


There are no family relationships between Mr. Pilatzke and any director or executive officer of the Company, and Mr. Pilatzke has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. 


Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.


On October 2, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Pilatzke as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer. A copy of the press release is furnished hereto as Exhibit 99.1.


Information furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or subject to the liabilities of that Section. This information shall not be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.   Description of Exhibit
99.1   Press release







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: October 3, 2018


  By: /s/ Jeffrey F. Brotman
  Name: Jeffrey F. Brotman
  Title: Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal
Officer and Secretary



Exhibit 99.1





Contacts: Falcon Minerals:
  Jeff Brotman
  (215) 832-4161




PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 2, 2018 – Falcon Minerals Corporation (“Falcon” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FLMN, FLMNW) today announced the appointment of Stephen J. Pilatzke, CPA to the position of Chief Accounting Officer.


Daniel C. Herz, Chief Executive Officer and President of Falcon, stated, “We are very pleased to have Stephen join Falcon following his success at Arc Logistics, L.P. where he helped lead the public company accounting and financial efforts, as well as their numerous acquisitions. His public company and acquisition experience will be of great value as we grow Falcon.”


Mr. Pilatzke most recently served as Chief Accounting Officer of Lightfoot Capital Partners, GP, LLC since January 2010. From 2013 through to its sale in 2017, Mr. Pilatzke was also Chief Accounting Officer of Arc Logistics Partners LP, a former public subsidiary of Lightfoot Capital in the refined products business.


Prior to Lightfoot, Mr. Pilatzke served as Chief Financial Officer and Controller at Paramount BioSciences, a venture capital firm focused on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors, where he was responsible for all reporting for Paramount’s portfolio companies from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Pilatzke also served as a senior auditor at EisnerAmpner prior to Paramount. Mr. Pilatzke graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.


About Falcon Minerals


Falcon Minerals Corporation (NASDAQ: FLMN, FLMNW) is a C-Corporation formed to own and acquire high growth core-of-the-core oil-weighted minerals which generate substantial free cash flow. Falcon Minerals owns mineral, royalty, and over-riding royalty interests covering 251,000 gross unit acres in the Eagle Ford Shale and Austin Chalk in Karnes County, DeWitt County, and Gonzales County Texas. For more information, visit our website at www.falconminerals.com.