Form 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 18, 2019

 

 

FALCON MINERALS CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-38158   82-0820780

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)

  (Commission File Number)  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

 

1845 Walnut Street, 10th Floor

Philadelphia, PA

  19103
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

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

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation to the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share   FLMN   Nasdaq Capital Market
Warrants, each to purchase one share of Class A Common Stock   FLMNW   Nasdaq Capital Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  ☒

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 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


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

On June 18, 2019, Jeffrey F. Brotman, the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Falcon Minerals Corporation (the “Company”) stepped down as Chief Financial Officer, and the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) appointed Bryan C. Gunderson as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Brotman will remain as the Company’s Chief Legal Officer and Secretary.

Mr. Gunderson, age 38, previously served as the Executive Vice President, Finance of Nine Point Energy, a private exploration and production company where he was responsible for finance, budgeting and financial controls. Before that, from 2013 to 2016, he served as Vice President, Office of the CEO, of Triangle Petroleum, a public oil and gas business. From 2011 to 2013 he was an Associate in the Energy Financial Services division of General Electric. Before that he was a Financial Analyst in the Global Upstream division of Chevron. Mr. Gunderson received a BA from Bard College and a MBA in finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Gunderson will receive an annual base salary of $275,000 and will be eligible to receive an annual performance-based bonus, with a target of 100% of base salary, based upon the attainment of certain goals to be established by the Company. In addition to the foregoing, Mr. Gunderson received 30,000 restricted shares of the Company’s Class A common stock (“RSUs”) under the Company’s 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), which vest 25% on the 1 year and 2 year anniversaries of the start of his employment, and 50% on the 3 year anniversary of the start of his employment, so long as Mr. Gunderson remains continuously employed by the Company through each such vesting date except as otherwise provided in the grant agreement. Mr. Gunderson also received 60,000 performance stock units (“PSUs”) subject to both time vesting and performance vesting. Subject to the terms of the Plan and the grant agreement, the PSUs will time vest on June 18, 2022 and performance vest, if at all, based on the Company’s trading price of common stock for the performance period ending June 18, 2026, so long as Mr. Gunderson remains continuously employed by the Company through such vesting date except as otherwise provided in the grant agreement.

The foregoing descriptions of the Plan awards do not purport to be complete and are qualified by reference to the grant agreements, forms of which have been previously filed by the company.

There are no family relationships between Mr. Gunderson and any of the Company’s directors or executive officers. There are no related party transactions involving Mr. Gunderson that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

In connection with Mr. Brotman’s stepping down as Chief Financial Officer, he has agreed to a reduction of his annual base salary to $100,000 and to amend his award agreements to reflect a forfeiture of 25,125 unvested RSUs and 75% of his unvested PSUs.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

On June 18, 2019, the Company issued a press release in connection with the foregoing, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.


Information furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. This information shall not be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act 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
99.1    Press Release issued on June 18, 2019


SIGNATURE

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: June 20, 2019

 

FALCON MINERALS CORPORATION

By:

 

/s/ Jeffrey F. Brotman

Name:

 

Jeffrey F. Brotman

Title:

 

Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

LOGO

NEWS RELEASE

 

Contacts:

Falcon Minerals:

    

Brian Begley

    

bbegley@falconminerals.com

FALCON MINERALS APPOINTS BRYAN C. GUNDERSON AS

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

NEW YORK, NY – June 18, 2019 – Falcon Minerals Corporation (“Falcon” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FLMN, FLMNW) today announced that the Company has appointed Bryan C. Gunderson as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Gunderson most recently served as Executive Vice President—Finance of Nine Point Energy, a private oil & gas exploration and production company, where he was responsible for corporate finance, budgeting and financial controls. Prior to Nine Point Energy, Mr. Gunderson served as Vice President of the Office of the CEO of Triangle Petroleum, a public oil and gas enterprise. Mr. Gunderson also previously served as an Associate in the Energy Financial Services division of General Electric and as a Financial Analyst in the Global Upstream division of Chevron. Mr. Gunderson received a Masters in Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College.

Jeffrey F. Brotman, the Company’s current Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, has stepped down as Chief Financial Officer and will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Legal Officer and Secretary.

Daniel C. Herz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Falcon, stated, “I would like to thank Jeff for his tremendous work in helping to create and build Falcon Minerals from its initial stages. Jeff’s work has positioned Falcon to grow meaningfully from a strong financial and operational foundation, and I look forward to continuing to work together. We welcome Bryan to Falcon, as this marks the next phase of our development as a dynamic company. Bryan’s expertise and experience in both finance and helping to build energy companies perfectly complement our great team at Falcon Minerals and will help us to continue our focus on expanding our enterprise.”

About Falcon Minerals

Falcon Minerals Corporation (NASDAQ: FLMN, FLMNW) is a C-Corporation formed to own and acquire high growth oil-weighted minerals rights. Falcon Minerals owns mineral, royalty, and over-riding royalty interests covering approximately 256,000 gross unit acres in the Eagle Ford Shale and Austin Chalk in Karnes, DeWitt and Gonzales Counties in Texas. The Company also owns additional assets of approximately 68,000 gross unit acres in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia prospective for the Marcellus Shale. For more information, visit our website at www.falconminerals.com.