COMSTOCK RESOURCES, INC. (NYSE:CRK) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain OfficersItem 5.02
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers, Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On September 7, 2018, Comstock Resources, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into new employment contracts with its Chief Executive Officer, M. Jay Allison and its President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, Roland O. Burns. The employment contracts were approved by the Company’s Compensation Committee.
The employment contracts are substantially consistent with the employment contracts previously adopted by the Company in 2014 with a few material exceptions described below.
The employment contracts were amended to provide that the cash severance payable upon involuntary termination without “Cause” or resignation for “Good Reason” as such terms are defined in the employment contracts (a “qualifying termination”) within 24 months of a “Change in Control” which is subsequent to the “Jones Transactions” (as each capitalized term is therein defined) will be a multiple of the employee’s annual base salary and target annual bonus for the year in which the termination occurs, payable twelve (12) months following termination of employment.
If the employee’s employment is terminated in a qualifying termination prior to the first anniversary of the Jones Transactions, the amount of cash severance payable will be determined under the terms of the employment contracts adopted in 2014.
The employment contracts were also revised to provide for up to five (5) annual retention bonus payments if the employee remains employed on specified “Retention Vesting Dates” (as such capitalized term is therein defined). If the employee’s employment is terminated in a qualifying termination or a Change in Control occurs on or after the initial Retention Vesting Date, then any unpaid portion of the retention bonuses will immediately vest and be paid in a lump sum. Any other severance benefits payable under the employment contracts will be offset and reduced by any such retention bonus described in the foregoing sentence.
The amended employment contracts impose additional restrictions on the employees both during and following employment with the Company. These restrictions include limits on the use of confidential information and a twelve (12) month non-competition and non-solicitation requirement following termination of employment.
The foregoing description of the employment contracts does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the respective employment contracts, copies of which are attached hereto as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, and are incorporated into this Item 5.02 by reference.
COMSTOCK RESOURCES INC ExhibitEX-10.1 2 crk-ex101_7.htm EX-10.1 crk-ex101_7.htm Exhibit 10.1 EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT(As Amended and RestatedEffective September 7,…To view the full exhibit click
About COMSTOCK RESOURCES, INC. (NYSE:CRK)
Comstock Resources, Inc. is an energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas in the United States. The Company operates in the segment of exploration and production of oil and natural gas. The Company’s oil and gas operations are concentrated in Texas and Louisiana. Its operations are focused in two operating areas: East Texas/North Louisiana and South Texas. The Company’s properties in the East Texas/North Louisiana region include approximately 80,660 acres in the Haynesville or Bossier shale formations. The Company’s Eagleville field includes approximately 30,220 acres located in the oil window of the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas. The Company owns interests in over 1,575 producing oil and natural gas wells, and operates over 950 of these wells. The Company owns interests in over 20 wells in the Rosita field, located in Duval County, Texas.
An ad to help with our costs