PANHANDLE OIL AND GAS INC. (NYSE:PHX) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

PANHANDLE OIL AND GAS INC. (NYSE:PHX) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
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Departure of Robb P. Winfield

On March 9, 2020, Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (the “Company”) accepted the resignation of Robb P. Winfield from his positions as the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Controller, and Corporate Secretary and as an employee of the Company, with his last day at the Company being March 13, 2020. Mr. Winfield had served as an officer of the Company since 2009. In his resignation letter, Mr. Winfield stated that he had no disagreements with the Company, its management, the Board, any committee of the Board or with respect to its financial reporting.

Appointment of Raphael D’Amico as Chief Financial Officer

In connection with Mr. Winfield’s departure, the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) appointed Raphael D’Amico as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective March 9, 2020. Mr. D’Amico, age 44, currently serves as the Company’s Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations, a position he has held since joining the Company on January 2, 2019. In addition to assuming the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Company, Mr. D’Amico will continue to serve the Company as Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations.

Mr. D’Amico has over 20 years of experience in finance and investment banking, the majority of which has focused on the energy sector. Over the course of his career, Mr. D’Amico has been involved in over $5 billion of lead managed advisory and capital market transactions. More recently, Mr. D’Amico has been on the leading edge of the minerals and royalties space where he has obtained an extensive knowledge base, executed numerous transactions, and helped the sector gain exposure within the investment community.

Before joining the Company, from April 2017 through December 2018, Mr. D’Amico served as a Managing Director at Seaport Global Securities, a full-service independent investment bank. Prior to his employment with Seaport Global Securities, from July 2008 through February 2017, Mr. D’Amico served as a Managing Director, Energy & Natural Resources Investment Banking, at Stifel Nicolaus, an investment bank and financial services company. Mr. D’Amico also held positions during his career at other investment banking and financial services companies including Jefferies, Friedman Billings Ramsey, and Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. D’Amico holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Maryland and an MBA from The George Washington University. No previous employer of Mr. D’Amico is a parent, subsidiary, or other affiliate of the Company.

Family Relationships

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. D’Amico and any other persons to which Mr. D’Amico was selected as Chief Financial Officer. There are no family relationships between Mr. D’Amico and any director, executive officer, or person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer of the Company within the meaning of Item 401(d) of Regulation S-K under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (“Regulation S-K”).

Related Party Transactions

Since the beginning of the Company’s last fiscal year, the Company has not engaged in any transaction in which Mr. D’Amico had a direct or indirect material interest within the meaning of Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

On March 10, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Raphael D’Amico as Chief Financial Officer.

A copy of this press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. This information shall not be deemed to be “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, and is not incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

(d) Exhibits

*Filed herewith

PANHANDLE OIL & GAS INC Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 phx-ex991_14.htm EX-99.1 phx-ex991_14.htm EXHIBIT 99.1   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PLEASE CONTACT: Chad L. Stephens 405.948.1560 Website: www.panhandleoilandgas.com   PANHANDLE OIL AND GAS INC. ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION OF OFFICER   OKLAHOMA CITY,…
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About PANHANDLE OIL AND GAS INC. (NYSE:PHX)

Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. is engaged in the acquisition, management and development of non-operated oil and natural gas properties, including wells located on its mineral and leasehold acreage. The Company’s mineral and leasehold properties are located primarily in Arkansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Texas, with properties also located in various other states. The Company’s oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas production is primarily from wells located in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. As of September 30, 2015, the Company’s principal properties consisted of perpetual ownership of 255,411 net mineral acres, held principally in Arkansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas and six other states; leases on 19,575 net acres primarily in Oklahoma, and working interests, royalty interests, or both, in 6,195 producing oil and natural gas wells, and 65 wells in the process of being drilled or completed.

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