Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: April 26, 2013

(Date of earliest event reported)



Arête Industries, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




COLORADO   33-16820-D   84-1508638

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

7260 Osceola Street

Westminster, CO 80030

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(303) 427-8688

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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



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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.

On April 26, 2013, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Arête Industries, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Nicholas L. Scheidt as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Scheidt was appointed to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Donald W. Prosser as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer on April 26, 2013. Mr. Prosser continues to serve the Company as its interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Prosser’s resignation was not the result of any disagreement with the Company, known to an executive officer of the Company, on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.

Information on Mr. Scheidt, age 52, is as follows: Mr. Scheidt has served as President and Chairman of Apex Financing Services Corp aka Apex Realty Investments Inc. since 1983; he has served on the Board of Directors of Truck Wash Inc. since 1989; he has served on the Board of Directors of Out Reach Housing Corporation since 1992 and he has served as Chief Financial Officer of Truck Wash Inc. since 1995. Mr. Scheidt joined the Board on November 21, 2012.

Section 8.01 Other Events

On May 1, 2013, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Scheidt as Chief Executive Officer. A copy of this press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto. The reader is advised to read this press release in its entirety.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits

The Exhibits listed below are furnished as Exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K.






99.1    Press Release dated May 1, 2013


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: May 3, 2013      

/s/ Nicholas L. Scheidt

    Name:   Nicholas L. Scheidt
    Title:   Chief Executive Officer