SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 3, 2017
BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
110 North 5th Street, Suite 410
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (952) 426-1241
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events
On August 3, 2017, Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. (the “Company”) commenced its previously announced rights offering (the “Rights Offering”) pursuant to which the Company will issue, at no charge, non-transferable subscription rights (each a “Right” and collectively the “Rights”) to holders of the Company’s common stock.
The Company is distributing, on a pro rata basis, one Right for each share of common stock owned by shareholders at 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on August 2, 2017 (the “Record Date”). Each Right will permit a shareholder to purchase up to nine shares of common stock at a subscription price of $0.012 per share.
If all of the shares are sold in the Rights Offering, the Company expects to realize total gross proceeds of approximately $5.182 million.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Rights Offering for the sponsorship of a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) focused on effecting a merger or similar business combination with a target business in the energy industry. Any proceeds from the Rights Offering that remain following the SPAC sponsorship will be used for general corporate purposes which may include other investments and acquisitions.
The Company filed a Registration Statement on Form S-1 (the “Registration Statement”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to register the 431,819,910 shares of common stock to be offered in the Rights Offering. The Registration Statement was declared effective by the SEC on August 3, 2017.
This Current Report on Form 8-K does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. The completion of the Rights Offering remains subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, and the Company reserves the right to terminate the Rights Offering at any time prior to the expiration date of the Rights Offering, including prior to the rights distribution or the commencement of the Rights Offering. The Registration Statement includes a preliminary prospectus relating to the Rights Offering from which certain information has been omitted as permitted by the SEC’s rules. A final prospectus will be filed with the SEC and be sent to shareholders as of the record date for the Rights Offering. The Company may also file other documents with the SEC regarding the Rights Offering and/or the Standby Offering. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO CAREFULLY READ THE PROSPECTUS (INCLUDING ALL AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED RIGHTS OFFERING. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain a free copy of the prospectus (if and when it becomes available) and other documents, once such documents are filed by the Company with the SEC through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements do not represent historical facts, but rather statements about management’s beliefs, plans and objectives about the future, as well as its assumptions and judgments concerning such beliefs, plans and objectives. These statements are evidenced by terms such as “anticipate”, “estimate”, “should”, “expect”, “believe”, “intend”, and similar expressions. Although these statements reflect management’s good faith beliefs and projections, they are not guarantees of future performance and they may not prove true. These projections involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those addressed in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, changes in general economic, market, or business conditions; changes in the financial condition and results of operations of the Company and its subsidiaries; changes in laws or regulations or policies of federal and state regulators and agencies; circumstances that might prevent or delay the consummation of the Rights Offering and/or the backstop offering; and other circumstances beyond the Company’s control. Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this report are qualified by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual results anticipated will be realized, or if substantially realized, will have the expected consequences on the Company’s business or operations. For a discussion of the risks and uncertainties to which the Company is subject, see the section of the periodic reports that the Company files with the SEC entitled “Risk Factors”.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The exhibits furnished with this report are listed in the Exhibit Index which immediately follows the signatures hereto, which Exhibit Index is incorporated herein by reference.
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.
|BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ James Moe|
|Chief Financial Officer|
|Date: August 3, 2017|
|99.1||Press Release, dated August 3, 2017|