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): February 26, 2020
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 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On February 26, 2020, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. (the “Company”) granted an aggregate amount of 240,000 stock options pursuant to the 2020 Equity Plan (the “2020 Equity Plan”) to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock to several officers, directors, and employees at an exercise price of $5.41 per share, which represents the closing price of the Company’s shares on the OTCQB marketplace on February 20, 2020. The officers and directors receiving grants and the amounts of such grants were as follows:
|Name and Title||Number of Stock Option Shares Granted|
|Ken DeCubellis, Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer||60,377|
|Michael Eisele, Chief Operating Officer||42,264|
|Bradley Berman, Chairman of the Board and Director||24,151|
|Joseph Lahti, Director||24,151|
|Benjamin Oehler, Director||24,151|
|Lyle Berman, Director||24,151|
All of the stock options granted under the 2020 Equity Plan presented in the table above will vest in five equal installments, commencing one year from the date of grant on February 26, 2021, and continuing for the next four anniversaries thereof until fully vested.
As a condition of accepting grants of stock options under the 2020 Equity Plan, participants are required to enter into a Stock Option Agreement with the Company, a form of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto for incentive stock option grants (“Form of 2020 Incentive Stock Option Grant Agreement”) and a form of which is attached as Exhibit 99.2 hereto for non-qualified stock option grants (“Form of 2020 Non-Qualified Stock Option Grant Agreement”). The foregoing description of the Form of 2020 Incentive Stock Option Grant Agreement and Form of 2020 Non-Qualified Stock Option Grant are qualified in its entirety by the terms of the Form of 2020 Stock Option Grant Agreement, attached to this current report as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2.
The 2020 Equity Plan was approved by written consent of a majority of shareholders of record as of November 12, 2019 and adopted by the Board on December 5, 2019 as provided in the definitive information statement filed with Securities and Exchange Commission on January 10, 2020 (the “DEF 14C”). The foregoing description of the 2020 Equity Plan is qualified in its entirety by the text of the 2020 Equity Plan, a copy of which is attached as Annex C to the DEF 14C.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Form of 2020 Incentive Stock Option Grant Agreement|
|99.2||Form of 2020 Non-Qualified Stock Option Grant Agreement|
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/ Kenneth DeCubellis|
Chief Executive Officer and
Interim Chief Financial Officer
|Date: February 26, 2020|