UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

________________

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  April 29, 2020  (April 29, 2020) 

 

HALLADOR ENERGY COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 

 

Colorado

001-34743

84-1014610

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

(Commission

File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

   

 

 

1183 East Canvasback Drive, Terre Haute, Indiana 47802

(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  303-839-5504

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:   

 

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).  

Emerging growth company     

  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange  Act.      

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:   

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Shares, $.01 par value

 

HNRG

 

Nasdaq

 

Item 8.01 Other Events.

On March 25, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued an order (the "SEC Order") under Section 36  (Release No. 34-88465) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”), granting exemptions from specified provisions of the Exchange Act and certain rules thereunder. The SEC Order provides conditional relief to public companies that are unable to timely comply with their filing obligations as a result of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) outbreak. The SEC Order provides that a registrant subject to the reporting requirements of Exchange Act Section 13(a) or 15(d), and any person required to make any filings with respect to such registrant, is exempt from any requirement to file or furnish materials with the Commission under Exchange Act Sections 13(a), 13(f), 13(g), 14(a), 14(c), 14(f), 15(d) and Regulations 13A, Regulation 13D-G (except for those provisions mandating the filing of Schedule 13D or amendments to Schedule 13D), 14A, 14C and 15D, and Exchange Act Rules 13f-1, and 14f-1, as applicable, if certain conditions are satisfied.

The COVID-19 pandemic and related events have resulted in Hallador Energy Company (the “Company” or “we”) management devoting significant time and attention to assessing the potential impact of COVID-19 and those events on the Company’s operations and financial position and developing operational and financial plans to address those matters, which has diverted management resources from completing all of the tasks necessary to prepare and file the Definitive Proxy Statement.  Also, out of an abundance of caution, certain employees at our corporate headquarters, including financial reporting and accounting staff, have been working remotely since the state of Indiana’s “stay at home” order went into effect March 23, 2020.  We have also delayed our annual shareholder meeting until August 13, 2020. 

As a result of these factors and in reliance on the SEC Order, we will file our proxy statement including the material that is to be incorporated into Part III of our Annual Report on Form 10-K within 45 days after the April 29, 2020 date when this information would have otherwise been due.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/LAWRENCE D. MARTIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:  April 29, 2020

 

HALLADOR ENERGY COMPANY

 

 

By:  /s/LAWRENCE D. MARTIN

      Lawrence D. Martin, CFO