SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Jaques Wade E

(Last) (First) (Middle)
410 17TH, SUITE 1500

(Street)
DENVER CO 80202

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. [ BCEI ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Controller
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/15/2011
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Class B Common Stock (1) 12/15/2011 A 150 A (1) 150 D
Common Stock 12/15/2011 P 1,000 A $13.61 1,150 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares of Class B common stock have been issued in the form of restricted stock subject the following vesting schedule: 1/3 per year for three years following the initial public offering of the Issuer's common stock. Pursuant to the amended and restated certificate of incorporation of the Issuer, immediately prior to the closing of an initial public offering of the Issuer's common stock, all shares of Class B common stock automatically will convert into shares of Class A common stock, at which time each share of Class A common stock will be reclassified as one share of common stock of the Issuer. Shares of common stock previously held as Class B Common Stock will remain subject to vesting.
Chris Humber as Attorney-in-Fact 12/19/2011
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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