8-K 1 d812495d8k.htm 8-K 8-K





Washington, DC 20549









Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): September 30, 2019




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Texas   001-16317   95-4079863

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

717 Texas Ave., Suite 2900, Houston Texas 77002

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(713) 236-7400

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Common Stock, Par Value $0.04 per share   MCF   NYSE American

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Item 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On September 30, 2019, Contango Oil & Gas Company (the “Company,” “we,” “our”) entered into an asset purchase and sale agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with White Star Petroleum, LLC, White Star Petroleum II, LLC, White Star Petroleum Operating, LLC and, solely for the purposes described therein, White Star Petroleum Holdings, LLC and WSP Finance Corporation (collectively, “White Star”) to acquire certain assets and liabilities, including approximately 315,000 net acres located in the STACK, Anadarko and Cherokee operating districts in Oklahoma (the “White Star Properties”), for aggregate consideration of approximately $132.5 million in cash, subject to adjustments for operations during the period between the effective date of July 1, 2019 and the closing date and other customary purchase price adjustments (the “Pending Acquisition”). The Company expects the Pending Acquisition to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to satisfaction of specified closing conditions. In connection with the execution of the Purchase Agreement, the Company paid $12.5 million as a deposit for its obligations under the agreement (the “Deposit Amount”), and a balance of $120.0 million remains payable upon closing of the Pending Acquisition, subject to the adjustments discussed above.

On September 30, 2019, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Oklahoma entered a sale order approving the Pending Acquisition. The completion of the Pending Acquisition is subject to other specified closing conditions and the right of one or both of the parties to terminate the transaction, including by the Company in the event that the sale order is materially amended, modified or supplemented without the Company’s prior written consent or is voided, reversed or vacated. If one or more of the closing conditions are not satisfied, or if the transaction is otherwise terminated, the Pending Acquisition may not be completed. The Company has paid the Deposit Amount to White Star, which is refundable only in specified circumstances if the transaction is not consummated.

The Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants for transactions of this type. There can be no assurance that the Company will acquire the White Star Properties on the terms described or at all. Even if the Company consummates the Pending Acquisition, it may not be able to achieve the expected benefits of the Pending Acquisition. There can be no assurance that the Pending Acquisition will be beneficial to the Company. The Company may not be able to integrate the White Star Properties without increases in costs, losses in revenues or other difficulties.

Our assessment of the White Star Properties to date has been limited, and even by the time of closing, it may not reveal all existing or potential problems, nor may it permit us to become familiar enough with the properties to assess fully their capabilities and deficiencies. We may not have recourse for liabilities and other problems associated with the Pending Acquisition that we do not discover prior to the expiration date related to such matters under the Purchase Agreement.

The foregoing description of the Purchase Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to such Purchase Agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 2.1.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits




2.1    Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement, dated as of September 30, 2019, by and among Contango Oil  & Gas Company, White Star Petroleum, LLC, White Star Petroleum II, LLC, White Star Petroleum Operating, LLC and, solely for the purposes described therein, White Star Petroleum Holdings, LLC and WSP Finance Corporation.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Current Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: October 1, 2019      

/s/ E. Joseph Grady

      E. Joseph Grady
      Senior Vice President and
      Chief Financial and Accounting Officer