-----BEGIN PRIVACY-ENHANCED MESSAGE----- Proc-Type: 2001,MIC-CLEAR Originator-Name: webmaster@www.sec.gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, PXhKHLju/0zwHXIHq/3mo7r5TVB+xpuW5paX67P/GbNAUsz6bYnl2y6z/RuxgJ0W qwToak4mfvzhcztHCKK1Pw== 0001144204-11-002680.txt : 20110118 0001144204-11-002680.hdr.sgml : 20110117 20110118163201 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001144204-11-002680 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 8-K PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 2 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20110112 ITEM INFORMATION: Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers: Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers ITEM INFORMATION: Financial Statements and Exhibits FILED AS OF DATE: 20110118 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20110118 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: ZION OIL & GAS INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001131312 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: OIL AND GAS FIELD EXPLORATION SERVICES [1382] IRS NUMBER: 200065053 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 8-K SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 001-33228 FILM NUMBER: 11533578 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 6510 ABRAMS RD STREET 2: SUITE 300 CITY: DALLAS STATE: TX ZIP: 75231 BUSINESS PHONE: 2142214610 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 6510 ABRAMS RD STREET 2: SUITE 300 CITY: DALLAS STATE: TX ZIP: 75231 8-K 1 v208329_8k.htm Unassociated Document
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
 
 
January 12, 2011

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
 
Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.

 (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware

 (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

333-131875
20-0065053
 (Commission File Number)
 (IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
6510 Abrams Road, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75231

 (Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 214-221-4610
 
 
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)
 
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 Item 5.02(d) Election of Directors.

On January 12, 2011, Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (hereinafter, the "Company") appointed Robert Render to the Board of Directors of the Company.  Mr. Render, age 81, previously served on the Company’s Board of Directors from September 28, 2004 through June 16, 2009, the date of the Company’s 2009 annual meeting of the shareholders whereupon he did not stand for re-election. From 2003 until the present, Mr. Render has been a private investor and consultant. Mr. Render served from 1994 to 2002 as Chairman and CEO of the Green Thumb Companies and Milburn Peat, manufacturers and distributors of peat moss, soils and mulches for the lawn and garden industries. Prior thereto, from 1985 to 1992, he was a director of and consultant to Hyponex Corporation (NASDAQ) and thereafter, from 1992 to 1994, he was a consultant to the Scotts' Corporation (NYSE), the controlling shareholder of Hyponex. Between 1978 and 1985, Mr. Render served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyponex Corporation (NASDAQ) previously known as Old Fort Industries. From 1964 until its acquisition by Old Fort Industries in 1969, Mr. Render served as President of Anderson Peat Company and, from 1969 to 1978, he served as Executive Vice President of Old Fort Industries. From 1952 to 1963, Mr. Render served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sno-Bol Company. In 1957 he founded Render Associates, a national sales company specializing in lawn and garden products which later merged into Anderson Peat Company. In 1962-1963 Mr. Render was President of the Christian Businessmen's Club in Pontiac, Michigan and in 1964-1965, he served as Chairman of the Industrial Group of the United Fund in Pontiac. In 1967-1968, Mr. Render was a member of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Testing and Materials and in 1969-1970, he served as President of the U.S. Peat Producers Association.

For his services on the Board, Mr. Render will be compensated as a non-employee director. Currently, the Company’s non-employee directors are compensated at the rate of $1,500 per month.


ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
 
(i) Press Release issued on January 18, 2011.

 
 

 

SIGNATURES
 
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 hereto duly authorized.
 
Date: January 18, 2011
     
 
Zion Oil and Gas, Inc.
 
     
       
 
By:
/s/ Richard J. Rinberg  
   
Richard J. Rinberg
 
   
Chief Executive Officer
 
       
 
 
 

 
 
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Zion Oil & Gas Appoints Robert Render to its Board
 
Dallas, Texas and Caesarea, Israel – January 18, 2011 – Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ GM: ZN) announced today that Robert Render has joined the Company as a member of its Board of Directors.
 
In September 2004, Mr. Render was appointed a director of Zion Oil and served for almost five years until June 16, 2009, the date of Zion’s 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders whereupon he did not stand for re-election.
 
From 2003 to the present Mr. Render has been a private investor and consultant. Mr. Render served from 1994 to 2002 as Chairman and CEO of the Green Thumb Companies and Milburn Peat, manufacturers and distributors of peat moss, soils and mulches for the lawn and garden industries. Prior to that, from 1985 to 1992, he was a director of and consultant to Hyponex Corporation (NASDAQ) and thereafter, from 1992 to 1994, he was a consultant to the Scotts' Corporation (NYSE), the controlling shareholder of Hyponex. Between 1978 and 1985, Mr. Render served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyponex Corporation (NASDAQ) previously known as Old Fort Industries. From 1964 until its acquisition by Old Fort Industries in 1969, Mr. Render served as President of Anderson Peat Company and, from 1969 to 1978, he served as Executive Vice President of Old Fort Industries. From 1952 to 1963, Mr. Render served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sno-Bol Company. In 1957 he founded Render Associates, a national sales company specializing in lawn and garden products which later merged into Anderson Peat Company. In 1962-1963 Mr. Render was President of the Christian Businessmen's Club in Pontiac, Michigan and in 1964-1965, he served as Chairman of the Industrial Group of the United Fund in Pontiac. In 1967-1968, Mr. Render was a member of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Testing and Materials and in 1969-1970, he served as President of the U.S. Peat Producers Association
 
Mr. John Brown, Chairman of the Board and Founder, said: “We are very pleased to have Bob Render rejoin our Board of Directors. He brings tremendous business experience to our Board and can help us to reach important decisions, as we continue our pursuit to recover hydrocarbons in Israel.”
 
Zion’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “ZN” and Zion’s warrants trade under the symbol “ZNWAW” and "ZNWAZ".
 
Zion Oil & Gas, a Delaware corporation, explores for oil and gas in Israel in areas located on-shore between Haifa and Tel Aviv. It currently holds two petroleum exploration licenses, the Joseph and the Asher-Menashe Licenses, between Netanya, in the south, and Haifa, in the north, covering a total of approximately 162,000 acres and the Issachar-Zebulun Permit Area, adjacent to and to the east of Zion’s Asher-Menashe license area, covering approximately 165,000 acres. Zion’s total petroleum exploration rights area is approximately 327,000 acres.
 
 
 

 

Zion’s homepage may be found at: www.zionoil.com
 
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: Statements in this press release that are not historical fact, including statements regarding Zion's planned operations, anticipated attributes of geological strata being drilled, the presence or recoverability of hydrocarbons, the sufficiency of cash reserves, ability to raise additional capital, timing and potential results thereof and plans contingent thereon are forward-looking statements as defined in the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward looking statements are based on assumptions that are subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unpredictable factors, many of which are described in Zion's periodic reports filed with the SEC and are beyond Zion's control. These risks could cause Zion's actual performance to differ materially from the results predicted by these forward-looking statements. Zion can give no assurance that the expectations reflected in these statements will prove to be correct and assumes no responsibility to update these statements.

 
Contact:
 
Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.
Mike Williams, 214-221-4610
dallas@zionoil.com
 
 
 

 
 
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