8-K 1 v208329_8k.htm Unassociated Document
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 8-K
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)

 (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 (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
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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.

(i) Press Release issued on January 18, 2011.



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.
/s/ Richard J. Rinberg  
Richard J. Rinberg
Chief Executive Officer