Washington, D.C. 20549

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 29, 2024
Stronghold Digital Mining, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
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(IRS Employer Identification No.)

595 Madison Avenue, 28th Floor
New York, New York

(Address of principal executive offices)

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Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share
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Item 1.01
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On February 29, 2024, each of Stronghold Digital Mining Inc.’s (the “Company”) wholly owned subsidiaries, Scrubgrass Reclamation Company, L.P. (“Scrubgrass”) and Panther Creek Power Operating, LLC (“Panther Creek”) entered into Electricity Sales and Purchase Agreements (collectively, the “ESPAs”) and Transaction Addendums (collectively, the “Addendums”) with Champion Energy Services, LLC (“Champion”). Pursuant to the ESPAs and Addendums, Champion will provide retail electricity to Scrubgrass and Panther at a competitive contract price that includes wholesale real-time power prices, ancillary and delivery services charges, and applicable taxes. To effectuate the Addendums, Scrubgrass and Panther Creek each delivered to Champion a deposit in the amount of $425,000 on March 4, 2024. The Addendums are in existence through March of 2027, subject to the terms and conditions stated in the ESPAs and Addendums. The Company independently estimates the cost of power under the ESPAs will be approximately $10-12/MWh, including all ancillary charges and taxes, plus the cost of wholesale power, assuming prices range from $10-40/MWh.

The foregoing description of the ESPAs and Addendums are qualified in their entirety by reference to the ESPA and Addendums, including exhibits thereto, a copy of which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Item 2.02
Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On March 6, 2024, the Company issued a press release announcing the Company’s financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2023 and certain operational updates. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and incorporated herein by reference. The Company intends to make an investor presentation available on its website https://strongholddigitalmining.com/ under the section “Investor Relations” prior to the Company’s conference call with investors on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 11:00 am Eastern Time.

The information furnished pursuant to this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and will not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 unless specifically identified therein as being incorporated therein by reference.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this current report on Form 8-K constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates” or “anticipates” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases which are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters. Forward-looking statements and the business prospects of the Company are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual results in future periods to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things: the restructuring of the Company’s debt and the performance and satisfaction of various obligations under the agreements entered into in order to effect such restructuring of debt; the hybrid nature of our business model, which is highly dependent on the price of Bitcoin; our dependence on the level of demand and financial performance of the crypto asset industry; our ability to manage growth, business, financial results and results of operations; uncertainty regarding our evolving business model; our ability to retain management and key personnel and the integration of new management; our ability to raise capital to fund business growth; our ability to maintain sufficient liquidity to fund operations, growth and acquisitions; our substantial indebtedness and its effect on our results of operations and our financial condition; uncertainty regarding the outcomes of any investigations or proceedings; our ability to enter into purchase agreements, acquisitions and financing transactions; public health crises, epidemics, and pandemics such as the coronavirus pandemic; our ability to procure and install crypto asset mining equipment, including from foreign-based suppliers; our ability to maintain our relationships with our third party brokers and our dependence on their performance; developments and changes in laws and regulations, including increased regulation of the crypto asset industry through legislative action and revised rules and standards applied by The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network under the authority of the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act and the Investment Company Act; the future acceptance and/or widespread use of, and demand for, Bitcoin and other crypto assets; our ability to respond to price fluctuations and rapidly changing technology; our ability to operate our coal refuse power generation facilities as planned; our ability to avail ourselves of tax credits for the clean-up of coal refuse piles; and legislative or regulatory changes, and liability under, or any future inability to comply with, existing or future energy regulations or requirements. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect our financial results is included in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on April 3, 2023 and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed on May 12, 2023 and August 11, 2023, and in its Current Reports on Form 8-K filed from time to time. The Company expects to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year of 2023 on or around March 8, 2024. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date as of which such statement is made, and, except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events, or otherwise.
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Press Release issued by Stronghold Digital Mining, Inc. dated March 6, 2024.
Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

Furnished herewith.

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/ Gregory A. Beard

Gregory A. Beard

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Date: March 6, 2024