8-K 1 tm2019634d1_8k.htm FORM 8-K






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): May 11, 2020



(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


TEXAS 001-32472 74-2095844
(State of incorporation
or organization)
(Commission file number) (I.R.S. employer identification number)



508 West Wall, Suite 800

Midland, Texas 79701

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(432) 684-3000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value DWSN The NASDAQ Stock Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company    ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.    ¨







Item 8.01Other Events.


As previously disclosed, on April 15, 2020, Dawson Geophysical Company (the “Company”) received loan proceeds of $6,373,707 (the “Loan”) from Dominion Bank, a Texas state bank (the “Lender”), pursuant to the Small Business Association (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Since the issuance of the Loan to the Company, additional guidance has been issued by the SBA that creates uncertainty regarding the qualification requirements for a PPP loan. Out of an abundance of caution and in light of the new guidance, the Company repaid the full amount of the Loan to the Lender on May 11, 2020.







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.


Date: May 14, 2020 By: /s/ James K. Brata
    James K. Brata
    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer,
    Secretary and Treasurer