SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): October 7, 2021
COMSTOCK RESOURCES, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or other|
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
5300 Town and Country Boulevard
Frisco, Texas 75034
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant's Telephone No.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.50 (per share)||CRK||New York Stock Exchange|
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).
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Item 8.01 Other Events
On October 7, 2021, Comstock Resources, Inc. ("Comstock" or the "Company") issued a press release that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. to sell its assets in the Bakken shale for $154 million in cash, subject to adjustment and customary closing conditions.
A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.
|COMSTOCK RESOURCES, INC.|
|Dated: October 7, 2021||By:||/s/ ROLAND O. BURNS|
|Roland O. Burns|
|President and Chief Financial Officer|
|5300 Town and Country Blvd., Suite 500|
|Frisco, Texas 75034|
|Telephone: (972) 668-8834|
|Contact: Ron Mills|
|VP of Finance and Investor Relations|
For Immediate Release
COMSTOCK RESOURCES, INC. ANNOUNCES
THE DIVESTITURE OF BAKKEN SHALE ASSETS
FRISCO, TEXAS, October 7, 2021 -- Comstock Resources, Inc. ("Comstock" or the "Company") (NYSE: CRK) announced today that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. ("NOG") to sell its assets in the Bakken shale for $154 million in cash, subject to adjustment and customary closing conditions. The properties being sold include non-operated interests in over 400 producing wells (65.9 net) with recent production of greater than 4,500 net barrels of oil equivalent per day (approximately 65% oil). The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter and will have an effective date of October 1, 2021. Comstock expects to recognize a pre-tax loss of $130-$140 million on the divestiture. EnergyNet is acting as exclusive advisor to Comstock on the sale.
Comstock plans to re-invest the proceeds from the property sale into its Haynesville shale development program, including the acceleration of completing 13 (9.4 net) drilled and uncompleted wells which were originally budgeted to be completed in 2022. Comstock may also use a portion of the proceeds to acquire additional leasehold and to fund additional drilling activity in 2022.
About Comstock Resources
Comstock Resources is a leading independent natural gas producer with operations focused on the development of the Haynesville shale in North Louisiana and East Texas. The Company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CRK.
This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described herein. Although the Company believes the expectations in such statements to be reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other SEC filings discuss important risk factors that could affect the Company’s business, results of operations and financial condition. The forward-looking statements in this news release speak only as of this date. Comstock does not undertake any obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement.