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): May 11, 2021
NATURAL GAS SERVICES GROUP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
404 Veterans Airpark Lane, Suite 300
Midland, TX 79705
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:|
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|Common Stock, Par Value $0.01||NGS||NYSE|
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On May 11, 2021, Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that Micah C. Foster has been appointed Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Foster succeeds G. Larry Lawrence, who has served as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer since assuming the position on January 5, 2021. Mr. Lawrence previously served as the Company’s Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary from 2010 until his retirement in November, 2019.
Mr. Foster has over 17 years of professional experience in the energy industry and public accounting. Prior to joining the Company Mr. Foster served as the Chief Accounting Officer of Legacy Reserves Inc and its predecessor Legacy Reserves LP, a publicly traded oil and natural gas company, from April 2012 until April 2020. Legacy Reserves Inc. filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code in July, 2019 and emerged from bankruptcy in December 2019. Prior to his appointment as Chief Accounting Officer in April 2012, Mr. Foster served in various roles for Legacy ranging from Financial Accountant to Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Legacy, Mr. Foster worked as staff auditor and then senior auditor at Ernst & Young, LLP from July 2003 to January 2006. Mr. Foster holds a BBA in Accounting and Finance from Abilene Christian University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
No family relationship exists between Mr. Foster and any of the Company’ directors or executive officers. There are no related-party transactions in which Mr. Foster or any of his immediate family members has an interest that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
In connection with Mr. Foster’s appointment as Chief Financial Officer, the Company and Mr. Foster have agreed to terms of employment that have been approved by the Board of Directors and are effective as of his date of appointment. Under the agreed-to terms, Mr. Foster will receive an annual base salary of $240,000. In addition, Mr. Foster will be eligible to participate in both the Company’s Short-Term and Long-Term Incentive programs which are outline in the Company’s annual proxy statement. Once Mr. Foster’s employment agreement is complete and executed, it will be filed on Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On May 11, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Foster as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. A copy of the press release is furnished with this report as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
The information in Item 7.01 of this Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall they be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The Exhibit listed below is furnished as an Exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|Press release issued |
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.
NATURAL GAS SERVICES GROUP, INC.
|Date:||May 11, 2021|
/s/ Stephen C. Taylor
Stephen C. Taylor
President & Chief Executive Officer
Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Announces Appointment of
Micah Foster as Chief Financial Officer
MIDLAND, Texas, May 11, 2021 - Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS) (the "Company" or "NGS"), a leading provider of gas compression equipment and services to the natural gas and oil industry, announced today that Micah C. Foster has been appointed Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary.
Mr. Foster has over 17 years of professional experience in the energy industry and public accounting. Prior to joining the Company Mr. Foster served as the Chief Accounting Officer of Legacy Reserves Inc and its predecessor Legacy Reserves LP, a publicly traded oil and natural gas company, from April 2012 until April 2020. Prior to his appointment as Chief Accounting Officer in April 2012, Mr. Foster served in various roles for Legacy ranging from Financial Accountant to Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Legacy, Mr. Foster worked as staff auditor and then senior auditor at Ernst & Young, LLP from July 2003 to January 2006. Mr. Foster holds a BBA in Accounting and Finance from Abilene Christian University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Legacy Reserves Inc. filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code in July, 2019 and emerged from bankruptcy in December 2019.
“We are delighted that Micah has joined the NGS team as our Chief Financial Officer,” said Stephen C. Taylor, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. “He has served as our interim Controller since January and brings a wealth of experience both as an auditor and in public company finance and accounting to the NGS team. Moreover, his experience in the oil and gas industry will be a meaningful asset to our company. We welcome Micah to the NGS team and look forward to his immediate contribution to our financial and accounting team.”
Mr. Foster takes the place of G. Larry Lawrence who has served as our Interim Chief Financial Officer since January after returning to the Company from retirement.
“I want to thank Larry for his return to service as our Chief Financial Officer in January,” added Taylor. “After retiring, Larry’s selfless return allowed us to continue our financial operations without missing a step upon an unexpected officer resignation. Larry’s contributions to the company have been significant and his loyalty to the company exceptional. I treasure his counsel and friendship and we wish him well as he, once again, retires.”
A Current Report detailing Mr. Foster’s employment with the Company is being filed concurrent with this press release with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
About Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NGS):
NGS is a leading provider of gas compression equipment and services to the energy industry. The Company manufactures, fabricates, rents, sells and maintains natural gas compressors and combustion systems for oil and natural gas production and plant facilities. NGS is headquartered in Midland, Texas, with fabrication facilities located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Midland, Texas, and service facilities located in major oil and natural gas producing basins in the U.S. Additional information can be found at www.ngsgi.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release are forward-looking and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause NGS's actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Those risks include, among other things, the loss of market
share through competition or otherwise; the introduction of competing technologies by other companies; a prolonged, substantial reduction in oil and gas prices which could cause a decline in the demand for NGS's products and services; and new governmental safety, health and environmental regulations and social initiatives which could require NGS to make significant capital expenditures or reduce our customers' demand for our products and services. Any forward-looking statements included in this press release are only made as of the date of this press release, and NGS undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. A discussion of these factors is included in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
For More Information, Contact:
Alicia Dada, Investor Relations