UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 23, 2021

 

Camber Energy, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada

 

001-32508

 

20-2660243

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

15915 Katy Freeway, Suite 450, Houston, Texas, 77094

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(210) 998-4035

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

1415 Louisiana, Suite 3500, Houston, Texas 77002

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

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

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, $0.001 Par Value Per Share

CEI

NYSE American

 

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). ☐

 

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 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.  

 

As previously disclosed in the Current Report on Form 8-K of Camber Energy, Inc. (“Camber” or the “Company”) filed on December 23, 2020, on December 23, 2020, Camber (i) borrowed $12,000,000 from an institutional investor (the “Investor”); (ii) issued the Investor a promissory note in the principal amount of $12,000,000 (the “Second Investor Note”), accruing interest at the rate of 10% per annum and maturing December 11, 2022; and (iii) granted the Investor a first-priority security interest in Camber’s shares of Viking Energy Group, Inc. (“Viking”) and Camber’s other assets pursuant to a Security Agreement-Pledge and a general security agreement.

 

On April 23, 2021, Camber (i) borrowed an additional $2,500,000 from the Investor; (ii) issued the Investor a promissory note in the principal amount of $2,500,000 (the “Third Investor Note”), accruing interest at the rate of 10% per annum and maturing December 11, 2022; (iii) to secure payment of the Third Investor Note, the Second Investor Note, and Camber’s original $6,000,000 note issued to the Investor dated December 11, 2020 (the “First Investor Note”), granted the Investor a first-priority security interest in Camber’s shares of Viking and Camber’s other assets pursuant to a Security Agreement-Pledge (the “Pledge Agreement”) and a general security agreement (the “Security Agreement”).  The Investor may convert amounts owing under the Third Investor Note into shares of common stock of Camber at a fixed price of $1.00 per share, subject to beneficial ownership limitations.

 

The foregoing descriptions of the Third Investor Note, Pledge Agreement, and Security Agreement, do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the forms of the Third Investor Note, Pledge Agreement, and Security Agreement, copies of which are filed as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, respectively, and incorporated in this Item 1.01 by reference in their entirety.

 

Item 2.03 Creation of Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

 

The information contained in Item 1.01 above is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

 

Item 8.01 Other Events.

 

On or about April 19, 2021, Camber entered into an acknowledgment agreement with the Investor (the “Acknowledgment Agreement”) acknowledging, among other things, that (a) the Investor has complied with its obligations under Camber’s prior agreements with the Investor, (b) all delivery notices and calculations provided by the Investor to Camber in connection with the Investor’s conversions of Camber’s Series C Convertible and Redeemable Preferred Stock (“Series C Preferred Stock”) into common stock were correct, (c) a “Trigger Event” under Camber’s Series C Preferred Stock designation (the “Designation”) has occurred and the Company previously breached a prior agreement with the Investor such that the Company cannot exercise certain early redemption rights under the Designation, and (d) all of the required “Equity Conditions” defined in the Designation are not currently met, thus extending the period within which the Investor can determine Camber’s lowest daily volume weighted average price for the purpose of calculating Conversion Premiums due to the Investor on the conversion of the Series C Preferred Stock. 

 

The foregoing description of the Acknowledgment Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the form of the Acknowledgment Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibits 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and incorporated in this Item 8.01 by reference in its entirety.

 

 
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Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits. 

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

10.1

 

Form of Investor Note issued by Camber Energy, Inc. to the Investor Named Therein, dated April 23, 2021

10.2

 

Form of Pledge Agreement, by and between Camber Energy, Inc. and the Investor Named Therein, dated April 23, 2021

10.3

 

Form of Security Agreement, by and between Camber Energy, Inc. and the Investor Named Therein, dated April 23, 2021

99.1

 

Form of Acknowledgment Agreement, by and between Camber Energy, Inc. and the Investor Named Therein, dated April 16, 2021

  

Forward-Looking Statements

 

Certain of the matters discussed in this communication which are not statements of historical fact constitute forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “strategy,” “expects,” “continues,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “would,” “will,” “estimates,” “intends,” “projects,” “goals,” “targets” and other words of similar meaning are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying these statements.

 

Important factors that may cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially from those contained in such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the parties failing to complete the merger on the terms disclosed, if at all, the right of one or both of Viking or Camber to terminate the merger agreement and the result of such termination; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Viking, Camber or their respective directors; the ability to obtain regulatory approvals and other consents, and meet other closing conditions to the merger on a timely basis or at all, including the risk that regulatory approvals or other consents required for the merger are not obtained on a timely basis or at all, or which are obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated or that could adversely affect the combined company or the expected benefits of the transaction; the ability to obtain approval by Viking stockholders and Camber stockholders on the expected schedule; required closing conditions which may not be able to be met and/or consents which may not be able to be obtained; difficulties and delays in integrating Viking’s and Camber’s businesses; prevailing economic, market, regulatory or business conditions, or changes in such conditions, negatively affecting the parties, including, but not limited to, as a result of the recent volatility in oil and gas prices and the status of the economy (both US and global) due to the COVID-19 pandemic and actions taken to slow the spread of COVID-19; risks that the transaction disrupts Viking’s or Camber’s current plans and operations; failing to fully realize anticipated cost savings and other anticipated benefits of the merger when expected or at all; potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the merger; the ability of Camber to obtain the approval of its Series C Preferred Stock holder to close the merger; debt of Viking and Camber and the dates such debts come due; the ability of Viking or Camber to retain and hire key personnel; the diversion of management’s attention from ongoing business operations; uncertainty as to the long-term value of the common stock of the combined company following the merger; the continued availability of capital and financing, prior to, and following, the merger; the business, economic and political conditions in the markets in which Viking and Camber operate; and the fact that Viking’s and Camber’s reported earnings and financial position may be adversely affected by tax and other factors.

 

 
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Other important factors that may cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements included in this communication are described in Viking’s and Camber’s publicly filed reports, including, but not limited to, Viking’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, and Camber’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2020, and subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

 

Viking and Camber caution that the foregoing list of important factors is not complete, and they do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that either party may make except as required by applicable law. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to Viking, Camber or any person acting on behalf of either party are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements referenced above.

 

Additional Information and Where to Find It

 

In connection with the proposed merger (the “Merger”) between Viking and Camber, as described in Camber’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 18, 2021, Camber will file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S‑4 to register the shares of Camber’s common stock to be issued in connection with the Merger. The registration statement will include a preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus which, when finalized, will be sent to the respective stockholders of Viking and Camber seeking their approval of their respective transaction-related proposals. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM S-4 AND THE RELATED JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS INCLUDED WITHIN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM S-4, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED MERGER, WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT VIKING, CAMBER AND THE PROPOSED MERGER.

 

Investors and security holders may obtain copies of these documents free of charge through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or from Viking at its website, www.Viking.com, or from Camber at its website, www.Camber.energy. Documents filed with the SEC by Viking will be available free of charge by accessing Viking’s website at www.vikingenergygroup.com under the heading “Investors” – “SEC Filings”, or, alternatively, by directing a request by telephone or mail to Viking Energy Group, Inc. at 15915 Katy Freeway, Suite 450, Houston, Texas, 77094, (281) 404-4387, and documents filed with the SEC by Camber will be available free of charge by accessing Camber’s website at www.camber.energy under the heading “Investors” – “SEC Filings”, or, alternatively, by directing a request by telephone or mail to Camber Energy, Inc. at 15915 Katy Freeway, Suite 450, Houston, Texas, 77094, (210) 998-4035.

 

Participants in the Solicitation

 

Viking, Camber and certain of their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the respective stockholders of Viking and Camber in respect of the proposed merger under the rules of the SEC. Information about Viking’s directors and executive officers is available in Viking’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. Information about Camber’s directors and executive officers is available in Camber’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2020. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC regarding the merger when they become available. Investors should read the joint proxy statement/prospectus carefully when it becomes available before making any voting or investment decisions. You may obtain free copies of these documents from Viking or Camber using the sources indicated above.

  

No Offer or Solicitation

 

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. 

 

 
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SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

Camber Energy, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Date: April 27, 2021

By:

/s/ James Doris

 

 

Name:

James Doris

 

 

Title:

President & CEO

 

 

 
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