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): August 17, 2020

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

601 Carlson Parkway, Suite 990
Minnetonka, Minnesota
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code   (952) 476-9800

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001NOGNYSE 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).
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 3.02. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

On August 18, 2020, Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an exchange agreement with holders of the Company’s 8.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2023 (the “Notes”). Pursuant to this agreement, the Company agreed to issue $5.0 million in agreed upon value of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock”) in exchange for $5.5 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes. The number of shares of Common Stock to be issued in this exchange will be based on a forward volume-weighted average price (“VWAP”) mechanism. This transaction is expected to close and the shares of Common Stock are expected to be issued on or about September 30, 2020. Upon the closing of this transaction, the Company expects to have approximately $287.8 million remaining principal amount of Notes outstanding.

The issuance of the shares of Common Stock in exchange for the Notes is being made in reliance on the exemption from registration provided in Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

At the Special Meeting of Stockholders (the “Special Meeting”) of the Company held on August 17, 2020, the stockholders voted on the following proposals. Each proposal is described in detail in the definitive proxy statement relating to the Special Meeting.

Proposal One - Approval of Reverse Stock Split of our Common Stock

The stockholders approved an amendment to our Restated Certificate of Incorporation that effects, at the option of our board of directors, a reverse stock split of the outstanding shares of our Company’s common stock, at a reverse stock split ratio ranging from any whole number between one-for-six to one-for-ten, as determined by our board of directors, based on the votes listed below:


Proposal Two - Approval of Reduction in Authorized Shares in connection with Reverse Split
The stockholders approved an amendment to our Restated Certificate of Incorporation to effect, if and only if Proposal 1 is both approved and implemented, a reduction in the total number of authorized shares of our common stock as determined by a formula based on one-half of the ratio utilized for the reverse stock split, based on the votes listed below:


The above proposals submitted to vote of security holders at the Special Meeting are described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 8, 2020. Having received the approval of our stockholders at the Special Meeting, it is now in the discretion of our board of directors to determine if and when to effect the reverse stock split, and the ratio for the reverse stock split (in a range from one-for-six to one-for-ten). The Company will announce the board of directors’ determination on these matters at a later date, promptly after it is made.

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: August 18, 2020
By /s/ Erik J. Romslo
Erik J. Romslo
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary