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RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

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RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONSOn October 21, 2019, the Company announced the commencement of (i) a cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase up to $200.0 million in aggregate principal amount of the Company’s Second Lien Notes; (ii) an exchange offer (the “Exchange Offer”) to eligible holders of Second Lien Notes to exchange up to $70.8 million in aggregate principal amount of Second Lien Notes for shares of the Company’s newly issued Series A Preferred Stock; (iii) a related solicitation of consents (the “Consent Solicitation”) to adopt certain proposed amendments to the indenture for the Second Lien Notes; and (iv) an offer to eligible holders of Second Lien Notes to subscribe to purchase for up to $75.0 million in cash additional shares of Series A Preferred Stock (the “Subscription Offer”). Parties affiliated with TRT Holdings, Inc. (collectively, the “TRT Parties”) held Second Lien Notes and thus had the right to participate in the Tender Offer, Exchange Offer, Consent Solicitation and Subscription Offer on terms identical to the terms generally offered to all holders of Second Lien Notes. These transactions closed on November 22, 2019, with the TRT Parties (i) exchanging $1.0 million aggregate principal amount of Second Lien Notes for 10,947 shares of Series A Preferred Stock pursuant to the Exchange Offer and (ii) acquiring 10,947 additional shares of Series A Preferred Stock for a purchase price of $1.1 million pursuant to the Subscription Offer. On February 20, 2020, the Company entered into an exchange agreement (the “Exchange Agreement”) with the TRT Parties related to the Series A Preferred Stock, as follows. The certificate of designations of the Series A Preferred Stock, as amended (the “Certificate of Designations”), contains limitations on the ability of the company or holders of Series A Preferred Stock to effect conversions of shares of Series A Preferred Stock for shares of the Company’s common stock if after a conversion a holder would beneficially own shares of common stock in excess of 9.99% of the aggregate number of shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding immediately after giving pro forma effect to the issuance of shares upon such conversion (the “Conversion Cap”). As of the date of the Exchange Agreement, the TRT Parties collectively beneficially owned a number of shares of the Company’s common stock in excess of the Conversion Cap. The Exchange Agreement provides, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Certificate of Designations, including the Conversion Cap, for the TRT Parties to be able to exchange shares of Series A Preferred Stock for shares of the Company’s common stock in the manner otherwise contemplated by the
Certificate of Designations. As of the date hereof, the TRT Parties have not exchanged or converted any shares of Series A Preferred Stock into Common Stock. Two of our directors, Mr. Frantz and Mr. Popejoy, are employed by the TRT Parties and the TRT Parties beneficially owned in excess of 10% of the Company’s outstanding common stock at the time of the transactions described in this paragraph.

In January 2019, the Company repurchased 3.7 million shares of Company common stock from W Energy Partners LLC (“W Energy”) for cash consideration of $11.1 million. The repurchased shares were originally issued by the Company as partial consideration for an acquisition of oil and gas properties from W Energy during 2018. W Energy beneficially owned in excess of 10% of the Company’s outstanding common stock at the time of the repurchase transactions.

The Company’s Audit Committee is responsible for approving all transactions involving related parties, including each of the transactions identified above.