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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 19, 2023




Granite Ridge Resources, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-41537 88-2227812

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


5217 McKinney Avenue, Suite 400

Dallas, Texas



(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(214) 396-2850

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(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:


x 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, par value $0.0001 per share GRNT New York Stock Exchange
Warrants to purchase Common Stock, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share GRNT.WS 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).


Emerging growth company x


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 8.01Other Events.


On May 19, 2023, Granite Ridge Resources, Inc., (“Granite Ridge” or the “Company”), announced the commencement of an exchange offer (the “Offer”) and consent solicitation (the “Consent Solicitation”) relating to its outstanding warrants to purchase shares of common stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), which warrants trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “GRNT.WS” (the “Warrants”). The Company is offering to all holders of the Warrants the opportunity to receive 0.250 shares of Common Stock in exchange for each outstanding Warrant tendered by the holder and exchanged pursuant to the Offer. Concurrently with the Offer, the Company is also soliciting consents from holders of the Warrants to amend that certain Warrant Agreement, dated as of September 15, 2020, by and between Executive Network Partnering Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“ENPC”), and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent (“Continental”), as amended on March 24, 2021, by and between ENPC and Continental, and as assigned pursuant to the Assignment, Assumption and Amendment Agreement, dated as of October 24, 2022, by and between Granite Ridge, ENPC and Continental (as amended and assigned, the “Warrant Agreement”) to permit the Company to require that each Warrant that is outstanding upon the closing of the Offer be exchanged for 0.225 shares of Common Stock, which is a ratio 10% less than the exchange ratio applicable to the Offer (such amendment, the “Warrant Amendment”).


The Offer and Consent Solicitation are being made pursuant to a prospectus/offer to exchange, dated May 19, 2023 (the “Prospectus/Offer to Exchange”), and Schedule TO, dated May 19, 2023 (the “Schedule TO”). The Offer and Consent Solicitation will expire at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on June 16, 2023, or such later time and date to which the Company may extend. Pursuant to the terms of the Warrant Agreement, all except certain specified modifications or amendments require the vote or written consent of holders of at least 50% of the outstanding Warrants. Parties representing approximately 51.3% of the outstanding Warrants have agreed to tender their Warrants in the Offer and to consent to the Warrant Amendment in the Consent Solicitation, pursuant to a tender and support agreement. Accordingly, because the holders of more than 50% of our outstanding Warrants have agreed to consent to the Warrant Amendment in the Consent Solicitation, if the other conditions described in the Offer and Consent Solicitation are satisfied or waived, then the Warrant Amendment will be adopted.


On May 19, 2023, the Company issued a press release announcing the commencement of the Offer and Consent Solicitation. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Important Additional Information Has Been Filed with the SEC.


Copies of the Schedule TO and Prospectus/Offer to Exchange will be available free of charge at the website of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) at www.sec.gov. Requests for documents may also be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc. at (212) 269-5550 (for banks and brokers) or (800) 967-7635 (for all others) or via the following email address: GRNT@dfking.com. A registration statement on Form S-4 relating to the securities to be issued in the Offer has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. Such securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.


This announcement is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell the Warrants or an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any shares of Common Stock in any state in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful before registration or qualification under the laws of any such state. The Offer and Consent Solicitation are being made only through the Schedule TO and Prospectus/Offer to Exchange, and the complete terms and conditions of the Offer and Consent Solicitation are set forth in the Schedule TO and Prospectus/Offer to Exchange.


Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements


Certain statements contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K may be considered “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and generally relate to future events or the Company’s future financial or other performance metrics. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “potentially,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “could,” “would,” “project,” “target,” “plan,” “expect,” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company advises caution in reliance on forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied by forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include various factors beyond management’s control, including but not limited to general economic conditions and other risks, uncertainties and factors set forth in the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in the Prospectus/Offer to Exchange, and other filings the Company makes with the SEC. Nothing in this communication should be regarded as a representation by any person that the forward-looking statements set forth herein will be achieved or that any of the contemplated results of such forward-looking statements will be achieved. All forward-looking statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K are based on information available to the Company as of the date of this filing. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.





Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   Description
99.1*   Press Release of Granite Ridge Resources, Inc., dated as of May 19, 2023.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


*Filed herewith







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: May 19, 2023 By: /s/ Luke C. Brandenberg
    Name: Luke C. Brandenberg
    Title: President and Chief Executive Officer