Amendment No. 1
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest event Reported): February 20, 2019
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9002 Technology Lane, Fishers Indiana, 46038
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Item 1.01                        Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
Item 2.01                        Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets
On February 20, 2019, American Resources completed a merger agreement with Empire Kentucky Land, Inc (“Empire Kentucky”) whereby American Resources issued Two Million (2,000,000) Class A Common Shares in exchange for 100% of the outstanding shares of Empire Kentucky on February 12, 2019. The terms of the agreement were mutually agreed to on February 12, 2019. Empire Kentucky, along with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Colonial Coal Company, Inc., owns real estate and mineral deposits located in Pike County, Kentucky, near American Resources’ McCoy Elkhorn Coal operations. Concurrently, American Resources entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Empire Coal Holdings, LLC (“Empire Coal”) to purchase additional real estate and mineral deposits held by Empire Coal. Consideration paid to Empire Coal for the acquired assets consists of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) and a promissory note in the amount of Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000). The promissory note is secured by the purchased property held by Empire Coal and Empire Kentucky and has a six-month term and a Three Percent (3.0%) annual interest rate. Both Empire Kentucky and Empire Coal are under common control. Control of the assets acquired in this transaction by American Resources took place on February 12, 2019 and is accounted for as an asset purchase under Update ASU 2017-01 Business Combinations (Topic 805).
Item 9.01                                            Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)                                  Exhibits
The following exhibits are attached hereto and filed herewith.
Agreement and Plan of Merger with Empire Kentucky Land, Inc.
Asset Purchase Agreement with Empire Coal Holdings, LLC
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.
American Resources Corporation
Date: February 21, 2019
/s/ Mark C. Jensen
Mark C. Jensen 
Chief Executive Officer