Washington, D.C. 20549 





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


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October 15, 2019



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One Ridgmar Centre

6500 West Freeway, Suite 800

Fort Worth, Texas 





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Item 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

As previously disclosed, on May 9, 2019, Approach Resources Inc. (“Approach” or the “Borrower”) and certain subsidiaries of the Borrower (the “Guarantors,” and together with the Borrower, the “Credit Parties”) entered into the Limited Forbearance Agreement (as amended, including by the Eighth Amendment (as defined below), the “Amended Forbearance Agreement”) with certain lenders named therein (the “Consenting Lenders”) and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as an Issuing Bank and as Administrative Agent (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”), with respect to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of May 7, 2014, among the Borrower, the Guarantors, the lenders party thereto, and the Administrative Agent (as amended, the “Credit Agreement”). Capitalized terms used in this Item 1.01 but not otherwise defined in this Item 1.01 have the meanings ascribed to them in the Amended Forbearance Agreement.

On October 15, 2019, Approach entered into the Eighth Amendment to Limited Forbearance Agreement with the Consenting Lenders (the “Eighth Amendment”). As amended by the Eighth Amendment, the forbearance period will extend to the earlier of (a) October 21, 2019 and (b) the date on which a Forbearance Termination Event occurs under the Amended Forbearance Agreement, which includes the occurrence of any event of default other than the events of default described in the following paragraph.

Pursuant to the terms of the Amended Forbearance Agreement, the Administrative Agent, the Consenting Lenders, and the Issuing Bank have agreed, during the forbearance period, to forbear from exercising their rights and remedies under the Credit Agreement (and related loan documents) and applicable law with respect to the occurrence or continuance of events of default that have occurred or may occur on account of the failure of the Borrower to: (i) maintain a ratio of EBITDAX for the four fiscal quarter period ended March 31, 2019, June 30, 2019 or September 30, 2019 to Interest Expense for such period of not less than 2.25 to 1.00 as required by the Credit Agreement; (ii) maintain a Total Leverage Ratio for the fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2019, June 30, 2019 or September 30, 2019 of less than 5.00 to 1.00 or 4.75 to 1.00, as applicable, as required by the Credit Agreement; (iii) maintain a ratio of consolidated current assets to consolidated current liabilities of less than 1:0 to 1.0 as of the last day of the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2019; (iv) make certain interest payments when due, and (v) deliver notice as required by the Credit Agreement with respect to the events of default described in the foregoing clauses (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv).

In the ordinary course of their respective businesses, one or more of the Lenders, or their affiliates, have or may have various relationships with the Borrower and its subsidiaries involving the provision of a variety of financial services, including cash management, commercial banking, investment banking, advisory or other financial services, for which they received, or will receive, customary fees and expenses. In addition, the Borrower and its subsidiaries may have entered into commodity derivative arrangements with one or more Lenders, or their affiliates.

The foregoing does not constitute a complete summary of the terms of the Eighth Amendment. A copy of the Eighth Amendment is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Amended Forbearance Agreement were made as of a specified date, may be subject to a contractual standard of materiality different from what might be viewed as material to investors, or may have been used for the purpose of allocating risk between the parties. Accordingly, the representations and warranties in the Amended Forbearance Agreement are not necessarily characterizations of the actual state of facts about Borrower and its subsidiaries at the time they were made or otherwise and should be read only in conjunction with the other information that Approach makes publicly available in reports, statements and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)  Exhibits.





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.



Approach Resources Inc.






/s/ Joshua E. Dazey



Joshua E. Dazey



Executive Vice President – Legal


Date:  October 15, 2019





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