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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Beatty Brian A
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

SAExploration Holdings, Inc. [ SAEX ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__ X __ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Operating Officer
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

4860 25TH ST SE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)


(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock   4/12/2019     M    78880   A   (1) 123191   D    
Common Stock   4/12/2019     F    37863   D $3.80   85328   D    
Common Stock                  700   I   (2) Through dispositive and voting control of Seismic Management Holdings, Inc.   (3)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Unit     (1) 4/12/2019     M         78880      (4)   (4) Common Stock   78880   $0.00   215835   D    

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Restricted stock units ("RSUs") convert into shares of common stock on a one-for-one basis.
(2)  These shares were inadvertently reported as directly owned by the Reporting Person in a prior filing.
(3)  Seismic Management Holdings, Inc. is a corporation formed under the laws of the Province of Alberta, Canada, and is wholly owned by Seismic Managements, LLP, which is an Alaska limited liability partnership controlled by the Reporting Person.
(4)  These RSUs were issued pursuant to the 2018 Amended and Restated Long-Term Incentive Plan as additional management incentive plan ("MIP") awards due under the terms of the employment agreement between the Company and the reporting person (the "True-Up MIP Awards"). These True-Up MIP Awards vest 50% on April 12, 2019 and 50% on January 29, 2021. These RSU's represent the 50% that vested on April 12, 2019.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Beatty Brian A
4860 25TH ST SE
Chief Operating Officer

Brian A. Beatty 5/15/2019
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

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