UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 20, 2023

 

Mesa Royalty Trust

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Texas   1-7884   76-6284806
(State or other jurisdiction of   (Commission   (IRS Employer
incorporation )   File Number)   Identification No.)

 

The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., Trustee    
Global Corporate Trust    
601 Travis Street, Floor 16    
Houston, Texas   77002
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 483-6020

 

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:

 

¨ 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
Units of Beneficial Interest MTR 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 ¨

 

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 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

 

On November 20, 2023, Mesa Royalty Trust issued a press release announcing Mesa Royalty Trust’s royalty income and income distribution for the month of November 2023. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Pursuant to General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K and Securities and Exchange Commission Release No. 33-8176, the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 is not “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is not subject to the liabilities of that section and is not deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, but is instead furnished for purposes of that instruction.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)       Exhibits.

 

Exhibit   Description
     
99.1   Mesa Royalty Trust Press Release dated November 20, 2023.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

  Mesa Royalty Trust
   
  By: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as
    Trustee
     
     
Date: November 20, 2023 By:   /s/ Elaina Rodgers
    Elaina Rodgers
    Vice President

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

Mesa-Royalty-Trust

 

Mesa Royalty Trust Announces Trust Income for November 2023

 

MESA ROYALTY TRUST

 

The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., Trustee

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

HOUSTON, TEXAS — November 20, 2023 — Mesa Royalty Trust (the “Trust”) (NYSE symbol-MTR) announced today the Trust income distribution for the month of November 2023. Unitholders of record on November 30, 2023 will receive distributions amounting to $0.067409199 per unit, payable on January 31, 2024. The Trust received $150,917, all of which came from the New Mexico portion of the Trust’s San Juan Basin properties operated by Hilcorp San Juan LP, an affiliate of Hilcorp Energy Company. No income was received in November 2023 from any other working interest owner. This month, after the Trust’s withholding for cash reserves and the payment of administrative expenses, income from the distributable net profits was $125,623.

 

The Trust was formed to own an overriding royalty interest of the net proceeds attributable to certain producing oil and gas properties located in the Hugoton field of Kansas and the San Juan Basin fields of New Mexico and Colorado. As described in the Trust's public filings, the amount of the monthly distributions is expected to fluctuate from month to month, depending on the proceeds, if any, received by the Trust as a result of production, oil and natural gas prices and the amount of the Trust’s administrative expenses, among other factors. In addition, as further described in the Trust’s most recent filing on Form 10-Q, distributions to unitholders are expected to be materially reduced, until the Trust increases its cash reserves to a total of $2.0 million in order to provide added liquidity.

 

Proceeds reported by the working interest owners for any month are not generally representative of net proceeds that will be received by the Trust in future periods. As further described in the Trust’s Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings, production and development costs for the royalty interest have resulted in substantial accumulated excess production costs, which will decrease Trust distributions, and in some periods may result in no Trust distributions. The amount of proceeds, if any, received or expected to be received by the Trust (and its ability to pay distributions to unitholders) has been and will continue to be directly affected, among other things, by volatility in the industry and revenues and expenses reported to the Trust by working interest owners. Any additional expenses and adjustments, among other things, will reduce proceeds to the Trust, which will reduce the amount of cash available for distribution to unitholders and in certain periods could result in no distributions to unitholders.

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements. No assurances can be given that the expectations contained in this press release will prove to be correct. The working interest owners alone control historical operating data, and handle receipt and payment of funds relating to the royalty properties and payments to the Trust for the related royalty. The Trustee cannot assure that errors or adjustments or expenses accrued by the working interest owners, whether historical or future, will not affect future royalty income and distributions by the Trust.  Other important factors that could cause these statements to differ materially include delays in actual results of drilling operations, risks inherent in drilling and production of oil and gas properties, declines in commodity pricing, prices received by working interest owners and other risks described in the Trust’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022. Statements made in this press release are qualified by the cautionary statements made in such risk factors. The Trust does not intend, and assumes no obligations, to update any of the statements included in this press release. Each unitholder should consult its own tax advisor with respect to its particular circumstances.

 

Contact: Mesa Royalty Trust
  The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee
  Elaina Rodgers
  713-483-6020

 

http://mtr.q4web.com/home/default.aspx

 

601 Travis Street, Floor 16, Houston, TX 77002

 

 

 


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