BCEI Bonanza Creek Energy

Filed: 5 May 21, 4:20pm

Washington, D.C. 20549


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

May 2, 2021
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File No.)(I.R.S. employer identification number)

410 17th Street, Suite 1400
Denver, Colorado 80202
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(720) 440-6100
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol (s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.01 per shareBCEINew York Stock Exchange

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Item 5.02    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On May 2, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) reversed the previously announced base salary reductions for the Company’s named executive officers (the “NEOs”) to increase their annual salaries as shown in the table below, effective April 1, 2021. The other components of the NEOs’ compensation will remain unchanged.

Name Executive OfficerSalary Before
April 2, 2020
Salary Between
April 2, 2020 and
March 31, 2021
Salary After
April 1, 2021
Eric T. Greager, President and Chief Executive Officer$500,000 $437,500 $500,000 
Brant H. DeMuth, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer$315,000 $283,500 $315,000 
Cyrus (“Skip”) D. Marter IV, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary$315,000 $283,500 $315,000 
Dean Tinsley, Senior Vice President, Operations$310,000 $279,000 $310,000 
Sandra K. Garbiso, Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer$280,000 $252,000 $280,000 

As previously reported, on March 28, 2020, the Compensation Committee of the Board approved the recommendation of the NEOs to reduce their respective base salaries, effective April 2, 2020. The NEOs voluntarily recommended those salary reductions in acknowledgement of the significant decrease in crude oil prices and the importance of reducing the Company’s general and administrative expenses where appropriate. The other components of the NEOs’ compensation remained unchanged.

The Board has reviewed the recovery of commodity prices since late March 2020, the NEOs’ performance over that time period, and other factors that the Board deemed relevant, and deemed it appropriate and in the best interests of the Company to reverse the previously announce base salary reductions for the NEOs.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No.Description
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL)



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.
Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.
Date: May 5, 2021By:/s/ Cyrus D. Marter IV
Name:Cyrus D. Marter IV
Title:Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary