DWSN Dawson Geophysical

Filed: 5 Apr 21, 4:06pm





Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (date of earliest event reported): April 5, 2021



(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)



(State of incorporation

or organization)

(Commission file number)(I.R.S. employer identification number)


508 West Wall, Suite 800

Midland, Texas 79701

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(432) 684-3000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par valueDWSNThe NASDAQ Stock Market


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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 April 5, 2021, James W. Thomas, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Dawson Geophysical Company (the “Company”), mutually agreed with the Company to reduce his responsibilities and executive role with the Company and step down from his position as an executive officer of the Company. Mr. Thomas will continue to be employed by the Company on a part time basis in the role of Geophysical Advisor.


Accordingly, the Company and Mr. Thomas mutually agreed to modify and replace the terms of his existing employment agreements, including (i) the Employment Agreement between the Company and Mr. Thomas, dated as of October 8, 2018 and with an effective date of February 11, 2015; (ii) the Letter Agreement between the Company and Mr. Thomas, dated February 15, 2016 and effective as of February 11, 2016; (iii) the Letter Agreement between the Company and Mr. Thomas, dated May 4, 2018 and effective as of May 1, 2018; and (iv) Letter Agreement between the Company and Mr. Thomas, dated April 15, 2020 and effective as of April 15, 2020. The foregoing agreements were terminated and superseded by the terms of the new part time employment arrangement between the Company and Mr. Thomas effective on April 5, 2021.







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.


Date: April 5, 2021By:/s/ James K. Brata
  James K. Brata
  Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer