SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): August 2, 2016
HARVEST NATURAL RESOURCES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
1177 Enclave Parkway, Suite 300
Houston, Texas 77077
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
As previously reported, on June 29, 2016, Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (the “Company”) and its wholly owned subsidiary, HNR Energia B.V. (“HNR Energia”), entered into a share purchase agreement with CT Energy Holding SRL pursuant to which HNR Energia agreed to sell all of HNR Energia’s 51% interest in Harvest-Vinccler Dutch Holding B.V.
In connection with the definitive proxy statement filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on August 2, 2016 regarding the transaction, a consent of the Company’s independent accounting firm is being filed as an exhibit to this Form 8-K.
This Form 8-K should not be deemed to be a solicitation of any proxies. Approval of the transaction will be submitted to the Company’s stockholders for their consideration, and the Company has filed a definitive proxy statement to be used to solicit stockholder approval of the transaction with the SEC. The Company’s stockholders are urged to read the definitive proxy statement regarding the transaction when it becomes available and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC, as well as any amendments or supplements to those documents, because they will contain important information. A free copy of the definitive proxy statement, as well as other filings with the SEC containing information about the Company and the transaction may be obtained, when available, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the definitive proxy statement may also be obtained, when available, without charge, by directing a request to Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., Investor Relations, 1177 Enclave Parkway, Suite 300, Houston, Texas 77077 or at the Company’s Investor Relations page on its corporate website at www.harvestnr.com. The Company, its directors and executive officers and Morrow & Co., LLC may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s stockholders in connection with the approval of the transaction.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|23.1||Consent of BDO USA, LLP|
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.
|HARVEST NATURAL RESOURCES, INC.|
|Dated: August 4, 2016|
|By:||/s/ Keith L. Head|
|Keith L. Head|
|Vice President and General Counsel|
|23.1||Consent of BDO USA, LLP|