RAM Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAM) today announced that the previously disclosed $550 million securities purchase by Halcón Resources, LLC, a newly-formed company led by Floyd C. Wilson, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Petrohawk Energy Corporation, has closed and funded. The investment is comprised of $275 million in new common stock, a $275 million five-year convertible note and warrants for the purchase of an additional 110 million shares of common stock. Under the terms of the agreement, Floyd C. Wilson has been appointed Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mark J. Mize has been elected Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and a new ten-member board of directors has been appointed. In addition, the Company’s name has been changed to Halcón Resources Corporation. Effective February 9, 2012, the Company’s common stock will trade on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “HK”.
Floyd C. Wilson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We plan to continue our evaluation of the Company’s existing assets and expect to quickly implement our growth strategy. We have already identified several emerging liquids plays that we believe will be core areas for the Company in the near future.”
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