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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)

December 4, 2012




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-33801   51-0424817

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

One Ridgmar Centre

6500 West Freeway, Suite 800

Fort Worth, Texas

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(817) 989-9000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

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



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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.

(c) Appointment of Principal Operating Officer

On December 4, 2012, the Board of Directors of Approach Resources Inc. (the “Company”) promoted Qingming Yang to Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Yang, age 49, has served as Executive Vice President – Business Development & Geosciences since November 2010. Dr. Yang joined the Company in July 2009 as the Company’s Vice President – Exploration. Before joining Approach, Dr. Yang was employed by Pioneer Natural Resources for 12 years in a variety of positions, including Exploration Manager for Worldwide Exploration and Business Development, Geosciences Advisor and Technical Lead for Pioneer’s Eagle Ford Shale team. Dr. Yang earned his B.S. in Petroleum Geology from Chengdu University of Technology in the People’s Republic of China, his M.A. in Geology from George Washington University and his Ph.D. in Structural Geology from the University of Texas at Dallas.

To date, there have been no changes to the employment agreement dated January 24, 2011 by and between Dr. Yang and the Company on account of Dr. Yang’s promotion.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On December 12, 2012, the Company announced the promotion of Qingming Yang to Chief Operating Officer. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.



99.1    Press Release dated December 12, 2012.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this current report on Form 8-K, including the attached exhibit, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as otherwise expressly stated in such filing.




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.



/s/ J. Curtis Henderson

  J. Curtis Henderson
  Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Date: December 12, 2012





Exhibit No.



99.1    Press Release dated December 12, 2012.