AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 27, 2017
ENERGY RESOURCES, INC.
name of registrant as specified in its charter)
or other jurisdiction
Broad Street, Suite 2, Charleston, SC 29401
of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
telephone number, including area code)
the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant
under any of the following provisions:
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1 – Registrant’s Business and Operations
1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
December 30, 2016, Royal Energy Resources, Inc. “Royal”) entered into a Secured Promissory Note and a Pledge
and Security Agreement with Weston Energy, LLC (“Weston”) under which Royal borrowed $2.0 million from Weston
(the “Loan”). The Loan bore interest at 8% per annum. All principal and accrued interest was due and payable
on January 15, 2017, which date was later extended to January 31, 2017. The Loan was payable, at the option of Royal, either in
cash, or in common units of Rhino Resource Partners, L.P. (“Rhino”). The proceeds of the Loan were used to
make an investment of $2.0 million in 200,000 Series A Preferred Units of Rhino on December 30, 2016, at $10 per Series A Preferred
January 27, 2017, the Royal repaid the Loan in full by the payment of $1,000,000 cash to Weston, and the sale to Weston
of 100,000 Series A Preferred Units at $10 per Series A Preferred Unit. Royal funded the purchase of cash portion of the repayment
of the Loan by selling its remaining 100,000 Series A Preferred Units to a third party for $10 per Series A Preferred Unit. As
a result, Royal did not realize any gain or loss on its investment in the Series A Preferred Units.
2 – Registrant’s Business and Operations
2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
January 27, 2017, Royal sold all of its 200,000 Series A Preferred Units in Rhino. See Item 1.01.
accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned,
thereunto duly authorized.
||ROYAL ENERGY RESOURCES, INC.|
January 30, 2017
William L. Tuorto|
L. Tuorto, Chief Executive Officer|