Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 2, 2023 


Battalion Oil Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

3505 West Sam Houston Parkway North
Suite 300
Houston, Texas



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (832) 538-0300


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

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class


Trading Symbol


Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock par value $0.0001




NYSE American


Check 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:


    Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


    Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company 


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 




Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers

On August 2, 2023, Kristen McWatters notified Battalion Oil Corporation (the “Company”) that, effective as of August 4, 2023, she would resign from her position as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company to pursue other opportunities. Mrs. McWatters has confirmed that her departure was not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to how the Company has operated, its policies or its practices, including its controls or financial related matters. The Board of Directors of the Company has determined that, based on his educational background and business experience, Matthew B. Steele, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, is financially proficient. Mrs. McWatters’s former duties will be performed by the Company’s existing finance team under the supervision of Mr. Steele and, in that capacity, Mr. Steele has assumed the responsibilities of principal financial officer of the Company, effective immediately. A copy of Mrs. McWatters’s resignation letter is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits


The following exhibits are furnished as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K:

Exhibit No.







Resignation Letter of Mrs. McWatters


Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.








August 4, 2023


/s/ Matthew B. Steele



Matthew B. Steele



Chief Executive Officer


Exhibit 99.1


August 2, 2023

To the Board of Directors of Battalion Oil Corporation:

This letter serves as notice that as of August 4, 2023, I hereby resign from my position as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Battalion Oil Corporation. I also acknowledge that there were no disagreements with the Company or the Board that prompted this decision.

I want to thank the Board of Directors and the entire Battalion Oil team for the hard work and efforts during my time with the Company. I wish Battalion Oil and the team much success in the future.


​ ​/s/ Kristen McWatters​ ​

Kristen McWatters

www.battalionoil.com     |     3505 West Sam Houston Parkway North, Suite 300, Houston, Texas 77043         832.538.0300

Document and Entity Information
Aug. 02, 2023
Cover [Abstract]  
Entity Registrant Name Battalion Oil Corp
Entity Address, Address Line One 3505 West Sam Houston Parkway North
Entity Central Index Key 0001282648
Document Type 8-K
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 300
Entity Address, City or Town Houston
Document Period End Date Aug. 02, 2023
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE
Securities Act File Number 001-35467
Entity Address, State or Province TX
City Area Code 832
Entity Tax Identification Number 20-0700684
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 77043
Local Phone Number 538-0300
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock par value $0.0001
Amendment Flag false
Security Exchange Name NYSEAMER
Written Communications false
Trading Symbol BATL
Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Entity Emerging Growth Company false

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