Gastar Exploration 8-K 2009
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): June 10, 2009 (June 4, 2009)
GASTAR EXPLORATION LTD.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
1331 LAMAR STREET, SUITE 1080
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77010
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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On June 4, 2009, at the 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the 2009 Annual Meeting) of Gastar Exploration Ltd. (the Company), the Companys shareholders approved certain amendments (the First Amendment) to the Companys 2006 Long-Term Stock Incentive Plan (the 2006 Plan) that merged the Companys 2002 Stock Option Plan (the 2002 Plan) into the 2006 Plan, resulting in the cessation of the existence of the 2002 Plan and the transfer of all shares of the Companys common stock (Shares) previously reserved for issuance under the 2002 Plan to the share reserve under the 2006 Plan.
The amendments contained in the First Amendment to the 2006 Plan are described in the Companys definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A (the 2009 Proxy Statement) for the 2009 Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2009. The description of the 2006 Plan, as amended by the First Amendment, contained herein and in the Companys 2009 Proxy Statement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the 2006 Plan and the First Amendment, copies of which are filed herewith as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2 and are incorporated herein by reference.
The following is a list of exhibits filed as part of this Form 8-K:
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.