0001104485FALSEDecember 8, 20214350 Baker Road, Suite 400MinnetonkaMinnesota00011044852021-12-082021-12-09

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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 8, 2021
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4350 Baker Road, Suite 400
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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.

Executive Officer Promotion

On December 8, 2021, Adam Dirlam was promoted to serve as President of Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (the “Company”). Mr. Dirlam, 38, had served as the Company's Chief Operating Officer since January 2020. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President – Land & Operations since June 2018, as Senior Vice President – Land & Operations since 2013 and in other roles within the Company since 2009. Mr. Dirlam holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas and a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management. The disclosure included in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on April 13, 2021, under the heading "Certain Relationships and Related Transactions—Employee Matters" is incorporated herein by reference.

New Board Member

On December 8, 2021, Jennifer Pomerantz was appointed to serve as an independent director on the Company's Board of Directors (the “Board”). Ms. Pomerantz most recently served as Chairman and CEO of American Natural, a lifestyle brand of convenience stores and fuel logistics solutions, which she founded in 2011. Prior to founding that business, she launched and served as a portfolio manager for global natural resources strategies for Citadel Asset Management’s Surveyor Capital and JP Morgan’s Highbridge Capital Management. Ms. Pomerantz began her career in investment banking, covering power and energy for Bank of America. Ms. Pomerantz will initially serve on the Board’s compensation and executive committees. 

Item 8.01    Other Events.

On December 13, 2021, the Company issued a press release regarding the foregoing matters. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit NumberDescription
  Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. Press Release, dated December 13, 2021
104The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL.

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.

Date: December 13, 2021
By /s/ Erik J. Romslo
Erik J. Romslo
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary