As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 9, 2019

Registration No. 333-235299

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

 Amendment No. 1

 

FORM S-3 To

FORM S-1

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

ZION OIL & GAS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   20-0065053
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

 

12655 North Central Expressway, Suite 1000

Dallas, Texas 75243

(214) 221-4610

 (Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code

of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

John M. Brown

Chief Executive Officer

12655 North Central Expressway, Suite 1000

Dallas, Texas 75243

(214) 221-4610

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

Copies to:

David Aboudi

Aboudi Legal Group PLLC

745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500

New York, New York 10151

(646) 768-4285

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: From time to time after the Registration Statement becomes effective.

 

If the only securities being registered on this form are being offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box.

 

If any of the securities being registered on this form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box.

 

If this form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.

 

If this form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.

 

If this form is a registration statement pursuant to General Instruction 1.D. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the following box.

 

If this form is a post-effective amendment to a Registration Statement filed pursuant to General Instruction 1.D. filed to register additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box.

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b- 2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer Smaller reporting company
    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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act

 

 

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

Title of Class of Securities to be Registered (1)(2)   Proposed
Maximum
Aggregate
Offering
Price
    Amount of
Registration
Fee(3)
 
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share   $ 100,000,000.00     $ 12,980.00  
Debt Securities     -         -    
Warrants     -         -    
Units     -         -    
Total   $ 100,000,000.00     $ 12,980.00  

 

  (1) Pursuant to Rule 415(a)(6), the issuer is filing this replacement registration statement covering approximately $54,000,000 in unsold securities under the earlier registration statement effective March 10, 2017. Under the earlier registration statement, there were registered thereunder such indeterminate number of shares of common stock, such indeterminate principal amount of debt securities, such indeterminate number of warrants to purchase common stock or debt securities, and such indeterminate number of units as shall have an aggregate initial offering price not to exceed $54,000,000. If any debt securities are issued at an original issue discount, then the offering price of such debt securities shall be in such greater principal amount as shall result in an aggregate initial offering price not to exceed $54,000,000, less the aggregate dollar amount of all securities previously issued under the prior registration statement and hereunder. Any unsold securities continuing to be registered hereunder may be sold separately or as units with other securities registered hereunder. The proposed maximum initial offering price per unit will be determined, from time to time, by the registrant in connection with the issuance by the registrant of the securities registered hereunder. The securities registered also include such indeterminate number of shares of common stock and amount of debt securities as may be issued upon conversion of or exchange for debt securities that provide for conversion or exchange, upon exercise of warrants or pursuant to the anti-dilution provisions of any such securities. In addition, pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act, the shares being registered hereunder include such indeterminate number of shares of common stock as may be issuable with respect to the shares being registered hereunder as a result of stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions.

 

  (2) There are being newly-registered hereunder such indeterminate number of shares of common stock, such indeterminate principal amount of debt securities, such indeterminate number of warrants to purchase common stock or debt securities, rights to purchase an indeterminate number of securities of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. and such indeterminate number of units as shall have an aggregate offering price not to exceed $100,000,000.00. If any debt securities are issued at an original issued discount, then the offering price of such debt securities shall be in such greater principal amount as shall result in an aggregate initial offering price not to exceed $100,000,000.00, less the aggregate dollar amount of all securities previously issued hereunder. Any securities registered hereunder may be sold separately or as units with other securities registered hereunder. The proposed maximum offering price per unit will be determined, from time to time, by the registrant in connection with the issuance by the registrant of the securities registered hereunder. The securities registered also include such indeterminate number of shares of common stock and amount of debt securities as may be issued upon conversion of or exchange for debt securities that provide for conversion or exchange, upon exercise of warrants or pursuant to the anti-dilution provisions of any such securities.  In addition, pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act, the shares being registered hereunder include such indeterminate number of shares of common stock as may be issuable with respect to the shares being registered hereunder as a result of stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions.

 

  (3) Calculated pursuant to Rule 457(o) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

The Registrant hereby amends this Registration Statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the Registrant shall file a further amendment which states that this Registration Statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or until the Registration Statement shall become effective on such date as the Securities and Exchange Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. has prepared this Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement (the “Registration Statement”) on Form S-1 (File No. 333-235299) solely for the purpose of re-filing revised Exhibit 5.1 to the Registration Statement. This Amendment No. 1 does not modify any provision of the prospectus that forms a part of the Registration Statement and accordingly such prospectus has not been included herein.

 

 

 

 

 

PART II

 

INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

 

Item 14. Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution.

 

The following table sets forth the costs and expenses to be paid by us in connection with the offerings described in this Registration Statement. All amounts are estimates, except for the SEC registration fee.

 

SEC registration fee   $ 12,980.00  
Transfer agent’s and trustee’s fees and expenses       *
Printing and engraving expenses       *
Accounting fees and expenses       *
Legal fees and expenses       *
Miscellaneous expenses       *
Total   $ 12,980.00 *

 

  * These fees and expenses will be determined based on the amount and type of securities that may be issued from time to time under this Registration Statement.

 

Item 15. Indemnification of Directors and Officers

 

Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law and our certificate of incorporation and bylaws contain provisions for indemnification of our officers and directors, and under certain circumstances, our employees and other persons. Our bylaws require us to indemnify such persons to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware law. Each such person will be indemnified in any proceeding if such person acted in good faith and in a manner that such person reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, our best interests. The indemnification would cover expenses, including attorney’s fees, judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement. Our bylaws also provide that we may purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any of our present or past directors or officers insuring against any liability asserted against such person incurred in their capacity as a director or officer or arising out of such status, whether or not we would have the power to indemnify such person.

 

We have no other indemnification provisions in our certificate of incorporation, bylaws or otherwise specifically providing for indemnification of directors, officers and controlling persons against liability under the Securities Act.

 

Item 16. Exhibits.

 

See the Exhibit Index on page II-4, which is incorporated into this registration statement by reference.

 

Item 17. Undertakings.

 

The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

 

(1)    To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

 

(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

 

(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

 

(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in this registration statement or any material change to such information in this registration statement.

 

Provided, however, that the undertakings set forth in paragraphs (1)(i), (1)(ii) and (1)(iii) above do not apply if the registration statement is on Form S-3 or Form F-3 or a Form S-1 for a Smaller Reporting Company and the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the SEC by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement or is contained in a form of prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) that is a part of the registration statement. 

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(2)   That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof;

 

(3)   To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

(4)    That, for the purpose of determining liability under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser:

 

(i) Each prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of the registration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in the registration statement; and

 

(ii) Each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), (b)(5), or (b)(7) as part of a registration statement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i), (vii), or (x) for the purpose of providing the information required by section 10(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract of sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided in Rule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to which that prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof. Provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract of sale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.

 

(5)    That, for the purpose of determining liability of the registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities, the undersigned registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser: (i) any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424; (ii) any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned registrant; (iii) the portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant; and (iv) any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the undersigned registrant to the purchaser.

 

(6)    That: (i) for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, the information omitted from the form of prospectus filed as part of the registration statement in reliance upon Rule 430A and contained in the form of prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(1) or (4) or 497(h) under the Securities Act shall be deemed to be part of the registration statement as of the time it was declared effective; and (ii) for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each post-effective amendment that contains a form of prospectus shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(7)    That, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial   bona fide   offering thereof.

 

(8)    To file an application for the purpose of determining the eligibility of the trustee to act under subsection (a) of Section 310 of the Trust Indenture Act in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the SEC under Section 305(b)(2) of the Act.

 

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-1 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Dallas, State of Texas, on December 9, 2019.

 

  ZION OIL & GAS, INC.
     
  By: /s/ John M. Brown
    Name: John M. Brown
    Title:   Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this registration statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

 

Signature   Title   Date
         
/s/ John M. Brown   Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors,   December 9, 2019
John M. Brown   Chief Executive Officer    
         
/s/ William H. Avery   President, General Counsel, Director   December 9, 2019
William H. Avery        
         
/s/ Robert Dunn   Chief Operating  Officer   December 9, 2019
Robert Dunn        
         
/s/ Michael B. Croswell   Chief Financial Officer, Director  

December 9, 2019

Michael B. Croswell   (Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)    
         
/s/ Paul Oroian   Director   December 9, 2019
Paul Oroian        
         
/s/ Jeffery Moskowitz   Director   December 9, 2019
Jeffery Moskowitz        
         
/s/ Forrest A. Garb   Director   December 9, 2019
Forrest A. Garb        
         
/s/ Kent Siegel   Director  

December 9, 2019

Kent Siegel        
         
/s/ Gene Scammahorn   Director   December 9, 2019
Gene Scammahorn        
         
/s/ John Seery   Director  

December 9, 2019

John Seery        
         
/s/ Virginia Prodan   Director   December 9, 2019
Virginia Prodan        
         
/s/ Martin M. van Brauman   Director   December 9, 2019
Martin M. van Brauman        
         
/s/ Lee Russell   Director   December 9, 2019
Lee Russell        
         
/s/ Amotz Agnon   Director   December 9, 2019
Amotz Agnon        

 

/s/ Brad Dacus   Director  

December 9, 2019

Brad Dacus        

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
Number
  Description
     
1.1   Form of Underwriting Agreement (1)
     
3.1-I   Certificate of Amendment to Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (incorporated herein by reference to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, filed with the SEC on August 9, 2011, Exhibit 3.1 and to the Company’s Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on June 11, 2015, Exhibit 3(i).1.)
     
3.2   Amended and Restated Bylaws of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3(i).1 to the Company’s Form 8-K filed with the SEC on December 21, 2017)
     
4.1   Specimen Common Stock Certificate (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form SB-2 as filed with the SEC on January 25, 2006)
     
4.2   Form of Indenture for Debt Securities
     
4.3   Form of Notes (1)
     
4.4   Form of Warrant (1)
     
4.5   Form of Unit Agreement (1)
     
5.1   Opinion of Aboudi Legal Group PLLC *
     
23.1   Consent of Aboudi Legal Group PLLC (included in Exhibit 5.1).
     
23.2   Consent of RBSM, LLP
     
23.3   Consent of Malone Bailey LLP
     
25.1   Form T-1 Statement of Eligibility of Trustee for Indenture under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (1)

 

(1)

To the extent applicable, to be filed by an amendment to this registration statement or as an exhibit to a report pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act.

   
* Filed herewith.

    

 

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