Ex-ProPetro CEO Fined Over Undisclosed Perks

Texas oilfield solutions firm ProPetro and former CEO Dale Redman have settled rates that they understated his govt benefits by failing to disclose ProPetro experienced reimbursed him for extra than $four hundred,000 in private and journey expenditures.

In accordance to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, ProPetro did not involve the expenditures, like Redman’s use of his private Learjet for excursions that had been not straight similar to the overall performance of his CEO duties, in its proxy statements for fiscal 2017 and 2018.

As a result, the statements determined only $ten,800 in benefits for 2017, alternatively of $153,370, and $19,248 for 2018, alternatively of $304,863, representing a whole understatement of $428,one hundred twenty five, the SEC said in an administrative buy.

Redman also allegedly unsuccessful to disclose to ProPetro staff that he experienced pledged all of his inventory in the company as collateral for a private real estate personal loan, ensuing in inaccurate disclosures of his inventory possession in community filings.

The SEC’s administrative buy did not point out the company’s CFO. After an audit committee investigation of a different issue, which did not result in any fiscal restatements, in the drop of 2019 ProPetro named a new govt chair as very well as a new interim CFO, standard counsel, and main accounting officer.

To settle the allegations about govt benefits, ProPetro and Redman agreed to stop-and-desist from more violations, and Redman agreed to pay out a $195,046 penalty.

“The federal securities rules are crystal crystal clear: issuers need to accurately disclose and record govt compensation and inventory possession. ProPetro unsuccessful in both of those respects,” David Peavler, director of the SEC’s Fort Value regional business, said in a news release.

Redman served as CEO of ProPetro from August 2006 right up until his resignation in March 2020. He principally made use of his Learjet for enterprise journey but in accordance to the SEC, ProPetro reimbursed him $forty two,519 in 2017 and $117,279 for private excursions.

The SEC said Redman omitted his private excursions on the Learjet in the administrators & officers questionnaires he submitted to ProPetro.

Furthermore, he allegedly unsuccessful to disclose that he and users of his relatives experienced made use of ProPetro credit playing cards to cost $127,698 of private expenditures and ProPetro allegedly unsuccessful to properly disclose $47,591 in additional benefits for Redman that had been authorized and paid for straight by the company.

The poor disclosures of benefits arrived to light, the SEC said, after ProPetro’s board initiated an interior investigation of a unique issue. Redman reimbursed the company for $345,636 in August 2019.

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