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): September 1, 2018





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   1-35327   45-2069276
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


520 Broad Street

Newark, New Jersey

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (973) 438-3500


Not Applicable

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


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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.


(b) On September 1, 2018, Geoffrey Rochwarger, the Executive Vice Chairman of Genie Energy Ltd. (the “Registrant”), resigned his position as Vice Chairman as well as officer positions he held at various subsidiaries of the Registrant.


(e) On July 31, 2018, the Registrant’s Compensation Committee approved a grant to Avi Goldin, the Registrant’s chief financial officer, of 48,110 restricted shares of the Registrant’s Class B common stock, which will vest in three substantially equal annual installments commencing on August 1, 2019.


Item 7.01.         Regulation FD


On September 6, 2018, the Registrant posted the attached release (the “Release”) to the investor relations page of the Registrant’s website (www.genie.com) relating to the Registrant’s investment in Prism Solar Technologies of Highland, NY, a full-service solar technology and solutions company and sale of a significant stake in Atid Drilling Ltd., the Registrant’s Israel-based drilling services subsidiary to its Chairman, Howard Jonas, and Atid’s management.


A copy of the Release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Beginning on September 6, 2018, the slide presentations (the “Presentations”) attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 will be provided to certain investors. The Presentation will also be available on the Registrant’s website at the following link: http://genie.com/investors/presentations/.


The Registrant is furnishing the information contained in this Report, including Exhibit 99.1, pursuant to Item 7.01 of Form 8-K promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). This information shall not be deemed to be “filed” with the SEC or incorporated by reference into any other filing with the SEC. In addition, the Presentation contains statements intended as “forward-looking statements” that are subject to the cautionary statements about forward-looking statements set forth in the Presentation.


Item 8.01.         Other Events


The information contained in Item 7.01 above is incorporated herein by reference into this Item 8.01.


Item 9.01         Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)         Exhibits.


Exhibit No.




Release, dated September 6, 2018

99.2   Investor Presentations







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.


  By: /s/ Michael Stein
  Name: Michael Stein
  Title: Chief Executive Officer


Dated: September 6, 2018











Release, dated September 6, 2018

99.2   Investor Presentations