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:|
July 21, 2009
|ASPEN EXPLORATION CORPORATION|
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
|State of||Commission File||IRS Employer|
|2050 S. Oneida St., Suite 208, Denver, CO 80224-2426|
|Address of principal executive offices|
Telephone number, including
Former name or former address if changed since last report
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Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On July 21, 2009 the employment agreement between Aspen Exploration Corporation (Aspen) and R.V. Bailey, the Companys Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, was extended through December 31, 2009. The extension is effective as of August 1, 2009. Mr. Baileys employment agreement was entered into by the parties on March 25, 2009 (but effective as of January 1, 2009) and was to terminate on July 31, 2009. Mr. Bailey is expected to actively participate in certain on-going corporate matters such as matters necessary to finalize the sale of Aspens California oil and gas assets, other issues stemming from that transaction, and assisting Aspen identify other potential business opportunities. The material terms of Mr. Baileys employment agreement are described in a Current Report on Form 8-K dated March 25, 2009. Except for extending the term of the employment agreement no other material terms of Mr. Baileys employment agreement were amended by the extension.
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
As described in Item 1.01 above, effective August 1, 2009 the term of Mr. Baileys employment agreement was extended through December 31, 2009.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1||Employment Agreement Extension between Aspen Exploration Corporation and R.V. Bailey.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, on the 23rd day of July 2009.
|Aspen Exploration Corporation|
|By:||/s/ R.V. Bailey|
|R.V. Bailey, Chief Executive Officer|