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:
March 5, 2010
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.
Aspen Exploration Corporation (Aspen) and R.V. Bailey, Aspens Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board, agreed to extend Mr. Baileys employment agreement through June 30, 2010. The extension is dated March 1, 2010 (although it was not executed by both parties until March 5, 2010) and is effective as of April 1, 2010. Mr. Baileys employment agreement was initially entered into by the parties on March 25, 2009 (but effective as of January 1, 2009). Aspen and Mr. Bailey previously agreed to extend the term of Mr. Baileys employment agreement, however the agreement as previously extended was to terminate on March 31, 2009. The material terms of Mr. Baileys employment agreement are described in a Current Report on Form 8-K dated March 25, 2009 as well as in Aspens 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Except for extending the term of the employment agreement through June 30, 2010, no other material terms of Mr. Baileys employment agreement were amended by the extension dated March 1, 2010.
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, on March 5, 2010 Aspen and Mr. Bailey agreed to extend the term of his employment agreement through June 30, 2010.
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 5th day of March 2010.
|Aspen Exploration Corporation|
|By:||/s/ R.V. Bailey|
|R.V. Bailey, Chief Executive Officer|