SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
(Amendment No. 1)
☒ QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarter ended March 31, 2020
Commission File No. 000-51638
GULFSLOPE ENERGY, INC.
(Exact Name of Issuer as Specified in its Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction of||(I.R.S. Employer I.D. No.)|
|incorporation or organization)|
1331 Lamar St., Suite 1665
Houston, Texas 77010
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Issuer’s Telephone Number)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common stock, par value $0.001 per share||GSPE||OTC QB|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒ No ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☒ No ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
|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 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☐ No ☒
The number of outstanding shares of the registrant’s common stock, $0.001 par value, on June 27, 2020, was 1,212,337,346.
The sole purpose of this Amendment No. 1 (the “Amendment”) to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of GulfSlope Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) that was timely filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on June 29, 2020 (the “Quarterly Report”) is to add this Explanatory Note regarding our reliance on SEC Release No. 34-88465 (the “Order”) issued by the SEC on March 25, 2020, under Section 36 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), in connection with the filing of the Quarterly Report. The Order provides conditional relief to public companies that are unable to timely comply with their filing obligations as a result of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) outbreak by extending, subject to the conditions of the Order, the filing deadline by up to 45 days for certain Exchange Act reports due on or before July 1, 2020.
On May 8, 2020, the Company filed a Current Report on Form 8-K to indicate its intention to rely on the Order for such extension. The outbreak of COVID-19 and related precautionary responses caused the institution of work-from-home policies for our corporate offices which limited our employees’ access to our facilities and disrupted our normal interactions and workflows among our accounting, financial and legal personnel and other staff and service providers involved in the completion of our quarterly review and preparation of the Quarterly Report. These restrictions slowed the completion of our internal quarterly review, including evaluating the various impacts of COVID-19 on our financial statements, and our ability to prepare and complete the Quarterly Report in a timely manner.
No other changes have been made to the Quarterly Report, except that Part II, Item 6 of the Quarterly Report is also being amended to refer to the updated Exhibit Index that is included herein for the purpose of including abbreviated officer certifications that are being filed herewith. This Form 10-Q/A speaks as of the original filing date of the Quarterly Report and has not been updated to reflect events occurring subsequent to the original filing date.
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
Item 6. Exhibits
The following exhibits are attached hereto:
|Exhibit Number||Description of Exhibit|
|31.1||Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002|
|31.2||Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on July 17, 2020 on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
|Date:||07/17/2020||By:||/s/ John N. Seitz|
|John N. Seitz, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman|
|Date:||07/17/2020||By:||/s/ John H. Malanga|
|John H. Malanga, Chief Financial Officer,|
|and Chief Accounting Officer|