0001705873FALSECommon Stock, par value $0.001 per shareBRYNasdaq Global Select Market00017058732024-02-182024-02-18

Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 18, 2024
Berry Corporation (bry)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

16000 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 500
Dallas, Texas 75248
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code) 
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
Trading Symbol
Name of each exchange on which registered
Nasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On February 18, 2024, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Berry Corporation (bry) (the “Company”) appointed James “Jim” M. Trimble as an independent director of the Board. Mr. Trimble is expected to serve as a member of each of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board and to serve as Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee. Mr. Trimble will serve until the next annual meeting of the Company’s shareholders (or, if earlier, his resignation or other termination of service), at which time Mr. Trimble will stand for election.

There are no arrangements or understandings pursuant to which Mr. Trimble was selected as a director. Mr. Trimble has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

In accordance with the Company’s non-employee director compensation program for 2023, Mr. Trimble will receive a $75,000 annual cash retainer and a $150,000 annual equity retainer for service on the Board, a $10,000 annual cash retainer for service on the Audit Committee, a $7,500 annual cash retainer for service on the Compensation Committee and a $10,000 annual cash retainer for service as the Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee. The cash retainer is paid quarterly in arrears and the equity retainer comprises restricted stock units that vest in full on the first anniversary of the grant date, provided he continues to serve as a member of the Board as of such date.

In connection with his appointment, Mr. Trimble entered into the Company’s standard indemnity agreement for directors, the form of which is the same as entered with the other directors and officers of the Company and is filed as Exhibit 10.16 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-226011) and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No.Description
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

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.

Dated: February 22, 2024

 Berry Corporation (bry)
By:/s/ Jordan D. Scott
 Jordan D. Scott
 Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary