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): April 3, 2019




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16803 Dallas Parkway

Addison, Texas





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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.


Retirement of Vice President of Geoscience


On April 3, 2019, H. Lee Muncy notified TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (the “Company”) that he intends to retire from his position as the Company’s vice president of geoscience, effective May 3, 2019 (the “Retirement Date”). On the Retirement Date, the Company will vest all 5,818 of his outstanding restricted stock units. The Company has commenced a search for Mr. Muncy’s successor.


Nomination of Director


The Company’s board of directors has nominated Mr. Muncy to stand for election as a director at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders in 2019. If elected, Mr. Muncy will hold office until the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders in 2020 and until his successor is elected and qualified or until his earlier death, resignation, retirement, disqualification, or removal.


Director Not Standing for Re-election


On April 5, 2019, Brian E. Bayley, a member of the Company’s board of directors, informed the board of directors that he will not stand for re-election as a director and will step down at the end of his term effective as of the election of his replacement at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders in 2019. Mr. Bayley will continue to serve as a director until such time. Mr. Bayley’s decision to not stand for re-election was not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies, or practices.






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.



April 9, 2019

















/s/ Tabitha T. Bailey




Tabitha T. Bailey




Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary