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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): December 31, 2021





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-36120   80-0162034
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)


1615 Wynkoop Street

Denver, Colorado 80202

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (303) 357-7310




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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class on which registered

Trading symbol(s)

Name of each exchange
Common Stock, par value $0.01 Per Share AR New York Stock Exchange


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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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.  ¨







Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On December 31, 2021, Alvyn A. Schopp gave notice to Antero Resources Corporation (“Antero Resources”) and Antero Midstream Corporation (“Antero Midstream”) of his intent to step down as the Chief Administrative Officer of each company, effective immediately. Mr. Schopp will continue to serve as the Regional Senior Vice President of each company.


Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.


On January 1, 2022, Yvette K. Schultz and Aaron S.G. Merrick assumed the responsibilities relinquished by Mr. Schopp, and Ms. Schultz became the Senior Vice President – Legal, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel and Secretary, and Mr. Merrick became the Chief Administrative Officer, of Antero Resources and Antero Midstream. Ms. Schultz has served as the General Counsel and Vice President—Legal of Antero Resources and Antero Midstream since January 2017, and has served as Secretary of Antero Resources and Antero Midstream since April 30, 2021. Ms. Schultz was previously the Director of Legal of each company from 2015 to 2017. Prior to joining Antero, Ms. Schultz was an attorney at Vinson & Elkins LLP from 2008 to 2012 and at Latham & Watkins LLP from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Merrick has served as the Vice President of Information Technology of Antero Resources and Antero Midstream since December 2016. Prior to joining Antero, Mr. Merrick served Apache Corporation as Vice President of Information Technology from 2009 to 2015, and as Director of Information Technology from 2006 to 2009. Prior to Apache Corporation, Mr. Merrick was President of Merrick Applied Consulting, Inc. from 2005 to 2006, and owner of Aaron Merrick Computer Consulting from 2002 to 2005. He served as a Director and ultimately Vice President of T-NETIX, Inc., a specialized telecommunications company, from 1995 to 2000. Mr. Merrick also served Apache Corporation as Assistant Director of Gas Flow Management from 1991 to 1994. From 1984 to 1990, Mr. Merrick was with KPMG Peat Marwick, an independent public accounting firm.






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.

  By: /s/ Michael N. Kennedy
    Michael N. Kennedy
    Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President –Finance
Dated: January 4, 2022    




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